Café Concert: Maya Beiser

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Her Twitter account is called "Cello Goddess" and one of her crossover successes was the Led Zeppelin tune "Kashmir." Watch Maya Beiser perform in the WQXR Café.


Saturday Morning Cartoons: Musical Moments from Chopin

Saturday, October 06, 2012

The featured music in this Saturday’s cartoon is Frederic Chopin’s Fantasie-impromptu in C-sharp Minor, Op. 66. This piece is featured in a 1947 Woody Woodpecker cartoon.


The WQXR Weekender: Oct. 4-7

Thursday, October 04, 2012

This weekend's concert calendar takes us from the Met Museum to the Met Opera, from the Chicago Symphony to the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.


Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Rapid Ring Cycle

Saturday, September 29, 2012

This Saturday's cartoon features Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Richard Wagner’s Gotterdammerung. Leitmotifs from this music can be found in an animated short called, “The Ring in 2.5 minutes — with leitmotifs!”


The WQXR Weekender: Sept. 27-30

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Several concerts around New York this weekend have a visual bent, including a multimedia take on Pictures at an Exhibition, a tribute to Montsalvatge and a performance of David T. Little's opera Dog Days.


Saturday Morning Cartoon: Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier

Friday, September 21, 2012

This week's cartoon features J.S. Bach's Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846, from Book I of the Well-Tempered Clavier. We hear a performance by Glenn Gould.


The WQXR Weekender: Sept. 20-23

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.


Café Concert: Classical Jam

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.

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Music for the Jewish High Holidays

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.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: More 'Allegro Non Troppo'

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."

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The WQXR Weekender: Sept. 13-16

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 Morning Cartoons: A Double Birthday Bash

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.

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The WQXR Weekender: Sept. 6-9

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 Morning Cartoon: Grieg's 'Anitra’s Dance'

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."


The WQXR Weekender: Aug. 30-Sept. 3

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The holiday weekend promises several concerts in and around New York, from Bargemusic to Governor's Island to Woodstock, NY.

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The Colors of Claude Debussy

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

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Saturday Morning Cartoon: Debussy in 'Fantasia'

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.

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Debussy and the Piano: Part V

Friday, August 24, 2012

For the final installment of WQXR's special series, "Debussy and the Piano," David Dubal takes a deep dive into the personal life of the composer during the period spent composing his greatest works.

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Debussy and the Piano: Part IV

Thursday, August 23, 2012

In this, the fourth of five installments of WQXR's special series, "Debussy and the Piano," David Dubal examines the composer’s life through his correspondences with patrons and colleagues.

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The WQXR Weekender: Aug. 23-26

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.