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Saturday, April 18, 2015
The conductor Leopold Stokowski, who was born 133 years ago Saturday, was noted for a conducting style that spurned the traditional baton.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
In one form or another Bach gets our musical motors running, whether we're fumbling students or great musical minds. With that in mind, WQXR begins each day with Your Morning Bach.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
A new double bill production of "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "Pagliacci" is set to open at the Met this Tuesday. Watch the prologue of "Pagliacci," recorded in The Greene Space.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
With both Passover and Good Friday falling on the same day this year – followed closely by Easter, of course – there's a particularly rich menu of seasonal music to be heard.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
April Fools' Day is a chance to remind ourselves that classical music isn't all stuffed shirts and furrowed brows. Tune in to WQXR on Wednesday for some rib-tickling pieces.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Joan Tower's cheekily provocative responses to Aaron Copland are now preserved in the National Recording Registry.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Say what you will about The Piano Guys – they know how to put together a video-ready classical mashup.
Monday, March 16, 2015
If any nation was guilty of neglecting its musical heritage, Ireland is probably not it. Find out why, and check out WQXR's St. Patrick's Day programming lineup.
Monday, March 09, 2015
The Large Hadron Collider has played host to a grand conceptual performance that combined opera, dance and physics. Watch the video.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Quinn Kelsey, a baritone from Hawaii, has won the Beverly Sills Award, an annual $50,000 prize given by the Metropolitan Opera to young singers.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Carnegie Hall’s Board of Trustees announced it has elected investor Ronald Perelman as chairman to succeed Sanford Weill, who is retiring from the position after 24 years at the helm.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
To put it in homespun Texas terms, male conductors are as common as cornbread. Women on major podiums remain a far scarcer sight.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
A video has been making the rounds on YouTube showing an antique violin modified for flight – a "Violincopter," as it's dubbed.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
A staging of Richard Strauss's "Salome" is causing controversy after the company decided to add nudity to the climactic "Dance of the Seven Veils."
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
HBO has given the go-ahead to the pilot for “Virtuoso," a classical music-themed period drama by Elton John, his husband David Furnish and "True Blood" creator Alan Ball.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The Knights chamber orchestra took a cue from the world of rock and collaboratively wrote a piece. Here's how it came together.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
"Lost in Thought," by composer Rolf Hind, is said to be the world's first "mindfulness opera" and will allow audiences to do yoga, meditate and eat during the performance.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
A concert venue opened Wednesday, the Philharmonie de Paris, with a dedication to those killed in last week's terrorist attacks. Watch the archived webcast.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
The operatic soprano – and more recently, cabaret singer – joined the veteran film composer Michel Legrand as part of an evening-length tribute event.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Classical music may no longer appear on the covers of news magazines or on primetime TV as in days of yore, but it does occupy a thriving corner of the social media sphere.