Debussy and the Piano: Part III

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

In this, the third of five installments of WQXR's special series, "Debussy and the Piano," host David Dubal presents performances of Debussy’s piano music, and a comparative performance of “The Dance of Puck” with a performance by the composer.

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Debussy and the Piano: Part II

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

In this, the second of five installments of WQXR's special series, "Debussy and the Piano," David Dubal explores Debussy’s piano music that deals with pictures of the natural world, and also reveals how Debussy was a man of difficult ways.

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Debussy and the Piano: Part I

Monday, August 20, 2012

In this, the first of five installments of WQXR's special series, "Debussy and the Piano," David Dubal presents a vintage recording of Debussy playing from the Children’s Corner Suite, an explanation of why Debussy wasn’t a fan of Beethoven, and an exploration on how France and French culture influenced his aesthetic.

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Claude Debussy and the Piano

Monday, August 20, 2012

To mark Debussy's 150th birthday, WQXR is presenting a week of programs dedicated to his works for piano hosted by David Dubal.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Carnival of the Animals

Saturday, August 18, 2012

This week's Saturday morning cartoon is Camille Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, which is used in the flamingo scene in the movie "Fantasia 2000."

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The WQXR Weekender: August 17-19

Thursday, August 16, 2012

This weekend's highlights include a Beethoven Clarinet Trio, an ensemble from Juilliard doing Vivaldi, and another Mostly Mozart performance with Joshua Bell.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: 'Chariots of Fur'

Saturday, August 11, 2012

For this Saturday’s cartoon we celebrate the end of the 2012 Olympics with "Chariots of Fur," a 1994 Looney Tunes cartoon that features Bedrich Smetana’s "Dance of the Comedians".

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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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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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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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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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