Unleashing Animal-Themed Pieces for St. Francis of Assisi Day

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Events are taking place to celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment. Tune in today for animal-themed music.

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In-Studio: Matt Herskowitz Trio with Philippe Quint Bring Jazz to Bach

Saturday, October 03, 2015

The Matt Herskowitz Jazz Trio came to the WQXR performance studio with two violinists from the classical world – Philippe Quint and Lara St. John – to swing Bach.

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Throwback Thursday: Walt Disney World Opens

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Walt Disney World opened on this date in 1971. Jeff Spurgeon considers its place in popular culture, including its influence on classical music.

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Throwback Thursday: The Last Home Game Played by the Brooklyn Dodgers

Thursday, September 24, 2015

September 24, 1957: A date that will forever live in baseball infamy.

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A Classical Music Listeners' Guide to Pope Francis' Visit

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Pope Francis's first visit to the United States is packed with events and classical music will have a prominent role at several of them.

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Video: Placido Domingo Sings Duet With Miss Piggy

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

In the mid-1980s, Placido Domingo began to realize his potential as a crossover artist. Among other ventures, he sang a duet with Miss Piggy in a "Night of 100 Stars" TV special.

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Soundtrack to Sunrise: 9 Pieces to Help Start Your Day

Friday, September 18, 2015

Every morning, WQXR offers a "Soundtrack to Sunrise," played at the time the sun emerges over the horizon. Here are nine sunrise-themed pieces.


Throwback Thursday: Music for the IND Subway Line

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Eighty-three years ago, on September 10, 1932, the IND subway line began servicing commuters along Eighth Avenue in Manhattan


(In)famous Tales of Classical Musicians as Students

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

While there are plenty of stories of overachievers who became great classical musicians, we wanted to know about those who didn't get straight As — or even straight Cs.

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Video Webcast: Jamie Barton and Friends in The Greene Space

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Watch the archived video webcast featuring music and conversation with Jamie Barton, 2015 winner of the Richard Tucker Award. Plus: Christine Goerke and Paul Appleby.

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8 Classical Pieces Inspired by Butterflies That Take Flight

Thursday, September 03, 2015

This Saturday, the American Museum of Natural History is reopening its Butterfly Exhibit. Here are eight pieces to accompany your visit.

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Itzhak Perlman and The Company He Keeps

Thursday, August 27, 2015

In celebration of violinist Itzhak Perlman's 70th birthday, we take a listen to his many musical collaborations in this special program.

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Famous Composers and Their Dogs

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday was National Dog Day and to celebrate, WQXR presents a slideshow of composers and their furry friends.

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Classical Commute: James Murphy

Monday, August 24, 2015

All summer long, we are profiling subway musicians who make our commutes a little bit cooler with classical music. This week: James Murphy


In-Studio: Alina Ibragimova Performs Bach and Ysaÿe

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Russian-born violinist Alina Ibragimova in recent years has developed a following in Europe, especially in the U.K., where she studied and came of age. Here's why.


Classical Commute: Washington Square Winds

Sunday, August 09, 2015

All summer long, we are profiling subway musicians who make our commutes a little bit cooler with classical music. This week: the Washington Square Winds.

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Understanding Classical Musicians (and Fans) Through Their Custom Plates

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

You can express a lot of things on license plates.

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Proms: Andris Nelsons Conducts Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

Saturday, August 01, 2015

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra takes on Beethoven’s famous Ninth Symphony.

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10 Photos of New Yorkers Soaking Up a Summer Concert in the Park

Friday, July 31, 2015

See 10 snapshots from the Naumburg Bandshell that prove nothing beats a classical music concert in the park.  

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Proms: First Night with Sibelius, Nielsen, Mozart and Walton

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sakari Oramo conducts a program that includes Walton’s pithy choral masterpiece 'Belshazzar’s Feast' and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 with soloist Lars Vogt.