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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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 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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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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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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