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Listen: NY Philharmonic Celebrates Chinese New Year

Last Saturday, the Philharmonic presented its annual Chinese New Year Concert with a starry roster of soloists, including pianist Yuja Wang, violinist Cho-Liang Lin and cellist Jian Wang.

Listen: New York Philharmonic Plays Mozart

Saturday, November 30, 2013

On Saturday, WQXR broadcast the New York Philharmonic's performance Mozart's symphonies Nos. 39-41 live from Avery Fisher Hall. Listen to the archived broadcast.

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Listen: Budapest Festival Orchestra Plays Dvořák & Bartók

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hear the Budapest Festival Orchestra in a program from Lucerne featuring works by Dvorak and Bartok.


Listen: NY Philharmonic's Opening Night Gala

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

On Sept. 25, WQXR brought you the New York Philharmonic's season opener with Yo-Yo Ma as the soloist. Featured were works by Ravel, Piazzolla and Golijov.

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Listen: Claudio Abbado's Final Concert Program

Sunday, September 22, 2013

This broadcast, recorded on Aug. 23, 2013 in Lucerne, Switzerland, features Claudio Abbado's final concert program. Abbado died on Monday at the age of 80.

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Listen: Berlin Philharmonic Plays The Rite of Spring

Sunday, September 15, 2013

In case you missed it: the Berlin Philharmonic presents three pillars of the 20th century symphonic repertoire in this performance from the Lucerne Festival.

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Lucerne Festival Orchestra Plays Beethoven, Brahms and Schoenberg

Sunday, September 08, 2013

In this, the first of four concert broadcasts from the Lucerne Festival, the house orchestra presents three pillars of the German Romantic repertoire.


Listen: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Central Park

Monday, September 02, 2013

Hear the Chamber Music Society performing works by Mozart, Beethoven and Dvorak.

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The Knights Perform Bach, Britten and Stravinsky in Central Park

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Listen to the archived broadcast of The Knights performing at the Naumburg Bandshell, a program featuring tenor Nicholas Phan in music by Britten, plus works by Bach and Stravinsky.


Orpheus Performs Rossini, Beethoven, Haydn and Tchaikovsky

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Listen to last week's Orpheus Chamber Orchestra concert in Central Park, which featured works by Beethoven, Haydn and Rossini -- until rain forced it to conclude early.

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On-Demand Audio: The Knights in Central Park

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

On Tuesday night, WQXR brought you a live broadcast of the Knights from the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. Listen to the archived broadcast, which features music by Mozart and Philip Glass.

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On-Demand Audio: National Symphony Orchestra's Homage to Rostropovich

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Listen to the archived broadcast of the National Symphony Orchestra, led by Christoph Eschenbach, which capped the Spring for Music festival with a tribute to the late Mstislav Rostropovich.

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On-Demand Audio: Detroit Symphony Presents an Ives Immersion

Friday, May 10, 2013

Join us tonight at 7:30 pm for a live broadcast of the Detroit Symphony in an all-Charles Ives program.

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On-Demand Audio: Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Listen to the archived broadcast of the Detroit Symphony's first Spring for Music concert, featuring Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins, plus music of Rachmaninoff and Ravel.

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On-Demand Audio: Buffalo Philharmonic at Spring for Music

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Listen to the archived broadcast of the Buffalo Philharmonic's Spring for Music program, which features Kancheli's “Morning Prayers," and Glière's Symphony No. 3.

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On-Demand Audio: Albany Symphony at Spring for Music

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

On Tuesday, the Albany Symphony Orchestra returned to the Spring For Music festival to play Gould, Gershwin and Harbison. Listen to the archived broadcast.

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On-Demand: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Spring For Music

Monday, May 06, 2013

The Baltimore Symphony opened the 2013 Spring for Music festival with a program featuring Time for Three, a high-energy string trio. Listen to the archived broadcast.

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On-Demand Video: Bach's Goldberg Variations with Simone Dinnerstein

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Bach's Goldberg Variations are among his most beloved works in the classical canon, and pianist Simone Dinnerstein has put her own distinctive spin on them.

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Live Video Webcast: Nicola Benedetti Performs Film Music

Friday, February 22, 2013

On Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 pm, tune in for Nicola Benedetti's only New York appearance in The Greene Space at WQXR, performing repertoire from her album "The Silver Violin."

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On-Demand Audio: NJ Symphony Orchestra with Yo-Yo Ma

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Yo-Yo Ma recently joined the New Jersey Symphony in Elgar's Cello Concerto. Listen to the full program on-demand.

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Handel's Messiah from Trinity Church

Monday, December 24, 2012

This Monday at 5 pm and Tuesday at 1 pm, WQXR presents Handel's Messiah from Trinity Church. The performance was recorded just before the Trinity Choir sang with the Rolling Stones.

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