Top 5 @ 105 Musical Marathons

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.


April Fools'! Five Musical Jokes

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.

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Easter Concerts

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.


Spring's Top 5 Visiting Orchestras

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.


Unconventional Opera

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.

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Irish-Inspired Classics: Five Go-To Recordings

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.

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Pieces to Warm Up A Winter Night

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.

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Lincoln Center Prix Fixe

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.

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Valentine's Day Concerts

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.

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Music Inspired by Sports

Monday, February 01, 2010

At the start of the Vancouver Olympic Games, our latest Top 5 @ 105 looks at music inspired by athletic events.

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Steals and Deals

Friday, January 29, 2010

This Top 5 @ 105 revisits some of the best ticket deals and steals – not just limited to students and seniors – for classical fans in New York City.

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Music Inspired by the Night Sky

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The ancient Greeks believed that the stars, planets and other celestial bodies made music, spinning out harmonies audible to a select few. Centuries later, the astronomer, Johannes Kepler spoke of the harmonic nature of the cosmos.

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Happy Birthday, Composers!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Chopin and Schumann turn 200 in 2010, giving musicians a chance to revel in the height of romantic 19th century music. Our Top 5 @ 105 highlights five other composer birthdays we can celebrate this year.


Spring Season Debuts and Premieres

Friday, January 08, 2010

Out with the old and in with the new. Here's a Top 5 @ 105 list of exciting New York debuts and premieres coming up during the  spring season.


Classical Music Resolutions for 2010

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Our New Year's resolutions often never make it past that first January thaw. This year, consider a different action plan. Here are five ways you can become a better classical music fan--and participant.

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Top Five Classical Music iPhone Apps

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

With applications for the iPhone and iPod touch multiplying at a dizzying rate, there is a small but growing slate of products for the classical music fan. Here are five standouts.

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Places To Buy Recordings Around New York City

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Some of us still like to hold a CD—or even an LP!—in our hands as we listen to the great masterpieces. Here are five places where you can still get your fix around the city.


Autumn Concert Series

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Autumn is a great time to explore good music at leisure and in depth. These live-concert series around the region will keep you coming back again and again.


The Spookiest Halloween Music

Friday, October 16, 2009

Looking for music that’s scary and spooky in honor of All Hallows’ Eve? Cast your eye on these online video picks.

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New Jersey Fall Concert Picks

Friday, October 16, 2009

New Jersey boasts a Fall concert calendar that should make many other states stay green with envy. Here are some great picks from across the Garden State.

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