Café Concert: The Endellion String Quartet

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Endellion Quartet is possibly the most famous string quartet to have completely avoided New York concert stages throughout much of its career. They're making up for lost time now.

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I, Too, Sing America: Music in the Life of Langston Hughes

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Tonight at 9 pm, join WQXR host Terrance McKnight for a one-hour radio special that shines a light on Langston Hughes's lesser-known musical compositions.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Lohengrin by Richard Wagner

Friday, February 15, 2013

For this Saturday’s cartoon we have chosen the Prelude and Bridal Chorus from Act 3 of Lohengrin by Richard Wagner.  This music opens the 1936 cartoon “Mickey’s Grand Opera,” which also features the quartet “"Bella Figlia Dell’Amore," from Rigoletto, today’s Met broadcast opera.


Video Webcast: 'Passion' in the Afternoon

Thursday, February 14, 2013

On Thursday, Stephen Sondheim joined host Elliott Forrest in The Greene Space for an hour of music and conversation. Watch the archived video.

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Café Concert: Jan Vogler

Monday, February 11, 2013

Trained in the former East Germany, Jan Vogler is now a New Yorker, performing regularly on the city's concert stages. Watch him play Bach in the WQXR Café.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Debussy’s 'Clair de lune'

Saturday, February 09, 2013

For this week’s cartoon we have chosen Debussy’s “Clair de lune” from Suite bergamasque, because the moon has such important symbolism for the Lunar New Year.


Voices of the Lunar New Year

Thursday, February 07, 2013

All weekend long, WQXR celebrates the Lunar New Year. Several people contributed their memories and traditions for this, the Year of the Snake.


The Price of Admission: A Musical Biography of Florence Beatrice Price

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

At 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, join WQXR host Terrance McKnight for a one-hour program that explores the symphonic music, songs, works for piano and legacy of Florence Beatrice Price. 

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West-Eastern Divan Orchestra Strengthens Amid Mideast Tensions, Says Mariam Said

Friday, February 01, 2013

The arrival of the West-Eastern Divan at Carnegie Hall is enormously exciting for many reasons. But the one that resonates most with me is that it is a wonderful tribute to a dear family friend, the late Edward Said, humanist literary critic, writer, educator and musician who envisioned this endeavor with his friend, conductor Daniel Barenboim, and saw the beginnings of its success.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Western 'Hoedown'

Friday, February 01, 2013

For this Saturday’s cartoon, we offer “Hoedown” from Aaron Copland’s Rodeo as featured in a Western-themed stop-motion animation short.

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To Midge Woolsey, A Goodbye and Sincere Thanks

Monday, January 28, 2013

Midge Woolsey signed off Thursday after her final shift as a full-time host at WQXR. Listen here to her comments.

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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.