WQXR Staff appears in the following:
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
In one form or another Bach gets our musical motors running, whether we're fumbling students or great musical minds. With that in mind, WQXR begins each day with Your Morning Bach.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
A new double bill production of "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "Pagliacci" is set to open at the Met this Tuesday. Watch the prologue of "Pagliacci," recorded in The Greene Space.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
With both Passover and Good Friday falling on the same day this year – followed closely by Easter, of course – there's a particularly rich menu of seasonal music to be heard.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
April Fools' Day is a chance to remind ourselves that classical music isn't all stuffed shirts and furrowed brows. Tune in to WQXR on Wednesday for some rib-tickling pieces.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Joan Tower's cheekily provocative responses to Aaron Copland are now preserved in the National Recording Registry.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Say what you will about The Piano Guys – they know how to put together a video-ready classical mashup.
Monday, March 16, 2015
If any nation was guilty of neglecting its musical heritage, Ireland is probably not it. Find out why.
Monday, March 09, 2015
The Large Hadron Collider has played host to a grand conceptual performance that combined opera, dance and physics. Watch the video.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Quinn Kelsey, a baritone from Hawaii, has won the Beverly Sills Award, an annual $50,000 prize given by the Metropolitan Opera to young singers.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Carnegie Hall’s Board of Trustees announced it has elected investor Ronald Perelman as chairman to succeed Sanford Weill, who is retiring from the position after 24 years at the helm.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
To put it in homespun Texas terms, male conductors are as common as cornbread. Women on major podiums remain a far scarcer sight.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
A video has been making the rounds on YouTube showing an antique violin modified for flight – a "Violincopter," as it's dubbed.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
A staging of Richard Strauss's "Salome" is causing controversy after the company decided to add nudity to the climactic "Dance of the Seven Veils."
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
HBO has given the go-ahead to the pilot for “Virtuoso," a classical music-themed period drama by Elton John, his husband David Furnish and "True Blood" creator Alan Ball.