Bach in the Subways Day Returns For Third Year

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

For the third year in a row, the cellist Dale Henderson has organized Bach in the Subways as a way to celebrate Johann Sebastian Bach's birthday — and his music.

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On-Demand Video: Bill T. Jones and the Orion String Quartet

Monday, March 18, 2013

On Monday night, Bill T. Jones, the Orion Quartet, and dancers from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company came to The Greene Space at WQXR. See the video.

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Bach Yoga

Monday, March 18, 2013

J.S. Bach's fugues, chorales and counterpoint can provide the perfect accompaniment to that next lotus, warrior or upward facing dog pose. Here is a selection of yoga studios offering WQXR's Bach playlist this month.

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The J.S. Bach Café

Monday, March 18, 2013

In the spirit of Zimmermann’s coffee house in Leipzig, we present a selection of Bach performances recorded in the WQXR Café by artists including Alisa Weilerstein, James Ehnes and Avi Avital.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: 'Pigs in a Polka'

Saturday, March 16, 2013

This week's Saturday morning cartoon is "Pigs in a Polka" from Warner Bros. Pictures' Merrie Melodies series. It features several of Johannes Brahms’ Hungarian Dances underscore the action.

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Bach To Normal

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New York Public Radio president Laura Walker shares her personal story about Bach in advance of WQXR's Bach 360 Festival.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Minuet Mayhem

Saturday, March 09, 2013

On this weekend's Saturday morning cartoon, find out what happens when "The Muppet Show's" Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem get a hold of Luigi Boccherini’s famous Minuet in A Major.

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WQXR to Present 'Bach 360' Festival

Friday, March 08, 2013

Get ready to Bach around the clock. WQXR will be presenting over 200 hours of the music of J.S. Bach, from March 21 (the composer's birthday) through March 31 (Easter Sunday).

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On-Demand Video: The Metropolitan Opera National Council Award Winners

Friday, March 08, 2013

The 2013 winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions gave a recital in The Greene Space at WQXR on Monday. Watch the complete video here.

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My Bach

Thursday, March 07, 2013

As WQXR presents 10 days of non-stop Bach, we want to hear your Bach stories: your first experience with Bach, great performances you’ve seen, what the music means to you. Call 347-286-1059.

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Café Concert: Pekka Kuusisto

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Pekka Kuusisto, who gained international attention when he became the first Finn to win the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition, performs in the WQXR Cafe.

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French Chamber Orchestra Ensemble Matheus Does Bach – and Rock

Monday, March 04, 2013

Ensemble Matheus is one of the rare ensembles that can claim to have played in all of Paris's opulent concert halls — as well as an outdoor rock festival.

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Edinburgh Festivals: The Year of Creative Scotland

Sunday, March 03, 2013

This series offers a first-hand experience of being in one of the world's most creative and cosmopolitan cities during a period when more than 4,000 performances take place in hundreds of venues.

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Van Cliburn: An Appreciation

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A mild-mannered Texan, a hero of the Cold War and the concert stage, Van Cliburn's touch reached millions all over the world. Join David Dubal for an hour-long special, Van Cliburn: An Appreciation.

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Café Concert: The Endellion String Quartet

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Endellion Quartet is possibly the most famous string quartet to have completely avoided New York concert stages throughout much of its career. They're making up for lost time now.

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I, Too, Sing America: Music in the Life of Langston Hughes

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Langston Hughes, an enduring icon of the Harlem Renaissance, is best-known for his written work, which wedded his fierce dedication to social justice with his belief in the transformative power of the word. But he was a music lover, too, and some of the works he was most proud of were collaborations with composers and musicians.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Lohengrin by Richard Wagner

Friday, February 15, 2013

For this Saturday’s cartoon we have chosen the Prelude and Bridal Chorus from Act 3 of Lohengrin by Richard Wagner.  This music opens the 1936 cartoon “Mickey’s Grand Opera,” which also features the quartet “"Bella Figlia Dell’Amore," from Rigoletto, today’s Met broadcast opera.

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Video Webcast: 'Passion' in the Afternoon

Thursday, February 14, 2013

On Thursday, Stephen Sondheim joined host Elliott Forrest in The Greene Space for an hour of music and conversation. Watch the archived video.

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Café Concert: Jan Vogler

Monday, February 11, 2013

Trained in the former East Germany, Jan Vogler is now a New Yorker, performing regularly on the city's concert stages. Watch him play Bach in the WQXR Café.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Debussy’s 'Clair de lune'

Saturday, February 09, 2013

For this week’s cartoon we have chosen Debussy’s “Clair de lune” from Suite bergamasque, because the moon has such important symbolism for the Lunar New Year.

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