Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Sweet Verdi Animation

Thursday, October 10, 2013

WQXR

It’s Verdi week, so we present cartoon that features “Noi siamo zingarelle," the gypsy chorus from Giuseppe Verdi's tragic opera, La Traviata.

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Verdi’s Greatest Non-Hits

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

In this hour-long special, Matt Aucoin, a composer and conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, looks at what he thinks are Verdi’s most under-appreciated gems.

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Saturday Morning Cartoon: Carnegie Hall's Brilliant Bug

Saturday, October 05, 2013

This week's cartoon portrays one brilliant bug who makes his debut on Carnegie Hall's historic stage

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Webcast: Isabel Leonard and Friends in The Greene Space

Friday, October 04, 2013

Isabel Leonard recently joined Operavore's Naomi Lewin for performance and conversation in The Greene Space, along with special guests Matthew Polenzani, Anthony Roth Costanzo and Sherrill Milnes.

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Graphics: Arts Audiences Are Growing More Diverse

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Arts audiences are becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, according to a new survey by the National Endowment for the Arts. Art forms including Latin music, jazz and dance performances saw modest upticks in attendance due in part to growing minority participation.

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Verdi Week: At-a-Glance

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

WQXR

To mark the 200th anniversary of his birth WQXR is offering a week of music and commentary on the Italian composer's life and work. Here's a rundown.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Gounod's Puppets

Thursday, September 26, 2013

WQXR

For this week’s Saturday Morning Cartoon we offer up Charles Gounod’s Funeral March of a Marionette

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Wagner Explained in 2.5 Minutes

Saturday, September 21, 2013

WQXR

This week's cartoon gives you the whole Ring in an extremely non-Wagnerian length -- two-and-a-half minutes.

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The Royal Opera House on the Silver Screen

Saturday, September 14, 2013

WQXR

This fall, WQXR brings the Royal Opera House from London's Covent Garden to New York airwaves along with a series of screenings in partnership with Symphony Space.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Wily Coyote Concerto

Thursday, September 12, 2013

WQXR

This week on Saturday Morning Cartoons we're featuring the musical genius behind Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, Carl Stalling.

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Café Concert: Béla Fleck

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

When Béla Fleck came to the WQXR Café, curious staff members began asking about his repertoire. Would he be playing Scarlatti or Scruggs? A Bach invention or a bluegrass breakdown?

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Marin Alsop Breaks Glass Ceiling for Last Night of the Proms

Saturday, September 07, 2013

WQXR

Tonight at 8 pm, join us as Marin Alsop becomes the first woman to conduct the Last Night in its 118-year history.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: The Three Little Pigs a la Brahms

Saturday, September 07, 2013

WQXR

For this week’s cartoon, a set of Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms. Three of the dances (Nos. 5, 6, and 7) are featured in a 1943 Looney Tunes cartoon called “Pigs in a Polka."

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Musical Memories of the High Holidays with Itzhak Perlman

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The superstar violinist shares a wide variety of high holiday recordings that have special meaning for him, including several of his own performances.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Muppet Irish Song

Saturday, August 31, 2013

For this Saturday’s cartoon, we present the traditional Irish song "Danny Boy." We play a beautiful performance by flautist James Galway, but another version not to be missed comes from an episode of the Muppet Show.

   

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BBC Proms: Brahms's A German Requiem

Saturday, August 31, 2013

WQXR

Listen as American conductor Marin Alsop, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and an 80-strong chorus explores Brahms’s 1868 masterpiece.

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Poll: Which Piece Best Captures the Spirit of Labor Day?

Friday, August 30, 2013

Labor Day does have its own body of festive holiday music but plenty of composers have addressed work in its myriad forms. Tell us what piece best exemplifies the working man and woman best.

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BBC Proms: Mitsuko Uchida Plays Beethoven

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Listen to Saturday's broadcast of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with Mitsuko Uchida playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Plus: Mariss Jansons conducts Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique.

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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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