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Q2 Music Advent Calendar

Coventry Carol

Monday, December 15, 2014

For the 15th day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download an electro-acoustic arrangement of Coventry Carol, by Nadia Sirota and Alexander Overington.

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Chamber Music Society

All Mozart

Monday, December 15, 2014

Elliott Forrest hosts a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features an all-Mozart program.

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WQXR Features

My Christmas Eve Encounter with Leonard Bernstein

Sunday, December 14, 2014

In my wildest dreams I never imagined I would spend Christmas Eve in 1989 at the home of Leonard Bernstein. But strange and wonderful things went with being the all-night DJ on WQXR.

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Q2 Music Advent Calendar

I'll Be Bach For Christmas

Sunday, December 14, 2014

For the 14th day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download I'll Be Bach For Christmas, an all-viola arrangement of Bach by Nadia Sirota.

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Pipedreams

Approaching Christmas

Sunday, December 14, 2014

In anticipation of the holiday season, Pipedreams presents a collection of music with Advent themes.

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Albums of the Week

New Releases: Schubert's 'Winter's Journey' and Brassy Carols

Saturday, December 13, 2014

This week, we're highlighting the cheerful and bleak sides of winter, in new recordings featuring Matthias Georne and the London Brass.

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WNYC News

A Concert with Two Pianos and 122,000 Gallons of Water

Saturday, December 13, 2014

"It’s one of the most fascinating experiences I ever had," said pianist Hélène Grimaud about the performance and installation at Park Avenue Armory.

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WQXR Features

Watch: American Boychoir Presents Songs of the Season

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The American Boychoir, fresh off an appearance at the Toronto Film Festival, comes to WQXR to perform some festive holiday music. Watch the videos.

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Movies on the Radio

The Sound of Cinematic Snow

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Quite a few films have been memorably set in wintery environments, and tonight at 9 pm, David Garland presents music from such scenes, including "Doctor Zhivago."

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Classics For Kids

Jewish Composers

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Classics for Kids celebrates Chanukah with music by Jewish composers through the ages, including the American composers Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and George Gershwin.

Q2 Music Advent Calendar

Peace on Earth

Saturday, December 13, 2014

For the 13th day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download Peace on Earth, a festive track from Q2 host, Phil Kline.

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From the Top

Highlight Show: Recorded in Studio

Saturday, December 13, 2014

This week's highlights show centers around "The Big Story," featuring stories that are unusually compelling.

Metropolitan Opera

Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Today at 12 pm, the new season of live broadcasts from the Met Opera continues with Wagner’s "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg."

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Operavore

Searching for Messiah, in Dublin and New York

Friday, December 12, 2014

New Yorkers is home to various annual Messiah performances but Dublin is where it all got started. Blogger Fred Plotkin visits the site of the premiere.
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WQXR Blog

Poll: What Was the Biggest Classical Music Story of 2014?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Next week our Conducting Business podcast will be looking back at 2014 with three top music critics. But first, we ask you to weigh in.
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Q2 Music Advent Calendar

'Knee Xmas'

Friday, December 12, 2014

For the 12th day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download Phillip Glass-inspired "Knee Xmas," from Meet the Composer producers Nadia Sirota and Alexander Overington.

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WQXR Features

Video Webcast: A Groupmuse Performance in The Greene Space

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Groupmuse, an organization that's trying to feed the public's interest in classical music bringing it to their living rooms, presents a performance in The Greene Space Thursday at 8 pm.

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WQXR Blog

New York Philharmonic Names Oscar Schafer Chairman

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hedge fund mogul Oscar S. Schafer, who has been the lead supporter of the New York Philharmonic's parks concerts since 2007, will become the next chairman of the orchestra's board.
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Conducting Business

A Second Act for City Opera?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

There are still hoops to be jumped through, but it looks like, as Monty Python would say, New York City Opera is not dead yet.

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Q2 Music Advent Calendar

'Medieval Times'

Thursday, December 11, 2014

For the eleventh day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download Medieval Times, a Christmas chant arrangement for strings by radio host and violist, Nadia Sirota.

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