BBC Proms: Melbourne Symphony plays Richard Strauss, Elgar and Berlioz

Friday, September 12, 2014

Listen to the Proms debut of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, exploring three immense works from the standard repertoire.


Help WQXR Repair Musical Instruments for NYC School Students

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The WQXR Instrument Drive earlier this year was a big success but we quickly exceeded our budget for crucial repairs. Here's where you can help.

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Carnegie Hall Live Season to Feature 12 Broadcasts, New Co-Hosts

Monday, September 08, 2014

WQXR announced on Monday its 2014-15 season of Carnegie Hall Live, featuring 12 broadcasts spanning piano recitals, orchestral concerts and opera stars.

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Proms: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Remembers WWI

Friday, September 05, 2014

Listen to the archived broadcast of a BBC Proms program dedicated to remembering the First World War with music by Vaughan Williams, Butterworth and more.


BBC Proms: Neville Marriner Leads Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hear how Sir Neville Marriner became the oldest conductor to lead the Proms, in a program with Joshua Bell. Listen to the archived show.


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

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Work occupies a big space in our lives. So with Labor Day comes the opportunity to explore the theme of work in classical music.

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WQXR Host Jeff Spurgeon Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

Monday, August 25, 2014

WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon has added his name to the growing list of folks in the worlds of classical music and broadcasting who have accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Proms: BBC Philharmonic Plays Sibelius, Hindemith, Davies and Bridge

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Listen to the BBC Philharmonic's Proms performance, featuring two of Sibelius's most popular pieces with two lesser-known British works. John Storgårds conducts.


Proms: BBC Philharmonic Plays Casella, Chopin, Franck & Saint-Saëns

Friday, August 15, 2014

The BBC Philharmonic and its conductor laureate, Gianandrea Noseda, appear at the BBC Proms, joined by the young pianist Benjamin Grosvenor.

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Café Concert: Zuill Bailey

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Zuill Bailey performs the music of Bach in the WQXR Cafe, and talks about his wide-ranging career that included a stint as a (fictional) murderer on the TV series "Oz."


Proms: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Plays Mozart Requiem

Friday, August 08, 2014

Listen to the archived on-demand audio of Donald Runnicles and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performing Mozart’s Requiem from the BBC Proms.

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BBC Proms: World Orchestra for Peace Plays Mahler & Strauss

Friday, August 01, 2014

Hear the World Orchestra for Peace recorded at the BBC Proms, with its conductor Valery Gergiev, performing Mahler's Sixth Symphony and Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten.


BBC Proms: China Philharmonic Plays Elgar, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky

Friday, July 25, 2014

WQXR brings you the first in a series of performances from the 2014 BBC Proms. The concert features the China Philharmonic.


Share Your Summer Music Moments and Memories

Friday, June 27, 2014

Are you seeing—or playing in—any concerts this summer? Or maybe just taking classical music along with you to the beach or on vacation? Whether you’re at a concert in Central Park or ...

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Map: The NYC-Area Neighborhoods That Gave the Most Musical Instruments

Monday, June 23, 2014

Residents of the Upper West Side, Park Slope and the Maplewood, NJ donated the most instruments during WQXR’s spring Instrument Drive.


Soprano Jennifer Rowley's Road Trip Playlist

Saturday, June 21, 2014

With the summer driving season here, we've asked several on-the-go classical musicians for their road trip playlists. Our latest comes from the American soprano Jennifer Rowley.

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Café Concert: Time for Three

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Within the last month, the string trio Time for Three has had the unusual distinction of being covered by the Today Show, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, The Strad and yes, WQXR. Here's why.

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3-Minute Opera: Strauss's Capriccio

Friday, June 13, 2014

Give WQXR morning host Jeff Spurgeon three minutes and he'll give you a Richard Strauss opera. For Strauss Week, Spurgeon breaks down Strauss's Capriccio in a New York minute (or three).

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Part 3 - The Enigma of Richard Strauss

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Richard Strauss was an intensely private man, and many felt he wore a mask in public, never showing his true self.  

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Tell Us Your Favorite Strauss Interpreters

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

You've told us your favorite Strauss singers, conductors and instrumentalists and we're featuring some of them as we close out Strauss Week all day today.

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