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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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.