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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WQXR's Great Voices

Wednesday, November 09, 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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How Beethoven Became an American Icon

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Feminists and black radicals, filmmakers, architects and rappers all grasped something in the emotional power of Beethoven’s music. Michael Broyles explores this in the new book Beethoven in America.

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1992: Beverly Sills on The Vocal Scene

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

In 1992, soprano Beverly Sills was a guest on The Vocal Scene, a show hosted by George Jellinek that ran on WQXR for 36 years. Listen to the full show and watch our panel's response.

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Dame Emma Kirkby and Jakob Lindberg Perform Dowland

Friday, November 04, 2011

Today at 5 pm, English soprano Emma Kirkby and Swedish lutenist Jacob Lindberg join host David Garland in the WQXR studio to perform songs by 17th-century composer John Dowland.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Good Grief, More Beethoven

Friday, November 04, 2011

Who was Beethoven’s biggest fan? Schroeder from the Peanuts gang, of course. He could bang out the composer’s most complicated pieces on his little toy piano.

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Café Concert: Mikhail Simonyan

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

He has played for Prince Charles in Buckingham Palace, launched a foundation in war-torn Afghanistan and just released his first album on Deutsche Grammophon. Watch him in the WQXR Cafe.

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