Chamber Music Society

Shostakovich and Beethoven

Monday, May 04, 2015

Every week you get an hour of chamber music from Lincoln Center. This week features a Shostakovich work for string octet and Beethoven’s only work for string and wind septet.


Exploring Music

Under the Hood, Part I

Monday, April 13, 2015

Host Bill McGlaughlin explores the nuts and bolts of the symphony and takes you under the hood with works by Haydn, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and more.


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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World of Opera

Beethoven's Fidelio From La Scala

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Beethoven spent as much time on his only opera as some composers did on their entire portfolios. "Fidelio" is one of opera's greatest stories of salvation.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

A Birthday Party with Carter Brey and Gabriela Martinez

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Happy Birthday to the Young Artists Showcase, which began airing on WQXR 37 years ago this week. Today at 9 pm.

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30 Pieces in 30 Days

30 Pieces: William Schuman's Violin Concerto

Monday, January 05, 2015

This month, WQXR is taking winning pieces from our 2014 Classical Countdown and asking experts to recommend "next step" compositions.Today's piece: the Schuman Violin Concerto.

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My Classical Podcast

Episode 1: Handel's Judas Maccabeus

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Exploring Music

Beethoven Quartets

Monday, December 15, 2014

This week on Exploring Music, host Bill McGlaughlin traces the life of Beethoven through his string quartets, analyzing key movements in this magnificent body of chamber music.


Albums of the Week

New Releases: Autumnal Hymns, Beethoven and the 'Swedish Mozart'

Sunday, October 05, 2014

This week's featured albums explore autumnal harvest-themed music, Beethoven's cello and piano works, and the neglected 18th century composer Joseph Martin Kraus.

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Chamber Music Society

Responding to Beethoven

Monday, September 29, 2014

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with David Finckel a weekly hour of performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

The Beethoven Piano Concertos, Part III

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, the Philharmonic's Beethoven piano concertos festival wraps up this week with Beethoven’s "Emperor" Piano Concerto.


New York Philharmonic This Week

The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival, Part II

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Philharmonic's Beethoven piano concertos festival continues this week with music director Alan Gilbert leading the orchestra in the Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3, with Yefim Bronfman as soloist.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic in the opening program of The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival, featuring Yefim Bronfman as soloist on Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 4. The concert also features the world premiere of Anthony Cheung’s Lyra, a New York Philharmonic commission.


Concerts from The Frick Collection

Meccorre Quartet Play Schubert and Penderecki

Monday, July 21, 2014

A young Polish quartet with an Italian name, the Meccorre Quartet, gave its North American debut recital in this recent performance at The Frick Collection.


Live Broadcasts

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Bandshell Concert Canceled

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra concert at Central Park's Naumburg Bandshell has been canceled because of the threat of rain, lightening and thunder.

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Top 5 @ 105

Top Five Most Triumphal Classical Works – Ever

Thursday, July 10, 2014

As Germany and Argentina prepare for the championship match, we’ve collected five works that would adequately celebrate the new victors.

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Spinning on Air

The World's Most-Used Musical Sequence!

Sunday, July 06, 2014

What do Beethoven, David Bowie, Green Day, Mozart, *NSYNC, Pete Seeger, Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, The Supremes, Rihanna, and many others all have in common? They all use the Andalusian Cadence, a four-note progression that's the world's most-used musical sequence.

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Video: EU Parliament Members Turn Backs on Beethoven's Ninth in Protest

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

During the ceremonial opening of the European Parliament on Tuesday, lawmakers from Britain's Euroskeptic, anti-immigration party staged an unusual protest as an orchestra played.

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How Beethoven Rallied Students During the Tiananmen Square Uprising

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony could offer a musical analog to the image of the lone protester confronting the tank in the 1989 Tiananmen Square uprising in China.

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WQXR Features

Video Webcast: Piotr Anderszewski's Beethoven Brunch

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Pianist Piotr Anderszewski performs the music of Beethoven and Janacek in The Greene Space at WQXR.

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