'Mozart in the Jungle's' Jason Schwartzman on Breaking Down Musical Walls

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Series creator and cast member Jason Schwartzman shares his discovery of the classical world.

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Watch: 2015 Marilyn Horne Song Competition Winners

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Watch the webcast of winners Benjamin Dickerson and Alden Gatt, as they joined Marilyn Horne and her fellow mezzo-soprano, Isabel Leonard, at The Greene Space on March 11 at 7 pm.

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Watch Live: WQXR's Classical Beer Jam, Made In New York Edition

Friday, February 19, 2016

WQXR brings together local suds and music for its Classical Beer Jam celebrating great New York composers during New York Beer week. 


When Prokofiev Lived in New York

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

While Serge Prokofiev's music is familiar with audiences throughout New York, his history in the city is less known.

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The Song of Songs

Friday, February 12, 2016

At 9 pm on Friday, Broadway star Jessica Hecht hosts "The Bible’s Great Romance: The Song of Songs," a one-hour special of sensuous verse married with choral music.

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Video Webcast: Cantus and 'The Four Loves'

Monday, February 08, 2016

In case you missed Monday night's webcast, watch the archived video of the men's vocal ensemble Cantus filmed live in the Greene Space.

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When Beethoven Last Climbed the Billboard Pop Charts

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Jeff Spurgeon looks at the last time the classical cannon topped the Billboard Hot 100 in honor of Throwback Thursday.

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Listen: Highlights from the 2015 Richard Tucker Gala

Monday, February 01, 2016

Deborah Voigt presents selected performances from the 2015 Richard Tucker Gala, featuring Jamie Barton, Renée Fleming and Lawrence Brownlee.

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WQXR Is Your Valentine's Day Soundtrack

Friday, January 29, 2016

Sunday at 5 pm we'll play your top 12 romantic works — a bouquet of musical roses — in honor of Valentine's Day.

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When Arthur Rubinstein Packed the House at Carnegie

Thursday, January 28, 2016

When Arthur Rubinstein was 74 years old in 1961, played ten recitals at Carnegie Hall. All of them were sold out.

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9 Works Written in Support of Civil Rights

Sunday, January 17, 2016

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, here are nine works from classical music and opera that express the same themes that Dr. King personified.

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Dvorak's 'American Quartet' Finale Performed by the WQXR String Quartet

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Listen to this archive radio performance from the WQXR String Quartet performed in 1961.

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New Year’s Day 2016 From Vienna

Friday, January 01, 2016

At 11 am on Jan. 1, waltz (and polka) into the new year with the Vienna Philharmonic and conductor Mariss Jansons during a live broadcast from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein.

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In Memoriam: Classical Musicians, Contributors Who Died in 2015

Saturday, December 26, 2015

The classical music world lost bright stars in 2015, New York Phil’s music director emeritus Kurt Masur, Stravinsky collaborator Robert Craft, and the Met's Margaret Juntwait.

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Christmastime in New York: Cathedral Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Friday, December 25, 2015

Listen to the Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine performing a century-spanning program that tells the story of the nativity.

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A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Live From Cambridge

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Join us at 10 am on Dec. 24 for a live broadcast from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge for the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service.

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Anonymous 4 Sings Medieval Christmas Music

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Recorded live at Corpus Christi Church in New York, the veteran vocal ensemble Anonymous 4 sings medieval music from England, France and Spain that praises the Virgin Mary.

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Handel's Messiah from Trinity Church

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Listen to Julian Wachner conduct Handel’s classic oratorio from Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan, the venue where it received its U.S. premiere in 1770.

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The Classical Music Influences Inside John Williams' 'Star Wars' Score

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Take a listen to the classical music inspirations behind John Williams' music for the "Star Wars" films.

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9 Ways to Stream Beethoven During His Birthday Week

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

We celebrate Beethoven's birthday this week with a trove of streaming content for you to discover. Watch Beethoven's "Fidelio," piano sonatas, symphonies and more.

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