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Coming Soon – Bachstock: 30 Days of Peace and Music

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

This November, WQXR presents  “Bachstock: 30 Days of Peace and Music,” a month long tribute to the magnetic and hypnotic music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Exploring Music

Music of the Children of J.S. Bach

Monday, October 13, 2014

Host Bill McGlaughlin spends this week exploring music by the children of J.S. Bach.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: WQXR Presents Joshua Bell

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Superstar violinist Joshua Bell returned to The Greene Space to celebrate the release of his newest recording, Bach.

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Classics For Kids

Story of the Brandenburgs

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Although six of J.S. Bach’s most famous concertos are named “Brandenburg,” the Margrave of Brandenburg probably never even heard them. Find out what he missed.

Classics For Kids

Sons of J. S. Bach

Saturday, September 13, 2014

More than 300 years’ worth of Bachs all worked as professional musicians, including several of J.S. Bach’s sons. Hear their music on Classics for Kids.

Classics For Kids

Bach’s Life

Saturday, September 06, 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.

On Being

Yo-Yo Ma — Music Happens Between the Notes

Thursday, September 04, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Yo-Yo Ma with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 04, 2014

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WQXR Blog

Video: Violinist Inspires Elephants to Dance to Bach

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Eleanor Bartsch, a violinist in the Madison Symphony Orchestra in Wisconsin, performed a bit of Bach on Saturday night for an unlikely audience.
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Pipedreams

Bach's the Best

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Whether on historic instruments in his homeland, a Catholic church in New Orleans, or in a Japanese concert hall, nothing quite satisfies like the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Johann Sebastian Is One of the Cool Kids in 'Red Hot + Bach'

Monday, June 23, 2014

The AIDS fundraising organization Red Hot has turned its focus to J.S. Bach. Stream "Red Hot + Bach," a collection of the baroque master's sounds re-imagined by artists like Gabriel Kahane and Shara Worden.

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WQXR Blog

Video: 1980s Dot-Matrix Printer Plays Bach

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Draft or letter quality? This old dot-matrix printer churns out more than carefully aligned pages of text. It plays Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, a piece originally written for the pipe organ.

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On Being

Jaroslav Pelikan — The Need for Creeds [remix]

Thursday, April 24, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Jaroslav Pelikan With Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 24, 2014

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

Easter Around The (Old) World

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday at 8 am, to celebrate Easter, we sample some of the most ebullient and transcendent works for choir.

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Classics For Kids

Violin Concertos Through the Ages

Saturday, April 19, 2014

In a concerto, solo instruments get to show off in front of a larger group of instruments. This week on Classics for Kids, listen to concertos for violin by Bach, Haydn, Beethoven and other famous composers.

WQXR Features

Yale and Juilliard Perform Bach's St. John Passion

Friday, April 18, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, Masaaki Suzuki conducts a new generation of early music specialists in a performance of Bach's St. John Passion. The performance features Juilliard415 and Yale Schola Cantorum.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Alan Gilbert Conducts Bach's B Minor Mass

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Alan Gilbert conducts Bach’s Mass in B minor with soprano Dorothea Röschmann, mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, tenor Steve Davislim, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the New York Choral Artists directed by Joseph Flummerfelt. This performance was part of The Bach Variations: A Philharmonic Festival in 2013.

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Exploring Music

Bach's St. Matthew Passion

Monday, April 14, 2014

Composed in 1727, it’s one of two surviving settings of the last days of Jesus Christ composed by J.S. Bach. Host Bill McGlaughlin explores the history of this masterpiece and sample different recordings.

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Albums of the Week

New Releases: Seasonal Bach and Rare Russian Miniatures

Sunday, April 13, 2014

This week's featured albums celebrate the Easter and Passover season. Two Bach releases are on tap (the St. Matthew Passion and the Easter Oratorio).

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