Thursday, September 20, 2012
A Schubert mini-festival, Buddhism-inspired pieces, and John Adams on Staten Island: Here are several concerts to consider as you plan your weekend.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Classical Jam, a freewheeling ensemble of five young New York chamber musicians, wants to bring classical music to new audiences. See how they do it when they perform in the WQXR Café.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Tonight at 11 pm: As Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are upon us, it's time to consider some of the great music associated with the Jewish holidays.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
This Saturday's cartoon features another segment from "Allegro Non Troppo," Italian animator and satirist Bruno Bozzetto's parody of "Fantasia."
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Brahms in a beer hall, a baroque pastiche and a survey of Stravinsky's colorful violin music are among the concerts featured around New York this weekend.
Saturday, September 08, 2012
In honor of Czech composer Antonin Dvorak's birthday (Sept. 8, 1841), we have selected his Slavonic Dance No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 46 as the featured piece in this Saturday’s cartoon.
Thursday, September 06, 2012
Bawdy drinking songs, Jack Kerouac readings and a helping of Beethoven cello sonatas are among the musical offerings around New York this weekend.
Saturday, September 01, 2012
“Anitra’s Dance” from Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt appeared in a 1996 episode of the Cartoon Network's "What a Cartoon!" show called "Tales of Worm Paranoia."
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The holiday weekend promises several concerts in and around New York, from Bargemusic to Governor's Island to Woodstock, NY.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Classical New England's Cathy Fuller and Performance Today's Fred Child join an audience in our Fraser Performance Studio to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Claude Debussy
Saturday, August 25, 2012
For this week’s cartoon we offer Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune from Suite bergmasque to continue this week’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Late August may appear to be a cultural dead zone in New York City, but this weekend promises several events to occupy your days and nights.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
In this, the third of five installments of WQXR's special series, "Debussy and the Piano," host David Dubal presents performances of Debussy’s piano music, and a comparative performance of “The Dance of Puck” with a performance by the composer.
Monday, August 20, 2012
In this, the first of five installments of WQXR's special series, "Debussy and the Piano," David Dubal presents a vintage recording of Debussy playing from the Children’s Corner Suite, an explanation of why Debussy wasn’t a fan of Beethoven, and an exploration on how France and French culture influenced his aesthetic.
Monday, August 20, 2012
To mark Debussy's 150th birthday, WQXR is presenting a week of programs dedicated to his works for piano hosted by David Dubal.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
This week's Saturday morning cartoon is Camille Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, which is used in the flamingo scene in the movie "Fantasia 2000."
Thursday, August 16, 2012
This weekend's highlights include a Beethoven Clarinet Trio, an ensemble from Juilliard doing Vivaldi, and another Mostly Mozart performance with Joshua Bell.