Saturday Morning Cartoons: Madama Butterfly

Saturday, December 17, 2011

This Saturday’s cartoon features the aria “Un bel di,” from Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, which just so happens to be Saturday’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast.

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The Most Popular Classical Albums of 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Each week in 2011 we've been pleased to feature new recordings in our Album of the Week feature. Here are the year's most popular albums according to web traffic on

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Café Concert: Charlie Siem

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

While chatting with Charlie Siem, one gets the feeling the English violinist is yearning to quote that old shampoo commercial: Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Serious Cultural Moment

Saturday, December 10, 2011

For this week’s Saturday morning cartoon we’re turning to the biggest animated diva: Garfield the cat. Featured is “Dance of the Hours,” from La Gioconda.

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A Christmas Carol Live From The Greene Space

Thursday, December 08, 2011

F. Murray Abraham stars as Scrooge with a cast of WQXR and WNYC personalities in an original production of the Dickens tale. Tune in for the radio broadcast on 12/24 at 8pm and 12/25 at 6pm.

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WQXR's 2011 Holiday Programming

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

WQXR is pleased to present special programming throughout the holiday season. Here is a calendar of the Hanukkah and Christmas specials that you will hear in December.

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WQXR’s Met Opera Preview: The Enchanted Island

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Watch a sneak preview of the Met's new production, The Enchanted Island. Met stars David Daniels, Danielle de Niese and others perform.

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WQXR's 2011 Classical Countdown

Monday, December 05, 2011

WQXR's annual Classical Countdown: Vote for your favorite three pieces of classical music through December 25th. Tune in starting 9am Thursday, December 29th to hear the results.

2011 WQXR Holiday Gift Guide

Sunday, December 04, 2011

If you have a classical music fan on your list, here are some suggestions of gifts that will be music to their ears, including recordings, DVDs, books and gadgets galore.


Holiday Concerts Guide 2011

Sunday, December 04, 2011

If Muzak piped over store loudspeakers has you pining for Yuletide music with a bit more soul, consider these options around New York City.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Nutcracker Suite Garden Party

Saturday, December 03, 2011

For this week’s Saturday Morning cartoon we get into the holiday spirit with music from the second act of Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker ballet.

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Café Concert: Cypress String Quartet

Friday, December 02, 2011

The Cypress String Quartet turns 15 this year with an unusual venture: a nationwide radio tour. The ensemble joined us in the cafe as part of the first leg of that journey to perform music by Beethoven.

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Angela Gheorghiu Traces the Footsteps of Callas

Thursday, December 01, 2011

The soprano Angela Gheorghiu is known for her lustrous voice and strong opinions. She talks about her homage the legendary Maria Callas - and shares her views on directors and fellow singers.

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An East Harlem 'Eroica'

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Last month, WQXR host Terrance McKnight visited a high school on E. 106th Street as part of a WQXR outreach initiative, to discuss – and perform – the music of Beethoven. See the videos here.

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WQXR's Great Voices

Wednesday, November 30, 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.

A Final Bow for Beethoven Awareness Month

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

As we wrap up Beethoven Awareness month, we hope you’ll continue to “spread the joy” and enjoy these free downloads from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Schroeder Plays the 'Pathetique' Sonata

Saturday, November 26, 2011

For this final weekend in Beethoven Awareness Month, we return to the Peanuts gang for our Saturday Morning Cartoon.

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WQXR's Great Voices

Wednesday, November 23, 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.

A Serving of Gratitude from Classical Musicians

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A few years ago, WQXR asked a number of musicians about who they are grateful for. Responses came from opera singers, clarinetists, composers and others.

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Beethoven Piano Sonata Marathon: The Complete Video Archive

Monday, November 21, 2011

Watch the entire 12-hour Beethoven Sonata Marathon as it happened on Sunday.

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