Saturday Morning Cartoons: Marionette and Master

Saturday, April 07, 2012

For this week’s Saturday morning cartoon, we have chosen Charles Gounod’s Funeral March of a Marionette.

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The Knights Invite Listeners to Help 'Finish' John Adams Piece

Thursday, April 05, 2012

On Wednesday night, The Knights performed a piece by John Adams that featured "crowdsourced" sound from a WQXR listener. Here's how it went down.

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Your Perfect Weekend: April 6-8

Thursday, April 05, 2012

A New York recital debut, medieval music in the Cloisters and a multimedia take on a 20th-century landmark opera are among our picks for concerts to hear this weekend.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Get your buckets out. This week’s Saturday cartoon is Paul Dukas’s symphonic poem The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

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Your Perfect Weekend: March 30-April 1

Friday, March 30, 2012

It's high season for choral music in New York. Our picks of things to do this weekend include two major European choirs, and a multi-generational chamber group.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Whistling Woodstock Saves the Day

Saturday, March 24, 2012

For this Saturday’s cartoon we have selected the aria "O mio babbino caro" from Giacomo Puccini’s opera, Gianni Schicchi

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Café Concert: So Percussion

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The percussion quartet So Percussion performs Inlets, John Cage's Zenlike score for water-filled conch shells and burning pine cones, in the WQXR Café. Watch the video here.

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For His 327th Birthday, Bach Goes Underground

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wednesday was a big day for Bach enthusiast Dale Henderson, it being J.S. Bach's 327th birthday as well as the second “Bach in the Subways Day." Watch a slideshow of the event as it played out.

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March Madness! The Sweetest Sixteen

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The NCAA Tournament is in full-swing and -- just like in the world of college basketball -- the sound of marches is in the air. We bracket out 16 of the best marches.

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Passion Pointers: Five Tips for Getting to Know Bach's St. John Passion

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The St. John Passion is one of Bach's two great surviving Passions, or sacred oratorios, the other being the St. Matthew Passion. Host Kent Tritle gives us five tips on getting to kno...

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Ducking a Hungry Caveman

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Spring is just around the corner, or at least it felt that way this past week in New York, so it seemed natural to celebrate the changing of the seasons with Mendelssohn’s Fruhlin...

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Baritone Thomas Hampson: A Met 'Mastersinger'

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Today at 4:30 pm, hear host Midge Woolsey's interview with baritone Thomas Hampson. He talks about his company role debut as Verdi's Macbeth at the Metropolitan Opera.

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Café Concert: Ryu Goto

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ryu Goto opened his Café Concert with Kreisler's Liebesleid, a bittersweet waltz that evokes a kind of aristocratic grace from another era. But Goto is hardly a violinist stuck in the past.

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SXSW: Where Rockers Meet, 'Indie Classical' Gains a Foothold

Monday, March 12, 2012

Representing one of the many micro-niche musical genres at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX, is the hybrid known as indie classical. WQXR's Kim Nowacki looks at this year's event.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Popeye's Full-Contact Conducting

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Franz von Suppe’s Poet and Peasant Overture is featured in the 1935 Popeye cartoon “The Spinach Overture.”

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Operavore Celebrates Rossini's Leap Year Birthday

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Today, our Operavore special stream is celebrating the 53rd leap-year birthday of Gioachino Rossini, born Feb. 29, 1792.

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Café Concert: Xuefei Yang

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Classical guitarist Xuefei Yang is on a mission to make her instrument more visible in the classical music mainstream. See her perform in the WQXR Café in two videos.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Debussy's Deleted Fantasia Scene

Saturday, February 25, 2012

French composer Claude Debussy's Suite bergamasque may be one of his most famous piano suites, but its third movement, Clair de Lune, unfortunately landed on the Fantasia cutting room floor.

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Live Webcast: Langston and Zora's Unsung Collaboration

Friday, February 24, 2012

Host Terrance McKnight takes us on a multimedia journey to the Harlem Renaissance, the burgeoning cultural era for African Americans that was the setting for an ill-fated partnership.

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky Discusses New Album, The Met's Ernani

Friday, February 24, 2012

Russian Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky stopped by the WQXR studios to chat with host Naomi Lewin. Hvorostovsky is currently singing the role of Don Carlo in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Giuseppe Verdi's Ernani

A live broadcast of that production will air at 1 pm this Saturday, Feb. 25.

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