Concerts from The Frick Collection

Airs Mondays at 10 pm on WQXR.

For 76 years, the series Concerts from The Frick Collection has delighted listeners with the finest in keyboard recitals, all manner of chamber groups and groundbreaking early music ensembles. Many of the century's greatest artists have performed in the 175-seat music room at The Frick Collection, the former Upper East Side residence of industrialist Henry Clay Frick.

Many of these performances are New York debuts of nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians, helping them launch or further their careers. Since 1939, listeners have enjoyed performances of the highest caliber in broadcasts from The Frick Collection, and this tradition continues to flourish.

Every Monday at 10 pm WQXR presents a one-hour broadcast version of a concert. You can also hear additional pieces from the concerts by clicking on each show page below.

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Soprano Ruby Hughes Makes Her U.S. Debut

British soprano Ruby Hughes performs with pianist Julius Drake in a far-reaching program of German lieder, French chansons, Hebrew songs and a set of cabaret songs by Britten.

Pianist Kevin Kenner Plays Chopin and Liszt

Monday, June 22, 2015

For his Concert From The Frick Collection, pianist Kevin Kenner chose music by one of Poland’s favorite sons, Fredric Chopin.


John Holloway Trio plays Baroque Music

Monday, June 15, 2015

The trio of John Holloway, Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Jane Gower perform 17th century Baroque music with a fresh spontaneity.


Listen: Quatuor Mosaïques Plays Haydn, Schubert and Beethoven

Monday, June 08, 2015

Quatuor Mosaïques, an Austrian period instrument string quartet, returns to the Frick to play quartets by Haydn, Schubert and Beethoven.


Pianist Charles Owen Plays Bach, Debussy and Nico Muhly

Monday, June 01, 2015

The Frick Collection began its 76th season this past fall with a musician whom Gramophone magazine calls “one of the finest British pianists of his generation.”


'The Scottish Play' With Trio Settecento

Monday, September 08, 2014

 American period instrument ensemble Trio Settecento performs 18th century Scottish reels, variations and sonatas in a program they called "The Scottish Play."


The Minguet Quartet Play Mendelssohn and Haydn

Monday, September 01, 2014

As part of its concert at the Frick Collection, the Minguet Quartet chose late string quartets by both Felix Mendelssohn and Franz Joseph Haydn.


Olivier Cavé Tells the story of the Italian Pianoforte

Monday, August 25, 2014

Italian-Swiss pianist Olivier Cave tells the story of the pianoforte, the original piano, through 18th century Italian music.


The Fauré Piano Quartet Plays Mahler and Brahms

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hear why the members of the Fauré Piano Quartet see themselves as pioneers of this music and strive to bring new insights to lesser known repertoire.


Swan Song from Baritone Wolfgang Holzmair

Monday, August 11, 2014

More than 20 years after his New York debut at the Frick, Austrian baritone Wolfgang Holzmair performs here on his farewell tour.


Cellist David Geringas Mixes Old With New

Monday, August 04, 2014

On this Concert From The Frick Collection, cellist David Geringas performs a program that stays true to his style. 


A Visit From Violinist Augustin Hadelich

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tonight at 10 pm, violinist Augustin Hadelich plays music by Schumann, Janacek, Previn and Bartok. Click through for the full, unedited concert.


Meccorre Quartet Play Schubert and Penderecki

Monday, July 21, 2014

A young Polish quartet with an Italian name, the Meccorre Quartet, gave its North American debut recital in this recent performance at The Frick Collection.


Tour Baroque Italy with Maurice Steger

Monday, July 14, 2014

Making his New York recital debut, recorder virtuoso Maurice Steger gives a tour of Italy through its Baroque music, from Venice in the north down to Naples in the south.

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Pianist Anna Vinnitskaya Makes Her New York Recital Debut

Monday, July 07, 2014

The broadcast season of Concerts at the Frick kicks off with Russian pianist Anna Vinnitskaya making her New York recital debut. Click through for the full, unedited concert.

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The Smetana Piano Trio

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Today at 7 pm, Czech music with pieces by Vitĕzslav Novák and Dvořák on the first half and the Brahms Piano Trio in C Major on the second half.

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Bennewitz String Quartet Plays Schubert, Bartok and Mozart

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Tonight at 7 pm, tune in for the Bennewitz String Quartet's New York debut concert, which took place last season at the Frick.

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Pianist Janina Fialkowska Returns to New York

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Tonight at 7 pm, Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska performs Chopin (two waltzes, two mazurkas and a scherzo), as well as Schubert's Four Impromtus, D. 935 and Grieg's Lyric Pieces.


Vilde Frang Makes Frick Collection Debut

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Tonight at 7 pm, hear 26-year-old Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang make her debut at The Frick Collection, performing the ever-challenging Prokofiev Violin Sonata No. 2.

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Seattle Baroque Soloists

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Listen as the Seattle Baroque Soloists give an intimate tour of 17th century Venice and Rome, from Frescobaldi to Zipoli, culminating in two masterworks from Antonio Vivaldi’s Opus 1 sonatas.


Utrecht String Quartet On Tour In America

Sunday, July 28, 2013

On its first American tour, the Utrecht String Quartet made a stop at The Frick Collection for an intimate concert of Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Verhulst and Rameau.