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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Bernstein conducts Bernstein

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Leonard Bernstein conducts his own works on this week's trip into the Philharmonic archives. It includes a choral work, his dramatic Third Symphony and two suites from The Dybbuk ballet.

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Masur Conducts Schubert and Shostakovich

Thursday, November 10, 2011

On this week's broadcast, music director emeritus Kurt Masur returns to the Philharmonic to lead works by Schubert and a Shostakovich symphony he knows very well.

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Maazel Conducts Strauss Triple Bill

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Former music director Lorin Maazel returns to the Philharmonic podium once again, this time to lead an all-Strauss concert.

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Maazel Conducts Mozart and Debussy

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Former music director Lorin Maazel returns to the Philharmonic to lead a concert of Mozart and Debussy.

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Dueling Violins with Gilbert and Zimmermann

Thursday, October 20, 2011

This week’s broadcast features Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert joining artist-in-residence Frank Peter Zimmermann for Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins.

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John Corigliano’s 9/11 Commemoration, One Sweet Morning

Friday, October 14, 2011

This week’s New York Philharmonic broadcast features last month’s world premiere of John Corigliano’s 9/11 piece, One Sweet Morning, under the direction of conductor Alan Gilbert.

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Pianist Alexander Romanovsky Debuts With Rachmaninoff

Thursday, October 06, 2011

This week’s broadcast features the young pianist Alexander Romanovsky playing Rachmaninoff and a pre-holiday season visit with The Nutcracker.

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Augustin Hadelich Returns in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Violinist Augustin Hadelich, winner of the 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Juilliard graduate, joins the New York Philharmonic for Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.

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Lisztomania, Philharmonic-Style

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The music world is celebrating the 200th birthday of Franz Liszt this year, with a flood of performances and recordings. The Philharmonic dives into its archives for this week's episode, which features four of the composer's orchestral works.

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Mahler's Symphony No. 2

Thursday, September 15, 2011

In a reprise of last Saturday's live broadcast from Avery Fisher Hall, the Philharmonic performs Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection." Music director Alan Gilbert conducts. Jeff Spurgeon hosts the concert.

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Adams's 'On the Transmigration of Souls'

Thursday, September 08, 2011

The New York Philharmonic presents two works in honor of the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The program includes On the Transmigration of Souls by John Adams and a rebroadcast of the Brahms German Requiem, performed in New York on September 20, 2001.

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Kirill Gerstein Brings a Jolt to a Tchaikovsky Standard

Thursday, September 01, 2011

In June, the pianist Kirill Gerstein made his Philharmonic debut at a Summertime Classics concert, playing Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto. This week's episode features that performance as part of an all-Russian program.

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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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