Soundtrack to Sunrise: 9 Pieces to Help Start Your Day

Friday, September 18, 2015

Every morning, WQXR offers a "Soundtrack to Sunrise," played at the time the sun emerges over the horizon. Here are nine sunrise-themed pieces.


Throwback Thursday: Music for the IND Subway Line

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Eighty-three years ago, on September 10, 1932, the IND subway line began servicing commuters along Eighth Avenue in Manhattan


(In)famous Tales of Classical Musicians as Students

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

While there are plenty of stories of overachievers who became great classical musicians, we wanted to know about those who didn't get straight As — or even straight Cs.

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Video Webcast: Jamie Barton and Friends in The Greene Space

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Watch the archived video webcast featuring music and conversation with Jamie Barton, 2015 winner of the Richard Tucker Award. Plus: Christine Goerke and Paul Appleby.

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8 Classical Pieces Inspired by Butterflies That Take Flight

Thursday, September 03, 2015

This Saturday, the American Museum of Natural History is reopening its Butterfly Exhibit. Here are eight pieces to accompany your visit.

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Itzhak Perlman and The Company He Keeps

Thursday, August 27, 2015

In celebration of violinist Itzhak Perlman's 70th birthday, we take a listen to his many musical collaborations in this special program.

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Famous Composers and Their Dogs

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday was National Dog Day and to celebrate, WQXR presents a slideshow of composers and their furry friends.

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Classical Commute: James Murphy

Monday, August 24, 2015

All summer long, we are profiling subway musicians who make our commutes a little bit cooler with classical music. This week: James Murphy


In-Studio: Alina Ibragimova Performs Bach and Ysaÿe

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Russian-born violinist Alina Ibragimova in recent years has developed a following in Europe, especially in the U.K., where she studied and came of age. Here's why.


Classical Commute: Washington Square Winds

Sunday, August 09, 2015

All summer long, we are profiling subway musicians who make our commutes a little bit cooler with classical music. This week: the Washington Square Winds.

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Understanding Classical Musicians (and Fans) Through Their Custom Plates

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

You can express a lot of things on license plates.

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Proms: Andris Nelsons Conducts Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

Saturday, August 01, 2015

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra takes on Beethoven’s famous Ninth Symphony.

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10 Photos of New Yorkers Soaking Up a Summer Concert in the Park

Friday, July 31, 2015

See 10 snapshots from the Naumburg Bandshell that prove nothing beats a classical music concert in the park.  

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Proms: First Night with Sibelius, Nielsen, Mozart and Walton

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sakari Oramo conducts a program that includes Walton’s pithy choral masterpiece 'Belshazzar’s Feast' and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 with soloist Lars Vogt.


Stravinsky, Rock & Roll and Batman: An Hour with Composer Danny Elfman

Friday, July 03, 2015

Composer Danny Elfman has created one of the most distinctive bodies in film music, providing fantastical musical scores to accompany superheroes, monsters and freaks.

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Video Webcast: Classical Music Unfiltered in The Greene Space

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Watch the archived webcast of four astute music industry watchers discussing the year's highs and lows in classical music.


Bacon Brothers Help Kick Off Second WQXR Instrument Drive

Monday, June 22, 2015

Watch the archived video of The Bacon Brothers and student musicians jamming in The Greene Space to help kick off the second WQXR Instrument Drive.


Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Classical Fathers

Thursday, June 18, 2015

How well do you know your famous dads in classical music? Take our quiz, and tune in Sunday for Father's Day-themed music.


Michael and Kevin Bacon Discuss the WQXR Instrument Drive on NBC's 'Today Show'

Monday, June 08, 2015

Michael and Kevin Bacon appeared on NBC's "Today Show" to discuss, in part, their support for the WQXR Instrument Drive.


Ticket Giveaway: Escape to Tanglewood this Summer

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Tune in each week this summer for opportunities to win pairs of tickets to concerts at Tanglewood, The package includes one night's accommodation.