The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary with several new commissions, including 'Natural History' by Michael Gordon, who spoke to us about his piece.
'Everyone with any connection to music in New York encountered Bernstein,' writes Fred Plotkin, who shares his personal memories of the maestro in honor of his birthday.
For its new CD, 'Bartok by Heart,' the Chiara String Quartet memorized the composer's six string quartets, totaling approximately 150 minutes of music.
Highlights of classical music and opera content from the web, collected by WQXR hosts, editors and producers. This week, critics assess Cecilia Bartoli's Maria in 'West Side Story.'
A talent agent is accused of stealing $165,000 after claiming that he was raising funds to produce a play about Kathleen Battle's tumultuous final day at the Metropolitan Opera.
Musicians in the International Contemporary Ensemble presented an Olympics-style competition as part of its residency at this year's Mostly Mozart Festival.
The great soprano Daniela Dessi, who died on Saturday, Aug. 20, was a great example of a singer blessed with a rich 'vita interiore,' writes Fred Plotkin.
Today we are profiling a subway musician who makes our commutes a little bit cooler with classical music: Harpist, Emily Hopkins.
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: a song from Carla Kihlstedt's 'At Night We Walk In Circles and Are Consumed By Fire'.
Stream the WNYC broadcast of Bernstein conducting the New York City Symphony in Copland, Shostakovich and Brahms at City Center on Oct. 8, 1945.
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