Thursday, November 26, 2015
Tune in all day on Thanksgiving Day Thursday as we make our way through a musical parade of great classical pieces.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
WQXR blogger Amanda Angel counts down nine pilgrimage themes in classical and opera, included also is Charles Ives's Holiday Symphony for Thanksgiving.
Monday, November 23, 2015
WQXR has you covered with special programming throughout the 2015 holiday season. Here is a calendar of the Chanukah and Christmas specials planned for December.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
It was on this day and this date 152 years ago, on a Thursday, November 19th, in the year 1863, that Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Now you have a chance to step into the spotlight and claim the after-hours glory and admiration of New York’s classical music lovers at WQXR’s Classical Moonlighters Competition.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Seventy-five years ago this week, Walt Disney premiered "Fantasia" featuring Leopold Stokowski is the conductor portrayed in the film, conducting Bach’s Toccata in D-Minor.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Blogger Amanda Angel writes about how classical music and food combine into a singular experience in locations around the world.
Friday, November 06, 2015
Watch the video archive of pianist Daniil Trifonov's intimate recital in The Greene Space before his Rachmaninoff Festival appearance with the New York Philharmonic.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
It was on this date in 1935 that board-game maker Parker Bros. began marketing the game they called “Monopoly.” Jeff Spurgeon looks back on the game's history.
Monday, November 02, 2015
This month marks the 75th anniversary of when Walt Disney gave the world a new way to see classical music through the film "Fantasia."
Friday, October 30, 2015
Let WQXR be your soundtrack this Sunday for the New York City Marathon. Beginning at 9 am, we'll start our own marathon of all nine Beethoven symphonies, played in order.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
In honor of National Cat Day, here are some sophisticated cats who find classical music the purrrrrrfect way to relax.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Videos allow WQXR to share music and tell stories in ways that go beyond our traditional role as a broadcaster. Here are 11 that we consider particularly unique or extraordinary.
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Love it or hate it, Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'CATS' set all kinds of musical theater records. Jeff Spurgeon looks at its phenomenal run.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
September 24, 1957: A date that will forever live in baseball infamy.
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.
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.