Concerts from The Frick Collection

Airs at Mondays at 10 pm on WQXR.

For 76 years, the series Concerts from The Frick Collection has delighted listeners with the finest in keyboard recitals, all manner of chamber groups and groundbreaking early music ensembles. Many of the century's greatest artists have performed in the 175-seat music room at The Frick Collection, the former Upper East Side residence of industrialist Henry Clay Frick.

Many of these performances are New York debuts of nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians, helping them launch or further their careers. Since 1939, listeners have enjoyed performances of the highest caliber in broadcasts from The Frick Collection, and this tradition continues to flourish.

Every Monday at 10 pm WQXR presents a one-hour broadcast version of a concert. You can also hear additional pieces from the concerts by clicking on each show page below.

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Listen: Harpsichordist Andreas Staier Mines Melancholy

Listen to Andreas Staier examine the element of melancholy in music from the Baroque period in this concert, recorded live at the Frick Collection. 

Listen: Cellist Nicolas Altstaedt and Pianist Alexander Lonquich

Monday, August 15, 2016

Tune in Monday at 10 pm to hear cellist Nicolas Altstaedt perform Beethoven, Debussy and Boulanger in his New York recital debut.

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Listen: Flanders Recorder Quartet

Monday, August 08, 2016

Returning to the Frick for the first time in a decade, the Flanders Recorder Quartet brought more than 40 recorders with them to perform works by Bach, Vivaldi and more.

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Quatuor Danel Makes US Debut

Monday, August 01, 2016

This week, Concerts from the Frick Collection features Brussels-based string quartet Quatuor Danel performing works by Tchaikovsky and Weinberg in its New York debut.

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Listen: Philippe Cassard and Cedric Pescia Make Their N.Y. Debut

Monday, July 25, 2016

This week's Concerts from The Frick Collection features the N.Y. debut of Philippe Cassard and Cedric Pescia playing piano four hands.

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Listen: Anne Sofie von Otter Spans Centuries of Songs

Monday, July 18, 2016

Tune in Monday at 10 pm to hear Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter sing a program ranging from Henry Purcell to Arvo Pärt.

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Listen: Ingolf Wunder Performs Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt

Monday, July 11, 2016

Tune in Monday at 10 pm to hear Austrian pianist Ingolf Wunder perform works by Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt from the Frick Collection.

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Pallade Musica Performs Lully and Telemann

Monday, July 04, 2016

Monday at 10 pm Montreal early music ensemble Pallade Musica kicks off this season of Concerts from the Frick Collection with an evening of French Baroque. 

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Listen: Frick Season Finale with the Cambini Quartet

Monday, August 03, 2015

Listen to the archived broadcast of period instrument ensemble Cambini Quartet of Paris presenting music by neglected French composers.

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German Cellist Leonard Elschenbroich Makes His New York Debut

Monday, July 27, 2015

According to the New York Times, this recital debut by German cellist Leonard Elschenbroich reveals his "great technical prowess, intellectual curiosity and expressive depth."

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The Vienna Piano Trio Plays Beethoven, Schoenberg and Brahms

Monday, July 20, 2015

This week from The Frick Collection, we’ll hear selections from a concert by The Vienna Piano Trio.

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British Baroque Band Florilegium Plays Bach and Telemann

Monday, July 13, 2015

The British period instrument ensemble Florilegium returns to The Frick Collection, performing chamber music from the early 1700s.

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Auryn Quartet Plays Mozart and Ravel

Monday, July 06, 2015

The Washington Post writes that the Auryn Quartet's "members interact with a sensitivity that seems almost telepathic." This is their second appearance at the Frick Collection.  

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Soprano Ruby Hughes Makes Her U.S. Debut

Monday, June 29, 2015

British soprano Ruby Hughes performs with pianist Julius Drake in a far-reaching program of German lieder, French chansons, Hebrew songs and a set of cabaret songs by Britten.

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Pianist Kevin Kenner Plays Chopin and Liszt

Monday, June 22, 2015

For his Concert From The Frick Collection, pianist Kevin Kenner chose music by one of Poland’s favorite sons, Fredric Chopin.

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John Holloway Trio plays Baroque Music

Monday, June 15, 2015

The trio of John Holloway, Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Jane Gower perform 17th century Baroque music with a fresh spontaneity.

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Listen: Quatuor Mosaïques Plays Haydn, Schubert and Beethoven

Monday, June 08, 2015

Quatuor Mosaïques, an Austrian period instrument string quartet, returns to the Frick to play quartets by Haydn, Schubert and Beethoven.

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Pianist Charles Owen Plays Bach, Debussy and Nico Muhly

Monday, June 01, 2015

The Frick Collection began its 76th season this past fall with a musician whom Gramophone magazine calls “one of the finest British pianists of his generation.”

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'The Scottish Play' With Trio Settecento

Monday, September 08, 2014

 American period instrument ensemble Trio Settecento performs 18th century Scottish reels, variations and sonatas in a program they called "The Scottish Play."

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The Minguet Quartet Play Mendelssohn and Haydn

Monday, September 01, 2014

As part of its concert at the Frick Collection, the Minguet Quartet chose late string quartets by both Felix Mendelssohn and Franz Joseph Haydn.

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Olivier Cavé Tells the story of the Italian Pianoforte

Monday, August 25, 2014

Italian-Swiss pianist Olivier Cave tells the story of the pianoforte, the original piano, through 18th century Italian music.

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