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Watch: Monty Python-Inspired 'All the Great Operas in 10 Minutes'

The name says it all. Writer and animator Kim Thompson created this short film as a school project and opera lovers and novices are still delighted years later.

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Young Artists Showcase

Birthday Bash with Ani and Ida Kavafian

Tune in Wednesday at 9pm to celebrate the Young Artists Showcase’s 39th birthday with sibling duo of violinist Ani Kavafian and violinist/violist Ida Kavafian.

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WQXR Blog

Saxophonist Plays Devilishly Quick Paganini Caprice

Experimental saxophonist Pedrosaxo shows off his classical chops with this performance of Paganini's Caprice No. 5.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

The Industry's 'Hopscotch'

How can a site-specific opera – one in which audiences were shuttled around Los Angeles in limos, side-by side with performers – translate to the static medium of a recording?

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WQXR Blog

'Bohemian Rhapsody' Gets Fairground Organ Treatment

Revisit this rocking musical curiosity that has the Queen classic played on a fairground organ.

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WQXR Blog

'Classical Mashup II' Released with a Dazzling Medley

Producer Grant Woolard has returned after last year's success with “Classical Mashup II,” a musical masterwork quilt that matches the fun of the original.

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LPR Live

Norway's Jaga Jazzist Embraces Vintage Funk and Krautrock

Jaga Jazzist is a Norwegian ensemble that draws inspiration from jazz, vintage funk and Krautrock. We join the members backstage at Le Poisson Rouge for an interview and performance.

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WQXR Blog

Child Composer's 'Cinderella' Opera Opens to a Warm Reception

Shortly before the new year, 11-year-old Alma Deutscher's new opera, "Cinderella," premiered in Vienna and received a 10-minute standing ovation.

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