A Parade of the Best Classical Music For Your Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24, 2016

WQXR is hosting a musical Thanksgiving Day parade of great classical pieces. (Photo illustration by Kim Nowacki/WQXR. Original photo by Musicwala/Flickr Creative Commons.)

Make WQXR the soundtrack for your Thanksgiving. We will have the giant composers of classical music parading through your radio all day long — Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and more. Our Thanksgiving Day musical parade is the perfect accompaniment to food, family and football.

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Here's a sampling of the musical parade schedule. All times are approximate.

7:30 am — A double helping of Your Morning Bach with J.S. Bach's Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657 and Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048 

8:28 am — Haydn's Symphony No. 88 in G major

9:20 am — Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat, K. 207

10:14 am — Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F, BWV 1046

10:34 am — Joplin's "The Entertainer" (Happy birthday, Scott Joplin!)

11 am — Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66

Noon — Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488

1 pm — Wagner's Overture and Venusberg Music from Tannhauser

2 pm — Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"

3 pm — Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral"

4:40 pm — A suite from Bernstein's Candide

5 pm — Mozart's Symphony No. 29 in A, K. 201

5:43 pm — Sibelius's Karelia Suite, Op. 11

6: 18 pm — Copland's Appalachian Spring

7:17 pm — Schubert's Symphony No. 2 in B-flat, D. 125

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