Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Allons enfants de la Patria, liberté, egalité and fraternité are noble causes, but they’re not the only qualities that can stir Parisians to a riot. In honor of Bastille Day, here are WQXR's top 5 musical pieces that incited Paris.
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Each summer, Lincoln Center brings bold-faced names to its campus along with upcoming artists, new ensembles and honor under-recognized artists. Here's a guide to some of the surprises coming up this year.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
John Philip Sousa marches, John Williams movie scores and maybe a Gershwin tune or two will surely appear on more than a few fireworks soundtracks this Independence Day. But here is a Top 5 @ 105 list of works that create their own fireworks.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
The World Cup is a highly musical event, full of national anthems and novelty songs. As the 2010 Cup comes to an end, WQXR presents a list of five standout pieces of classical music, all inspired by the game of soccer.
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
While there is no shortage of important books that explore music and composers, some volumes are a bit too heavy--both topically and in terms of actually poundage--for the park or beach. Here are five recommendations for lighter fare this summer.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Are you going to the shore this week to keep cool? If a trip to the beach isn't on your calendar, there is plenty of classical music available to conjure the experience. Here are WQXR Top 5@105 songs for the seashore.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
As long as there is war, there will be music honoring the fallen and decrying the horrors of battle. Here are five works that respond to a range of eras and events. Tune in to WQXR this Memorial Day for music marking the holiday.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The spring concert season may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean the music stops. Instead, it heads outdoors. Check out our list of the top five outdoor area concert festivals this summer.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Inspect the room where Handel slept, see the last piano that Chopin composed on or check out Beethoven's viola. As you make your summer travel plans, here are five composer museums to consider, both near and far.
Monday, April 12, 2010
As the academic year comes to an end, conservatory students are unveiling the fruits of their studies in concerts, recitals and operas around New York. Check out events at five top conservatories to find an affordable and enjoyable performances.
Monday, April 05, 2010
A piece of music that contains an opera for every day of the week and takes 29 hours to perform? It's only one of the compositions on WQXR's Top 5 @ 105 list of musical marathons.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Serious music need not always be taken so seriously. After all, scherzo means joke. In honor of April Fools' Day, here are our Top 5 @ 105 classical music jokes.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Easter in New York brings many traditions: egg painting, fancy brunches and elaborate hats on Fifth Avenue. it's also a prime opportunity to hear seldom-performed masterworks in some of the city's most glorious spaces. Here are WQXR's Top 5 @ 105 standouts for every musical taste.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
A steady stream of notable orchestras is heading for New York City. Here is WQXR's Top 5 @ 105 list of out-of-town acts that will be on stage here this spring.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
New York’s opera houses maintain the grand tradition with aplomb. But several other groups have created alternative ways of experiencing and interacting with this art form. Here are WQXR's Top 5 @ 105 Unconventional Opera experiences.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Irish folk music has inspired numerous composers over the centuries. In this Top 5 from the archives, five classical recordings to accompany your St. Patrick's Day festivities.
Friday, February 26, 2010
This winter's cold, snowy weather has left everyone dreaming of the spring and summer months. Here are our Top 5 @ 105 compositions to help create the illusion of warmer weather.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Finding a three-course meal served in time to make an 8pm Lincoln Center curtain can be an arduous task. Our latest Top 5 @ 105 reveals the best pre-concert prix fixe on the Upper West Side.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Fret not music-lover lovers, there are plenty of settings for sweethearts for the big day. Here are our Top 5 @ 105 suggestions for an intimate Valentine’s Day concert.
Monday, February 01, 2010
At the start of the Vancouver Olympic Games, our latest Top 5 @ 105 looks at music inspired by athletic events.