Holiday Guide 2011

Everything You Need to Plan the Season

Gift guides for the classical fan, family-friendly concerts, Christmas cookies, and more to bring cheer this holiday season.

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Results of the 2011 Classical Countdown

Thursday, December 29, 2011

For the past several weeks we asked listeners to vote for their favorite pieces of classical music. This weekend we count down the final results. Click through for regular updates.

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The Five Greatest Carols Ever

Monday, December 19, 2011

"In The Bleak Midwinter" is the world’s greatest Christmas carol, according to's poll of leading choirmasters and choral experts from the US and the UK.

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John Rutter's Carols Herald the Season

Saturday, December 17, 2011

In the world of classical music, John Rutter is Mr. Christmas: the most celebrated and commercially successful carol composer alive. A new collection features many of his arrangements.


Top Five Alternative Nutcrackers

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

From Disney’s Fantasia to phone commercials, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite pops up frequently. Here are our top five alternative Nutcrackers.

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Listen: Handel's Messiah from Trinity Church

Monday, December 12, 2011

On Monday, we brought you a live broadcast of Handel's Messiah live from Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan. Listen to it here on-demand.

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A Grand Piano Christmas

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Long Island pianist Jeffrey Biegel offers a collection of 21 glowing arrangements of carols, winter melodies and evocative new pieces. Get a free download.

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A Christmas Carol Live From The Greene Space

Thursday, December 08, 2011

F. Murray Abraham stars as Scrooge with a cast of WQXR and WNYC personalities in an original production of the Dickens tale. Tune in for the radio broadcast on 12/24 at 8pm and 12/25 at 6pm.

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The Operavore 2011 Gift Guide

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Does the opera buff on your shopping list prefer early music or Russian romantics? How about a Wagner set? Here's five acts worth of CDs and DVDs to make spirits bright.

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WQXR's 2011 Holiday Programming

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

WQXR is pleased to present special programming throughout the holiday season. Here is a calendar of the Hanukkah and Christmas specials that you will hear in December.

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WQXR For The Holidays

Sunday, December 04, 2011

WQXR For the Holidays is a chance to put our own curatorial stamp on the concept of the holiday album. It’s a collection of carols, songs and classical Christmas pieces presented in glowing arrangements.

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2011 WQXR Holiday Gift Guide

Sunday, December 04, 2011

If you have a classical music fan on your list, here are some suggestions of gifts that will be music to their ears, including recordings, DVDs, books and gadgets galore.


Holiday Concerts Guide 2011

Sunday, December 04, 2011

If Muzak piped over store loudspeakers has you pining for Yuletide music with a bit more soul, consider these options around New York City.

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