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Bach 360°: The Man About Leipzig

Monday, March 25, 2013

In the New York real estate market, buyers and renters worry about space, light and location. Nearly 300 years ago J.S. Bach faced many of the same preoccupations when he moved to Leipzig.

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WQXR Features

Bach 360°: The Cantatas

Sunday, March 24, 2013

As the Bach 360 festival turns its focus Sunday to J.S. Bach's cantatas, Operavore writer Marion Lignana Rosenberg considers the universality of the sacred vocal works, in light of a controversial recording series.

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Live Broadcasts

On-Demand Video: The Bach Lounge

Saturday, March 23, 2013

On Saturday, The Greene Space was the setting for The Bach Lounge, a two-part evening featuring cross-genre interpretations of J.S. Bach's work. Watch the archived video to part two.

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WQXR Features

Bach 360°: The Well-Tempered Clavier

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Bach 360 festival continues with a focus on Bach's two books of 24 preludes and fugues, written to celebrate the modern system of tuning. Read about their "hidden" meanings and get a free download.

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WQXR Features

Bach 360°: Being Bach

Friday, March 22, 2013

As we continue with our ten-day festival, we look at the colorful life of Bach, one full of full of professional intrigue, unjust treatment and domestic misfortune. Read more and get a free download.

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Top Five Deployments of the B-A-C-H Motif

Friday, March 22, 2013

Hundreds of composers have paid the father of classical music homage by incorporating the B-A-C-H motif in their music. We’ve gathered our favorite five.

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The Takeaway

Could Any Musician Hold Our Attention for Days on End?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Here in New York, WQXR, the sister station of our co-producer WNYC is launching something they're calling Bach 360°. It's a proper Bach-a-thon — a ten-day Bach marathon festival that explores what Johann Sebastian's music means to modern listeners.

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WQXR Features

We Got Your Bach: Bach 360's Generator of Bach Puns

Thursday, March 21, 2013

From the very first mention of the Bach 360 festival, we haven't been able to help ourselves when it comes to Bach puns. Really, we can't help ourselves.

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WQXR Features

Bach 360°: The Many Forms of Bach

Thursday, March 21, 2013

For the next 10 days, WQXR will be presenting the complete works of J.S. Bach – some 1100 in all. Get a free download, read our introductory essay and check out programming highlights.

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Conducting Business

Does Bach Need 'Rescuing' from Period Instruments?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

In recent months, symphony orchestras have returned to the music of J.S. Bach with a vengeance. Are they on the right track or should Bach be the domain of early-music specialists?

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WQXR Features

Bach in the Subways Day Returns For Third Year

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

For the third year in a row, the cellist Dale Henderson has organized Bach in the Subways as a way to celebrate Johann Sebastian Bach's birthday — and his music.

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WQXR Features

Bach Yoga

Monday, March 18, 2013

J.S. Bach's fugues, chorales and counterpoint can provide the perfect accompaniment to that next lotus, warrior or upward facing dog pose. Here is a selection of yoga studios offering WQXR's Bach playlist this month.

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WQXR Features

The J.S. Bach Café

Monday, March 18, 2013

In the spirit of Zimmermann’s coffee house in Leipzig, we present a selection of Bach performances recorded in the WQXR Café by artists including Alisa Weilerstein, James Ehnes and Avi Avital.

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Movies on the Radio

Inspired by Bach

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The majestic music of Johann Sebastian Bach has enhanced and influenced many film scores, including "Fantasia," "The Beast with Five Fingers" and "The Brotherhood of the Bell."

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WQXR Features

Bach To Normal

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New York Public Radio president Laura Walker shares her personal story about Bach in advance of WQXR's Bach 360 Festival.

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WQXR Features

WQXR to Present 'Bach 360' Festival

Friday, March 08, 2013

Get ready to Bach around the clock. WQXR will be presenting over 200 hours of the music of J.S. Bach, from March 21 (the composer's birthday) through March 31 (Easter Sunday).

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WQXR Features

My Bach

Thursday, March 07, 2013

As WQXR presents 10 days of non-stop Bach, we want to hear your Bach stories: your first experience with Bach, great performances you’ve seen, what the music means to you. Call 347-286-1059.

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Top Five Terrible Puns in Classical Music

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Puns. They’re irresistible to headline writers and pops concert producers, but their usage usually evokes groans rather than giggles. Here are five lowlights. Name your zingers here.

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