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Carnegie Hall Live

Listen: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

Listen to WQXR's recording from Carnegie Hall of Franz Welser-Möst leading the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and piano soloist Rudolf Buchbinder.

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Pianist Seong-Jin Cho Is Platinum in Korea, Fulfills Carnegie Dream

Pianist Seong-Jin Cho recently dropped by the studio for a Facebook Live performance, and stuck around to tell us a bit about his music. 


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The Uses and Abuses of Pachelbel’s Canon

With the music well over 300 years old, you might feel we’ve run out of ways to keep it fresh. From the film "Ordinary People" to more recent examples, Pachelbel's Canon is never far.

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WQXR Features

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Music in the Movies?

In celebration of movies that are so inextricably linked with classical music, we've scripted our biggest trivia quiz just in time for the Academy Awards.

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Watch: Young Musician Plays The Oldest (Ever) Written Keyboard Music

The Robertsbridge Codex contains the oldest known pieces of music written specifically for keyboard. Give a listen to this performance on an Estampie by Italian pianist Alberto Chines.

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5 Classical Couples That Gave Us Lovely Music

Your favorite composers had a love life, too. Here are five pairings — some successful, others not so much — that produced some memorable music.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Listen: Rothko and Americana Inspire Orchestral Works of Adam Schoenberg

Adam Schoenberg possesses a directly approachable compositional idiom, marked by a sweet-toothed tonal language, widely spaced chords and generous orchestral textures. 



Soundtrack to a Daydream: Here's Schumann on Celesta

Schumann's "Der Vogel als Prophet" already delights with its sweet sensuality. Now imagine hearing it played on the Celesta.

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