Saturday Morning Cartoons: Ode to Odette

Saturday, August 24, 2013

For this week’s Saturday morning cartoon we present Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake. In 1981, Toei Animation used Tchaikovsky’s music in its anime film "Swan Lake."

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Daniel Harding and Mahler Chamber Orchestra Play Mozart, Schumann and Sibelius

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Hear conductor Daniel Harding lead the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in a program exploring the subtly different properties of the keys of C major and C minor.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: The Blue Danube

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Johann Strauss II's Blue Danube Waltz appears in numerous cartoons, including this cherubic 1930 MGM cartoon directed by Hugh Harman.


BBC National Orchestra of Wales Plays Elgar, Walton and Tchaikovsky

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Listen to Saturday's broadcast of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales playing works by Elgar, Tchaikovsky and Walton. Plus: Hear the daily "Tea Time" pieces from last week on-demand.


WQXR Staff Remembers Lloyd Moss

Monday, August 05, 2013

WQXR hosts share their favorite memories about Lloyd Moss, the WQXR host who died on August 3.

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Jan Lisiecki Makes Proms Debut in Schumann Piano Concerto

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Listen to the archived broadcast featuring teen pianist Jan Lisiecki in his Proms debut in the Schumann Concerto, with the Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome.


Saturday Morning Cartoons: Looney Tunes and Waltzes

Thursday, August 01, 2013

This week’s Saturday cartoon features Chopin’s “Minute Waltz” in D-flat, Op. 64/1. Bugs Bunny takes on the popular waltz in the 1955 Warner Brother’s cartoon, “Of Hyde and Hare."

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Café Concert: Imani Winds

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Imani Winds was a novelty when it first arrived on the scene in 1997, a wind quintet that veered away from the customary European classical fare. Now they've reached a turning point.

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WQXR Expands its Reach into Westchester with New WQXW 90.3 FM

Monday, July 29, 2013

Beginning today, WQXR expands its reach into central and northern parts of Westchester County on the new WQXW 90.3 FM.

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Wagner Week: A Dozen Definitive Wagner Interpreters

Sunday, July 28, 2013

To close the week of all-things Wagner, WQXR brings you the most definitive Wagner interpreters. From 8 am to 7 pm, we offer 12 Wagnerian conductors and performers from various recordings.

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National Youth Orchestra of the US Makes UK Debut

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Listen to the archived broadcast of the National Youth Orchestra of the U.S. making its London debut at the Proms.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Wabbits and Wagner

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Of course, it wouldn't be Wagner Week without mentioning the 1957 Warner Brothers classic "What's Opera Doc?"

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Wagner Week: Becoming a Pop Culture Staple

Saturday, July 27, 2013

"If Wagner had lived in this century, he would have been the No. 1 film composer," the Hollywood composer Max Steiner once said. Today, we explore some of many film and television appropriations of Wagner's work.

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Wagner Week: The Non-Operatic Music

Friday, July 26, 2013

Today we go beyond the "hits" and consider the neglected corners of his catalog, including his overtures, marches, a piano sonata and even a Symphony in C.

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Wagner Week: Bayreuth Remains a Colorful, Controversial Mecca

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The 2013 edition of the Bayreuth Festival opens with a new production of the Ring Cycle that's expected to be as colorful and contentious as anything this annual event has seen.

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Wagner Week: Do Not Grab This 'Ring' Casually

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Written over 26 years, the Ring Cycle takes 16 hours to perform from start to finish. Today, we explore the work's subtleties in greater depth.

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Wagner Week: The Composer's Innovations

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

For the second day of Wagner Week, we turn our focus to Wagner's innovations -- dramatic, musical, structural and otherwise.

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Wagner Week: The Life of Richard Wagner

Monday, July 22, 2013

WQXR is focusing the week of July 22-28 on Richard Wagner, that consummate man of the theater who is one of history's greatest – and most controversial – opera composers.

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A Sea-Inspired Start to the BBC Proms

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Listen to WQXR's first broadcast in a series of performances from the BBC Proms festival in London. The program includes music by Rachmaninoff, Britten and a BBC commission by Julian Anderson.


Saturday Morning Cartoons: Madama Butterfly

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Today's Saturday at the Opera is Puccini's Madama Butterfly from the LA Opera, and this week's Saturday’s cartoon features Butterfly's famous aria “Un bel di."

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