Quiz: What Kind of Classical Music Fan Are You?

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Are you a molto devoto listener? Or molto leggiero? Take our quiz and gauge your level of fandom.

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In-Studio: Ignat Solzhenitsyn and Hsin-Yun Huang Play Soviet-Era Sonatas

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

If your name is Solzhenitsyn and your concert program is devoted to the music of Soviet Russia, questions inevitably arise about the meaning of your repertoire choices.

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8 Quiz Questions Before WQXR's Trivia Night: Infamous Maestro Edition

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Conductors have supplied classical music with plenty of colorful trivia, from stories of tyrannical, baton-snapping autocrats to eccentric wunderkinds.

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Map: Schools Served by the WQXR Instrument Drive

Friday, May 01, 2015

Last year, WQXR collected 3,000 gently used instruments in 10-day drive. This map shows where they have traveled.


Beethoven Piano Sonata Marathon Makes a Comeback

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Join WQXR at the Brooklyn Academy of Music today for a 13- hour marathon of Beethoven's cycle of 32 piano sonatas, performed by 20 different pianists.

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WQXR's Eine Kleine Trivia Nacht

Monday, April 27, 2015

On Wednesday, May 6, WQXR presents a classical music-themed trivia night at BAM. Take this quiz to determine how well you might do on the quiz hot seat.

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When Shakespeare's Rhythms Hit the Right Notes

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Shakespeare is arguably the single most important source of literary inspiration for composers. Listen Thursday and decide for yourself who has succeeded -- and failed.

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Earth Day: How Mother Nature Inspired Four Major Composers

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Wednesday marked Earth Day, and WQXR featured a number of pieces throughout the day inspired by nature and environmental awareness.

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Video Webcast: The Piano in Spain with David Dubal

Monday, April 20, 2015

Watch the archived video: David Dubal traces the history of piano music in Spain with a host of distinguished young pianists.

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Sleepers Awake: When Bach Fuels the Morning Routine

Thursday, April 16, 2015

In one form or another Bach gets our musical motors running, whether we're fumbling students or great musical minds. With that in mind, WQXR begins each day with Your Morning Bach.

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In-Studio: Matt Haimovitz & Christopher O'Riley Play Beethoven & Rachmaninoff

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O'Riley are quick to emphasize that their venture into period-instrument Beethoven isn't fusty or antiquated.


Video Webcast: Metropolitan Opera Stars in The Greene Space

Monday, April 06, 2015

Watch the archived video webcast from The Greene Space of an event featuring arias and scenes from the Metropolitan Opera's spring season.

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Music for the Easter-Passover Overlap

Thursday, April 02, 2015

With both Passover and Good Friday falling on the same day this year – followed closely by Easter, of course – there's a particularly rich menu of seasonal music to be heard.

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Notes of Nuttiness for April Fools' Day

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

April Fools' Day is a chance to remind ourselves that classical music isn't all stuffed shirts and furrowed brows. Tune in to WQXR on Wednesday for some rib-tickling pieces.

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Remembering My Dad, Composer Frank Lewin, on His 90th Birthday

Friday, March 27, 2015

Frank Lewin composed orchestral works, opera and over 150 scores for film and television. His daughter, Naomi Lewin, remembers his greatest work.

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Video Webcast: New York Philharmonic Very Young People's Concert

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Gather the family around the laptop or tablet and view the archived video of WQXR's latest family concert.

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Bring on the Spring with Music and a Cleaning Consultation

Friday, March 20, 2015

Welcome the vernal equinox with spring-themed music – and an opportunity to get some help with your spring cleaning.

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Pachelbel's Canon in D: Where Baroque and Top 40 Collide

Friday, March 13, 2015

"I hate Pachelbel’s Canon in D with a passion,” goes one song lyric widely shared on YouTube. But others have widely embraced the Baroque favorite.

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In-Studio: Kirill Gerstein Plays Liszt's Transcendental Etude No. 12

Friday, March 13, 2015

For most pianists, the day after a major recital typically means rest, relaxation or perhaps, a plane flight. For Kirill Gerstein, it meant Liszt. Watch and learn.

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Video Webcast: Avi Avital Plays Vivaldi in The Greene Space

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tonight at 10 pm, tune in for the radio version of mandolin player Avi Avital performing an evening of Vivaldi and other composers in The Greene Space.

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