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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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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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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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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Pokemon Invade Classical Venues

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pokemon are popping up everywhere and classical music organizations and institutions are out to catch them all.

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Julian Barnes Imagines Shostakovich's Struggles Under Stalin

Thursday, July 07, 2016

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Julian Barnes, the Man Booker Prize–winning author, describes how he delved into Shostakovich's psyche to write his latest book, plus how he deals with "concert rage."

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My Classical Music Story: Radiolab's Robert Krulwich Finds Mahler

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Radiolab's Robert Krulwich tells us how a school assignment brought Gustav Mahler into his life.

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How John Philip Sousa Almost Authored Our National Anthem

Thursday, June 30, 2016

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In honor of Independence Day, we trace the popularity of John Philip Sousa's most famous march "Stars and Stripes Forever," which almost became the official song of the U.S. 

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Map: Make Music New York's Classical Offerings

Monday, June 20, 2016

Where to find classical music during Make Music New York on Tuesday.

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Gallery: Share Your Summer Music Memories

Friday, June 17, 2016

Add your summer classical music photos, videos and tweets to our #WQXRsummer gallery.

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Watch: WQXR's All-Day Chopin Marathon

Thursday, June 02, 2016

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Watch the archived webcast of more than two dozen of the brightest piano virtuosos performing over 10 hours of Chopin's work.

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How Elgar's 'Pomp and Circumstance' Marched Its Way into Graduation Season

Thursday, June 02, 2016

It's graduation season, and you've probably already heard the "Graduation March." Except that's not its name, and it wasn't written for commencement.

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Caramoor Picnic Getaway Package

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sign up for the weekly WQXR newsletter through June 14, and you’ll be entered to win a Caramoor Picnic Getaway package this summer.

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2016 Guide to Summer Music Festivals in the Tri-State Area

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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Start making your summer travel plans with our guide, featuring 18 festivals within easy traveling distance of New York City. 

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