WQXR Introduces Midday Masterpieces with a Trio of Musical Fantasies

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

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Missed our first Midday Masterpieces concert? No problem. Watch the archived video concert now.

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6 Classical Themes and Composers To Watch This Fall

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

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From prominent figures in classical music to prevalent subjects, here are a half dozen trends in classical music and opera during the 2016 fall season.

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Listen: Honoring Seiji Ozawa on His 81st Birthday

Thursday, September 01, 2016

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Ozawa, the longtime Boston Symphony Orchestra music director, was once described as 'calligraphy in motion.' We speak to the BSO's Larry Wolfe on the occasion of Ozawa's 81st birthday.

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Photo Gallery: Digging Classical Music On National Dog Day

Friday, August 26, 2016

We asked listeners to send in photos of their pups enjoying classical music in celebration of National Dog Day; check out some of our favorite submissions.

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Listen: Neil Sedaka's Musical Career Comes Full Circle

Thursday, August 18, 2016

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Best known for his pop hits like "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," Neil Sedaka started his musical career as a concert pianist. These days he's returned to the concert hall. 

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Meryl Streep Explains Our Fascination with Florence Foster Jenkins

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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The stars of the movie 'Florence Foster Jenkins' talked to Elliott Forrest about this infamous tone-deaf opera singer. 

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Joshua Bell and Jeremy Denk Perform Brahms and Schumann

Monday, August 08, 2016

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On Oct. 7 at 9 pm tune in to hear Joshua Bell and Jeremy Denk perform works by Schumann and Brahms from Bell's new album, For the Love of Brahms.

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An Alternative Timeline of Classical Music History

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Along with its legacy of beautiful and moving works, the history of music has also sparked scandals, outrage and even riots. Here's a timeline tracing some of those moments.

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Quiz: Which Classical Music Era Are You?

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Which classical music era should you have been born in? Take our quiz and find out.

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Listen: Alan Alda Talks Mozart with Annie Bergen

Friday, July 22, 2016

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Alan Alda visited our studios to introduce WQXR’s Midday Mozart and discuss the program he will narrate to open this summer's Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival.

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Listen: Music Jumps from the Console to the Concert Hall

Thursday, July 21, 2016

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Composer Austin Wintory, who wrote the Grammy-nominated score to the game Journey, is one of a new generation of artists finding success and creative freedom in video games. 

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In Studio: Soprano Nadine Sierra Sings Mozart and Foster

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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As she prepares for her Mostly Mozart Festival debut, rising star Nadine Sierra visited the WQXR studios to sing a pair of arias by the Austrian composer, plus an American classic.

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Watch: Summer Arts Institute Concert

Monday, July 18, 2016

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On July 21, New York City's most talented public school music students performed live at The Green Space. Watch the archived video.

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Listen: The Irony Behind France's Anthem, 'La Marseillaise'

Thursday, July 14, 2016

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The French national anthem has inspired musicians from Berlioz to the Beatles; to celebrate Bastille Day, Jeff Spurgeon looks into its history. Plus a special in-studio performance.

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Pokemon Invade Classical Venues

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pokemon are popping up everywhere and classical music organizations and institutions are out to catch them all.

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Julian Barnes Imagines Shostakovich's Struggles Under Stalin

Thursday, July 07, 2016

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Julian Barnes, the Man Booker Prize–winning author, describes how he delved into Shostakovich's psyche to write his latest book, plus how he deals with "concert rage."

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My Classical Music Story: Radiolab's Robert Krulwich Finds Mahler

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Radiolab's Robert Krulwich tells us how a school assignment brought Gustav Mahler into his life.

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How John Philip Sousa Almost Authored Our National Anthem

Thursday, June 30, 2016

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In honor of Independence Day, we trace the popularity of John Philip Sousa's most famous march "Stars and Stripes Forever," which almost became the official song of the U.S. 

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Map: Make Music New York's Classical Offerings

Monday, June 20, 2016

Where to find classical music during Make Music New York on Tuesday.

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Gallery: Share Your Summer Music Memories

Friday, June 17, 2016

Add your summer classical music photos, videos and tweets to our #WQXRsummer gallery.

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