Friday, June 26, 2015
This week's featured albums span the music of Bach for mandolin and mandocello, Philip Smith's "greatest hits" and Brahms and the composers he inspired.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Our featured albums include a new collection of music from the PBS/BBC series "Wolf Hall."
Sunday, June 14, 2015
This week's featured albums include Ravel's complete Daphnis et Chloé ballet, an Australian Four Seasons and some ocean-themed piano pieces.
Sunday, June 07, 2015
Two 150th anniversaries take place this week: that of Danish composer Carl Nielsen's birth, and the premiere performance of Wagner's revolutionary opera Tristan und Isolde.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
This week's featured albums include a Brahms collection by clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
After a month-long hiatus, our Albums of the Week feature returns with three very dissimilar recordings, including one that was connected to a headline-making controversy.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
We're celebrating William Shakespeare's 451st birthday, observed this Thursday, with featured albums spanning Elizabethan lute songs and a selection of light comedy overtures.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
This week, we look back to three releases that came out in late 2014 and deserve a second look.
Sunday, April 05, 2015
Pianist Lara Downes pays homage to Billie Holiday, Ivan Fischer delivers bracing Brahms and Tempesta di Mare present French Baroque theater music.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Brooklyn pianist Simone Dinnerstein stretches out, violinist Rachel Podger offers a Vivaldi dozen, and the Philharmonia Baroque celebrate Haydn's wit.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Wagner overtures, Easter-theme hymns and four revived oboe concertos are this week's featured albums.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
This week's featured albums pay a nod to St. Patrick's Day, the beginning of spring and the music of J.S. Bach.
Monday, March 09, 2015
New York Philharmonic string players explore standards; Nelson Freire essays Chopin; and mandolinist Avi Avital plays Vivaldi.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
This week's featured albums include Italian Baroque concertos, Schubert for piano and an English a cappella group.
Sunday, February 08, 2015
This week's featured albums include French piano trios, Prokofiev conducted by Riccardo Muti, and a lesser-known English Baroque composer.
Monday, February 02, 2015
In the run-up to the Grammy Awards ceremony this Sunday, we’re featuring a number of Grammy-nominated recordings. Here are 10 to listen for.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Mozart would have turned 259 this past Tuesday. With that in mind, here are three recordings to help you celebrate, featuring the Requiem, violin concertos and flute pieces.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
This week's featured albums a collection of Rossini Overtures, Spanish medieval music by Jordi Savall, and Bach arrangements played by the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
This week's featured albums include Renaud Capuçon, Alexandre Tharaud and the Cincinnati Symphony playing Saint-Saëns's "The Carnival of the Animals."
Sunday, January 04, 2015
With the WQXR Classical Countdown of favorites behind us, we're starting the New Year afresh with some overlooked and neglected pieces that aren't so well known.