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The King's Singers Celebrate Their Golden Anniversary With Midday Masterpieces

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The vocal ensemble performs selections from their go-to English choral repertoire, and mixes things up with some pop classics.
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Pianist Joel Fan Brings His Globally Inspired Music to Midday Masterpieces

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Joel Fan, a pianist who draws inspiration from musical traditions from all over the world, steps into the WQXR studio for Midday Masterpieces.
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5 Adorable Halloween Instagram Posts That We Love

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Here a few of our favorite Halloween posts on Instagram from classical fans.
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George Li Brings a Scholarly Joy to This Week's Midday Masterpieces

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The young pianist and college student joined host Terrance McKnight to talk music, travel and literature.
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Bjarte Eike's Midday Masterpiece is a Trip to the Pub

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bjarte Eike and the Alehouse Boys share several selections from their latest project, an exploration of the sounds of the 17th century English tavern.
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Worlds Colliding With Jan Vogler and Bill Murray Collaboration

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Cellist Jan Vogler met actor Bill Murray on a flight a few years ago, and now they've got an album out together called "New Worlds." Watch them perform live in the WQXR studio.
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Award-Winning Pianist Yun Wei Performs Bach's Italian Concerto

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Yun Wei, who is currently enrolled in Juilliard's Artist Diploma program, returned to the Greene Space for the latest edition of Midday Masterpieces.
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Exclusive First Listen From Daniil Trifonov's ‘Chopin Evocations’

Thursday, September 28, 2017

"Chopin Evocations," the new album from pianist and composer Daniil Trifonov, is an exploration of Chopin and his influence. Now, listen to a preview track, only on WQXR.
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The 20 Essential Bach Recordings

Monday, March 20, 2017

With thousands of Bach music performances committed to recordings, it's hard to know where to begin. Here's our list of Essential Bach Recordings.
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Best of 2016: Classical Christmas Albums

Monday, December 12, 2016

Here are a few of our favorite Christmas releases from 2016, ranging from intimate to magnificent.
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21 Classical Music Gift Ideas That Will Make Your Year

Thursday, December 01, 2016

A gift guide from the WQXR staff for those who have a classical music-lover on their list this holiday season.

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Watch: 25 Bizarre Facts About Classical Music

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Hay eating pianos, string quartets in helicopters, 20 minutes of a single note, Bach's eye surgery and more. These are some of the bizarre factoids to be discovered in this new video.
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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Musicians Strike, Play Free Concerts

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The musicians and the management of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra are locked in a standoff that has led to further concert cancellations through Nov. 18. 
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Meet the String Section Backing Up the Boss

Friday, September 16, 2016

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Eight Pittsburgh-based violinists performed "New York City Serenade" with Bruce Springsteen. How was it? "Best gig ever," they said.
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Classical Clicks: National Medals for Marsalis, McDonald and Glass

Thursday, September 15, 2016

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Highlights of classical music and opera content from the web, collected by WQXR hosts, editors and producers. This week, national medals are awarded and Britannia rules.

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WQXR Staffers' Favorite Summer Memories

Friday, September 02, 2016

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This Labor Day, WQXR will play selected highlights from our favorite broadcasts recorded this summer. Read what staffers picked as their favorite musical memories from the season.
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Classical Clicks: Lawrence Brownlee's Pledge for Autism Awareness

Thursday, September 01, 2016

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Highlights of classical music and opera content from the web, collected by WQXR hosts, editors and producers. This week, Brownlee promises to lose pounds to raise autism awareness.

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Classical Clicks: Cecilia Bartoli's 'West Side Story' in Salzburg

Friday, August 26, 2016

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Highlights of classical music and opera content from the web, collected by WQXR hosts, editors and producers. This week, critics assess Cecilia Bartoli's Maria in 'West Side Story.'

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Classical Clicks: Do Opera Prodigies Exist?

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Highlights of classical music and opera content from the web, collected by WQXR hosts, editors and producers. This week, the rise of 13-year-old opera singer Laura Bretan.

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Watch: 'The History of Classical Music' in Under 5 Minutes

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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YouTuber Jon Cozart created an a capella video following the (loose) trajectory of classical music, from Hildegard von Bingen to John Williams.
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