When Arthur Rubinstein Packed the House at Carnegie

Thursday, January 28, 2016

When Arthur Rubinstein was 74 years old in 1961, played ten recitals at Carnegie Hall. All of them were sold out.

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9 Works Written in Support of Civil Rights

Sunday, January 17, 2016

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, here are nine works from classical music and opera that express the same themes that Dr. King personified.

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Dvorak's 'American Quartet' Finale Performed by the WQXR String Quartet

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Listen to this archive radio performance from the WQXR String Quartet performed in 1961.

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New Year’s Day 2016 From Vienna

Friday, January 01, 2016

At 11 am on Jan. 1, waltz (and polka) into the new year with the Vienna Philharmonic and conductor Mariss Jansons during a live broadcast from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein.

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In Memoriam: Classical Musicians, Contributors Who Died in 2015

Saturday, December 26, 2015

The classical music world lost bright stars in 2015, New York Phil’s music director emeritus Kurt Masur, Stravinsky collaborator Robert Craft, and the Met's Margaret Juntwait.

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Christmastime in New York: Cathedral Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Friday, December 25, 2015

Listen to the Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine performing a century-spanning program that tells the story of the nativity.

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A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Live From Cambridge

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Join us at 10 am on Dec. 24 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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Anonymous 4 Sings Medieval Christmas Music

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Recorded live at Corpus Christi Church in New York, the veteran vocal ensemble Anonymous 4 sings medieval music from England, France and Spain that praises the Virgin Mary.

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Handel's Messiah from Trinity Church

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Listen to Julian Wachner conduct Handel’s classic oratorio from Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan, the venue where it received its U.S. premiere in 1770.

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The Classical Music Influences Inside John Williams' 'Star Wars' Score

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Take a listen to the classical music inspirations behind John Williams' music for the "Star Wars" films.

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9 Ways to Stream Beethoven During His Birthday Week

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

We celebrate Beethoven's birthday this week with a trove of streaming content for you to discover. Watch Beethoven's "Fidelio," piano sonatas, symphonies and more.

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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.


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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