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Is Handel's Messiah Anti-Semitic?

A new book argues that Handel's Hallelujah chorus from Messiah was designed not to honor the birth or resurrection of Jesus but to celebrate the destruction of Jerusalem.

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Studio 360

Drinking and Smoking: Do They Make You More Creative?

The association of art with altered states of consciousness goes back a long way. Do alcohol and marijuana improve creativity?

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Conducting Business

Where Can Classical CD Buyers Shop?

J&R has apparently gone the way of Tower Records, HMV, Virgin Megastore, Sam Goody and other brick-and-mortar shops in New York. As Record Store Day returns, here's where classical shoppers can turn.

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WQXR Features

Which Classical Pieces Put You To Sleep?

Do you fall asleep or wake up to classical music? Our sister station WNYC is collecting information on people's sleep habits through a new crowdsourcing project called Clock Your Sleep.

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