Sunday, April 19, 2015
We're celebrating William Shakespeare's 451st birthday, observed this Thursday, with featured albums spanning Elizabethan lute songs and a selection of light comedy overtures.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
This week, we look back to three releases that came out in late 2014 and deserve a second look.
Sunday, April 05, 2015
Pianist Lara Downes pays homage to Billie Holiday, Ivan Fischer delivers bracing Brahms and Tempesta di Mare present French Baroque theater music.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Brooklyn pianist Simone Dinnerstein stretches out, violinist Rachel Podger offers a Vivaldi dozen, and the Philharmonia Baroque celebrate Haydn's wit.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Wagner overtures, Easter-theme hymns and four revived oboe concertos are this week's featured albums.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
This week's featured albums pay a nod to St. Patrick's Day, the beginning of spring and the music of J.S. Bach.
Monday, March 09, 2015
New York Philharmonic string players explore standards; Nelson Freire essays Chopin; and mandolinist Avi Avital plays Vivaldi.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
This week's featured albums include Italian Baroque concertos, Schubert for piano and an English a cappella group.
Sunday, February 08, 2015
This week's featured albums include French piano trios, Prokofiev conducted by Riccardo Muti, and a lesser-known English Baroque composer.
Monday, February 02, 2015
In the run-up to the Grammy Awards ceremony this Sunday, we’re featuring a number of Grammy-nominated recordings. Here are 10 to listen for.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Mozart would have turned 259 this past Tuesday. With that in mind, here are three recordings to help you celebrate, featuring the Requiem, violin concertos and flute pieces.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
This week's featured albums a collection of Rossini Overtures, Spanish medieval music by Jordi Savall, and Bach arrangements played by the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
This week's featured albums include Renaud Capuçon, Alexandre Tharaud and the Cincinnati Symphony playing Saint-Saëns's "The Carnival of the Animals."
Sunday, January 04, 2015
With the WQXR Classical Countdown of favorites behind us, we're starting the New Year afresh with some overlooked and neglected pieces that aren't so well known.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Some years bring an influx of Christmas recordings from chamber groups, orchestras, or opera divas. The year 2014 has been a strong one for holiday releases by choral groups.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
This week, we're highlighting the cheerful and bleak sides of winter, in new recordings featuring Matthias Georne and the London Brass.
Friday, December 05, 2014
Le Concert d'Astrée delivers the standout recording in this year's crop of Messiah releases. Read more and get a free download.
Monday, December 01, 2014
At a time of year when holiday records veer towards the familiar, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge serves up a mix of rarities and classical carols on their new release.
Sunday, November 02, 2014
Throughout Bachstock, hear notable new Bach recordings, starting with the latest by Lisa Batiashvili, Angela Hewitt and the Academy of Ancient Music.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
This week, we're getting in a Czech spirit, spotlighting recent recordings of Dvorak and Dussek. Plus, we sample the most recent installment of Matthias Goerne's Schubert cycle.