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Watch Live: Bang on a Can All-Stars Unveil 'Field Recordings'

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

On Wednesday, May 13, watch a complete performance of "Field Recordings," the latest album from new-music trailblazers Bang on a Can All-Stars. Live from The Greene Space at WQXR.

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WQXR Blog

Leipzig Quartet Violinist Pleads Not Guilty in Manhattan Court

Monday, May 04, 2015

Stefan Arzberger, the first violinist of the Leipzig String Quartet, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, assault and strangulation in court on Friday.
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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.

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Exploring Music

Fit for a King

Monday, May 04, 2015

This week, host Bill McGlaughlin xplores the life of the court composer and the challenge to make music fit for kings.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Steve Reich's Masterful Gateway Drug in Assured New Recording

Monday, May 04, 2015

Steve Reich composed "Music for 18 Musicians" some 40 years ago, but it still remains the perfect gateway drug for Reich's music. A new recording by Ensemble Signal shows why.

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WQXR Features

8 Quiz Questions Before WQXR's Trivia Night: Infamous Maestro Edition

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Conductors have supplied classical music with plenty of colorful trivia, from stories of tyrannical, baton-snapping autocrats to eccentric wunderkinds.

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Pipedreams

Midwestern Marvelous

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Pipedreams this week presents concert performances of American music from an American Guild of Organists convention in the Minnesota twin cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

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Metropolitan Opera

Verdi's 'Un Ballo in Maschera'

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Join us at 1 pm for a live broadcast of Verdi’s "Un Ballo in Maschera" from the Metropolitan Opera, starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ricardo Tamura.

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From the Top

Aspen, Colorado

Saturday, May 02, 2015

This week’s program comes from the Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen, Colo., where many of the world’s top young musicians come to study during the summer.

Classics For Kids

About Dmitri Kabalevsky

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Dmitri Kabalevsky loved to write music for children. Find out more about this kid-friendly Russian composer this week on Classics for Kids.

Conducting Business

Tubas for Girls, Harps for Boys: Shaking Gender Roles Among Instrumentalists

Friday, May 01, 2015

Young musicians are still conforming to traditional gender stereotypes in their choice of instrument, according to a number of studies.

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WQXR Blog

12 Composers Who Were Inspired (or Injured!) by Bicycles

Friday, May 01, 2015

Sunday marks the 38th annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour and here are 12 connections between classical music and cycling.
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Operavore

Dispatch from Florence: Opera Prevails Strikes, Political Turmoil

Friday, May 01, 2015

Despite Florence's history with opera, it is not widely popular with locals or visitors, writes Fred Plotkin. Recently, Italian politics brought new complications.
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Phil Kline

Armenian Genocide Centenary: A Far-off Country Which is Everywhere

Friday, May 01, 2015

Today at 11 am on Q2 Music, Phil Kline is joined by Armenian-American composer Eve Beglarian traditional and contemporary Armenian music.

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WQXR Blog

Did North Korea Execute Four Orchestra Musicians?

Thursday, April 30, 2015

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly ordered the execution of four members of Pyongyang's Unhasu Orchestra last month.
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WQXR Blog

Ravel's 'Gaspard De La Nuit': The Most Difficult Piano Piece Ever?

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Friday at 10:30 am, tune in for a recording of "Ondine" from "Gaspard de la Nuit," and take our poll.
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The Takeaway

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Plays Free Concert to Lift City's Spirits

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The musicians wanted to give back to the city they love, so they played an impromptu concert on the lawn outside their home base at the Joseph Myerhoff Hall in downtown Baltimore.

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WQXR Blog

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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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Socialist President, An Empty Stadium, and Buddhism in Crisis

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Takeaway explores Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bid, the latest game played by the Baltimore Orioles, and Buddhist faith in Nepal.

Reflections from the Keyboard

The Spanish Spirit

Thursday, April 30, 2015

This week, host David Dubal explores the Spanish spirit with pianists sharing a deep love for the Iberian Peninsula.

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