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21 Classical Music Gifts That Will Make Your Year

Thursday, December 01, 2016

A gift guide from the WQXR staff for those who have a classical music-lover on their list this holiday season.

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Watch: 25 Bizarre Facts About Classical Music

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Hay eating pianos, string quartets in helicopters, 20 minutes of a single note, Bach's eye surgery and more. These are some of the bizarre factoids to be discovered in this new video.
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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Musicians Strike, Play Free Concerts

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The musicians and the management of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra are locked in a standoff that has led to further concert cancellations through Nov. 18. 
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Meet the String Section Backing Up the Boss

Friday, September 16, 2016

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Eight Pittsburgh-based violinists performed "New York City Serenade" with Bruce Springsteen. How was it? "Best gig ever," they said.
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Classical Clicks: National Medals for Marsalis, McDonald and Glass

Thursday, September 15, 2016

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Highlights of classical music and opera content from the web, collected by WQXR hosts, editors and producers. This week, national medals are awarded and Britannia rules.

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WQXR Staffers' Favorite Summer Memories

Friday, September 02, 2016

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This Labor Day, WQXR will play selected highlights from our favorite broadcasts recorded this summer. Read what staffers picked as their favorite musical memories from the season.
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Classical Clicks: Lawrence Brownlee's Pledge for Autism Awareness

Thursday, September 01, 2016

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Highlights of classical music and opera content from the web, collected by WQXR hosts, editors and producers. This week, Brownlee promises to lose pounds to raise autism awareness.

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Classical Clicks: Cecilia Bartoli's 'West Side Story' in Salzburg

Friday, August 26, 2016

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Highlights of classical music and opera content from the web, collected by WQXR hosts, editors and producers. This week, critics assess Cecilia Bartoli's Maria in 'West Side Story.'

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Classical Clicks: Do Opera Prodigies Exist?

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Highlights of classical music and opera content from the web, collected by WQXR hosts, editors and producers. This week, the rise of 13-year-old opera singer Laura Bretan.

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Watch: 'The History of Classical Music' in Under 5 Minutes

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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YouTuber Jon Cozart created an a capella video following the (loose) trajectory of classical music, from Hildegard von Bingen to John Williams.
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'Game of Thrones' Tour Brings Live Music to Fans

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

While waiting for the popular television show's seventh season launch, 'Game of Thrones' composer Ramin Djawadi is touring with a live orchestra and chorus.
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Classical Clicks: Sondheim Plans a New Musical for 2017

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Highlights of classical music and opera content from the web, collected by WQXR hosts, editors and producers. This week, Stephen Sondheim plans a new work based on Luis Buñuel's films.

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From Punk to Purcell: Vivienne Westwood Outfits Monteverdi Choir

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Dame Vivienne Westwood, who once dressed the Sex Pistols and forged a punk aesthetic, has created a new design for the English Baroque ensemble. 
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Einojuhani Rautavaara, Prolific Finnish Composer, Dies at 87

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Rautavaara, an acclaimed composer who influenced a generation of Finnish composers, has died.
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Classical Clicks: John Williams Answers to a 'Star Wars' Fanfare

Friday, July 22, 2016

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Highlights of classical music and opera content from the web, collected by WQXR hosts, editors and producers. This week see composer John Williams serenaded by a pair of brass players.

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Classical Clicks: A Pop-Up Concert in Hanoi

Friday, July 08, 2016

Highlights of classical music and opera content from the web, collected by WQXR hosts, editors and producers. This week watch a Vietnamese ensemble stage a street-side concert.

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Classical Clicks: Andris Nelsons Parts Ways with Bayreuth

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Highlights of classical music and opera content from the web, collected by WQXR hosts, editors and producers. This week, a maestro severs his ties with a German opera house.

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How John Philip Sousa Almost Authored Our National Anthem

Thursday, June 30, 2016

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In honor of Independence Day, we trace the popularity of John Philip Sousa's most famous march "Stars and Stripes Forever," which almost became the official song of the U.S. 

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Classical Clicks: Tickling the Ivories in the Arctic

Thursday, June 23, 2016

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Highlights of classical music and opera content from the web, collected by WQXR hosts, editors and producers. This week features an eco-conscious pianist performing next to glaciers.

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Map: Make Music New York's Classical Offerings

Monday, June 20, 2016

Where to find classical music during Make Music New York on Tuesday.

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