The WQXR Holiday Channel Plays Your Classical Christmas Favorites

Thursday, December 01, 2016

WQXR brings you music to celebrate the spirit of the season with the return of our all-classical holiday channel. From Dec. 1-Jan. 6, we'll stream continuous seasonal music, 24/7.

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Watch: An A Cappella Christmas Songbook With The King’s Singers

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

At 7 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 30, watch an a cappella Christmas from England when The King’s Singers come to The Greene Space at WQXR for an exclusive New York appearance.

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A Parade of the Best Classical Music For Your Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Make WQXR the soundtrack for your Thanksgiving. We will have the giant composers of classical music parading through your radio all day long — Beethoven, Mozart, Bach and more.

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Richard Tucker Gala From Carnegie Hall

Friday, November 18, 2016

At 9 pm on Friday, Nov. 18, tune in for the 2016 Richard Tucker Gala concert, recorded live at Carnegie Hall.

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Quiz: Which Famous Concerto Are You?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

What happens when you combine an orchestra and a soloist or soloists? You get a concerto. Take our quiz to find out which of the six most famous concertos fits you best.

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Francis Picabia Exhibition at MoMA: A Music Playlist

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Listen to Terrance McKnight's special playlist curated for MoMA's new Francis Picabia exhibition, which opens Nov. 21.

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The Only Thing WQXR Spins Is Great Classical Music

Thursday, November 03, 2016

This election season, the only thing WQXR spins is the best classical music.

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Sunday: A Beethoven Symphony Marathon

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Beginning at 9 am, we'll start our own marathon of all nine Beethoven symphonies, played in order, and give you one more reason to shout, "Oh joy!," by the end of the race.

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Listen: Music and the Kennedys

Thursday, November 03, 2016

While neither a musician nor a music-lover, President Kennedy's commitment to music and the arts was evident from the moment he took office.

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Early Music's Masterpieces From Juilliard415

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Take a break from your busy work day with Juilliard415, the school's principal period-instrument ensemble, performing works by early music's masters.

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Quiz: Which Type of Classical Music Piece Are You?

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

From expansive operas or symphonies, to the creative and confident sonata, take our quiz to find out which type of classical music piece you are.

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Theodore Roosevelt and the Gold Steinway

Thursday, October 27, 2016

A wealth of beautiful music in the White House during the dawn of the 20th century all began with a 1903 gold Steinway, which remained in the East Room for 35 years.

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Poll: Cast Your Vote For Mozart or Salieri

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

In this turbulent election season, WQXR is your respite from the non-stop political coverage. Cast your vote for classical music by supporting WQXR.

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Quiz: Which Beethoven Symphony Are You?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Celebrating Beethoven's birthday with music throughout the day and a quiz to see which Symphony you are most like.

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Watch: Music and Conversation With Richard Tucker Award Winner Tamara Wilson

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Watch our interview and performance show with Richard Tucker Award winner, Tamara Wilson, singing arias and duets from some of Mozart's most beloved operas.

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The U.S. Marine Band, America's Oldest Music Group

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The U.S. Marine Band was founded by an act of Congress – signed by then-President John Adams – in 1798, two years before Washington, D.C. became the nation’s capital.

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Music in Lincoln’s White House

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Though he couldn’t sing or play any instruments himself, he surrounded himself with music during the turbulent 1860s, seeking solace from the turmoil of the Civil War.

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5 Times Abraham Lincoln Showed His Love of Opera

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Unlike other musical presidents, Abraham Lincoln could neither read music, sing, or play an instrument. He was nonetheless a great music lover, particularly opera.

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Midday Masterpieces By Beethoven, Bach and Schumann

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Take a respite from your busy work day with this great performance by Julliard cellist Khari Joyner and pianist Cherie Roe.

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Opera Singer Ryan Speedo Green Inspires with Story and Song

Monday, October 03, 2016

Wednesday at 7 pm, join us for an evening of song and conversation with Ryan Speedo Green and writer Daniel Bergner, author of Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family.

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