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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
A vandal attacked the Metropolitan Opera early Wednesday morning, leaving a trail of spray-painted vulgarities inside the house and near the bandshell.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The actress Meryl Streep will star as the late, iconic soprano Maria Callas in a forthcoming biopic for HBO, to be directed by Mike Nichols.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Draft or letter quality? This old dot-matrix printer churns out more than carefully aligned pages of text. It plays Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, a piece originally written for the pipe organ.
Monday, June 09, 2014
One month ago, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra was heard on WQXR performing a Pulitzer Prize winning piece at Carnegie Hall. On Friday night, this happened.
Sunday, June 01, 2014
If the piano that washed up beneath the Brooklyn Bridge could be salvaged, and left in its current location, what sort of pieces would you want to hear?
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Maya Angelou, the poet, writer and performer who died at the age of 86, also has a place in the history of opera.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
When mezzo Tara Erraught was called "dumpy" and "stocky" in newspaper reviews, online pundits reacted angrily, calling the critics sexist and insensitive. Others believe that the critics were on solid ground.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
With Wagner's 201st birthday on Thursday, he continues to delight and divide audiences. Tune in to WQXR and the Operavore stream to hear selections from the Wagner canon.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The pianists Alice Sara Ott and Francesco Tristano have teamed up for an edgy music video featuring an arrangement of The Rite of Spring. The video is a departure for Ott.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
To show that anyone can make music, the London-based artist Tadas Maksimovas has used his hip-length hair as the medium in a violin performance project.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Anna Netrebko appears in a new Austrian Airlines television commercial, signing autographs in a plane's first-class cabin.
Thursday, May 08, 2014
This week we throw it back to Norwegian soprano Kirsten Flagstad, called "The Voice of the Century" by many a critic.
Friday, April 25, 2014
A startup called KMel Robotics this week released a YouTube video of its programmed drones playing Richard Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Throwback Thursday (#tbt) is a weekly opportunity to remember musical legends from the past. Today, it's English contralto Kathleen Ferrier, whose life and career was cut tragically short.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Film archive company British Pathé has uploaded its entire collection of historic films to YouTube, making more than 85,000 rare 20th century videos available to the public.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
A choral singer collapsed and died at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on Monday, the first death of a musician at the venue since its 2003 opening.
Monday, April 14, 2014
To commemorate the 90th birthday of English conductor Neville Marriner on Tuesday, there was no shortage of recordings for WQXR to choose from.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Do you fall asleep or wake up to classical music? Our sister station WNYC is collecting information on people's sleep habits through a new crowdsourcing project called Clock Your Sleep.
Saturday, April 05, 2014
The Los Angeles Philharmonic has released an audio recording of its performance on March 30, during which a 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Walt Disney Concert Hall as the orchestra played Ravel.
Friday, April 04, 2014
In his 30-plus years at the helm of late night shows, David Letterman has played host to thousands of musicians. Every so often a classical performer would sneak into the mix.