New York Philharmonic This Week

Airs Thursday at 9 pm on WQXR.

The two-hour radio program, which is broadcast and syndicated nationally 52 weeks a year by the WFMT Radio Network, represents virtually the Orchestra’s entire 2013-14 season. It includes interviews with Philharmonic musicians, guest artists, and conductors. The additional 13 weeks of broadcasts, which will air during the summer months, will draw on the Philharmonic’s extensive library of commercial recordings.

The broadcasts are produced and syndicated to 290 outlets nationwide by the WFMT Radio Network.

The New York Philharmonic’s first live national radio broadcast took place on October 5, 1930, over the CBS radio network. On that Sunday, Erich Kleiber was on the podium leading the Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Since that historic broadcast, the Philharmonic has enjoyed an almost continuous presence on national radio. Advancing its role as a media pioneer, the Philharmonic, since 2002, has shared its radio broadcast with a worldwide audience through its Website, nyphil.org.

The New York Philharmonic This Week is generously underwritten by The Kaplen Foundation, the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Philharmonic’s corporate partner, MetLife Foundation.

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The Russian Stravinsky VI: Gergiev & The Rite of Spring

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The New York Philharmonic three-week Stravinsky festival culminates with a program featuring the composer’s ballet The Rite of Spring.

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The Russian Stravinsky: Gergiev, Symphonies of Wind Instruments, Firebird

Thursday, May 06, 2010

The Iceland volcano spared almost no international musical organization last month, including the New York Philharmonic, as this week’s broadcast illustrates.

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Yefim Bronfman plays Prokofiev

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Earlier this year, the New York Philharmonic made its first European tour under music director Alan Gilbert. The tour included this performance at the Philharmonie in Cologne, Germany, anchored by Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

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Joshua Bell, Mozart and Brahms

Thursday, April 22, 2010

This week's broadcast from the New York Philharmonic features a heavily Germanic program with a touch of the Scottish with violinist Joshua Bell bringing his singing tone and intense lyricism to Max Bruch's Scottish Fantasy.

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Asian Horizons in Hanoi, Vietnam

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The New York Philharmonic performed in Vietnam for the first time last October as part of the orchestra’s Asian Horizons tour. The visit carried considerable significance: the program opened with the national anthems of both the U.S. and Vietnam.

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Jeffrey Kahane conducts Mozart

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane is one of today's most admired Mozart interpreters. On this week's New York Philharmonic broadcast, Kahane leads three Mozart concertos from the keyboard, including the lesser-known No. 6.

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Pinchas Zukerman, Christoph Eschenbach & Brahms

Thursday, April 01, 2010

This week's broadcast from the New York Philharmonic explores the concept of transformation. Christophe Eschenbach conducts.

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Nikolaj Znaider plays Brahms

Thursday, March 25, 2010

In this week's broadcast from the New York Philharmonic, Danish violinist Nikolaj Znaider joins Alan Gilbert in the ever-popular Brahms Violin Concerto.

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Russian Fest

Thursday, March 18, 2010

On this week's New York Philharmonic broadcast, Bramwell Tovey conducts a colorful all-Russian program. Included is Tchaikovsky's Polonaise from Eugene Onegin and Khachaturian's Three Pieces from Gayane including the dazzling Saber Dance.

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Gil Shaham Plays Barber's Violin Concerto

Thursday, March 11, 2010

This week's broadcast from the New York Philharmonic features one of the orchestra's most beloved soloists, violinist Gil Shaham. He joins conductor David Robertson in Barber's lush Violin Concerto.

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Benjamin, Debussy, Ravel and Ginastera

Thursday, March 04, 2010

This week's New York Philharmonic performance features a program conducted by David Robertson and includes Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun.

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Mozart's Jupiter and a Christopher Rouse Premiere

Thursday, February 25, 2010

In this week's broadcast from the New York Philharmonic, music director Alan Gilbert leads the premiere of Christopher Rouse’s Odna Zhizn, a moody and mercurial 20-minute work that gives the full orchestra a workout. Rouse writes: "In Russian, 'odna zhizn' means 'a life.' This work has been composed in homage to a person of Russian ancestry who is very dear to me." The score is a "private love letter" in which letters have been translated into notes, though the receipient is undisclosed. Also on this week's program are two Mozart favorites, his Jupiter Symphony, and the Sinfonia concertante for Winds.

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From the Vail Valley Music Festival

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Folk tunes provide a focal point in this installment of the New York Philharmonic this Week. Alan Gilbert conducts works by Copland and Mahler in this performance from the Vail Valley Music Festival.

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Beethoven, Bernstein and Falla

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The New York Philharmonic presents an assortment of listener favorites in this week's broadcast. Yet far from a routine run-through of pieces, the performance reveals the growing bond between the musicians and their new music director, Alan Gilbert.

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Gilbert's All-American Assortment

Thursday, February 04, 2010

In his first New Year's Eve concert as music director of the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert presented a program of celebratory American music. Tonight, relive that festive occasion.

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Hampson Performs The Wound Dresser

Thursday, January 28, 2010

On this episode of New York Philharmonic This Week, the orchestra's first artist-in-residence, the baritone Thomas Hampson, performs The Wound Dresser, John Adams' 1988 piece based on Walt Whitman's text of that title.

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Yefim Bronfman plays Prokofiev

Thursday, January 21, 2010

High drama is the order of the day as the New York Philharmonic This Week presents an all-Russian program with works by Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff.

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Webern, Mozart and Schumann

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Alan Gilbert surrounds a performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A featuring soloist Leif Ove Andsnes with two Webern works and Schumann's Symphony No. 2 on New York Philharmonic This Week.

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Marc-André Hamelin plays Rhapsody in Blue

Thursday, January 07, 2010

British conductor Bramwell Tovey leads the New York Philharmonic This Week in an all-American program featuring works by Gershwin and John Phillips Sousa. Thursday, January 7 at 9PM.

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Dohnányi, Dicterow and Phelps

Friday, January 01, 2010

Conductor Christoph von Dohnányi is renowned for his interpretations of mighty 19th-century masterworks. This week he leads the New York Philharmonic in one of the biggest: Bruckner's Symphony No. 4. A special broadcast on January 1, 9PM.

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