Saturday, July 27, 2013
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.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
The 2013 edition of the Bayreuth Festival opens with a new production of the Ring Cycle that's expected to be as colorful and contentious as anything this annual event has seen.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Written over 26 years, the Ring Cycle takes 16 hours to perform from start to finish. Today, we explore the work's subtleties in greater depth.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
For the second day of Wagner Week, we turn our focus to Wagner's innovations -- dramatic, musical, structural and otherwise.
Monday, July 22, 2013
WQXR is focusing the week of July 22-28 on Richard Wagner, that consummate man of the theater who is one of history's greatest – and most controversial – opera composers.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Listen to WQXR's first broadcast in a series of performances from the BBC Proms festival in London. The program includes music by Rachmaninoff, Britten and a BBC commission by Julian Anderson.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Today's Saturday at the Opera is Puccini's Madama Butterfly from the LA Opera, and this week's Saturday’s cartoon features Butterfly's famous aria “Un bel di."
Saturday, July 06, 2013
We're keeping the Fourth of July celebration going with a beloved American work, George Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue," which is featured, among many other places, in Walt Disney’s "Fantasia 2000."
Thursday, July 04, 2013
July 4th provides an ideal opportunity to focus on the adventurous life and original music of American pianist and composer, Louis Moreau Gottschalk. David Dubal takes us on a musical tour.
Monday, July 01, 2013
On July 4, 1957, senator John F. Kennedy appeared on WQXR, reading the Declaration of Independence as part of the station's observance of Independence Day.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Joshua Rifkin studied with Babbitt and Stockhausen, recorded with a jug band, and created arrangements for Judy Collins. This Sunday at 9 pm, he talks with David Garland about J.S. Bach.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
In celebration of the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth, WQXR presents a special preview of the Caramoor Summer Music Festival’s "Bel Canto at Caramoor" series. Watch the archived webcast now.
Sunday, June 09, 2013
Conrad Tao runs his own music festival, has a major-label debut and is working towards a double degree from Columbia and Juilliard. The overachieving pianist and composer turns 19 this week. See him play at WQXR.
Saturday, June 01, 2013
Camille Saint-Saens’s Carnival of the Animals shows up in numerous cartoons, including "Bugs and Daffy’s Carnival of the Animals," which also stars a young Michael Tilson Thomas.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
In a companion to his weekly series "The Romantic Piano," piano authority David Dubal comes to The Greene Space at WQXR to discuss the milestones of the Romantic piano literature.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Richard Stoltzman really wants to feel that he's connecting with his audiences – even if it means resorting to nudity.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Today at 5 pm, hear the New York Youth Symphony, conducted by Joshua Gersen, in concert at Carnegie Hall celebrating the orchestra's 50th anniversary.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
This Saturday's cartoon is the tranquil conclusion to Walt Disney's "Fantasia," featuring a procession of monks walking through a forest to the music of Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria."