Part 2 - Strong Women Dominate Strauss Operas

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The operas of Richard Strauss are dominated by female voices, and many of his fifteen operas are named for their female stars.

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CD Box Set Giveaway: The Complete Strauss Operas

Monday, June 09, 2014

Sunday is the last day to enter for a chance to win a CD box set of Strauss' complete operas from Deutsche Grammophon.

Part 1 - Epic Tales Well Told: Strauss's Tone Poems

Monday, June 09, 2014

Strauss first came to international attention writing tone poems, his virtuoso symphonic works that portray stories, characters, and even philosophical ideas.

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Ray Chen's Road Trip Playlist

Monday, June 09, 2014

Ray Chen, the rising young violinist (and new owner of a driver's license), has put together an eclectic road trip playlist. It stretches from Mozart and Pärt to Bruno Mars and Young MC.


Music is a Holy Art: A Richard Strauss Celebration

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Strauss soprano Deborah Voigt hosts this one-hour radio documentary, presented by WQXR, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss. 

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David Greilsammer's Road Trip Playlist

Thursday, May 29, 2014

As the summer driving season gets underway, we're asking on-the-go classical musicians for their road trip playlists. David Greilsammer takes us from Monk to Monteverdi.


Joyce Yang's Road Trip Playlist

Monday, May 26, 2014

As the summer driving season begins, we've asked classical musicians for their road trip playlists. First up is one from the pianist Joyce Yang, which spans James Taylor and Eric Clapton to Schumann and Sinatra.


Webcast: The Great Russian Piano Tradition with David Dubal

Friday, May 16, 2014

Today at 7 pm, join us for a special event celebrating the mighty Russian piano tradition, featuring performances by several accomplished young pianists.


Café Concert: Duo Gazzana

Friday, May 16, 2014

Duo Gazzana's first notes in the United States took place this month in the WQXR Café. Watch the video of the Italian sisters Natascia and Raffaella Gazzana.


Video Webcast: Juan Diego Flórez Sings in The Greene Space

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Watch the archived video webcast of the Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez in The Greene Space on Sunday, his only solo appearance in New York City this season.

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Video Webcast: Piotr Anderszewski's Beethoven Brunch

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Pianist Piotr Anderszewski performs the music of Beethoven and Janacek in The Greene Space at WQXR.

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Ticket Giveaway: Happy Birthday to The Bard

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Today is Shakespeare's 450th birthday. You’ll also have a chance to win a pair of tickets to Shakespeare in the Park this summer and a one-year membership to the Public Theater.

Yale and Juilliard Perform Bach's St. John Passion

Friday, April 18, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, Masaaki Suzuki conducts a new generation of early music specialists in a performance of Bach's St. John Passion. The performance features Juilliard415 and Yale Schola Cantorum.

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Which Classical Pieces Put You To Sleep?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Do you fall asleep or wake up to classical music? Our sister station WNYC is collecting information on people's sleep habits through a new crowdsourcing project called Clock Your Sleep.

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WQXR's Instrument Drive Ends With More Than 2,500 Donations

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

WQXR listeners were extra generous in helping to bring the station's 10-day instrument drive to a strong finale on Monday night.

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WQXR Smashes Goal in Musical Instrument Drive at Half-Way Point

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

WQXR has already surpassed its goal of collecting 1,000 gently used instruments to give to New York City Public School students. Share your donation story with us.

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Video Webcast: The Metropolitan Opera National Council Award Winners

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Watch the archived webcast of the 2014 winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in The Greene Space at WQXR.

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James Galway Helps Kick Off WQXR's Musical Instrument Drive

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

As WQXR's Musical Instrument Drive gets underway, we're hosting an informal flute jam session this Sunday at 2 pm with flutists James Galway and his wife, Jeanne Galway.

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WQXR's 10-Day Instrument Drive Launches at Lincoln Center Atrium

Monday, March 24, 2014

WQXR's Instrument Drive kicked off on Friday at an event at the David Rubenstein Atrium, featuring live music and cameos from conductors.

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Café Concert: Anne Akiko Meyers

Friday, March 21, 2014

Anne Akiko Meyers plays a centuries-old Guarneri del Gesu violin once used by Itzhak Perlman, Henri Vieuxtemps and Yehudi Menuhin, but it doesn’t reveal its beauty easily.

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