My Classical Podcast

Episodes will appear regularly beginning January 2015

WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon hosts this unique classical music podcast which introduces a featured classical recording in each episode.

Recordings are drawn from several label catalogs, including hot new releases and classic accounts, plus performances from the WQXR studios, café and concert broadcasts. Downloads are also available through the iTunes store. Some episodes will expire after variable periods of time.

Latest Episode / Monday, April 06, 2015 Edit This

Download Schumann’s 'Spring' Symphony, Conducted by Riccardo Muti

It makes sense that great music about spring would be written in winter, when we need it most. That is when Robert Schumann composed his "Spring" Symphony.

Download Mendelssohn's 'Spring Song,' Performed by Daniel Adni

Friday, April 03, 2015

Our spring series on My Classical Podcast continues with Felix Mendelssohn's "Spring Song."

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Download Delius's 'On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring'

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Download this spring-themed track from Frederick Delius. See if you can hear the cuckoo.

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Download Mozart's 'Longing for Springtime,' Sung by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Continuing our series of episodes on spring, here's "Sehnsucht nach dem Frühling" (Longing for Springtime), performed by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Walter Gieseking.

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Download 'La primavera' from Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring is here! Download "La primavera" (Spring) from Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" in this episode.

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Download the Larghetto from Mozart's Clarinet Quintet

Friday, January 30, 2015

Download a performance by clarinetist Anthony McGill and the Pacifica Quartet playing the slow movement from Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in this episode.

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Episode 10: 'Soave sia il vento' from Mozart's Cosi fan tutte

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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Download Mozart's Symphony No. 38 'Prague': Andante

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Download Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21, Featuring Piotr Anderszewski

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Episode 7: Mozart's 'Jeunehomme' Concerto, Andantino, Played by Alexandre Tharaud

Monday, January 26, 2015

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Episode 6: Gauntlett's 'Once in Royal David’s City'

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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Episode 5: O Magnum Mysterium

Monday, December 22, 2014

For this downloadable podcast we offer the nativity scene as rendered in Morten Lauridsen's choral piece, performed by the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine.

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Episode 4: 'Sleigh Ride', Performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra

Friday, December 19, 2014

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Episode 3: A Handel's Messiah Christmas Chorus

Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Episode 2: The 'Sussex Mummers' Carol,' Performed by Jeffrey Biegel

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Episode 1: Handel's Judas Maccabeus

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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'Adorn Yourself, O Dear Soul' Live from WQXR's Bach Organ Marathon

Monday, December 15, 2014

This podcast episode features Chelsea Chen performing on the Johannes Kleis organ at St. Peter’s Lutheran church in New York City.

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