Quintessential New York

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We at WQXR are putting together a very special CD. The theme is New York. So if you live in New York, used to live in New York, wish to live in New York or have heard of New York, we want to know what classical music you’d want on such a recording -- and why?

Yes, we’ve got Rhapsody in Blue and West Side Story on the list. But what else? Is there a piece that sounds like New York in winter? In the fall? Is there a piece you hear while traveling, that reminds you of New York?

How do you capture the essence and history of this city in classical music? Tell us what you think and why.