Bach 360°: The Man About Leipzig

Monday, March 25, 2013

In the New York real estate market, buyers and renters worry about space, light and location. Nearly 300 years ago J.S. Bach faced many of the same preoccupations when he moved to Leipzig.

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Bach 360°: The Cantatas

Sunday, March 24, 2013

As the Bach 360 festival turns its focus Sunday to J.S. Bach's cantatas, Operavore writer Marion Lignana Rosenberg considers the universality of the sacred vocal works, in light of a controversial recording series.

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Bach 360°: The Well-Tempered Clavier

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Bach 360 festival continues with a focus on Bach's two books of 24 preludes and fugues, written to celebrate the modern system of tuning. Read about their "hidden" meanings and get a free download.

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Bach 360°: Being Bach

Friday, March 22, 2013

As we continue with our ten-day festival, we look at the colorful life of Bach, one full of full of professional intrigue, unjust treatment and domestic misfortune. Read more and get a free download.

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We Got Your Bach: Bach 360's Generator of Bach Puns

Thursday, March 21, 2013

From the very first mention of the Bach 360 festival, we haven't been able to help ourselves when it comes to Bach puns. Really, we can't help ourselves.

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Bach 360°: The Many Forms of Bach

Thursday, March 21, 2013

For the next 10 days, WQXR will be presenting the complete works of J.S. Bach – some 1100 in all. Get a free download, read our introductory essay and check out programming highlights.

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Bach in the Subways Day Returns For Third Year

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

For the third year in a row, the cellist Dale Henderson has organized Bach in the Subways as a way to celebrate Johann Sebastian Bach's birthday — and his music.

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On-Demand Video: Bill T. Jones and the Orion String Quartet

Monday, March 18, 2013

On Monday night, Bill T. Jones, the Orion Quartet, and dancers from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company came to The Greene Space at WQXR. See the video.

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Bach Yoga

Monday, March 18, 2013

J.S. Bach's fugues, chorales and counterpoint can provide the perfect accompaniment to that next lotus, warrior or upward facing dog pose. Here is a selection of yoga studios offering WQXR's Bach playlist this month.

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The J.S. Bach Café

Monday, March 18, 2013

In the spirit of Zimmermann’s coffee house in Leipzig, we present a selection of Bach performances recorded in the WQXR Café by artists including Alisa Weilerstein, James Ehnes and Avi Avital.


Saturday Morning Cartoons: 'Pigs in a Polka'

Saturday, March 16, 2013

This week's Saturday morning cartoon is "Pigs in a Polka" from Warner Bros. Pictures' Merrie Melodies series. It features several of Johannes Brahms’ Hungarian Dances underscore the action.


Bach To Normal

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New York Public Radio president Laura Walker shares her personal story about Bach in advance of WQXR's Bach 360 Festival.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Minuet Mayhem

Saturday, March 09, 2013

On this weekend's Saturday morning cartoon, find out what happens when "The Muppet Show's" Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem get a hold of Luigi Boccherini’s famous Minuet in A Major.


WQXR to Present 'Bach 360' Festival

Friday, March 08, 2013

Get ready to Bach around the clock. WQXR will be presenting over 200 hours of the music of J.S. Bach, from March 21 (the composer's birthday) through March 31 (Easter Sunday).

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On-Demand Video: The Metropolitan Opera National Council Award Winners

Friday, March 08, 2013

The 2013 winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions gave a recital in The Greene Space at WQXR on Monday. Watch the complete video here.

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My Bach

Thursday, March 07, 2013

As WQXR presents 10 days of non-stop Bach, we want to hear your Bach stories: your first experience with Bach, great performances you’ve seen, what the music means to you. Call 347-286-1059.

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Café Concert: Pekka Kuusisto

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Pekka Kuusisto, who gained international attention when he became the first Finn to win the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition, performs in the WQXR Cafe.

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French Chamber Orchestra Ensemble Matheus Does Bach – and Rock

Monday, March 04, 2013

Ensemble Matheus is one of the rare ensembles that can claim to have played in all of Paris's opulent concert halls — as well as an outdoor rock festival.


Edinburgh Festivals: The Year of Creative Scotland

Sunday, March 03, 2013

This series offers a first-hand experience of being in one of the world's most creative and cosmopolitan cities during a period when more than 4,000 performances take place in hundreds of venues.

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Van Cliburn: An Appreciation

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A mild-mannered Texan, a hero of the Cold War and the concert stage, Van Cliburn's touch reached millions all over the world. Join David Dubal for an hour-long special, Van Cliburn: An Appreciation.

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