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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Glenn Dicterow & Cynthia Phelps

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Guest conductor Christoph von Dohnányi takes the reins of the New York Philharmonic as concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and principal violist Cynthia Phelps perform Mozart's Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola. Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 rounds out the program.

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Dohnányi Conducts Mozart and Bruckner

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Christoph von Dohnányii is steeped in the old-school Hungro-Austrian tradition, one that surfaces in this week's program. On tap is Bruckner's mighty Fourth Symphony, and Mozart's Sinfonia concertante.

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Jeffrey Kahane Plays Mozart

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane has a longstanding specialty in Mozart. He frequently plays the composer's piano concerts while conducting from the keyboard. During the 2005–06 concert season, he performed all 23 of the concertos as part of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's celebration of the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth. On this week's broadcast he brings three of them to the New York Philharmonic.

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From the Vail Valley Music Festival

Thursday, August 04, 2011

This week's show brings you the Philharmonic from the Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado, where the orchestra is in residence each summer. Baritone Nathan Gunn sings selections from Copland's Old American Songs. Plus: Mahler's Symphony No. 1.

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Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff and Schoenberg

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Elements of the new and grotesque tie tonight's program together, from the highly brash Shostakovich First Symphony and Rachmaninoff's Isle of the Dead through the hysterical protagonist of Schoenberg's Erwartung.

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On Tour in Warsaw, Poland

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Russian pianist Yulianna Avdeeva became the first woman in 45 years to take the gold medal at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 2010. Tonight at 9 pm, hear her performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1.

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Gil Shaham and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Violinist Gil Shaham joins the New York Philharmonic after a performance with the orchestra at Carnegie Hall's 120th anniversary gala. On tap is Walton's Violin Concerto, complemented by Pictures at an Exhibition.

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Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Hear the debut performance of the new production of Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen. Janácek brings a comic strip to life in this touching tale of the cycle of life in a European forest. This new production conducted by Alan Gilbert and directed by Douglas Fitch features soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian in the role of the Vixen.

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A Mutter-Load of Music

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter concludes her year as the New York Philharmonic's Artist in Residence with music by Beethoven and Sebastian Currier.

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Live Broadcast of Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Join us tonight at 7:15pm for a live broadcast of the New York Philharmonic production of Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen. Janácek brings a comic strip to life in this touching tale of the cycle of life in a European forest.

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A Russian Spectacular

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter concludes her year as the New York Philharmonic's Artist in Residence with something old and something new, from Beethoven's Romance No. 2 to Sebastian Currier's Time Machines.

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Batiashvili, Bartók, and Beethoven's Eroica Symphony

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Violinist Lisa Batiashvili has made a name for herself by performing with world-renowned orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic, with whom she toured during the 2010-2011 concert season. Hear her performances of Bartok's second violin concerto and Beethoven's Eroica Symphony this week. 

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Opening Night Gala

Thursday, June 02, 2011

On this week's broadcast, Alan Gilbert opens his second season at the helm of the Philharmonic with the U.S. premiere of Wynton Marsalis's Swing Symphony, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

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An American Retrospective

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The New York Philharmonic delves into its storied history to present notable works by American composers. Tonight at 9 pm, hear Bernstein conduct Gershwin, Masur conduct Ellington/Marsalis and Copland conduct his own work.

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Emanuel Ax's 100th Philharmonic Performance

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Philharmonic welcomes Emanuel Ax for his 100th performance with the orchestra, having made his debut at 28 in 1977 with Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D minor. The program includes works by Debussy and Messiaen as well as the Mahler Symphony No. 5.

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Archival Recordings

Thursday, May 05, 2011

From the New York Philharmonic this week: a retrospective of New York Philharmonic recordings conducted by Charles Munch, Leonard Bernstein, and Kurt Masur.

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Masur Conducts Liszt, Gubaidulina, and Brahms

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Philharmonic violists Cynthia Phelps and Rebecca Young reprise the premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina's Two Paths with conductor Kurt Mazur. Liszt's Les Préludes and Brahms's Symphony No. 1 round out the program.

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Esa-Pekka Salonen and Marino Formenti

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Philharmonic's Hungarian Echoes Festival brings conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and the music of Haydn, Bartók, and Ligeti to Avery Fisher Hall. Bonus: Watch a special Hungarian Echoes preview in The Greene Space.

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Anne-Sophie Mutter and Michael Tilson Thomas

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tonight, resident violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter joins conductor Michael Tilson Thomas for the New York premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina's In Tempus Praesens. Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky complete the program.

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Hungarian Echoes

Thursday, April 07, 2011

The Hungarian Echoes Festival continues with pianist Olli Mustonen, and the Women of the New York Choral Artists performing the works of Hungarians Haydn, Bartok, and Ligeti.

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