Happy Birthday Chopin!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

WQXR is celebrating Frédéric Chopin's 200th birthday with 3 hours of special programming. The party kicks off on tonight, March 1 at 7 p.m and includes a performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto #1 in E Minor and a recital by Garrick Ohlsson.


Celebrating Chopin: Garrick Ohlsson in Recita

Sunday, February 28, 2010

This hour-long special features the American pianist Garrick Ohlsson, the first and only American to win the prestigious Chopin International Competition, playing a program of Chopin compositions. Monday, March 1 at 9 p.m.


Cellist David Soyer Dies

Friday, February 26, 2010

Soyer was a founding member of the Guarneri Quartet and he played with the group until he retired in 2002.


WQXR's Bob Sherman Judges Chopin Competition

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

WQXR’s Bob Sherman is in Florida this week, listening very closely to music by the Polish composer and pianist Frédéric Chopin.

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Exclusive Download from Measha Brueggergosman's Night and Dreams

Monday, February 15, 2010

Our offer has ended. Thanks to all who listened!

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George Jellinek's Vocal Scene

Thursday, February 11, 2010

In 1969 George Jellinek created The Vocal Scene, a weekly, one-hour show was devoted to opera and great opera singers. In Jellinek's honor, WQXR is revisiting prized segments from the archives of The Vocal Scene.

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Valentine's Day with Asteria

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Today at 4 pm: Love and passion -- from the 15th Century! For Valentine's Day early music duo Asteria performs 15th Century Burgundian love songs in the WQXR studio. 

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Performance Today: Philip Glass and Franz Schubert

Friday, January 29, 2010

This special edition of Performance Today marks the birthdays of Franz Schubert and Philip Glass with performances of music by each composer. Sunday, January 31 at 8PM.

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What is the Vienna Sound?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is known for its signature Viennese sound, which is defined by the instruments it plays and the way its musicians play them.


A Traditional Sound, the Old-Fashioned Way?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Whether a matter of affirmative action or simply a search for the best talent, the balance of gender in many American orchestras is moving closer to parity. Tradition dies harder in Europe, including at the Vienna Philharmonic.

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Ottorino Respighi's The Three Botticelli Pictures

Friday, January 15, 2010

This morning, Elliott Forrest is featuring Ottorino Respighi's The Three Botticelli Pictures. Each movement is insprired by one of Sandro Botticelli's paintings. Here are links to each painting so you can view them while listening.

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A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood: A Musical Journey in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

In this musical biography, host Terrance McKnight interweaves musical examples with Dr. King's own speeches and sermons to illustrate the powerful place that music held in his work.

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Kerry Nolan's Fiery Sweet Potatoes

Friday, January 08, 2010

We received a lovely letter this week from a listener asking about Kerry Nolan's sweet potato recipe, which was mentioned on the air at Thanksgiving. Here it is so you can try it, too.

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An Atrium Gets an Extreme Makeover

Thursday, January 07, 2010

In recent years, entering the glass-enclosed atrium across from Lincoln Center could be a dismal experience, but now that bleak facility is a memory.


Grammy Month: Best Classical Album

Monday, January 04, 2010

Each week leading up to the Grammy Awards on January 31, WQXR will spotlight one of categories in which classical performances are nominated. This week's category: Best Classical Album.

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The Classical Countdown

Friday, January 01, 2010

Throughout the month of December, we asked listeners to vote for 50 favorite pieces of classical music. Here are the results.

The Decade in Classical Music

Thursday, December 31, 2009


It was the decade when Luciano Pavarotti died, the New York Philharmonic went to North Korea and Gustavo Dudamel became the director of the LA Philhamonic. WNYC's Soundcheck looks at the decade in classical music and opera.


Classical Countdown

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Continuing a favorite holiday tradition, WQXR celebrates the final hours of 2009 with the Classical Countdown. The Countdown lasts until Midnight, December 31. See a list of the pieces that have already been played.

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Trinity Church’s Messiah

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

David Garland hosts a performance of George Frideric Handel's Messiah by New York's Trinity Baroque Orchestra and the Trinity Choir.


Happy Birthday, Ludwig!

Friday, December 11, 2009

In honor of Ludwig van Beethoven's birthday, WQXR is holding a week-long party. Each night at 8PM, we'll play a different Beethoven concerto.

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