This November, WQXR returns to the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. Founded in 1938, this festival attracts many top-name classical soloists and orchestras from around the world. Concerts were recorded in the Lucerne Hall of the KKL (Kultur und Kongresszentrum Luzern) on the banks of Lake Lucerne.

WQXR's 2015 Lucerne Festival broadcasts air on Tuesdays in November at 9 pm ET.

Support for these broadcasts comes from the American Friends of the Lucerne Festival.

Recently in WQXR at the 2015 Lucerne Festival

Listen: Tod Machover's 'Fensadense' for Hyperinstruments and Interactive Electronics

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

September 12, 2015, in a program geared toward children age nine and up, the Lucerne Festival Academy alumni premiered Tod Machover's multimedia "Fensadense."


Listen: St. Petersburg Philharmonic Plays All-Russian Program

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Listen to the archive of our broadcast recorded live at the 2015 Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. The St. Petersburg Philharmonic plays an all-Russian program.

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Listen: The Boston Symphony Orchestra at Lucerne

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Listen to the third of four broadcasts recorded live from the 2015 Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. Trumpet player Hakan Hardenberger joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra.


Listen: World Premiere of Tod Machover's 'Symphony for Lucerne'

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

On Sept. 9, 2015, the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra premiered Tod Machover's new field recording-colored "Symphony for Lucerne."


Lucerne Festival: The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Listen to the second of four broadcasts from the 2015 Lucerne Festival. Guest conductor Daniel Harding leads the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

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Listen: Jürg Wyttenbach's Collage Opera and Swiss Folk Music Live at Lucerne

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

August 22, 2015, Swiss composer Jürg Wyttenbach presented a world-premiere arrangement of his "Collage Opera" inspired by French Renaissance novelist François Rabelais.


Haydn and Mahler From the Lucerne Festival

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

The first of four broadcasts from the 2015 Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. The Lucerne Festival Orchestra plays symphonies by Haydn and Mahler.