WQXR Staff

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Poll: Who Wrote the Greatest 10th Symphony Ever?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Philip Glass is the latest composer to avoid the so-called "Curse of the Ninth Symphony" and write a 10th Symphony. What's your favorite?
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Paul Freeman, Founder of Chicago Sinfonietta, Dies at 79

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Paul Freeman, the founder of the Chicago Sinfonetta, died on Tuesday. Listen to a 1975 interview with him from WQXR's show Classical Music and the Afro-American.
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Video: Tuba Player Mocks White Supremacist Marchers with 'Ride of the Valkyries'

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

"I didn't really know how to show my opposition," said the musician, "so that was my way of doing it."
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Two Mercedes Once Owned by Maria Callas Head for Sale in Monaco

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Two Mercedes Benz 600 limousines once belonging to Maria Callas are to lead the sale of vehicle collection at the French auction house Artcurial on Monday.
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Poll: Which of These 2015 News Stories Best Captures the Spirit of France?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

In honor of Bastille Day, tell us which of these 2015 news stories best captures the spirit of France that we know and love.
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Webcast: Tchaikovsky Competition Names Winners

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar (pictured), a 27-year-old Mongolian baritone, on Friday won the Grand Prix in the International Tchaikovsky Competition.
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Pride Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Gay Composers

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Ahead of Sunday's gay pride parade, we invite you to learn more about the history of LGBT composers through our quiz.
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Dmitri Hvorostovsky Diagnosed with Brain Tumor, Cancels Performances

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has canceled his summer performances after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.
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Bacon Brothers Help Kick Off Second WQXR Instrument Drive

Monday, June 22, 2015

Watch the archived video of The Bacon Brothers and student musicians jamming in The Greene Space to help kick off the second WQXR Instrument Drive.

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A Pianist Played Until Her Fingers Bled – and the Internet Takes Notice

Sunday, June 14, 2015

In what looks like an image from a horror movie, a photo of a blood-stained piano keyboard has been making the rounds on social media since Friday.
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Video: Broadway Casts of 'Lion King,' 'Aladdin' Sing Through LaGuardia Flight Delay

Thursday, June 04, 2015

The casts of "The Lion King" and "Aladdin" staged an a cappella sing-off at LaGuardia Airport Sunday night when storms delayed numerous flights.
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Margaret Juntwait Remembered: Classical Music Field Reacts to Host's Death

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Margaret Juntwait's death Wednesday has elicited a flood of reactions, from those who knew her best, from colleagues and friends.
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Quiz: What Kind of Classical Music Fan Are You?

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Are you a molto devoto listener? Or molto leggiero? Take our quiz and gauge your level of fandom.

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Kennedy Center Announces Lineup for New American Orchestra Festival

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony and The Knights have been selected to participate in the inaugural SHIFT Festival.
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Emanuel Ax Demoted to Mere 'Accompanist' in Prank Video

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The pianist Emanuel Ax – or "Yo-Yo Ma's accompanist" – is asked about awards he didn't win and the various "songs" that he performs.
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Weird: Richard Wagner Fans See His Face in a Mountain in Germany

Friday, May 22, 2015

Richard Wagner, who was born 202 years ago on Friday, is being celebrated in an unusual way in his native Germany.
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Video: First Trailer for Steve Jobs Biopic Has an Orchestral Concept

Monday, May 18, 2015

"The musicians play the instruments. I play the orchestra," says Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs in the first trailer for Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin's film "Steve Jobs."
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Poll: Was a $150 Million Donation to Yale a 'Waste of Money?

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The $150 million donation from private-equity billionaire Stephen A. Schwarzman to develop a new center for student life and cultural programming has prompted heated debate.
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After Turmoil, Baltimore Symphony Plays Free Outdoor Concert

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Members of the Baltimore Symphony gave a free concert Wednesday for a city that 36 hours earlier had been rocked by violent protests.
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Video: For Leopold Stokowski's Birthday, How to Conduct Without a Baton

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The conductor Leopold Stokowski, who was born 133 years ago Saturday, was noted for a conducting style that spurned the traditional baton.
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