Saturday Morning Cartoons: Mozart Meets The Muppets

Saturday, January 26, 2013

From a 1977 episode of "The Muppet Show," Miss Piggy and Link Hogthrob sing “La ci darem la mano” from Mozart’s Don Giovanni.


Café Concert: Jennifer Koh

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Somewhere along the way in her 20-some year career, Jennifer Koh jumped off the violin soloist treadmill in favor of less familiar paths and creative channels. See how in this Café Concert.


Saturday Morning Cartoon: 'O mio babbino caro'

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Lace up your skates! This week's cartoon is "O mio babbino caro" from Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, as featured in the Peanuts' cartoon, “She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown.”



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Café Concert: Chilly Gonzales

Monday, January 14, 2013

If Liszt were alive today, he may find a certain kinship with Chilly Gonzales, a pianist who once played for 27 hours straight. See Gonzales in the WQXR Café.

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Video Webcast: West-Eastern Divan Orchestra Plays Intimate Chamber Program

Monday, January 14, 2013

Tonight at 8 pm, NPR Music and WQXR present a special, free concert by the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at (Le) Poisson Rouge. Watch the performance through our live webcast.


Saturday Morning Cartoons: 'Rhapsody Rabbit'

Saturday, January 12, 2013

This Saturday's cartoon, memorably features Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp Minor. The piece was in a 1946 Warner Brothers cartoon.


The Mozart Festival from Salzburg

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Tonight at 9 pm: The Mozart Festival includes performances by some of the world's leading soloists and orchestras, backstage clips with performers and a tour of the Mozarteum Foundation.


New Year's Day from Vienna 2013

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

The Vienna Philharmonic greets the New Year with its annual concert from Vienna. The program – which features popular pieces the Strauss family and contemporaries -- begins at 11 am ET.

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A New Yorker's Christmas

Monday, December 24, 2012

One of the great WQXR traditions: Host Nimet Habachy's reflections on Christmas in New York.


An Early Music and Baroque Christmas

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Host David Garland presents an hour of Christmas and wintertime music from medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras.


Saturday Morning Cartoon: 'Christmas Time is Here'

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The graceful strains of Vince Guaraldi's jazz soundtrack to the TV special "A Charlie Brown Christmas" continue to be a emblematic part of the holiday season.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: 'What's Opera, Doc?'

Saturday, December 15, 2012

This Saturday’s cartoon features Richard Wagner’s Overture to The Flying Dutchman. This music opens the 1957 Chuck Jones/Warner Brothers cartoon, “What’s Opera, Doc?”

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A Christmas Carol Live From The Greene Space

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A star-studded cast from WQXR and WNYC present a dramatic reading of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Magical Maestro

Saturday, December 08, 2012

The aria "Largo al factotum" from Rossini’s opera The Barber of Seville shows up in numerous cartoons. Here's a version featuring Poochini, a canine opera singer.

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WQXR's 2012 Classical Countdown

Saturday, December 08, 2012

It's back and bigger than ever: WQXR will help ring in the New Year with our 2012 Classical Countdown. From Friday through New Year's Eve, we're counting down your 105 favorite pieces.

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WQXR's 2012 Holiday Programming

Friday, December 07, 2012

WQXR is pleased to present special programming throughout the 2012 holiday season. Here is a calendar of the Chanukah and Christmas specials that you will hear in December.

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Café Concert: Julian Rachlin

Thursday, December 06, 2012

After a difficult prodigy phase, violinist Julian Rachlin has matured into a career that includes many things: chamber music, concertos, conducting and teaching. Watch him perform in the WQXR Cafe.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: That's How Music Is Made

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Johann Strauss II's Blue Danube Waltz appears in numerous cartoons. This week we're highlighting the 1960 Chuck Jones/Warner Brother’s cartoon, “High Note.”


The Holiday Channel Returns with Carols, Festive Favorites

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Here you can expect beloved carols and festive winter songs; opulent orchestral arrangements and pared-down period ensembles; grandiose choirs and intimate chamber groups.

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25 Essential Beethoven Recordings: The 'Pastoral' Symphony

Friday, November 30, 2012

To wrap our month-long survey of the 25 essential Beethoven recordings, we meet the composer's "folk" side. Read more and tell us about your favorite Beethoven recording here.

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