BBC Proms: Neville Marriner Leads Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm: Hear how Sir Neville Marriner became the oldest conductor to lead the Proms, in a program with Joshua Bell.

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Poll: Which Piece Best Captures the Spirit of Labor Day?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Work occupies a big space in our lives. So with Labor Day comes the opportunity to explore the theme of work in classical music.

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WQXR Host Jeff Spurgeon Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

Monday, August 25, 2014

WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon has added his name to the growing list of folks in the worlds of classical music and broadcasting who have accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Proms: BBC Philharmonic Plays Sibelius, Hindemith, Davies and Bridge

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Listen to the BBC Philharmonic's Proms performance, featuring two of Sibelius's most popular pieces with two lesser-known British works. John Storgårds conducts.

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Proms: BBC Philharmonic Plays Casella, Chopin, Franck & Saint-Saëns

Friday, August 15, 2014

The BBC Philharmonic and its conductor laureate, Gianandrea Noseda, appear at the BBC Proms, joined by the young pianist Benjamin Grosvenor.

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Café Concert: Zuill Bailey

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Zuill Bailey performs the music of Bach in the WQXR Cafe, and talks about his wide-ranging career that included a stint as a (fictional) murderer on the TV series "Oz."

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Proms: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Plays Mozart Requiem

Friday, August 08, 2014

Listen to the archived on-demand audio of Donald Runnicles and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performing Mozart’s Requiem from the BBC Proms.

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BBC Proms: World Orchestra for Peace Plays Mahler & Strauss

Friday, August 01, 2014

Hear the World Orchestra for Peace recorded at the BBC Proms, with its conductor Valery Gergiev, performing Mahler's Sixth Symphony and Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten.

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BBC Proms: China Philharmonic Plays Elgar, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky

Friday, July 25, 2014

WQXR brings you the first in a series of performances from the 2014 BBC Proms. The concert features the China Philharmonic.

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Share Your Summer Music Moments and Memories

Friday, June 27, 2014

Are you seeing—or playing in—any concerts this summer? Or maybe just taking classical music along with you to the beach or on vacation? Whether you’re at a concert in Central Park or gardening or grilling while listening to classical music, please share your summer music memories and moments.

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Map: The NYC-Area Neighborhoods That Gave the Most Musical Instruments

Monday, June 23, 2014

Residents of the Upper West Side, Park Slope and the Maplewood, NJ donated the most instruments during WQXR’s spring Instrument Drive.

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Soprano Jennifer Rowley's Road Trip Playlist

Saturday, June 21, 2014

With the summer driving season here, we've asked several on-the-go classical musicians for their road trip playlists. Our latest comes from the American soprano Jennifer Rowley.

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Café Concert: Time for Three

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Within the last month, the string trio Time for Three has had the unusual distinction of being covered by the Today Show, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, The Strad and yes, WQXR. Here's why.

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3-Minute Opera: Strauss's Capriccio

Friday, June 13, 2014

Give WQXR morning host Jeff Spurgeon three minutes and he'll give you a Richard Strauss opera. For Strauss Week, Spurgeon breaks down Strauss's Capriccio in a New York minute (or three).

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Part 3 - The Enigma of Richard Strauss

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Strauss was a very private man, and many felt he wore a mask in public, never showing his true self. In this final segment of our three-part series, we attempt to pull back the mask and see the man himself.

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Tell Us Your Favorite Strauss Interpreters

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

You've told us your favorite Strauss singers, conductors and instrumentalists and we're featuring some of them as we close out Strauss Week all day today.

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Part 2 - Strong Women Dominate Strauss Operas

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Strauss's operas centered around their female stars, which include Salome, Elektra and Der Rosenkavalier. This second segment of a three-part series explores the female protagonist in Strauss.

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CD Box Set Giveaway: The Complete Strauss Operas

Monday, June 09, 2014

Sunday is the last day to enter for a chance to win a CD box set of Strauss' complete operas from Deutsche Grammophon.

Part 1 - Epic Tales Well Told: Strauss's Tone Poems

Monday, June 09, 2014

Strauss first came to international attention for his tone poems, those colorful, sometimes decidedly non-PC symphonic works that portray moods, events and characters.

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Ray Chen's Road Trip Playlist

Monday, June 09, 2014

Ray Chen, the rising young violinist (and new owner of a driver's license), has put together an eclectic road trip playlist. It stretches from Mozart and Pärt to Bruno Mars and Young MC.

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