Friday, July 03, 2015
Composer Danny Elfman has created one of the most distinctive bodies in film music, providing fantastical musical scores to accompany superheroes, monsters and freaks.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Watch the archived webcast of four astute music industry watchers discussing the year's highs and lows in classical music.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Watch the archived video of The Bacon Brothers and student musicians jamming in The Greene Space to help kick off the second WQXR Instrument Drive.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
How well do you know your famous dads in classical music? Take our quiz, and tune in Sunday for Father's Day-themed music.
Monday, June 08, 2015
Michael and Kevin Bacon appeared on NBC's "Today Show" to discuss, in part, their support for the WQXR Instrument Drive.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Tune in each week this summer for opportunities to win pairs of tickets to concerts at Tanglewood, The package includes one night's accommodation.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Are you a molto devoto listener? Or molto leggiero? Take our quiz and gauge your level of fandom.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
If your name is Solzhenitsyn and your concert program is devoted to the music of Soviet Russia, questions inevitably arise about the meaning of your repertoire choices.
Sunday, May 03, 2015
Conductors have supplied classical music with plenty of colorful trivia, from stories of tyrannical, baton-snapping autocrats to eccentric wunderkinds.
Friday, May 01, 2015
Last year, WQXR collected 3,000 gently used instruments in 10-day drive. This map shows where they have traveled.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Join WQXR at the Brooklyn Academy of Music today for a 13- hour marathon of Beethoven's cycle of 32 piano sonatas, performed by 20 different pianists.
Monday, April 27, 2015
On Wednesday, May 6, WQXR presents a classical music-themed trivia night at BAM. Take this quiz to determine how well you might do on the quiz hot seat.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Shakespeare is arguably the single most important source of literary inspiration for composers. Listen Thursday and decide for yourself who has succeeded -- and failed.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Wednesday marked Earth Day, and WQXR featured a number of pieces throughout the day inspired by nature and environmental awareness.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Watch the archived video: David Dubal traces the history of piano music in Spain with a host of distinguished young pianists.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
In one form or another Bach gets our musical motors running, whether we're fumbling students or great musical minds. With that in mind, WQXR begins each day with Your Morning Bach.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O'Riley are quick to emphasize that their venture into period-instrument Beethoven isn't fusty or antiquated.
Monday, April 06, 2015
Watch the archived video webcast from The Greene Space of an event featuring arias and scenes from the Metropolitan Opera's spring season.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
With both Passover and Good Friday falling on the same day this year – followed closely by Easter, of course – there's a particularly rich menu of seasonal music to be heard.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
April Fools' Day is a chance to remind ourselves that classical music isn't all stuffed shirts and furrowed brows. Tune in to WQXR on Wednesday for some rib-tickling pieces.