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Reflections from the Keyboard

Beethoven and the Sonata Idea: Part 7

In this week's "Reflections from the Keyboard", host David Dubal continues his exploration of Beethoven's piano sonatas with selections including Hammerklavier and the Sonata Pathétique.

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WQXR Blog

Remembering Roberta Peters, a Soprano with Wide Appeal

Soprano Roberta Peters, whose voice proved popular to all kinds of music lovers, has died at 86.

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WQXR Blog

Watch: Monty Python-Inspired 'All the Great Operas in 10 Minutes'

The name says it all. Writer and animator Kim Thompson created this short film as a school project and opera lovers and novices are still delighted years later.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Alan Gilbert Conducting Beethoven and Bruckner

Tune in Thursday at 9 pm as Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven's Eroica and Bruckner's Symphony No. 2.

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WQXR Blog

After Delays, New Hamburg Concert Hall Aims For Inclusion

Watch an incredible 360-degree video of opening night from Hamburg's new Elbphilharmoie concert hall. After missteps, can this hall democratize the classical world?

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WQXR Blog

Saxophonist Plays Devilishly Quick Paganini Caprice

Experimental saxophonist Pedrosaxo shows off his classical chops with this performance of Paganini's Caprice No. 5.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

The Industry's 'Hopscotch'

How can a site-specific opera – one in which audiences were shuttled around Los Angeles in limos, side-by side with performers – translate to the static medium of a recording?

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LPR Live

Norway's Jaga Jazzist Embraces Vintage Funk and Krautrock

Jaga Jazzist is a Norwegian ensemble that draws inspiration from jazz, vintage funk and Krautrock. We join the members backstage at Le Poisson Rouge for an interview and performance.

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WQXR Blog

'Bohemian Rhapsody' Gets Fairground Organ Treatment

Revisit this rocking musical curiosity that has the Queen classic played on a fairground organ.

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