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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 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

  • 06:00 AM
    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.

  • 07:00 AM
    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
    Pavarotti: 50 Greatest Tracks
  • Pavarotti: 50 Greatest Tracks.

    The 50 best recordings from the great Luciano Pavarotti, including his first ever recording, officially released for the first time. The collection takes the listener from Nessun Dorma to Caruso, La Donna E Mobile to Granada, and incredible duets with fellow superstars Frank Sinatra, Bono, Eric Clapton and Sting. Available with ...

  • 11:00 AM
    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.

  • 02:00 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.

  • 03:00 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.

  • 06:00 PM
    Romantic Adagios
  • Romantic Adagios features selections drawn from the Decca archives, highlighting soloists such as Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Nigel Kennedy, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Kyung-Wha Chung, all of whom are at their best in this sentimental repertoire. Available with your donation to WQXR.

  • 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
    The Piano in France
  • A 13-part series on French piano music hosted by pianist, teacher and author David Dubal, who brings his unique perspective to the near and far corners of the piano repertoire.

  • 09:00 PM
    New York Philharmonic This Week
  • Mehta and Bruckner
    Zubin Mehta conducts the New York Philharmonic in Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8.
  • 11:00 PM
    Exploring Music
  • The Big Five, Part I: The New York Philharmonic
    Host Bill McGlaughlin explores the music of the “Big Five” American orchestras, starting this week with the New York Philharmonic.