WQXR's Great Voices

Wednesday, November 16, 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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1956: Neil Sedaka Plays Debussy and Prokofiev at WQXR

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

In 1956, a 16-year-old Neil Sedaka was one of 15 young people selected to appear on WQXR's educational program "Musical Talent in Our Schools." Listen to his remarkable performance.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Let's Go To The Circus

Saturday, November 12, 2011

We go to the circus for this week's Saturday Morning Cartoon, which features the Zampa Overture by Ferdinand Herold. This piece appears in a 1947 Andy Panda cartoon called "The Bandmaster."

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Café Concert: Miró Quartet

Friday, November 11, 2011

After a dramatic personnel change, the Austin, Texas-based Miró Quartet is reconnecting with its roots in the music of Beethoven. Watch them perform in the WQXR Cafe.

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WQXR's Great Voices

Wednesday, November 09, 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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How Beethoven Became an American Icon

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Feminists and black radicals, filmmakers, architects and rappers all grasped something in the emotional power of Beethoven’s music. Michael Broyles explores this in the new book Beethoven in America.

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1992: Beverly Sills on The Vocal Scene

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

In 1992, soprano Beverly Sills was a guest on The Vocal Scene, a show hosted by George Jellinek that ran on WQXR for 36 years. Listen to the full show and watch our panel's response.

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Dame Emma Kirkby and Jakob Lindberg Perform Dowland

Friday, November 04, 2011

Today at 5 pm, English soprano Emma Kirkby and Swedish lutenist Jacob Lindberg join host David Garland in the WQXR studio to perform songs by 17th-century composer John Dowland.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Good Grief, More Beethoven

Friday, November 04, 2011

Who was Beethoven’s biggest fan? Schroeder from the Peanuts gang, of course. He could bang out the composer’s most complicated pieces on his little toy piano.

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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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