Saturday Morning Cartoons: Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Today we feature Rimsky-Korsakov's notoriously fast-paced and high-energy Flight of the Bumblebee, seen in multiple Disney cartoons, among others.

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Cash-Strapped Long Island Philharmonic Hopes to Strike a Chord With Funders

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Long Island Philharmonic has been performing for more than 30 years, but it's now one of many local music organizations left grasping for funds during a time of dwindling support from the government and local organizations.

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Café Concert: Music From Copland House

Friday, July 22, 2011

For the last dozen years, Aaron Copland's house has been turned into a center for scholarship and performance, most notably as the headquarters of the chamber group Music From Copland...

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Roll Up, Sing Out: A Sushi Restaurant Delivers Opera Arias

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Since 2004, Tora Yi has been the owner of Ido Sushi in the West Village. His restaurant features a traditional Japanese menu but it’s the sideline that elicits stares and puzzled remarks from passersby.

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Measuring Time: Music for 9/11

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Do WQXR and WNYC want to enhance the spirit of this anniversary for all of our listeners. So we are creating a special playlist of music suggested by listeners to mark the occasion. ...

Musicians' Unions Take Battle with City Opera to Attorney General's Office

Monday, July 18, 2011

The unions representing performers at the struggling New York City Opera are taking their fight to the Attorney General's office. They believe the company has violated its endowment a...

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: On The Trail

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Today, we look turn our focus to Ferde Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite. It can be heard throughout "The Mighty Hunters," a 1940 Chuck Jones cartoon.

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Paul Taylor Dance Company's Pas de deux With Koch Theater

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Paul Taylor Dance Company is moving into Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater, now that the space has been vacated by the New York City Opera.


Exclusive: City Opera's George Steel Rebuts Critics, Looks Forward

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The "people's opera" will have a reduced season next year, but George Steel, its general manager, hopes it's not for long.

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Kent Tritle Leaves St. Ignatius Loyola to Head Music at St. John the Divine

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine has chosen WQXR host Kent Tritle to become its Director of Cathedral Music and Organist. Tritle arrives three years after its post-fire rededicat...

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Café Concert: Jason Vieaux

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Until this year, the Curtis Institute of Music, the famed conservatory in Philadelphia, did not regard the guitar as an instrument worthy of a place in its curriculum. When the school...

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Franz Welser-Möst: Why Bruckner Matters

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

This week, Franz Welser-Möst brings the Cleveland Orchestra to New York for four concerts pairing the music of Anton Bruckner with another master of the big orchestral sound: John Ada...

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City Opera Announces New Season While Performers Protest Move

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The financially-strapped New York City Opera announced on Tuesday its first season outside of Lincoln Center while musicians from the company staged a competing news conference nearby.

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Poll: Who Wrote the Greatest Epic Symphonies?

Monday, July 11, 2011

Despite mutual influences and a preference for the grand gesture, Bruckner and Mahler wrote very different music. Whose do you prefer? What draws you to one over the other?

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Martina Arroyo In Conversation with Midge Woolsey

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Soprano Martina Arroyo may have stepped back from a hectic performance schedule, but she remains active in the opera community. She joins Midge Woolsey to talk about her idols, includ...

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Mozart's 'Sonata Facile'

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Today we feature Mozart's "Sonata facile," featured in "Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears." Raymond Scott created this arrangement for the cartoon in 1944 under the music direction of Carl Stalling.

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Café Concert: Arnaud Sussmann

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Like the proud owner of a new car out for a first spin, Arnaud Sussmann came to the WQXR Café with a violin that had barely nudged the odometer. Watch him put some quality miles on th...

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: High Note

Saturday, July 02, 2011

The Chuck Jones score accompanying the cartoon High Note did such an excellent job supporting the visual action that it was nominated for an Academy Award.


Musical Credentials: Outrageous Composers

Friday, July 01, 2011

Despite perceptions, classical music has been the domain of some pretty outrageous characters. Read the eccentric credentials of these composers-gone-wild and tell us who was truly the rock start of his day.

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Bernard Herrmann: Remembering an Original who Changed Film Music

Thursday, June 30, 2011

On June 29, the day that Bernard Herrmann would have turned 100, a panel of experts including the composer’s daughter gathered for a special event in The Greene Space exploring his life and musical legacy.