Throwback Thursday: Stokowski's Orchestral Toccata in D-Minor by Bach

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Seventy-five years ago this week, Walt Disney premiered "Fantasia" featuring Leopold Stokowski is the conductor portrayed in the film, conducting Bach’s Toccata in D-Minor.

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7 Dinner Parties Set to Classical Music

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Blogger Amanda Angel writes about how classical music and food combine into a singular experience in locations around the world.

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Pianist Daniil Trifonov Plays Rachmaninoff in The Greene Space

Friday, November 06, 2015

Watch the video archive of pianist Daniil Trifonov's intimate recital in The Greene Space before his Rachmaninoff Festival appearance with the New York Philharmonic.

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Throwback Thursday: Monopoly's Origins

Thursday, November 05, 2015

It was on this date in 1935 that board-game maker Parker Bros. began marketing the game they called “Monopoly.” Jeff Spurgeon looks back on the game's history.

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Celebrating 'Fantasia' At 75

Monday, November 02, 2015

This month marks the 75th anniversary of when Walt Disney gave the world a new way to see classical music through the film "Fantasia."

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A Beethoven Symphony Marathon Sunday

Friday, October 30, 2015

Let WQXR be your soundtrack this Sunday for the New York City Marathon. Beginning at 9 am, we'll start our own marathon of all nine Beethoven symphonies, played in order.

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Cats Who Love Classical Music

Thursday, October 29, 2015

In honor of National Cat Day, here are some sophisticated cats who find classical music the purrrrrrfect way to relax.

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11 Essential WQXR Videos

Friday, October 16, 2015

Videos allow WQXR to share music and tell stories in ways that go beyond our traditional role as a broadcaster. Here are 11 that we consider particularly unique or extraordinary.

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Throwback Thursday: Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Cats' Opens on Broadway

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Love it or hate it, Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'CATS' set all kinds of musical theater records. Jeff Spurgeon looks at its phenomenal run.

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Unleashing Animal-Themed Pieces for St. Francis of Assisi Day

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Events are taking place to celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment. Tune in today for animal-themed music.

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In-Studio: Matt Herskowitz Trio with Philippe Quint Bring Jazz to Bach

Saturday, October 03, 2015

The Matt Herskowitz Jazz Trio came to the WQXR performance studio with two violinists from the classical world – Philippe Quint and Lara St. John – to swing Bach.

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Throwback Thursday: Walt Disney World Opens

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Walt Disney World opened on this date in 1971. Jeff Spurgeon considers its place in popular culture, including its influence on classical music.

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Throwback Thursday: The Last Home Game Played by the Brooklyn Dodgers

Thursday, September 24, 2015

September 24, 1957: A date that will forever live in baseball infamy.

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A Classical Music Listeners' Guide to Pope Francis' Visit

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Pope Francis's first visit to the United States is packed with events and classical music will have a prominent role at several of them.

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Video: Placido Domingo Sings Duet With Miss Piggy

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

In the mid-1980s, Placido Domingo began to realize his potential as a crossover artist. Among other ventures, he sang a duet with Miss Piggy in a "Night of 100 Stars" TV special.

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Soundtrack to Sunrise: 9 Pieces to Help Start Your Day

Friday, September 18, 2015

Every morning, WQXR offers a "Soundtrack to Sunrise," played at the time the sun emerges over the horizon. Here are nine sunrise-themed pieces.


Throwback Thursday: Music for the IND Subway Line

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Eighty-three years ago, on September 10, 1932, the IND subway line began servicing commuters along Eighth Avenue in Manhattan


(In)famous Tales of Classical Musicians as Students

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

While there are plenty of stories of overachievers who became great classical musicians, we wanted to know about those who didn't get straight As — or even straight Cs.

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Video Webcast: Jamie Barton and Friends in The Greene Space

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Watch the archived video webcast featuring music and conversation with Jamie Barton, 2015 winner of the Richard Tucker Award. Plus: Christine Goerke and Paul Appleby.

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8 Classical Pieces Inspired by Butterflies That Take Flight

Thursday, September 03, 2015

This Saturday, the American Museum of Natural History is reopening its Butterfly Exhibit. Here are eight pieces to accompany your visit.

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