Café Concert: Mikhail Simonyan

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

He has played for Prince Charles in Buckingham Palace, launched a foundation in war-torn Afghanistan and just released his first album on Deutsche Grammophon. Watch him in the WQXR Cafe.

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Beethoven Time Machine - User Submissions

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

What are those pivotal moments of history, music and entertainment where one could have imagined greatness lurking? Imagine, if you will, a time machine opportunity for history's greatest composer. Think of it as "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" or "Zelig," but applied to Beethoven.

Go to the Main Beethoven Time Machine Page

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WQXR's Great Voices

Wednesday, November 02, 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.

Where's Beethoven? Photo Contest Rules

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

HOW TO ENTER: No purchase or pledge necessary. Entries may be made on the Where’s Beethoven Contest page between the hours of 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, and 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, Eastern Standard Time.

ELIGIBILITY: Anyone 18 years of age or older can enter the Where’s Beethoven 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, Beethoven Was Def T-shirt, valued at $25, and an Obey-Thoven poster (18 inches-by-24 inches), designed by eyeball in the style of Shepard Fairey/Obeygiant.com and reproduced with his kind permission to benefit listener-supported WQXR, valued at $5.

Where's Beethoven? Photo Contest

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Do you know where Beethoven is in this photo? Tell us and you'll be entered into our "Where's Beethoven?" contest.

Beethoven Awareness Month Requests Rules

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

HOW TO ENTER: No purchase or pledge necessary. Entries may be made on the WQXR Requests page between 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, and 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 Eastern Standard Time.

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A Beethoven Timeline: Events that Shaped the Genius

Monday, October 31, 2011

Custody battles, health problems, political upheaval, failed relationships -- Beethoven’s life was as dramatic and tumultuous as his music.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Smurfling Symphony

Saturday, October 29, 2011

This Saturday morning’s cartoon features everyone’s favorite tiny blue creatures, the Smurfs. And is it any surprise that the Smurf village has its own symphony orchestra?

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WQXR Declares November Beethoven Awareness Month

Friday, October 28, 2011

WQXR unveils a viral ad campaign to promote November as Beethoven Awareness Month and thus draws attention to classical music's famous composer.

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1948: WQXR's Halloween Nightmare

Friday, October 28, 2011

In a 1948 Halloween broadcast, a "recurrent nightmare" is played out in full: What would WQXR be like if it were part of a "big, great, wonderful network," broadcasting from "WQXR City?"

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Café Concert: David Finckel and Wu Han

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

One of classical music's reigning power couples, David Finckel and Wu Han run a concert series, a festival, a record label and separate performing careers. Watch them perform in the WQXR Café.

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WQXR's Great Voices

Wednesday, October 26, 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.

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.

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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.

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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).

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