Naomi Lewin appears in the following:
Thursday, January 16, 2014
While CD sales declined in 2013, vinyl sales moved in the opposite direction: up 32 percent from 2012. In this podcast, a debate over the significance of the format's ongoing comeback.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Three top music critics review the year 2013 in music: Anne Midgette of the Washington Post, Justin Davidson of New York Magazine and Heidi Waleson, from the Wall Street Journal.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
One day after a judge revoked his bail, opera-loving philanthropist Alberto Vilar returned to prison to continue serving a sentence for multimillion-dollar fraud.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Gary Graffman jokes that the most-famous, best-selling album of his career barely acknowledges his participation on its cover.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Some believe naming rights are a necessary part of philanthropy. Others argue that giving should be a selfless, anonymous act. In this podcast, a look at what's driving the trend.
Monday, May 20, 2013
After two years on the disabled list, conductor James Levine made his comeback Sunday with the Met Orchestra. Naomi Lewin reports.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Mark-Anthony Turnage’s opera about the former Playboy playmate and tabloid fixture will open the 2013-2014 City Opera season in September.
Thursday, November 01, 2012
After cancelling performances for two days, the Met returned Wednesday with – ironically – a scheduled performance of The Tempest, an opera based on Shakespeare by Thomas Adès.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
WQXR Host Naomi Lewin shares her impressions from Marvin Hamlisch's funeral.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
If the story of the Broadway musical Rent sounds familiar, that’s because Jonathan Larson, the composer of the musical Rent, used the same plot for this musical as Puccini did for La Boheme. Other composers also used classical music when they wrote their Broadway hits. Kismet is adapted from compositions by Russian composer Alexander Borodin and The Song of Norway uses tunes by Edvard Grieg to tell the story of Grieg's life.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
La Boheme is a famous opera, but Puccini wasn’t the only composer inspired by Bohemia. This week on Classics for Kids, you can hear Bohemian music written by a lot of other composers.
Saturday, June 09, 2012
The Italian people have always had a love affair with opera, which has been a part of their life for more than 400 years. This week on Classics for Kids, take a trip through the history of Italian opera.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
A lot of classical music was written just for kids. Peter and the Wolf is just the beginning -- there are also pieces based on children's books, toys, games, and more.
Friday, May 18, 2012
"Sometimes the anticipation of an event seeing someone perform can lead to disappointment. But not Fischer-Dieskau," writes Naomi Lewin.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Claude Debussy’s daughter Emma-Claude began taking piano lessons at the age of 3. Her proud father composed the Children's Corner as a present for her, even though it was much too hard for her to play at the time. Instead, it entertained her because it starred her favorite toys.
Saturday, May 05, 2012
Claude Debussy loved to experiment with new sounds. That got him into trouble when he was a student at the Paris Conservatory, but it turned out to be a good thing when he grew up. Inspired by Impressionist poets and visual artists around him, Debussy created Impressionism in music. You can hear the beautiful results this week on Classics for Kids.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Many composers used European dance forms in their work. Dvorak, Haydn, Chopin and Beethoven are just a few of the composers featured here.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Frenchman Louis Langrée, music director of the Mostly Mozart Festival, and a conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, is the new music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
When he was a young pianist, Johannes Brahms accompanied a Hungarian violinist, and fell in love with Hungarian music. His own Hungarian-flavored dances were written to entertain his friends at parties. Those friends convinced Brahms to publish his dances. When the first set was a hit, Brahms wrote and published another set.