A Richard Tucker Centennial Celebration

Monday, January 06, 2014

Celebrating the centennial of his birth, this hour-long special honors legendary tenor Richard Tucker with rarely heard archival recordings of his time as a cantor, as well as early roles at The Metropolitan Opera.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Colorful Queen of the Night

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Before settling in to listen to the Metropolitan Opera's live broadcast of Mozart's The Magic Flute today at 1 pm, watch an animated score for the Queen of the Night's aria, "Der hölle rache."

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New Year’s Day Live from Vienna

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Wednesday at 11 am, get ready to pop the New Year's Day champagne with the Vienna Philharmonic when it presents its annual salute to the waltz.

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Classical Countdown: Why Orchestral Music Reigned in 2013

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

The appearance of Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 9 at the top of the WQXR Classical Countdown is as expected as the cheap gym membership offers that arrive in the mail every New Year.

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A Chanticleer Christmas

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A Chanticleer Christmas is American Public Media's one-hour celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the 12-voice San Francisco-based men's choir.

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A New Yorker's Christmas with Nimet Habachy

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

One of the great WQXR traditions: Host Nimet Habachy's reflections on Christmas in New York.

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St. Olaf Christmas Festival

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

More than 600 student musicians are part of this year's St. Olaf Christmas Festival, a 100-year-old tradition deeply cherished in Northfield, Minn., as well as listened to raptly by millions throughout the world.

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A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Today at 10 am, a live broadcast from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England, where the King’s College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service.

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Handel's Messiah from Trinity Church

Monday, December 23, 2013

Julian Wachner conducts 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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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Christmastime is (Almost) Here

Saturday, December 21, 2013

It wouldn't be December without watching the 1965 "A Charlie Brown Christmas" once or twice or 20 times. The holiday classic features memorable tunes by Vince Guaraldi, including "Christmastime is Here."

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Anonymous 4 Sings Medieval Christmas Music

Friday, December 20, 2013

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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Leroy Anderson Christmas

Monday, December 16, 2013

This one-hour program of classic Christmas arrangements and original music by Leroy Anderson, is hosted by conductor Leonard Slatkin and the composer's son Kurt Anderson.

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On-Demand Video: 'A Christmas Carol' in The Greene Space

Monday, December 16, 2013

A star-studded cast from WQXR and WNYC presented a dramatic reading of the Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol." Watch the archived video from The Greene Space.

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A Centennial Ceremony of Carols: A Benjamin Britten Holiday Celebration

Sunday, December 15, 2013

This centennial celebration of Britten features the New England Conservatory Chamber Chorus, led by Erica Washburn, the NEC Brass Ensemble and the Back Bay Ringers.

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Webcast: Canadian Brass Plays Christmas Music in The Greene Space

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Canadian Brass recently appeared in The Greene Space for a festive program of holiday music. Watch the archived video and tune in for an hour-long radio version on Dec. 17, 24 and 25.

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

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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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Café Concert: Calmus Ensemble

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Calmus Ensemble has sung not only Bach and Debussy but Irish airs and folk songs, jazz tunes and pop hits by Michael Jackson. In the WQXR Café the ensemble goes Christmas.

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Video: Joshua Bell and Friends in The Greene Space

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the violinist Joshua Bell played an evening of holiday music in The Greene Space with special guests Michael Feinstein, Frankie Moreno and the Young People's Chorus of New York. The event was video webcast on WQXR.org.

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Tallis Scholars: Love is Better than Wine

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Tonight at 11 pm, the globally-revered vocal ensemble The Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips, presents a sublime holiday program in concert at St. Paul's Church in Harvard Square.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: The Muppets' 'Ode to Joy'

Saturday, December 07, 2013

For this Saturday’s cartoon we feature the finale of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Muppet-style.

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