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Hammered!

Celebrating the Legacy of Composer-Pianist David Burge

Monday, July 07, 2014

This week on Hammered! Lisa Moore continues her survey of modern piano concertos alongside a new focus on the phenomenal American new music pianist and composer David Burge (1930-2013). An indefatigable champion of 20th-century music, Burge performed from the 1950s onward on some of the world’s most renowned concert stages.

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: 'Andriessen 75' Festival Showcases String Quartets

Monday, July 07, 2014

The week-long festival celebrating Louis Andriessen's life and work concluded with a concert presentation of his complete string quartets. The Aeolus Quartet, Juilliard's graduate resident string quartet for this year, performed. Stream excerpts from the concerts on demand. 

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WQXR Blog

Conductor Riccardo Chailly out of Summer Concerts with Broken Arm

Sunday, July 06, 2014

The Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly has withdrawn from his performances over the next two months after breaking his right arm in a fall.

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Albums of the Week

New Releases: Miloš, Jenny Lin and London Symphony

Sunday, July 06, 2014

This week's new releases feature two compelling young interpreters – guitarist Miloš and pianist Jenny Lin – and one venerable, late conductor: Colin Davis, with the London Symphony Orchestra.

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Pipedreams

An Independence Day Celebration

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Pipedreams this week presents performances from the annual Fourth of July concerts held at Washington National Cathedral in our nation's capital.

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: 'Andriessen 75' on the Edge

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Composers Derek Bermel and Ruby Fulton shared a program with Louis Andriessen and the late French composer Florent Schmitt at the "Andriessen 75" festival. Stream the entire concert, performed by the EDGE Ensemble, the Shenandoah Conservatory Wind Ensemble, and violinist Monica Germino.

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Movies on the Radio

Summer Refreshments

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, some summery musical highlights from film scores evocative of the sea, American history, and more for the Fourth of July weekend.

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Saturday at the Opera

Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito from Lyric Opera of Chicago

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Saturday at 1 pm, join us for the Lyric Opera of Chicago's La clemenza di Tito, starring Matthew Polenzani, Amanda Majeski and Joyce DiDonato.

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From the Top

Costa Mesa, California

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Presented by the Pacific Symphony, this week's From the Top comes to you from Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, Calif. Among the highlights, you'll hear the beautiful andante from the Rachmoninoff Cello Sonata in G minor performed by a 16-year-old from San Francisco, and enjoy a Buxtehude praeludium played by a teenage organist. Also, an award-winning choir sings pieces by Samuel Barber and Eric Whitacre, and a 14-year-old pianist plays Stravinsky.

Classics For Kids

George Gershwin’s Life

Saturday, July 05, 2014

More than anyone else, George Gershwin broke down the barriers between “serious” music and jazz. Learn more about the life and music of this famous American composer this week on Classics for Kids.

New York Now

On-Demand Audio: Bang on a Can All-Stars at 'Andriessen 75'

Saturday, July 05, 2014

The Bang on a Can All-Stars brought their powerhouse energy and skill to the "Andriessen 75" festival in Washington, D.C., playing some of the composer's most iconic works.

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: Louis's Jazz at 'Andriessen 75' Festival

Friday, July 04, 2014

Wednesday, July 9 at 11 am ET, Phil Kline continues his presentation of the "Andriessen 75" festival in Washington, D.C. with "Andriessen's Piano/Andriessen's Jazz" featuring pianists Molly Orlando and Francesca Hurst as well as the Brad Linde Jazz Ensemble.

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WQXR Blog

Los Angeles Promises New Subway Won't Disturb Disney Hall Concerts

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles appears to be on course to stemming a problem that is a familiar irritant to many New York concertgoers: subway noise.

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Operavore

All-American African-American Divas

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The almost untranslatable Italian word estro means a sudden inspiration, touched with genius, to create something extraordinary where it was unimaginable before. Here's where it applies to musicians.

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The Brothers Balliett

Guerrilla Composer Portrait: Andrew Rindfleisch

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Continuing a series of portrait concerts without their subjects' foreknowledge, advice, or permission, the Brothers Balliett explore the whimsical and fanfare-laden world of internationally-recognized composer Andrew Rindfleisch. Listen today at 3 pm.

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World of Opera

Verdi's Luisa Miller From Switzerland

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Host Lisa Simeone presents this early, now-neglected gem by Verdi in a production from Switzerland's Lausanne Opera. The stars are soprano Lana Kos in the title role, with tenor Giuseppe Gipali as Rodolfo, in a production led by conductor Roberto Rizzi Brignoli.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Summertime Classics: Star-Spangled Celebration

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The July broadcasts of the New York Philharmonic begin tonight at 9 pm with Bramwell Tovey leading the orchestra in an all-American program.

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: John, Paul and Igor Visit 'Andriessen 75'

Thursday, July 03, 2014

At the "Andriessen 75" festival in Washington, D.C., Cristina Zavalloni, Monica Germino and Andrea Rebaudengo performed a program of music from the Dutch composer himself (including a piece inspired by the Beatles), Stravinsky, and Cage. Stream individual works from the concert on demand. 

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Top 5 @ 105

Top Five Classical Takes on Patriotic Songs

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Composers from Stravinsky to Puccini and Ives have reinterpreted American patriotic anthems. In honor of Independence Day, here are five of our favorite classical takes on classic American songs.

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Conducting Business

Arias in the Arena: Are Sporting Events Good for Opera?

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

We're halfway into 2014 and opera has already worked its way into three of the year's biggest athletic events. In this podcast, two opera-watchers tell us what they think is driving the phenomenon, plus what's worked and what hasn't.

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