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10 Grammy Nominated Recordings to Watch For

Monday, February 02, 2015

In the run-up to the Grammy Awards ceremony this Sunday, we’re featuring a number of Grammy-nominated recordings. Here are 10 to listen for.

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The Final Symphonies of Brahms and Schumann

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Our 12th and final week of concerts from the Philharmonie ends the way it began: with a symphony by Robert Schumann and one by Johannes Brahms.

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Listen: Riccardo Chailly and Martha Argerich Perform Schumann

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

On this week's show, hear a performance by the Berlin Philharmonic with Riccardo Chailly conducting Martha Argerich in two works by Schumann.

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Alan Gilbert Conducts Nielsen, Mendelssohn and Bach

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Alan Gilbert travels to Berlin to lead, among other pieces, Neilsen's craggy Third Symphony.

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A River Runs Through Brahms and Schumann's Third Symphonies

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Simon Rattle conducts the third installment in the Schumann/Brahms symphonic cycle, with the Third Symphonies of both composers.

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Berlin Wall Anniversary: Beethoven's Ninth

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, hear the Berlin Philharmonic's commemorative Berlin Wall concert, in which Simon Rattle conducts Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

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Rattle Conducts Bach's St. John Passion

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Listen to the archived broadcast of Bach's St. John Passion, a work Simon Rattle calls “full of horror and terror" and "one of the most partisan, most violent pieces ever written.”

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Andris Nelsons Conducts Strauss, Chopin and Mozart

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New Boston Symphony music director Andris Nelsons conducts the Berliners in music by Strauss, Chopin and Mozart.

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Operavore

Berlin in Mind

Friday, November 07, 2014

"When I think of Berlin, it is often as a place from which New York can learn a lot," writes Fred Plotkin. "Its better traits stand as models for things we might try to emulate."
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Rattle Conducts Bach's St. Matthew Passion

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The Berlin Philharmonic's staging of Bach's St. Matthew Passion sold out the Park Avenue Armory last month.

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Listen: Brahms and Schumann Second Symphonies

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Berlin Philharmonic performs Schumann's Second Symphony, followed by Brahms's, in this week's broadcast.

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Listen: Dudamel Conducts Mahler's Third Symphony

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Listen now to the archived broadcast of Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Berlin Philharmonic in Gustav Mahler's massive and sprawling Symphony No 3.

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Listen: Uchida Plays Mozart and Summons Messiaen's 'Exotic Birds'

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Listen to the archived broadcast of Mitsuko Uchida performing works by Messiaen and Mozart. Plus, Haydn's "greatest hits."

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Brahms and Schumann: A Symbiotic Relationship

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The Berlin Philharmonic led by Simon Rattle performs the first symphonies of Brahms and Schumann.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: WQXR Presents Welcome, Berliner Philharmoniker

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

In advance of the Berliner Philharmoniker's kick-off to the new Carnegie Hall season, WQXR hosted an evening featuring special previews and a performance by the Varian String Quartet.

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Carnegie Hall Live

Listen: Season Opener with Berlin Philharmonic, Anne-Sophie Mutter

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Listen to the archived broadcast of the opening night gala concert by the Berlin Philharmonic led by Simon Rattle.

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WQXR Features

Video Webcast: Berlin Philharmonic's Quartet in The Greene Space

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Watch the archived video webcast of the Varian Fry String Quartet, comprised of string players from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Conducting Business

Orchestras Issue Their Own Recordings: Vanity or Good P.R.?

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Why would the Berlin Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony and Daniel Barenboim start their own record labels in this day and age? You won't believe what three experts have to say.

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WQXR Blog

Claudio Abbado, Italian Conductor Who Bred Talent, Dies at 80

Monday, January 20, 2014

Claudio Abbado, who led many of the world's top orchestras while serving as a mentor to countless young musicians, died on Monday. Tonight at 9 pm: hear Abbado's Final Lucerne Program, recorded last August.

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Berlin Philharmonic Announces Fall 2014 Residency in New York

Monday, December 09, 2013

The Berlin Philharmonic on Monday announced a New York residency for October 2014 that will span six concerts and three of the city’s biggest cultural institutions.

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