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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

In the Studio with Asi Matathias

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Israeli violinist Asi Matathias comes to the Young Artists Showcase studio for a meaty program of Brahms and one of host Bob Sherman's favorite works, the Strauss Violin Sonata.

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WQXR Blog

Industry: Digital Music Sales Match Physical for First Time

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Revenue from digital music matched that from physical albums and discs for the first time in 2014, a global industry body said Tuesday.
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WQXR Blog

Philip Glass Wins $100,000 Glenn Gould Prize

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The composer Philip Glass has been named eleventh recipient of the Glenn Gould Prize, a lifetime achievement award given out every two to three years.
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New York Now

Listen: AXIOM Performs All-Ligeti Program

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

February 25, Julliard's AXIOM ensemble, led by conductor Jeffrey Milarsky, rounded out its season with a program celebrating iconic Hungarian composer György Ligeti.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Ukraine's Valentin Silvestrov Unleashes One's Inner Synesthete in 'Spectrums'

Monday, April 13, 2015

Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov, now pushing 80 years old, has led a long and prolific career traversing a wide range of musical styles. This new album focuses on his early works.

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WQXR Blog

Strange Violin of the Future to Debut in New York This Week

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Piezoelectric Violin, a prototype instrument built using a 3D printer, appears this week in New York. Have a look.
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Chamber Music Society

Arriaga and Mozart

Monday, April 13, 2015

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

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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.

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Operavore

Review: Graceful 'An American in Paris' Has Pizazz and Heart

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The exuberant new musical is helmed with panache by top director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, writes the Associated Press.
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Albums of the Week

Featured Releases: Doric Quartet, Janacek Orchestral Works, Christoph Denoth

Sunday, April 12, 2015

This week, we look back to three releases that came out in late 2014 and deserve a second look. 

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Operavore

Sneak Peak Video: George Gagnidze Sings Prologue to 'Pagliacci'

Sunday, April 12, 2015

A new double bill production of "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "Pagliacci" is set to open at the Met this Tuesday. Watch the prologue of "Pagliacci," recorded in The Greene Space.
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Pipedreams

Polish(ed) Gems

Sunday, April 12, 2015

This week Pipedreams focuses on a collection of compositions, instruments and performers from Poland.

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From the Top

Denver, Colorado

Saturday, April 11, 2015

This week’s From the Top features a special guest appearance by one of America’s finest living film composers, Danny Elfman.

Classics For Kids

A Brief History of Italian Opera

Saturday, April 11, 2015

This week on Classics for Kids, take a trip through the history of Italian opera.

Movies on the Radio

The Moving Movie Music of Bernstein and Bernstein

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Saturday at 9 pm, hear music from two films, each shot on location in the New York area, each with a moving score by a Bernstein. 

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Metropolitan Opera

Verdi's 'Don Carlo'

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Saturday at 12 pm, Nicholas Hytner's production of Giuseppe Verdi's "Don Carlo" returns with the Brazilian tenor Ricardo Tamura singing the title role.

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WQXR Blog

Video Game Scores Rank Beside Mozart and Beethoven in Classic FM Survey

Friday, April 10, 2015

In British classical radio station Classic FM's new Top 300 chart, nine spots went to video game soundtracks. Should video game scores have a place in the classical music genre?
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Operavore

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream at the Opera

Friday, April 10, 2015

There is a fair amount of screaming in opera, most of it written or implied in the music. But lately Fred Plotkin has heard two very unwelcome screams at the Met.
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The Takeaway

Ballpark Figures: This Ballpark Organist Balances Twitter and Tradition

Friday, April 10, 2015

In our final installment of Ballpark Figures, organist Matthew Kaminski shares how he crowdsources musical taunts for the opposing team while keeping ballpark traditions alive.

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New York Now

Watch Live: NOW Ensemble Unveils New Album 'Dreamfall'

Friday, April 10, 2015

Monday, June 15 at 7 pm, indie-classical standard-bearers NOW Ensemble celebrate the release of their latest album "Dreamfall" with a performance live from The Greene Space.

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