Itzhak Perlman and The Company He Keeps

Thursday, August 27, 2015

In celebration of violinist Itzhak Perlman's 70th birthday, we take a listen to his many musical collaborations in this special program.

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Famous Composers and Their Dogs

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday was National Dog Day and to celebrate, WQXR presents a slideshow of composers and their furry friends.

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Classical Commute: James Murphy

Monday, August 24, 2015

All summer long, we are profiling subway musicians who make our commutes a little bit cooler with classical music. This week: James Murphy


In-Studio: Alina Ibragimova Performs Bach and Ysaÿe

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Russian-born violinist Alina Ibragimova in recent years has developed a following in Europe, especially in the U.K., where she studied and came of age. Here's why.


Classical Commute: Washington Square Winds

Sunday, August 09, 2015

All summer long, we are profiling subway musicians who make our commutes a little bit cooler with classical music. This week: the Washington Square Winds.

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Understanding Classical Musicians (and Fans) Through Their Custom Plates

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

You can express a lot of things on license plates.

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Proms: Andris Nelsons Conducts Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

Saturday, August 01, 2015

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra takes on Beethoven’s famous Ninth Symphony.

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10 Photos of New Yorkers Soaking Up a Summer Concert in the Park

Friday, July 31, 2015

See 10 snapshots from the Naumburg Bandshell that prove nothing beats a classical music concert in the park.  

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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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