Best of Carnegie Hall Live: Cleveland, Berlin and Budapest

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During most of the year, New York City is so busy with performances that classical music lovers can easily be reduced to the same state as a three-year-old who is offered chicken nuggets or mac-and-cheese or a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich or pizza: We burst into tears because there are too many choices!

But if there’s one time of year when that’s not the case, it might be the first few weeks of September; everyone’s back from vacation, but the fall performance season hasn’t quite started up yet.

To fill the void, WQXR is reprising some choice in-concert moments we brought you via our new series Carnegie Hall Live, co-produced with Carnegie Hall and American Public Media.

You’ll hear symphonies, concertos, piano recitals, song, and chamber music on our four-program series, Carnegie Hall Live: The Best of Season One, broadcast Sundays at 9 pm through the end of September.

Program details:

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6 - Cleveland Orchestra; Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

Mahler: Totenfeier, from Symphony No. 2 - Berlin Philharmonic; Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

Schubert: Symphony No. 9 - Budapest Festival Orchestra; Ivan Fischer, conductor - Listen: Full Concert