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Produced by WQXR and Carnegie Hall, and syndicated by the WFMT Radio Network, Carnegie Hall Live features some of the world’s greatest performers and ensembles in a wide range of styles, from early music to solo recitals to orchestral performances. Carnegie Hall Live is hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon and co-hosted by other arts and media personalities. Previous co-hosts have included Christine Goerke, Susan Graham, Anthony McGill, and John Hockenberry, among others.
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The National Youth Orchestra of the USA
November 30, 2021
Conductors Marin Alsop, Christoph Eschenbach, and David Robertson share the podium, conducting the NYO-USA in music by Mahler, Mozart, and Mussorgsky, respectively. Emanuel Ax is featured in a performance of Mozart’s 22nd Piano Concerto.
A Heavenly Blend: Renée Fleming & Susan Graham
November 23, 2021
Two great American singers — soprano Renée Fleming and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham — share the stage with pianist Bradley Moore in music by Saint-Saëns, Mozart, Berlioz, and Édith Piaf.
November 16, 2021
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Isata Kanneh-Mason, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and Daniil Trifonov are among those featured in this evening of works by Beethoven.
Russian Classical Music
October 26, 2021
Works by beloved Russian composers: Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and Rachmaninoff.
October 19, 2021
Preeminent early music maestro Jordi Savall leads a wide-ranging program.
October 12, 2021
Mariss Jansons, Sir Simon Rattle, Gustavo Dudamel, and more conduct engrossing works by Rossini, Berlioz, and Revueltas.
October 5, 2021
Early works by precocious composers, including Mozart, Chopin, and Mendelssohn.
September 28, 2021
The power of four is on full display in performances of music by Tchaikovsky, Janáček, Haydn, and Gesualdo from the Pavel Haas, Elias, Brentano, and St. Lawrence String Quartets.
At the Keyboard
September 21, 2021
Piano luminaries Martha Argerich, Mitsuko Uchida, Sir Andras Schiff, and Yuja Wang perform dazzling works by Prokofiev, Beethoven, and Brahms.
September 14, 2021
A wide-ranging program features a sampling of different American sounds and composers including Bernstein, Gershwin, Higdon, and Burleigh.
The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
September 24, 2020
The talented young artists of the NYO-USA, led by Sir Antonio Pappano, perform Berlioz and Strauss, featuring mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard.
Michael Tilson Thomas Leads the San Francisco Symphony in Mahler
September 17, 2020
Music director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony present the bookends of Mahler’s symphonic career: his first symphony, “Titan,” and the Adagio from his unfinished tenth.
Budapest Festival Orchestra and Marc-André Hamelin
September 10, 2020
Music director and conductor Iván Fischer leads the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Weber and Prokofiev, also featuring pianist Marc-André Hamelin.
Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Leif Ove Andsnes Play Beethoven
September 3, 2020
Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, presents this all-Beethoven program of delightful piano concertos.
L’Arpeggiata Presents Music of the Italian Renaissance
August 27, 2020
L’Arpeggiata presents an evening of Italian Renaissance-era selections, many composed by Salamone Rossi; led by Christina Pluhar and featuring Céline Scheen, soprano; and Giuseppina Bridelli, mezzo-soprano.
Sir András Schiff, piano
August 20, 2020
In a versatile display of emotion and range, the Hungarian pianist performs the final sonatas of Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert.
Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic
August 13, 2020
Gustavo Dudamel leads the Vienna Philharmonic in a night of music from Brahms.
Sir John Eliot Gardiner presents Beethoven
August 6, 2020
Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique as they perform Beethoven’s 8th and 9th symphonies, featuring Lucy Crowe, soprano; Jess Dandy, contralto; Ed Lyon, tenor; Matthew Rose, bass; and The Monteverdi Choir. Listen to Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s 1989 interview with Studs Terkel, through the WFMT Radio Archives, here.