Saturday Morning Cartoons: Bastille Day With Berlioz

Saturday, July 14, 2012

In honor of Bastille Day, this Saturday's morning cartoon is an animated musical analysis of Berlioz’s “March to the Scaffold,” the fourth movement of Symphonie Fantastique.


The WQXR Weekend Planner: July 12-15

Thursday, July 12, 2012

This weekend's picks include a performance of Mahler's Fifth at St. Bart's Church, the Linden Quartet at Caramoor,  Giselle at the Lincoln Center Festival and John Cage at the River ...


50 Shades of Grey Triggers Sales of Choral Piece

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey, E. L. James racy best-selling novel that has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, is turning readers on to an unlikely piece of music: Spem in Alium, by the English Renaissance composer Thomas Tallis.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Play It Again, Schroeder

Saturday, July 07, 2012

We know that number-one Ludwig van fan Schroeder can play just about any Beethoven piece beautifully. Here he is playing Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 3.


Map: See Where Famous Composers Have Lived in NYC

Friday, July 06, 2012

Using our map see where famous composers called home at various points in their lives. Among them: Stravinsky, Bartok, Britten, Bernstein and Herrmann.

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Your Perfect Weekend: July 6-8

Thursday, July 05, 2012

A Rossini premiere, a light program of Tchaikovsky, a Governor's Island jamboree and an all-French program at Bargemusic are among this weekend's concert picks.



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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