Naomi Lewin


Naomi Lewin appears in the following:

A Memory of December 8, 1980

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

I have a very vivid memory from thirty years ago tonight.

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Norman Lebrecht on Mahler's Songs

Friday, December 03, 2010

Gustav Mahler's bittersweet songs are getting renewed attention this year. To get some insight on this, Naomi Lewin talks with Norman Lebrecht, author of the new book, Why Mahler?

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Leif Ove Andsnes 'Rachs' Out

Thursday, December 02, 2010

When it comes to classical piano concertos, nearly everyone agrees which is the hardest to play: Rachmaninoff's Third. Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes talks with Naomi Lewin about tackling this work.

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Christmas, Christmas Time is Near

Monday, November 29, 2010

Naomi Lewin asks: What does a nice Jewish girl know about Christmas music? After decades as a choral singer, church soloist, and radio host, the answer is, "Plenty!"

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Name That Tune

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Everyone has had the experience of singing or humming a tune that’s been driving you crazy, trying to identify it. A music discovery Web site offers some help.

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An Ill Wind Nobody Blows Good

Monday, November 01, 2010

"No one seems exactly sure who turned that phrase about the oboe, but it does seem to have happened long before my assault on the instrument," says our Naomi Lewin.

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Opening Night at the Met

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

For WQXR's Naomi Lewin, the biggest stars of the Met's opening-night gala were James Levine and the Met Orchestra. If you attended, give us your review.

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James Jorden on the New Opera Season

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Metropolitan Opera season opens tonight with Das Rheingold, the first opera in Wagner's epic Ring cycle. My guest today is James Jorden, who is most famous - or should I say infamous - for his alter ego La Cieca on the e-zine He also writes about opera for the New York Post.

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In Memoriam Erich Kunzel

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Erich Kunzel, long-time conductor of the Cincinnati Pops, died a year ago, at the age of 74. Kunzel wasn’t just Cincinnati’s conductor -- for nearly two decades, he led the National Symphony Orchestra in A Capitol Fourth and Memorial Day concerts on the lawn of the Capitol Building that were broadcast around the country on PBS.

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B.Y.O. Popcorn

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tomorrow night, the Metropolitan Opera starts its second annual (hopefully, anyway) Summer HD Festival. They’ll be spending the next ten nights out on Lincoln Center Plaza showing operas that were originally beamed live into movie theaters. And it’s free!

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K. Why?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Adam Delehanty, who keeps our schedules straight at WQXR, just asked, "This may be a naïve question, but why does Mozart's music all have "K." numbers after it?"  It's a great question.

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Live or Memorex?

Friday, August 13, 2010

I hadn’t even read the ecstatic New York Times review of Mark Morris Dance Group’s Mostly Mozart Festival performance of L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato  yet when I called my Mom, and said I would cheerfully go right back and see it again.  Sitting in the theater, I was thrilled by the imaginative choreography and luminous dancing, and also by the fact that it was all “accompanied” by a topnotch, live performance of a piece by Handel.

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Street Musicians

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I have a rule about street musicians. If they make me smile, I give them money. And that goes for subway musicians, too.

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Sound Portraits

Thursday, July 22, 2010

What does the City sound pictures? Friday, July 23rd is the last day to show us. WQXR's Jerome L. Greene Space is holding a contest called "Making Visible the Invisible," looking for photos that portray the sound of New York.

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It's Everyone's Music

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Singers from the Metropolitan Opera put on a great show for their first recital of the season, at SummerStage in Central Park. As I sat there listening, I couldn't help noticing how diverse the audience was.  People of every age, ethnic background, gender identification, you name it, all out there enjoying opera on a summer night.

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Why Mahler? Why Not?

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Gustav Mahler was born 150 years ago this week and we're celebrating with a week-long "Mahlerfest" on  Check it out!

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Stephen Collins Foster: America's Bard

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Stephen Foster was a Yankee Doodle Dandy, born on the Fourth of July. In celebration of his birth, Naomi Lewin created an hour-long program of his music.

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Play Us, We're Yours!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Two wonderful events with WQXR listeners in one day: first, a convergence at the "Play Me, I'm Yours" piano at the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park. Lots of people turned up to listen -- and to perform!

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Let's Reclaim the Word Diva!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Merriam-Webster defines diva (Italian for "goddess") as a prima donna (Italian for "first woman"). The dictionary gives two English definitions for prima donna: (1) a principal female singer in an opera, and (2) a vain or undisciplined person who finds it difficult to work…as part of a team.

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Robert and Clara Schumann

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

This week marks the 200th anniversary of Robert Schumann's birth, which we've been celebrating all week long on WQXR. Robert Schumann was well known for writing music and prose--in addition to being a composer, he was also a music critic and journalist. But it's clear that Robert Schumann would not have had nearly the success he did if he hadn't married Clara Wieck, a highly talented pianist and composer who served as his partner and muse.

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