The year 2014 saw plenty of highs and lows in classical music, as we hear from music critics Anne Midgette, David Patrick Stearns and Zachary Woolfe.
2014 was a busy year for contemporary classical music. Here's our list of the artists that might've slipped your radar, but who caught the attention of the Q2 Music staff in a big way.
In this episode, we feature a chorus from Handel’s "Messiah," performed by Le Concert d’Astree and conductor Emmanuelle Haim.
Cast your vote for up to five of your most-favorite classical pieces. Based on your responses, we'll close out 2014 by counting down the 100 most-requested pieces.
As music critics assemble their best-of 2014 lists, another, probably very different barometer of musical taste has been revealed.
Watch the archived webcast of WQXR's celebration of the Festival of Lights in The Greene Space.
This week, we're highlighting the cheerful and bleak sides of winter, in new recordings featuring Matthias Georne and the London Brass.
- Playlist: From Copland to Golijov, Cuba's Influence on Classical Music
- New York City Ballet Names Andrew Litton Music Director
- Nuns Vied With Bach For Top-Selling Albums of 2014
- Enough of Handel's Messiah? Try One by Monty Python's Eric Idle
- Poll: What Was the Biggest Classical Music Story of 2014?