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  • 12:00 AM
    Overnight Music
  • Tune in for a nightly mix that spans the centuries: from full-length operas, oratorios and major symphonies to the latest offerings from New York's vibrant new music scene.

  • 05:30 AM
    Jeff Spurgeon
  • Jeff Spurgeon

    Jeff Spurgeon has been the morning host of WQXR since 2006. He joined WQXR in 1997 and during his 30-year career in radio, Spurgeon has been an announcer, reporter, newscaster, interviewer and producer

  • 10:00 AM
    No. 1 Opera Hits
  • The No. 1 Opera Album brings together the likes of Cecilia Bartoli, Renée Fleming, Luciano Pavarotti, Kiri Te Kanawa, Sir Georg Solti, Herbert von Karajan and many more performing a selection of opera's heavyweights from the Italian, German and French repertory. Available with your donation to WQXR.

  • 11:00 AM
    100 Best Bach
  • J.S. Bach

    This collection features features music from one of the greatest composers of all time. It includes J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, Toccata & Fugue, Suite No. 1 for cello and many many more. Available with your donation to WQXR.

  • 12:00 PM
    Elliott Forrest
  • Elliott Forrest is the midday host on WQXR. Since his return to WQXR in 2002, he’s hosted and produced live events from Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl and The Jerome L. Greene Space, among others.

  • 03:00 PM
    Robert Shaw: Master of the First Art
  • Robert Shaw, conductor

    Working in cooperation with the Shaw family and Telarc Records, this is the first recording of its kind since the great maestro's death. The collection commemorates Shaw's unparalleled legacy and includes his most beloved recorded pieces, including "Hallelujah" from Handel's Messiah. Available with your donation to WQXR.

  • 04:00 PM
    Essential Beethoven
  • Essential Beethoven highlights some of his greatest works, from the sonatas to the string quartets to the symphonies. Available with your donation to WQXR.

  • 05:00 PM
    Naomi Lewin
  • Naomi Lewin is the weekday afternoon host on WQXR, and the host of WQXR’s weekly podcast Conducting Business. Before arriving at WQXR, Lewin was the midday host at WGUC, Cincinnati’s classical public radio station.

  • 07:00 PM
    Terrance McKnight
  • Terrance McKnight is the WQXR weekday evening McKnight’s musical experiences — from glee club soloist and accomplished pianist, to professor at Morehouse College, and finally as producer and host of several music programs for public radio — have consistently juxtaposed the European Classical tradition alongside American classic traditions, such as jazz, gospel, African American spirituals and other musical genres.

  • 08:00 PM
    Essential Mozart
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

    The Essential Mozart collection features more than two and a half hours of the most beloved masterpieces of his career. Available with your donation to WQXR.

  • 09:00 PM
    The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase
  • The MSM Precollege Philharmonic in Concert

    Tonight at 9 pm: Hear members of the Precollege Philharmonic, who perform recitals and concerts throughout the year on a startlingly professional level.

  • 10:00 PM
    Terrance McKnight
  • Terrance McKnight is the WQXR weekday evening McKnight’s musical experiences — from glee club soloist and accomplished pianist, to professor at Morehouse College, and finally as producer and host of several music programs for public radio — have consistently juxtaposed the European Classical tradition alongside American classic traditions, such as jazz, gospel, African American spirituals and other musical genres.

  • 11:00 PM
    Exploring Music
  • Proud Tower, Part II

    The second part of host Bill McGlaughlin look at the music during the 25 years leading up to World War I.