The WQXR Weekender: August 9-12

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

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Our picks for this weekend include Pablo Heras-Casado at Mostly Mozart, chamber music at the Norfolk Music Festival, the Avalon String Quartet at Bargemusic and The Music Man at Glimmerglass.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Waltzing Mouse

Saturday, August 04, 2012

The 1952 Tom and Jerry cartoon "Johann Mouse" begins, "This is the story of a waltzing mouse. His name was Johann and he lived in Vienna in the home of Johann Strauss."

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The WQXR Weekender: August 2-5

Thursday, August 02, 2012

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This weekend's highlights include a jazz arrangement of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, the JACK Quartet on Governor's Island, and three performances at the Mostly Mozart Festival.

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The Bad Plus Bring Jazz Touch to Rite of Spring

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

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The Bad Plus's jazz cover of The Rite of Spring probably won't incite the rioting seen at the work's 1913 premiere, but it's still a risky undertaking.

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Profile: For Natasha Paremski, Brahms Meets Boldface Names

Monday, July 30, 2012

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Since the early days of her career, the 25-year-old pianist Natasha Paremski has had a knack for making friends in high places. Here's how she does it.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Olympic Spirit

Saturday, July 28, 2012

In honor of the upcoming Olympic competitions, what better racing music is there than Rossini’s William Tell Overture? This piece has been used in many cartoons, here are a few to pump up your Olympics spirit.

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Olympic Overtures: Playlist

Friday, July 27, 2012

Below is the complete playlist for Olympic Overtures, a program about the history of music and the Olympics.

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Olympic Overtures: Classical Music at the Games

Friday, July 27, 2012

Music has played an important part in the modern Olympic games since their founding in 1896. But as far as marriages go, it has been a rocky one at times.

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The WQXR Weekender: July 26-29

Thursday, July 26, 2012

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The London Olympics aren't the only thing getting underway this weekend; both the Mostly Mozart Festival and the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival will open their seasons with free concerts.

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Café Concert: New York Polyphony

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Vocal ensemble New York Polyphony evokes an otherworldly place with a program of sacred Renaissance music as well as a modern lullaby. Watch the videos here.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: A 'Fantasia' Fugue

Saturday, July 21, 2012

For this week's cartoon, we offer J.S. Bach's well-known Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565. Leopold Stokowski’s orchestration of this organ work is featured in "Fantasia."

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The WQXR Weekender: July 19-22

Thursday, July 19, 2012

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This weekend is a busy one for classical music, with Brooklyn Rider at Caramoor, a Kaija Saariaho opera premiere and Armide at Glimmerglass.

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Café Concert: James Ehnes

Sunday, July 15, 2012

He performs with major orchestras, runs his own string quartet and is artistic director of the Seattle Chamber Music Society. But James Ehnes is also a regular guy.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Bastille Day With Berlioz

Saturday, July 14, 2012

In honor of Bastille Day, this Saturday's morning cartoon is an animated musical analysis of Berlioz’s “March to the Scaffold,” the fourth movement of Symphonie Fantastique.

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The WQXR Weekend Planner: July 12-15

Thursday, July 12, 2012

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This weekend's picks include a performance of Mahler's Fifth at St. Bart's Church, the Linden Quartet at Caramoor,  Giselle at the Lincoln Center Festival and John Cage at the River to River Festival.

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50 Shades of Grey Triggers Sales of Choral Piece

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey, E. L. James racy best-selling novel that has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, is turning readers on to an unlikely piece of music: Spem in Alium, by the English Renaissance composer Thomas Tallis.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Play It Again, Schroeder

Saturday, July 07, 2012

We know that number-one Ludwig van fan Schroeder can play just about any Beethoven piece beautifully. Here he is playing Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 3.

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Map: See Where Famous Composers Have Lived in NYC

Friday, July 06, 2012

Using our map see where famous composers called home at various points in their lives. Among them: Stravinsky, Bartok, Britten, Bernstein and Herrmann.

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Your Perfect Weekend: July 6-8

Thursday, July 05, 2012

A Rossini premiere, a light program of Tchaikovsky, a Governor's Island jamboree and an all-French program at Bargemusic are among this weekend's concert picks.

 

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: The Art of Mozart

Saturday, June 30, 2012

For this Saturday’s cartoon, we have selected Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K. 525, Eine kleine Nachtmusik.

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