Five Classical Memorials You Should Know

Thursday, May 27, 2010

As long as there is war, there will be music honoring the fallen and decrying the horrors of battle. Tune in to WQXR this Memorial Day for music marking the holiday.

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Top 5 Al Fresco Music Festivals

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.


Top 5 @ 105 Composer Museums

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.

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Five Top Conservatories Offer Year End Performances

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.

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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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