Saturday Morning Cartoons: The Art of Mozart

Saturday, June 30, 2012

For this Saturday’s cartoon, we have selected Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K. 525, Eine kleine Nachtmusik.

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Your Perfect Weekend: June 28-July 1

Thursday, June 28, 2012


This weekend, head north for chamber music performances at Caramoor, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Maverick Concerts.


Lark Ascending: Rising Violin Star Who Plays a Mean Fiddle

Monday, June 25, 2012


Tessa Lark’s violin career has been hatching for some time now. After winning the prestigious Naumburg Violin Competition this month, Lark, 23, is beginning to soar.


Saturday Morning Cartoons: Brahms's Lullaby

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Johannes Brahms' famous Lullaby, Op. 49, No. 4, is a piece that can be heard in in many cartoons. For this week's selection, Brahms's Lullaby features R&B singer Aaron Neville.


Your Perfect Weekend: June 21-24

Thursday, June 21, 2012


This weekend's lineup runs the gamut, with the citywide Make Music NY festival, cross-cultural programming at the Rubin Museum of Art, American music at Symphony Space and floating chamber music at Bargemusic.


Your Perfect Weekend: June 15-17

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


This weekend's picks include Leonidas Kavakos with the Philharmonic, a Debussy-themed concert combining solo piano with Japanese koto, the Bang on a Can Marathon, and a tribute to John Cage.

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Café Concert: Avi Avital

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

When you think mandolin, bluegrass pickers and old-timey music frequently comes to mind. But when Avi Avital sat down to play in the WQXR Café, the sounds of Bach and Bloch filled the air.

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A Guide to Crowdfunding Web sites

Monday, June 11, 2012


Crowdfunding is an online fundraising technique where individuals or organizations can raise money for anything from political campaigns to startup companies and creative projects. Over the last 15 years, crowdfunding has become a viable funding mechanism for many independent musical projects, such as compositions and recordings. Here are a few of the most popular crowd funding sites aimed at arts groups:


Saturday Morning Cartoons: Celebrating Graduation Season

Saturday, June 09, 2012

With the graduation season upon us, we turn to Edward Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D Major for this Saturday’s cartoon.


Your Perfect Weekend: June 7-10

Thursday, June 07, 2012

June can be a slow time for classical music in New York — but not entirely. This week, there's Mahler in Newark, Puccini in Chelsea, Beethoven in Bed-Stuy and a Boston chorus uptown. 


Six Summer Reads for Classical Music Fans

Wednesday, June 06, 2012


Summer is prime season for reading. Whether you are headed to the beach or to your backyard, here are six recommendations for new music-related books to bring with you:

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Live Webcast: A Conversation with Wynton Marsalis

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Tuesday at 12 pm, the outspoken trumpeter and Jazz at Lincoln Center artistic director Wynton Marsalis joins Elliott Forrest for a conversation and performance in The Greene Space.

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At Steinway & Sons, Tradition is the Key

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Every day, the piano manufacturers at Steinway & Sons face an essential question: How to balance craftsmanship with making a profitable instrument. See how it happens in this video tour.

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WQXR Hosts Pick Music for a Road Trip

Friday, May 25, 2012

With the summer travel season underway, we asked the WQXR hosts to name the music they'd listen to when behind the wheel or riding shotgun.

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Twelve New York-Area Music Festivals in 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Whether you're headed to Vermont, the Hamptons or points upstate, it's the season for music festivals to flourish. Here are 12 highlights. Tune in to WQXR on Tuesdays at 9 pm for our weekly Summer Concert Showcase.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: House of Sam

Saturday, May 19, 2012

In this Saturday's cartoon, Bugs Bunny plays a terrible houseguest trying to push all of Yosemite Sam's buttons.


From the Vaults: George Jellinek's Tribute to Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Friday, May 18, 2012

In this 2003 edition of The Vocal Scene, George Jellinek presents song recordings by the late German baritone who died on Friday.

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Café Concert: Michael Slattery

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

John Dowland is often considered the pinnacle of refined Elizabethan music. But for Michael Slattery, the composer may not represent England at all, but Ireland. Here's why.


Movies on the Radio Live: A Slate Culture Gabfest Video Archive

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Last week, host David Garland talked about movies and music with three film experts from Slate, plus composer Howard Shore. Watch the archived webcast.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Mickey's Grand Opera

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Richard Wagner’s Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin opens the 1936 Disney cartoon called "Mickey’s Grand Opera." Later in the cartoon, it's "Bella Figlia Dell’Amore," from Verdi’s Rigol...