Café Concert: Quartet New Generation

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Using some 40 different types of instruments, the Berlin-based quartet is just as likely to play the Renaissance canon as it is to tackle outrageously theatrical new works by today's composers.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Silly Spring Celebration

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Temperatures are projected to be in the 70s this weekend in New York, so for this week's Saturday morning cartoon, we present Amilcare Ponchielli’s "Dance of the Hours" from his opera La Gioconda.


Echoes of the Titanic

Friday, April 13, 2012

Today at 12 noon, join us for a special one-hour program about classical music's connection to the Titanic -- 100 years to the day after the infamous maritime disaster.

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Your Perfect Weekend: April 13-15

Thursday, April 12, 2012

For this week's picks, Yuja Wang does Prokofiev with the Philharmonic, an operatic rarity by Mozart gets a staging and Jonathan Biss plays a wallet-friendly recital at Town Hall.


Café Concert: Alexandre Tharaud

Thursday, April 12, 2012

French pianist Alexandre Tharaud has a particular fascination with the music that emerged from Le Boeuf Sur le Toit cabaret in the 1920s. Watch him play "Le Jazz" in the WQXR Café.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


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.


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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