Midday Masterpieces By Beethoven, Bach and Schumann

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

At 1 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 5, take a respite from your busy work day with the glories of classical music.

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Watch: The Makers and Stars of 'Joe's Violin' in Conversation

Friday, September 23, 2016

At 7:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 23, watch a discussion with the filmmakers and stars of the award-winning short documentary "Joe's Violin."

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Watch Live: WQXR's Bachtoberfest Classical Beer Jam

Thursday, September 22, 2016

At 7 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 28, join WQXR — either in person or online — for this classical take on the annual German beer festival.

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Watch: Soprano Anna Netrebko Celebrates New Solo Album

Monday, September 19, 2016

Watch opera superstar Anna Netrebko's performance and interview in The Greene Space at WQXR to celebrate the release of her new solo recording, "Verismo."

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NYC Cultural Figures on Their Must-See Events of the Season

Friday, September 09, 2016

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What do Louise Mirrer, David Lang, Bryce Dessner and many others, look forward to in the upcoming season?

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When Gershwin and Schoenberg Played Tennis Together

Thursday, September 08, 2016

The U.S. Open tennis tournament wraps up this weekend in Queens and that has us thinking about the story of two famous composers who struck up a surprising friendship on the court.

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WQXR Introduces Midday Masterpieces with a Trio of Musical Fantasies

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

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Missed our first Midday Masterpieces concert? No problem. Watch the archived video concert now.

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6 Classical Themes and Composers To Watch This Fall

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

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From prominent figures in classical music to prevalent subjects, here are a half dozen trends in classical music and opera during the 2016 fall season.

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Listen: Honoring Seiji Ozawa on His 81st Birthday

Thursday, September 01, 2016

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Ozawa, the longtime Boston Symphony Orchestra music director, was once described as 'calligraphy in motion.' We speak to the BSO's Larry Wolfe on the occasion of Ozawa's 81st birthday.

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Photo Gallery: Digging Classical Music On National Dog Day

Friday, August 26, 2016

We asked listeners to send in photos of their pups enjoying classical music in celebration of National Dog Day; check out some of our favorite submissions.

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Listen: Neil Sedaka's Musical Career Comes Full Circle

Thursday, August 18, 2016

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Best known for his pop hits like "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," Neil Sedaka started his musical career as a concert pianist. These days he's returned to the concert hall. 

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Meryl Streep Explains Our Fascination with Florence Foster Jenkins

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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The stars of the movie 'Florence Foster Jenkins' talked to Elliott Forrest about this infamous tone-deaf opera singer. 

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WQXR Presents Joshua Bell and Jeremy Denk

Monday, August 08, 2016

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Grammy Award–winning violinist Joshua Bell and acclaimed pianist Jeremy Denk performed works by Schumann and Brahms in The Greene Space. 

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An Alternative Timeline of Classical Music History

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Along with its legacy of beautiful and moving works, the history of music has also sparked scandals, outrage and even riots. Here's a timeline tracing some of those moments.

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Quiz: Which Classical Music Era Are You?

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Which classical music era should you have been born in? Take our quiz and find out.

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Listen: Alan Alda Talks Mozart with Annie Bergen

Friday, July 22, 2016

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Alan Alda visited our studios to introduce WQXR’s Midday Mozart and discuss the program he will narrate to open this summer's Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival.

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Listen: Music Jumps from the Console to the Concert Hall

Thursday, July 21, 2016

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Composer Austin Wintory, who wrote the Grammy-nominated score to the game Journey, is one of a new generation of artists finding success and creative freedom in video games. 

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In Studio: Soprano Nadine Sierra Sings Mozart and Foster

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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As she prepares for her Mostly Mozart Festival debut, rising star Nadine Sierra visited the WQXR studios to sing a pair of arias by the Austrian composer, plus an American classic.

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Watch: Summer Arts Institute Concert

Monday, July 18, 2016

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On July 21, New York City's most talented public school music students performed live at The Green Space. Watch the archived video.

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Listen: The Irony Behind France's Anthem, 'La Marseillaise'

Thursday, July 14, 2016

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The French national anthem has inspired musicians from Berlioz to the Beatles; to celebrate Bastille Day, Jeff Spurgeon looks into its history. Plus a special in-studio performance.

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