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.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Frank Lewin composed orchestral works, opera and over 150 scores for film and television. His daughter, Naomi Lewin, remembers his greatest work.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Gather the family around the laptop or tablet and view the archived video of WQXR's latest family concert.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Welcome the vernal equinox with spring-themed music – and an opportunity to get some help with your spring cleaning.
Friday, March 13, 2015
"I hate Pachelbel’s Canon in D with a passion,” goes one song lyric widely shared on YouTube. But others have widely embraced the Baroque favorite.
Friday, March 13, 2015
For most pianists, the day after a major recital typically means rest, relaxation or perhaps, a plane flight. For Kirill Gerstein, it meant Liszt. Watch and learn.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Tonight at 10 pm, tune in for the radio version of mandolin player Avi Avital performing an evening of Vivaldi and other composers in The Greene Space.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Classical musicians have been mixing it up with fiddlers, banjo players and mandolin pluckers in growing numbers. The latest to explore this hybrid is the Jake Schepps Quintet.