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WQXR Features

Stravinsky, Rock & Roll and Batman: An Hour with Composer Danny Elfman

Composer Danny Elfman has created one of the most distinctive bodies in film music, providing fantastical musical scores to accompany superheroes, monsters and freaks.

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New York Now

Listen: Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Daniel Fawcett and William Schimmel Live at Look & Listen 2015

The 2015 Look & Listen Festival featured performances of new music by Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Daniel Fawcett live in New York City's Lower East Side.



Philanthropist and Classical Music Supporter, James S. Marcus, Dies at 85

The New York philanthropist who was a passionate supporter of classical music, opera and the vocal arts dies at 85.


Q2 Music Album of the Week

Following Langston Hughes's Musical Treasure Map, 'Ask Your Mama'

How appropriate that the release date of Laura Karpman's new record should arrive right around the birthday of the U.S.: a setting of Langston Hughes's cycle of poems "Ask Your Mama."