Live Chat: Watch the Oscars with WQXR and WNYC

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tonight at 8 pm, join WQXR hosts Jeff Spurgeon, Elliott Forrest and David Garland for an unbridled discussion of the Academy Awards' winners and losers.

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100 Years with the Morehouse Glee Club

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

WQXR's Black History Month celebration continues with a broadcast at 10 pm Wednesday, Feb. 22, of the Morehouse College Glee Club, recorded live in The Greene Space.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Bugs Bunny Brings Down the House

Saturday, February 18, 2012

For this week's cartoon, we have selected the Beautiful Galatea overture by Franz von Suppe. This piece can be heard in the 1948 Looney Tunes cartoon Long-Haired Hare.

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Mahler's Second: The Story within the Symphony

Friday, February 17, 2012

We place Mahler's program notes against the music to see if we can gain a greater understanding of the ideas in the composer's mind as he wrote the work.

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Café Concert: Brentano String Quartet

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Brentano String Quartet has taken abandoned pieces by Bach, Shostakovich, Haydn and Mozart, and commissioned several composers to write individual responses to them.

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The Knights' Found Sound Project

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Knights, WQXR's ensemble-in-residence, want your help for an upcoming performance of John Adams's composition, Christian Zeal and Activity.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Home Building to Brahms’s Hungarian Dances

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Brahms's Hungarian Dances are featured in the 1943 Warner Brothers cartoon Pigs in a Polka, based on the story of the Three Little Pigs.

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Which Classical Piece Sets the Mood for Romance?

Thursday, February 09, 2012

In a poll we asked, what's the most sensual piece of classical music? Several hundred listeners weighed in. View the results along with your write-in selections.

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Café Concert: Fretwork

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The English viol consort Fretwork had much to celebrate as it entered its 25th anniversary season last year. But the group suffered a tragedy from which it now strives to overcome.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Wagner Musical Mash-Up

Saturday, February 04, 2012

This Saturday’s cartoon features the Overture to Wagner’s Tannhauser. The music is included in the 1957 Warner Brothers cartoon, What’s Opera, Doc?

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I, Too, Sing America: Music in the Life of Langston Hughes

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

WQXR kicks off Black History Month with the premiere of a special that shines a light on writer Langston Hughes's lesser-known musical compositions.

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Shenyang Makes His Mark on Opera Stages

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

At 27, bass-baritone Shenyang is a powerful voice with an enormous classical music record collection.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Animated Inspiration

Saturday, January 28, 2012

This week’s cartoon is the 1946 Tom & Jerry ’toon The Cat Concerto featuring Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp Minor.

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Café Concert: Shenyang

Thursday, January 26, 2012

To see Shenyang in an opera house, you might not guess that he's capable of delivering delicate art songs with subtle expressions. But he has begun championing Chinese art songs, as these videos show.

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Interview: Conductor Long Yu

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Born in 1964, Maestro Long Yu has a lot on his plate. He is currently the artistic director and chief conductor of the China Philharmonic, music director of the Shanghai and Guanzho...

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Video: The Shanghai Quartet Comes to Flushing, Queens

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WQXR kicked off the China in New York festival in the heart of Flushing’s Chinatown with a performance event by the Shanghai String Quartet.

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Audio Slideshow: China's New Concert Halls

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Architectural historian Victoria Newhouse spent time touring China's "grand theaters." She discusses the more noteworthy facilities in this slideshow.

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Composer Chen Yi Remembers the Cultural Revolution

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Born in 1953, violinist, composer and professor Chen Yi grew up during the cultural revolution in China, which left its mark on her family life and her music.  At age 13 she was sen...

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China's Embrace of Western Classical Music: A Timeline

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Entwined with national politics, the story of Western music in China is surprisingly modern. This timeline highlights the major developments:

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Oboist Liang Wang and his Life in New York

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Just shy of 31, Liang Wang is the youngest person to earn the principal oboist chair in the history of the New York Philharmonic. He studied at the Beijing Central Conservatory before moving to the U.S.

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