17 Serious (And Not So Serious) Holiday Gifts For Classical Music Fans

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

From those who enjoy music to those who aspire to make it, here are 17 gifts that will please the music-lover on your list this holiday season.

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WQXR's 2015 Classical Countdown

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

We've closed out 2015 by counting down the favorite 100 pieces of WQXR's listeners. Check the results and discuss the the listener poll.

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WQXR's 2015 Holiday Programming

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

WQXR has you covered with special programming throughout the 2015 holiday season. Here is a calendar of the Chanukah and Christmas specials planned for December.

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The WQXR Holiday Channel Returns With Your Seasonal Favorites

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

WQXR is bringing the Christmas spirit with the return of our annual all-classical holiday channel. From Dec. 1 through Jan. 6, we'll stream continuous seasonal music, 24/7.

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A Musical Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Tune in all day on Thanksgiving Day Thursday as we make our way through a musical parade of great classical pieces.

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9 Pilgrimages of Classical Music and Opera

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

WQXR blogger Amanda Angel counts down nine pilgrimage themes in classical and opera, included also is Charles Ives's Holiday Symphony for Thanksgiving.

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Throwback Thursday: Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Thursday, November 19, 2015

It was on this day and this date 152 years ago, on a Thursday, November 19th, in the year 1863, that Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.


WQXR Classical Moonlighters Competition

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

On May 6the nine WQXR Classical Moonlighters Competition finalists will convened in The Greene Space for a performance before esteemed judges. See who won.

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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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