WQXR Staff

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Watch 371 Trombones Play Wagner and Bernstein

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

On Wednesday, 371 trombone players braved the rainy weather to create their own thunder on the Lincoln Center campus.
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Happy Birthday, Martha Argerich

Friday, June 03, 2016

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Celebrating pianist Martha Argerich's 75th birthday; a round-up of commentary on the Met's new music director; and more to listen, read and watch in WQXR's Whole Note. 

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Why Pianists Love Chopin

Thursday, June 02, 2016

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Before they gather to play more than 10 hours of his work for solo piano, we asked performers in WQXR's All-Day Chopin Marathon about their connection to the composer.
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How Elgar's 'Pomp and Circumstance' Marched Its Way into Graduation Season

Thursday, June 02, 2016

It's graduation season, and you've probably already heard the "Graduation March." Except that's not its name, and it wasn't written for commencement.

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Summer Reads for Music Lovers

Friday, May 27, 2016

A roundup of recent books to delight classical music and opera lovers; Cecilia Bartoli gets ready for her turn as Maria; and more to listen, read and watch in WQXR's Whole Note.

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City Opera Announces 2016-17 Season

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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NYCO plans seven operas for next season, including a new Hal Prince "Candide;" an opera-singing bus driver gains fans among fares; and more to read and watch in WQXR's Whole Note. 

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Graham Parker, WQXR GM, to Head Universal Classics, USA

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Graham Parker, who guided WQXR in its transition to a public radio station, will be moving on to the Universal Music Group in July.
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A Look at the 2016 NY Phil Biennial

Monday, May 23, 2016

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We asked the new music connoisseurs at Q2 Music what Biennial programs excite them; remembering forgotten female composers; and more to listen, read and watch in WQXR's Whole Note.

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Legendary Double Bassist Goes Out on Her Own Terms

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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Remembering Jane Little, who played bass for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for 71 years; Erik Satie's 150th birthday; and more to listen, read and watch in WQXR's Whole Note.

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Eurovision Winner Continues Legacy of Mixing Ukrainian Music with Politics

Monday, May 16, 2016

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The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest winner follows a line of Ukrainian musicians who inserted politics into their works; celebrating Liberace's birthday; and more in WQXR's Whole Note.

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Fear of 13 and Other Superstitions Embedded in Compositions

Friday, May 13, 2016

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Find out which composer was terrified of the number 13; preview the Ojai Festival with this year's director, Peter Sellars; and more to listen, read and watch in WQXR's Whole Note.

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Imagining a Composer's Political Struggle

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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A windfall of new literature about Shostakovich; Irving Berlin's birthday; and more to listen, read and watch in WQXR's Whole Note.

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A Babbitt Centennial

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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Celebrating Milton Babbitt's 100th birthday; the Los Angeles Phil's virtual reality project wins a real award; and more to listen, read and watch in WQXR's Whole Note.

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The Top Moonlighters Are Crowned

Monday, May 09, 2016

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The winners of WQXR's Classical Moonlighters Competition are named; James Levine leads his final Met opera as music director; and more to listen, read and watch in WQXR's Whole Note.

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Looking Back at Levine's Legacy

Friday, May 06, 2016

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Peruse a timeline of milestones of James Levine's tenure at the Met; Valery Gergiev leads a concert in Syria; and more to listen, read and watch in WQXR's Whole Note.

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A Milestone for a New York Icon

Thursday, May 05, 2016

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Commemorating Carnegie, a landmark for all New Yorkers; watch a woman squeeze 50 classical music puns into two minutes; and more to listen, read and watch in WQXR's Whole Note.

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Reasons for Lincoln Center Leader's Exit Leak Out

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

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The circumstances surrounding Jed Bernstein's quick departure as president of Lincoln Center become clearer; and more to listen, read and watch in WQXR's Whole Note.

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Marian Anderson to Appear on the $5 Bill

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

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The great contralto will become the only artist to be depicted on a U.S. bill; a cast change at the WNO's Ring; and more to listen, read and watch in WQXR's Whole Note.

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New York Opera Fest Shines Light on City's Smaller Companies

Monday, May 02, 2016

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A new opera festival promotes NYC's other opera companies and honors one of our own; the creators of 'JFK' talk to Studio 360; and more to listen, read and watch in WQXR's Whole Note.

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A Robert Shaw Centennial Celebration at Carnegie Hall

Friday, April 29, 2016

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Robert Shaw is feted by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Carnegie Hall; further details about the Steve Jobs opera; and more to listen, read and watch in WQXR's Whole Note.

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