Q2 in Your Neighborhood

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Have you started seeing Q2 crop up in unexpected places? A Q2 subway line? Cross streets that proclaim the celebration of 500 years of new music? Service interruptions in the core classical repertoire for newer, contemporary sounds?

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Take a ride on the Q2.
A new street with a new beat.
Right this way for 500 years of new music.
Walk or Q2?
If you hear something, say something.

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Comments [7]

bernardo from Jamaica Plain MA

I appreciate q2 but I don't appreciate the last minute play list updates. Nor do I appreciate the complete lack of comments even to the point of not identifying the music being played.
A long range play list or even a day long play list made available in the morning, would help immensely.

Dec. 22 2009 11:03 AM
Max

I am loving the variety on Q2 and echo others' comments that it is a refreshing change from the standard top 100 classical fare. My only quibble is that the live playlist isn't very live, and sometimes the piece is over before it is identified online.

Oct. 22 2009 01:53 PM
sam parkins from Upper West Side

How can anyone bitch about Copland's Quiet City? And, speaking as a sometimes composer, throw it at us! There's a huge audience out here for good new music and precious little available...sam p

Oct. 21 2009 11:16 PM
Barry from Staten Island

I am as passionate about great music as anyone else. However, there is a lot of good and even great music before, and after the arbitrary brackets of Bach and Stravinsky. Also, not everything on the Q2 stream is 12 tonal, atonal or academic. Right now I'm listening to a lovely little composition for flute and piano by Schubert that would rarely, if ever, be heard on the traditional WQXR. As great as Bach, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky were there is wonderful music outside of "Top 40 Classical" that we should be able to hear especially in a venue like New York City. Q2 is also an ALTERNATIVE stream. If you really don't want to listen to something different, stay with WQXR.

Oct. 19 2009 09:32 PM
Katherine Sacksteder from United States

PLEASE!!! Cut out the constant station identifications! I can't stand listening to Q2 any more, and I used to love it. There is no need for ANY station announcements online; plenty of online streams play straight music. AT LEAST cut it down to once an hour or so.
And, contrary to the previous two comments, while I will never tire of odd numbered Beethoven symphonies, I find all kinds of organized sound fascinating, because sound is, in its essence, musical.

Oct. 19 2009 09:16 PM
Perry from Brooklyn Heights

Lovers, passionate lovers, of great "classical" music are listeners for whom the great compositions of the past--from Bach Stravinsky--are alive and vividly present in their lives. Twelve-tone and conceptual compositions are neither passionate nor musical nor even modernist; merely arid experimentation, for academic musicians and their ilk. They are post-modernist events, not vital, expressive musical statements. However one may wish to dress these compositions up as hip, airing them will mere alienate WQXR's core constituency--music lovers!

Oct. 19 2009 08:29 PM
Barry from Staten Island

Thank you for Q2. It is a refreshing alternative to endlass repetition of Beethoven's odd numbered symphonies, etc. Reminds me of what FM radio was decades ago when there were many sources of serious music of great vaiety. Please keep it up.

No reception over the air, though.

Oct. 17 2009 07:37 PM

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