Marin Alsop Breaks Glass Ceiling for Last Night of the Proms

Saturday, September 07, 2013


Tonight at 8 pm, join us as Marin Alsop becomes the first woman to conduct the Last Night in its 118-year history.

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Musical Memories of the High Holidays with Itzhak Perlman

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The superstar violinist shares a wide variety of high holiday recordings that have special meaning for him, including several of his own performances.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Muppet Irish Song

Saturday, August 31, 2013

For this Saturday’s cartoon, we present the traditional Irish song "Danny Boy." We play a beautiful performance by flautist James Galway, but another version not to be missed comes from an episode of the Muppet Show.



BBC Proms: Brahms's A German Requiem

Saturday, August 31, 2013


Listen as American conductor Marin Alsop, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and an 80-strong chorus explores Brahms’s 1868 masterpiece.

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

Friday, August 30, 2013

Labor Day does have its own body of festive holiday music but plenty of composers have addressed work in its myriad forms. Tell us what piece best exemplifies the working man and woma...

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BBC Proms: Mitsuko Uchida Plays Beethoven

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Listen to Saturday's broadcast of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with Mitsuko Uchida playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Plus: Mariss Jansons conducts Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Ode to Odette

Saturday, August 24, 2013

For this week’s Saturday morning cartoon we present Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake. In 1981, Toei Animation used Tchaikovsky’s music in its anime film "Swan Lake."

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Daniel Harding and Mahler Chamber Orchestra Play Mozart, Schumann and Sibelius

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Hear conductor Daniel Harding lead the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in a program exploring the subtly different properties of the keys of C major and C minor.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: The Blue Danube

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Johann Strauss II's Blue Danube Waltz appears in numerous cartoons, including this cherubic 1930 MGM cartoon directed by Hugh Harman.


BBC National Orchestra of Wales Plays Elgar, Walton and Tchaikovsky

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Listen to Saturday's broadcast of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales playing works by Elgar, Tchaikovsky and Walton. Plus: Hear the daily "Tea Time" pieces from last week on-demand.


WQXR Staff Remembers Lloyd Moss

Monday, August 05, 2013

WQXR hosts share their favorite memories about Lloyd Moss, the WQXR host who died on August 3.

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Jan Lisiecki Makes Proms Debut in Schumann Piano Concerto

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Listen to the archived broadcast featuring teen pianist Jan Lisiecki in his Proms debut in the Schumann Concerto, with the Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome.


Saturday Morning Cartoons: Looney Tunes and Waltzes

Thursday, August 01, 2013

This week’s Saturday cartoon features Chopin’s “Minute Waltz” in D-flat, Op. 64/1. Bugs Bunny takes on the popular waltz in the 1955 Warner Brother’s cartoon, “Of Hyde and Hare."

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Café Concert: Imani Winds

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Imani Winds was a novelty when it first arrived on the scene in 1997, a wind quintet that veered away from the customary European classical fare. Now they've reached a turning point.

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WQXR Expands its Reach into Westchester with New WQXW 90.3 FM

Monday, July 29, 2013

Beginning today, WQXR expands its reach into central and northern parts of Westchester County on the new WQXW 90.3 FM.

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Wagner Week: A Dozen Definitive Wagner Interpreters

Sunday, July 28, 2013

To close the week of all-things Wagner, WQXR brings you the most definitive Wagner interpreters. From 8 am to 7 pm, we offer 12 Wagnerian conductors and performers from various recordings.

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National Youth Orchestra of the US Makes UK Debut

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Listen to the archived broadcast of the National Youth Orchestra of the U.S. making its London debut at the Proms.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Wabbits and Wagner

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Of course, it wouldn't be Wagner Week without mentioning the 1957 Warner Brothers classic "What's Opera Doc?"

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Wagner Week: Becoming a Pop Culture Staple

Saturday, July 27, 2013

"If Wagner had lived in this century, he would have been the No. 1 film composer," the Hollywood composer Max Steiner once said. Today, we explore some of many film and television a...

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Wagner Week: The Non-Operatic Music

Friday, July 26, 2013

Today we go beyond the "hits" and consider the neglected corners of his catalog, including his overtures, marches, a piano sonata and even a Symphony in C.

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