The Hollywood Sound

Saturday, December 12, 2015

At 10 pm on Wednesday, Dec. 16, join violinist Daniel Hope as he hosts a one-hour special on the Jewish composers who fled Europe during the Holocaust, eventually landing in Hollywood.

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Throwback Thursday: The Story of 'Sleigh Ride'

Thursday, December 10, 2015

When we hear Sleigh Ride, by composer Leroy Anderson, we think Christmas. But it’s not about Christmas. It’s about ... just ... winter. 

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7 Hilarious Videos Celebrating P.D.Q. Bach

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Peter Schickele's first big performance as P.D.Q. Bach was 50 years ago this month. Help us celebrate his classical comedy with these videos before his anniversary concert at Town Hall.

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Chanukah Traditions Live From the Greene Space

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Watch the archive from a special evening of music celebrating the Festival of Lights with East of the River, Divahn and Andy Statman.

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How to Celebrate Sibelius’s 150th in New York

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Celebrate the sesquicentennial anniversary of composer Jean Sibelius's birth with music, videos and creativity and more. 

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A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama Live From the Greene Space

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Tune in at 9 pm on Dec. 22 and Dec. 25 to hear this year's radio drama inspired by Charles Dickens' classic tale featuring Kathleen Turner as Scrooge.

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The Calmus Ensemble and Christmas Carols of the World

Monday, December 07, 2015

Watch the video archive of great choral music in the Greene Space when the Calmus Ensemble makes their only public appearance in New York City this season.

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Itzhak Perlman’s Chanukah Radio Party

Sunday, December 06, 2015

At 10 pm Wednesday night, join Itzhak Perlman as he tells the story of the Jewish festival of lights and shares his favorite recordings for the holiday.

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Throwback Thursday: Handel's First 'Messiah' + Map of NYC and NJ Performances

Thursday, December 03, 2015

This Throwback Thursday Jeff Spurgeon looks at the very first performance of Handel's "Messiah" in New York. Plus, see a map of upcoming performances of the piece.

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17 Serious (And Not So Serious) Holiday Gifts For Classical Music Fans

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

From those who enjoy music to those who aspire to make it, here are 17 gifts that will please the music-lover on your list this holiday season.

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The WQXR Holiday Channel Returns With Your Seasonal Favorites

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

WQXR is bringing the Christmas spirit with the return of our annual all-classical holiday channel. From Dec. 1 through Jan. 6, we'll stream continuous seasonal music, 24/7.

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WQXR's 2015 Holiday Programming

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

WQXR has you covered with special programming throughout the 2015 holiday season. Here is a calendar of the Chanukah and Christmas specials planned for December.

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WQXR's 2015 Classical Countdown

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

We've closed out 2015 by counting down the favorite 100 pieces of WQXR's listeners. Check the results and discuss the the listener poll.

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A Musical Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Tune in all day on Thanksgiving Day Thursday as we make our way through a musical parade of great classical pieces.

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9 Pilgrimages of Classical Music and Opera

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

WQXR blogger Amanda Angel counts down nine pilgrimage themes in classical and opera, included also is Charles Ives's Holiday Symphony for Thanksgiving.

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Throwback Thursday: Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Thursday, November 19, 2015

It was on this day and this date 152 years ago, on a Thursday, November 19th, in the year 1863, that Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.

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WQXR Classical Moonlighters Competition

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The votes are in and the nine WQXR Classical Moonlighters Competition finalists will convene in The Greene Space on May 6 a performance before esteemed judges.

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Throwback Thursday: Stokowski's Orchestral Toccata in D-Minor by Bach

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Seventy-five years ago this week, Walt Disney premiered "Fantasia" featuring Leopold Stokowski is the conductor portrayed in the film, conducting Bach’s Toccata in D-Minor.

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7 Dinner Parties Set to Classical Music

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Blogger Amanda Angel writes about how classical music and food combine into a singular experience in locations around the world.

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Pianist Daniil Trifonov Plays Rachmaninoff in The Greene Space

Friday, November 06, 2015

Watch the video archive of pianist Daniil Trifonov's intimate recital in The Greene Space before his Rachmaninoff Festival appearance with the New York Philharmonic.

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