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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Beethoven Sonata Marathon Reaches Thousands of Online Listeners

Monday, November 21, 2011

Listen to four highlights from WQXR's twelve-hour, 32-piano sonata marathon from Sunday.

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Mayor Designates November 20 as 'Beethoven Day' in NYC

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday, November 20 is "Beethoven Day," in New York City, signed and sealed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. The honor comes in recognition of today's Beethoven sonata marathon.

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Meet the Sonata Marathon Pianists

Saturday, November 19, 2011

We asked the pianists who are performing Sunday's 12-hour Beethoven piano sonata marathon about their connection to the composer. Here's what some of them had to say.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Chopin and Woody Woodpecker

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Chopin’s “Heroic” Polonaise in A flat major can be heard in a 1947 cartoon called, “Musical Miniatures,” featuring Woody Woodpecker and Andy Panda.

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Café Concert: Daniel Hope's 'East Meets West' Ensemble

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

East and West met, in a manner of speaking, in the WQXR Café recently. The occasion was a performance by violinist Daniel Hope, sitarist Gaurav Mazumdar and tabla player Vishal Nagar.

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WQXR's Great Voices

Wednesday, November 16, 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.

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1956: Neil Sedaka Plays Debussy and Prokofiev at WQXR

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

In 1956, a 16-year-old Neil Sedaka was one of 15 young people selected to appear on WQXR's educational program "Musical Talent in Our Schools." Listen to his remarkable performance.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Let's Go To The Circus

Saturday, November 12, 2011

We go to the circus for this week's Saturday Morning Cartoon, which features the Zampa Overture by Ferdinand Herold. This piece appears in a 1947 Andy Panda cartoon called "The Bandmaster."

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Café Concert: Miró Quartet

Friday, November 11, 2011

After a dramatic personnel change, the Austin, Texas-based Miró Quartet is reconnecting with its roots in the music of Beethoven. Watch them perform in the WQXR Cafe.

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