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Iconic Portrait of J.S. Bach Returns to Germany

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A portrait of Bach considered one of the most important paintings in the classical music world is being returned to his home city after a 250-year odyssey.
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WQXR Features

Sleepers Awake: When Bach Fuels the Morning Routine

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.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Tonight: Glibert Conducts Bach's B Minor Mass

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Tonight at 9 pm, join us for a special broadcast of Alan Gilbert leading the New York Philharmonic in Bach's Mass in B Minor.

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Exploring Music

Bach's Not-So-Minor B-Minor Mass

Monday, March 30, 2015

On this edition of Exploring Music, we examine Bach's B minor Mass, a not-so-minor masterpiece of tremendous proportions.

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Pipedreams

Spring's Bach

Sunday, March 22, 2015

In celebration of the Vernal Equinox and a special birthday, we delight again in more of the ever resilient music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Pipedreams

Bach in America

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Although J.S. Bach's roots are inextricably in Central German soil, his music never ceases to flourish here in the United States.

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New Sounds

Rewriting the Classics

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Listen to music based on or inspired by classic works of Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, and J.S. Bach, including Michael Gordon's "ReWriting Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony" and more.

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30 Pieces in 30 Days

30 Pieces: François Couperin's Ordres de clavecin

Friday, January 23, 2015

This month, WQXR is taking 30 pieces from the 2014 Classical Countdown and asking music experts to give us their "next step" compositions. Today: Couperin's Ordres.

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30 Pieces in 30 Days

30 Pieces: Zelenka's Prague Concertos of 1723

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

This month, WQXR is taking 30 pieces from the 2014 Classical Countdown and asking experts to give us their "next step" compositions. Today: Zelenka's concertos and suites.

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My Classical Podcast

'Adorn Yourself, O Dear Soul' Live from WQXR's Bach Organ Marathon

Monday, December 15, 2014

This podcast episode features Chelsea Chen performing on the Johannes Kleis organ at St. Peter’s Lutheran church in New York City.

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Chamber Music Society

Bach Around the Clock

Monday, December 01, 2014

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with David Finckel a weekly hour of performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features an all-Bach program.

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WQXR Features

Bela Fleck's Guided Tour of Bach Interpretations

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Tonight at 10 pm, Banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck leads a guided tour of lesser-heard Bach interpretations.

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Classics For Kids

Bach's Life

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Johann Sebastian Bach is a household name today, but this wasn’t always so. This week on Classics for Kids, learn more about the life and music of this great musician.

My Daily Bach

Episode 20: Christmas Oratorio with Leipzig Radio Choir

Friday, November 28, 2014

Today's feature includes a movement of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio BWV 248, performed by the Leipzig Radio Choir; Staatskapelle Dresden.

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My Daily Bach

Episode 19: Sheep May Safely Graze

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Today's feature is Bach’s 'Sheep May Safely Graze' performed by Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra.

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Reflections from the Keyboard

Bach's Life and Pianistic Legacy

Thursday, November 27, 2014

On the final episode of David Dubal’s exploration of J.S. Bach and the piano, we come to he end of the composer’s life and to his legacy — celebrating the human potential.

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Bachstock

The Hidden, Mesmerizing Logic of Bach's Canons

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Canons are constructed from a theme and a deceptively simple set of rules. The form, in the hands of a master like Bach, is a model of logical as well as musical beauty.

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My Daily Bach

Episode 18: Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971: I.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Today's feature is the first movement of Bach’s Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971, performed by pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy.

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Bachstock

Top 10 Bach Guitar Shreds: 2014 Edition

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bachstock would not be complete without a list of the ten best Bach guitar shreds. The world's most prolific composer lives through the fingers of electric guitar aficionados.

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My Daily Bach

Episode 17: Bach’s Magnificat

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Today's feature is Bach’s Magnificat BWV 243, performed by Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists.

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