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The elegant conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leading the San Francisco Symphony in a live performance from Carnegie Hall on November 13, 2013.

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November 13, 2013 – Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas mixes Mozart (with pianist Jeremy Denk) and bold American works. WQXR

Riccardo Muti leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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October 10, 2013 – Watch a thrilling performance by the Chicago Symphony of Verdi's furious and glorious Requiem.

Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic celebrate the 10th anniversary of Walt Disney Concert Hall in a special gala concert.

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October 2, 2013 – Hear a concert of classics, and a new work, marking the 10th year of Frank Gehry's shining Hall. KUSC

Fela Kuti's "Sorrow, Tears and Blood" performed by the Kronos Quartet and the vibrant Abena Koomson and Sahr Ngaujah.

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July 25, 2013 – Hear world premiere performances by the Kronos Quartet and see their rehearsal process.

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Daniel Stepner performs on the violin once owned by Mozart himself.

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June 19, 2013 – Mozart himself never made it to America — but his violin and viola did. Hear and see them played. WGBH

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Composer Nico Muhly at the piano in a live performance at LPR on May 14, 2013.

Watch An Evening With Nico Muhly, 'Two Boys' And Other Works Q2

May 22, 2013 – Watch a special performance previewing Muhly's exciting, intrigue-filled opera Two Boys. Q2

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Leonard Slatkin leads the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the Spring for Music festival at Carnegie Hall.

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May 13, 2013 – Leonard Slatkin leads music by Ravel and Rachmaninov, composers who straddled the 20th century. WQXR

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Conductor Christoph Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra gave the final performance in this year's Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall on May 11, 2013. The program was of all 20th-century Russian music: Shchedrin's Slava, Slava; Schnittke's Viola Concerto; and Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony.

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May 11, 2013 – Hear 20th-century Russian music paying tribute to the NSO's late director, Mstislav Rostropovich. WQXR

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Ólafur Arnalds performs live at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City.

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May 7, 2013 – Watch the Icelandic musician's magnificent work as it's re-imagined with a 28-member orchestra.

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The Dresden Staatskapelle's principal conductor, Christian Thielemann, asserts that Anton Bruckner's music, in its long-winding search for beauty, is the perfect antidote for modern life. He and the orchestra brought Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 to Carnegie Hall on April 19, 2013.

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April 19, 2013 – A venerable orchestra brings Bruckner's Eighth Symphony, and its new conductor, to New York. WQXR

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Pianist Jonathan Biss and members of the Elias String Quartet brought their Schumann: Under the Influence program to Carnegie Hall.

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April 2, 2013 – Hear one of today's finest young pianists and an English string quartet play Schumann and new music.

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Osvaldo Golijov's St. Mark Passion at Carnegie Hall.

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March 6, 2013 – Hear one of the most vibrant pieces of 21st-century music: a new retelling of Jesus' last days. WQXR

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Soprano Veronica Cangemi with members of the Emsemble Matheus at their Zankel Hall performance on March 6, 2013.

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March 6, 2013 – Hear a top French chamber orchestra bring passionate life to works by Handel and Vivaldi. WQXR

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Composer-performer Max Richter (right) brings his revamped Vivaldi to Manhattan's Le Poisson Rouge.

Watch Max Richter In Concert: Reimagining Vivaldi Q2

February 7, 2013 – The inventive composer performs a Four Seasons makeover with violinist Daniel Hope. Q2

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