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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, February 11, 2013
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.
Thursday, February 07, 2013
All weekend long, WQXR celebrates the Lunar New Year. Several people contributed their memories and traditions for this, the Year of the Snake.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Join WQXR host Terrance McKnight for "The Price of Admission," a one-hour program that explores the symphonic music, songs, works for piano and legacy of Florence Beatrice Price.
Friday, February 01, 2013
The arrival of the West-Eastern Divan at Carnegie Hall is enormously exciting for many reasons. But the one that resonates most with me is that it is a wonderful tribute to a dear family friend, the late Edward Said, humanist literary critic, writer, educator and musician who envisioned this endeavor with his friend, conductor Daniel Barenboim, and saw the beginnings of its success.
Friday, February 01, 2013
For this Saturday’s cartoon, we offer “Hoedown” from Aaron Copland’s Rodeo as featured in a Western-themed stop-motion animation short.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Midge Woolsey signed off Thursday after her final shift as a full-time host at WQXR. Listen here to her comments.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
From a 1977 episode of "The Muppet Show," Miss Piggy and Link Hogthrob sing “La ci darem la mano” from Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Somewhere along the way in her 20-some year career, Jennifer Koh jumped off the violin soloist treadmill in favor of less familiar paths and creative channels. See how in this Café Concert.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Lace up your skates! This week's cartoon is "O mio babbino caro" from Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, as featured in the Peanuts' cartoon, “She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown.”