For Brahms, Handel and Stravinsky, a 21st-Century Makeover

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Conductor Gerard Schwarz enlisted several composer friends to take short, well-known classic works and remold them for the 21st century. These seven “echoes” of earlier classics a...

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Murray Perahia Plays Bach With a Sensuous Touch

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Forget Bach on a harpsichord. Murray Perahia goes old-school, playing Bach's seven keyboard concertos and other works on a modern concert grand. His performances are just out on a 3-...

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Three Musical Postcards from the Marlboro Festival

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Just in time for the 60th anniversary of the Marlboro Festival in Vermont comes a trio of new concert recordings. Each features one-of-a-kind ensembles. Read more and get a free download.

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Uncovering the Concertos of Glazunov, a 'Musician's Musician'

Sunday, July 17, 2011

A welcome new two-CD set collects composer Alexander Glazunov's concertos for violin, piano, cello and saxophone, inventive works that are rooted in a lush, late Romantic style. Rea...


A Top British Choir Presents American A Capella Classics

Sunday, July 10, 2011

One of the UK's leading mixed-voice choirs, the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge pays homage to choral music from across the pond. Our Album of the Week is a collection of 14 piece...

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Getting 'Wild and Crazy' With Liszt

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Franz Liszt's status as a pop-culture phenomenon forms the basis for “Liszt: Wild and Crazy,” our Album of the Week containing some of his most familiar and flamboyant piano music. ...

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Rare Gems from Respighi; Personal Works by Lieberson and Theofanidis

Sunday, June 26, 2011

WQXR's Album of the Week features the the Chamber Orchestra of New York "Ottorino Respighi" playing lesser-known works of its namesake. Plus, read about the Atlanta Symphony's new col...

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Usher in Summer with the London Symphony in Haydn's The Seasons

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A performance of Haydn's The Seasons is an unfortunately rare event these days. Those who take time to hear our Album of the Week, a new recording by the London Symphony Orchestra, a...

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A New Classical Guitar Hero, Miloš Releases 'Mediterraneo'

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Miloš Karadaglić is bringing fresh attention to the classical guitar with "Mediterraneo," a collection of solo pieces with a Mediterranean influence. Learn more about our Album of th...

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Brahms's German Requiem Mastered by an International Cast

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Take a German orchestra, a Swedish choir, and two of today’s leading French singers, and place them under the baton of the Estonian-American conductor Paavo Järvi. The result is our...

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Vassily Primakov Finds Funding From Online Fans, Records Rachmaninoff

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Russian pianist Vassily Primakov turned to his fans online to raise $3,000 for his new recording of pieces by Rachmaninoff. How successful was his effort? Listen to the results w...

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Europa Galante's 'La Stravaganza'

Sunday, May 08, 2011

If you've heard one Vivaldi concerto you've heard 'em all, right? Not so fast. WQXR's Album of the Week suggests otherwise, a collection of Vivaldi violin concertos played by the whit...


Constantinople's 'Early Dreams'

Friday, April 29, 2011

WQXR's Album of the Week features a mesmerizing collection of Mexican Baroque music by the Montreal early-music group Constantinople. Meanwhile, Q2 spotlights the chamber pop of compo...

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Music for a Royal Wedding

Sunday, April 24, 2011

From commemorative plates to imitation engagement rings, it seems like everyone wants a little piece of Friday's royal wedding. But our Album of the Week gets beyond any hints of tac...

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Jordi Savall's 'The Borgia Dynasty'

Sunday, April 17, 2011

From gamba player Jordi Savall comes "The Borgia Dynasty," a three-CD set that provides a revelatory survey of the famously sinister noble family in music. It’s our Album of the ...

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Eric Whitacre's 'Light and Gold'

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The choral composer who captured worldwide attention last week with his second "virtual choir" releases "Light and Gold," a collection of his best-known material. It's our Album of the Week.

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Kate Royal's 'A Lesson in Love'

Sunday, April 03, 2011

With “A Lesson in Love,” British soprano Kate Royal arranges 28 songs into a first-person narrative that describes the stages of a young woman's first love. Read about our Album of ...


BBC Philharmonic Plays Holst's The Planets

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Our latest Album of the Week features an orchestra that many people have read about lately, though not necessarily have heard. It includes readings of three pieces by Holst including ...

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Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin plays The Art of Fugue

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Art of Fugue is Bach at his most abstract and cerebral. Yet a new recording features arrangements so fresh and unusual that it makes this sometimes inscrutable piece burst with ...

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Daniel Hope: 'The Romantic Violinist'

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The British violinist Daniel Hope sets out to present the creative legacy of Joseph Joachim with “The Romantic Violinist,” a collection that includes pieces dedicated to him and two ...

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