Sunday, August 26, 2012
Classical New England's Cathy Fuller and Performance Today's Fred Child join an audience in our Fraser Performance Studio to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Claude Debussy
Saturday, August 25, 2012
For this week’s cartoon we offer Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune from Suite bergmasque to continue this week’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Late August may appear to be a cultural dead zone in New York City, but this weekend promises several events to occupy your days and nights.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
In this, the third of five installments of WQXR's special series, "Debussy and the Piano," host David Dubal presents performances of Debussy’s piano music, and a comparative performance of “The Dance of Puck” with a performance by the composer.
Monday, August 20, 2012
In this, the first of five installments of WQXR's special series, "Debussy and the Piano," David Dubal presents a vintage recording of Debussy playing from the Children’s Corner Suite, an explanation of why Debussy wasn’t a fan of Beethoven, and an exploration on how France and French culture influenced his aesthetic.
Monday, August 20, 2012
To mark Debussy's 150th birthday, WQXR is presenting a week of programs dedicated to his works for piano hosted by David Dubal.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
This week's Saturday morning cartoon is Camille Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, which is used in the flamingo scene in the movie "Fantasia 2000."
Thursday, August 16, 2012
This weekend's highlights include a Beethoven Clarinet Trio, an ensemble from Juilliard doing Vivaldi, and another Mostly Mozart performance with Joshua Bell.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
For this Saturday’s cartoon we celebrate the end of the 2012 Olympics with "Chariots of Fur," a 1994 Looney Tunes cartoon that features Bedrich Smetana’s "Dance of the Comedians".
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Our picks for this weekend include Pablo Heras-Casado at Mostly Mozart, chamber music at the Norfolk Music Festival, the Avalon String Quartet at Bargemusic and The Music Man at Glimmerglass.
Saturday, August 04, 2012
The 1952 Tom and Jerry cartoon "Johann Mouse" begins, "This is the story of a waltzing mouse. His name was Johann and he lived in Vienna in the home of Johann Strauss."
Thursday, August 02, 2012
This weekend's highlights include a jazz arrangement of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, the JACK Quartet on Governor's Island, and three performances at the Mostly Mozart Festival.
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
The Bad Plus's jazz cover of The Rite of Spring probably won't incite the rioting seen at the work's 1913 premiere, but it's still a risky undertaking.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Since the early days of her career, the 25-year-old pianist Natasha Paremski has had a knack for making friends in high places. Here's how she does it.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
In honor of the upcoming Olympic competitions, what better racing music is there than Rossini’s William Tell Overture? This piece has been used in many cartoons, here are a few to pump up your Olympics spirit.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Music has played an important part in the modern Olympic games since their founding in 1896. But as far as marriages go, it has been a rocky one at times.