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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 Guitar
  • Essential Guitar celebrates some of the most legendary players, including Andres Segovia, Julian Bream and Pepe Romero, among others. 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
    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
    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.

  • 04:00 PM
    100 Best Relaxing Classics
  • This collection pulls together the 100 best relaxing selections from Baroque, Romantic, modern piano, Mozart, Beethoven and film classics. Available with your donation to WQXR.

  • 05:00 PM
    Ultimate Piano Concertos
  • Ultimate Piano Concertos

    No excerpts here: just complete pieces that chronicle the evolution of the piano concerto from the Viennese Classical age through the Romantic era and on into the 20th century. Available with your donation to WQXR.

  • 06:00 PM
    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.

  • 07:00 PM
    Essential Vladimir Horowitz
  • Essential Vladimir Horowitz.

    This collection displays the full range of Vladimir Horowitz's genius, from his natural affinity with the Russian repertoire of Rachmaninov and Scriabin and the fullblown Romanticism of Chopin and Liszt to the purity of his performances of Scarlatti and Clementi. Available with your donation to WQXR.

  • 08:00 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
  • 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.