Proms: First Night with Sibelius, Nielsen, Mozart and Walton

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sakari Oramo conducts a program that includes Walton’s pithy choral masterpiece 'Belshazzar’s Feast' and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 with soloist Lars Vogt.


Stravinsky, Rock & Roll and Batman: An Hour with Composer Danny Elfman

Friday, July 03, 2015

Composer Danny Elfman has created one of the most distinctive bodies in film music, providing fantastical musical scores to accompany superheroes, monsters and freaks.

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Video Webcast: Classical Music Unfiltered in The Greene Space

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Watch the archived webcast of four astute music industry watchers discussing the year's highs and lows in classical music.


Bacon Brothers Help Kick Off Second WQXR Instrument Drive

Monday, June 22, 2015

Watch the archived video of The Bacon Brothers and student musicians jamming in The Greene Space to help kick off the second WQXR Instrument Drive.


Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Classical Fathers

Thursday, June 18, 2015

How well do you know your famous dads in classical music? Take our quiz, and tune in Sunday for Father's Day-themed music.


Michael and Kevin Bacon Discuss the WQXR Instrument Drive on NBC's 'Today Show'

Monday, June 08, 2015

Michael and Kevin Bacon appeared on NBC's "Today Show" to discuss, in part, their support for the WQXR Instrument Drive.


Ticket Giveaway: Escape to Tanglewood this Summer

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Tune in each week this summer for opportunities to win pairs of tickets to concerts at Tanglewood, The package includes one night's accommodation.


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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