Beethoven Time Machine

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What if you could travel through time with Ludwig van Beethoven? What parts of history would you visit? In this meta exercise we explore non-linear time travel in the Beethoven Time Machine!

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Beethoven Awareness Month: Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

This November, WQXR is giving itself over to “the one.” Beethoven’s music – monumental and personal, awe-inspiring and soul-touching, intimately familiar yet ever-ripe for discovery – encompasses so many facets of the human spirit.

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Marilyn Horne Remembers Triumphs, Battles and 'Singing Everything'

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The mezzo-soprano reveals how she came to master bel canto opera, art song recitals and television.

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1949: Stravinsky Visits WQXR with 'Orpheus'

Monday, October 24, 2011

WQXR has seen a lot of notable figures walk through its doors. In 1949, Igor Stravinsky stopped by to give an "aural program note" for his then-newly-composed ballet, Orpheus.


Franz Liszt at 200: A Bounty of New Recordings

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saturday marks the 200th birthday of the restless Hungarian composer Franz Liszt. In celebration, WQXR presents a round-up of new Liszt recordings that run a particularly wide gamut.


Café Concert: Vilde Frang

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Watch the rising young Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang perform the colorful music of Albéniz in the WQXR Café.

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WQXR's Great Voices

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

In celebration of our 75th anniversary, we’ve culled our archive of interviews and shows for some of the most recognizable voices from the station’s past.

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Pavarotti Sure Sounds Goofy

Friday, October 14, 2011

For this Saturday’s cartoon we present the Neapolitan song, “Faniculi, Fanicula” by Luigi Denza and performed by Luciano Pavarotti (shown below with the Three Tenors).


1951: An Historic Vladimir Horowitz Recital, Packed With Encores

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

In 1951, WQXR gave the first-ever radio broadcast of a Carnegie Hall recital by the piano giant Vladimir Horowitz. Listen to it here.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Reimagining Pomp and Circumstance

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Although Edward Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance is most familiar to people as the march played during graduation ceremonies it also had a prominent place in Disney’s Fantasia 2000.

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WQXR's Great Voices Contest Rules

Friday, October 07, 2011

HOW TO ENTER: No purchase or pledge necessary. Entries may be made on the Great Voices Contest page between the hours of 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, and 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 Eastern Standard Time.

ELIGIBILITY: Anyone 18 years of age or older can enter the Great Voices Contest except employees of WQXR and its related organizations, their immediate family or persons living in the same household. Void where prohibited by law.

PRIZE: QCard, the WQXR member discount card, valued at $75.

SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNER: One winner will be selected by random drawing no later than 6 p.m. Wednesday of each week beginning, Oct. 12, 2011, through Dec. 7, 2011. Winner will be notified by telephone or email. Prize will be shipped by mail. The chances of winning are dependent upon the number of entries. A list with the winner’s name will be kept on file at WQXR and are available by writing WQXR Listener Services, 160 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013.

GENERAL: By participating in the Great Voices Contest, participants agree to the Official Rules, and that WQXR, its agents and employees will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind resulting from their use of the prize or their participation in the give-away. Prize is nontransferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. There can be no substitutions for a prize. WQXR Radio may use winner’s name for publicity purposes without further compensation.

RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply. By participating in the Great Voices Contest, a participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, and by all decisions of the contest judges. One entry per person per weekly contest, Oct. 12, 2011 to Dec. 6, 2011. Anyone who enters multiple times will be disqualified.

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WQXR's Great Voices

Friday, October 07, 2011

In celebration of our 75th anniversary, we’ve culled our archive of interviews and shows for some of the most recognizable voices from the station’s past.

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Live Webcast: Morehouse College Glee Club

Friday, September 30, 2011

The Morehouse College Glee Club performs a sold-out concert in The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at 7 pm. WQXR's Terrance McKnight hosts the performance and conversation. Watch a live Webcast here.


Saturday Morning Cartoons: Tom and Jerry Conduct Carmen

Friday, September 30, 2011

This Saturday’s cartoon features the cat-and-mouse slapstick duo of Tom and Jerry, this time at a Metropolitan Opera performance of Carmen. Where the cartoon was "shot," however, is a question for debate.

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Back in the Day: Artifacts through the Ages

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Did you know that WQXR used to have its own, in-house string quartet? Take a stroll through the WQXR audio and visual archives which has been digitally preserved. 

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Café Concert: Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The duo of Malian kora player Sissoko and French cellist Segal combine African and European idioms to create a uniquely delicate style. Watch them perform in our Café Concert video.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Brahms' Lullaby

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Humming Brahms’s Lullaby is almost a hard-wired instinct by now for countless parents rocking their babies to sleep. But in the 1999 Disney cartoon Maestro Minnie, the piece goes through several musical treatments.

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1958: A Conversation with Van Cliburn

Friday, September 23, 2011

On May 26, 1958, WQXR program director Abram Chasins interviewed the Texan pianist Van Cliburn, just a few weeks after he won the first International Tchaikovsky Competition.


Video: Jazz Trio Performs at WQXR in 1943

Friday, September 23, 2011

Decades before MTV, the Leonard Ware Trio came to the WQXR studios to record a song for a March 1943 edition of The March of Time newsreel.


Tell Your WQXR Story

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Help us celebrate 75 years as New York’s classical station by sharing your WQXR stories. Do you have a favorite host memory? Was there a favorite recording that you first heard on the station? Please tell us about it.

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