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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The Jake Schepps Quintet's Classical Hoedown

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Classical musicians have been mixing it up with fiddlers, banjo players and mandolin pluckers in growing numbers. The latest to explore this hybrid is the Jake Schepps Quintet.

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Video Webcast: An American in Paris Preview

Monday, February 23, 2015

Watch the archived video webcast of an exclusive Greene Space preview of the new production of "An American in Paris."

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No Boundaries: Music in the Life of Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

At 9 p.m. on Tuesday, join WQXR host Terrance McKnight for a new one-hour special highlighting the life and music of composer and conductor Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson.

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Eight Classical Pieces To Help You Zone Out

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Our colleagues at WNYC's New Tech City podcast are in the midst of "Bored and Brilliant," a week-long challenge to listeners to disconnect from their smart phones.

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Which Classical Piece Best Sets the Mood for Romance?

Monday, February 02, 2015

Join us Saturday at 5 pm as we count down the 12 most romantic pieces in classical music (a "dozen roses") as chosen by listeners in our online poll.

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10 Pieces That Sound Like a Winter Wonderland

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Whether you're staying inside or intending to venture outdoors with a set of headphones, here are 10 pieces to listen to as the snow falls.

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Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries': The Sound of NYC Before a Blizzard

Monday, January 26, 2015

For WQXR morning host Jeff Spurgeon, Richard Wagner's surging rhythms evoke the sound of New Yorkers in the hours before the blizzard.

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Karl Jenkins: From Choral Classics to Classic Commercials

Friday, January 16, 2015

Karl Jenkins's knack for mixing different types of sounds has helped to make him one of today's most-performed living composers. The Welsh composer speaks about his unusual career.

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Café Concert: The Demenga Brothers and Luka Juhart

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The Swiss cellists Thomas and Patrick Demenga join forces with accordionist Luka Juhart to play Bach at WQXR. Watch their Café Concert.


New Year’s Day 2015 From Vienna

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Get ready to pop the New Year's Day champagne with the Vienna Philharmonic when it presents its annual salute to the waltz. Our broadcast airs at 11 am.

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Old Favorites, a Few Surprises: Listeners Sound off on Countdown

Thursday, January 01, 2015

As the 2014 Classical Countdown concluded on Thursday morning after four days and 100 pieces, scores of comments had also piled up. Here's what you said.

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A Chanukah Celebration Across the Globe

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Journey into the rich melodic traditions of countries where Jews have lived and worshiped. Hear performances from East of the River, Shashmaqam and the Marty Levitt Klezmer Orchestra.

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On-Demand Video: A WQXR Chanukah Party in The Greene Space

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Watch the archived webcast of WQXR's celebration of the Festival of Lights in The Greene Space.


Light and Gold: The Music of Eric Whitacre

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Today at 4 pm, superstar choral composer and conductor Eric Whitacre shares Christmas favorites with co-host Brian Newhouse.


Video Webcast: The King's Singers in The Greene Space

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Watch the archived video of English vocal sextet the King's Singers in The Greene Space, performing Christmas carols, holiday classics and new arrangements.

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A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Monday, December 15, 2014

Join us on Wednesday at 10 am for a live broadcast from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge for the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service.

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My Christmas Eve Encounter with Leonard Bernstein

Sunday, December 14, 2014

In my wildest dreams I never imagined I would spend Christmas Eve in 1989 at the home of Leonard Bernstein. But strange and wonderful things went with being the all-night DJ on WQXR.

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