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Wellesley, Massachusetts

Saturday, April 04, 2015

From Wellesley, Mass., this week’s From the Top pays tribute to Jewish composers and Jewish music.

Metropolitan Opera

Verdi's 'Ernani'

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Join us Saturday at 1 pm for a live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera's staging of Ernani, featuring Angela Meade, Francesco Meli and Luca Salsi.

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Classics For Kids

Life of Puccini

Saturday, April 04, 2015

From the first time he heard an opera, Puccini knew that this was the kind of music he wanted to write. Learn more about the life and works of this famous Italian on Classics For Kids.

Conducting Business

Forget the iPod. Was the Sony Walkman the Real Game-Changer?

Friday, April 03, 2015

If you're a music fan of a certain age you’ll remember your first Walkman: likely a cassette player with a belt clip and possibly a built-in radio.

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WQXR Blog

Leipzig Quartet Violinist Appeals for Help with Legal Fees After Arrest

Friday, April 03, 2015

The Leipzig Quartet on Thursday launched an online fundraising campaign to assist their violinist who was arrested last week in Manhattan.
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WQXR Blog

Boston Symphony Signs with Major Label for Shostakovich Cycle

Friday, April 03, 2015

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has signed an unusual, five-year recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon.
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My Classical Podcast

Download Mendelssohn's 'Spring Song,' Performed by Daniel Adni

Friday, April 03, 2015

Our spring series on My Classical Podcast continues with Felix Mendelssohn's "Spring Song."

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WQXR Features

Music for the Easter-Passover Overlap

Thursday, April 02, 2015

With both Passover and Good Friday falling on the same day this year – followed closely by Easter, of course – there's a particularly rich menu of seasonal music to be heard.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Tonight: Glibert Conducts Bach's B Minor Mass

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Tonight at 9 pm, join us for a special broadcast of Alan Gilbert leading the New York Philharmonic in Bach's Mass in B Minor.

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World of Opera

Giordano's Andrea Chénier From the Royal Opera House

Thursday, April 02, 2015

In Giordano's revolutionary potboiler "Andrea Chénier," love and politics vie for the hero's soul, vividly demonstrating how both of those passions can be dangerous to one's health.

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Top 5 @ 105

Top Five Epic Classical Works for Electric Guitar

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

In honor of April being International Guitar Month, we’ve collected our five favorite compositions featuring the electric guitar.

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WQXR Blog

Disadvantaged Children in Harmony Program to Study with New York Philharmonic

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Members of the Harmony Program, an after-school project, will study and perform with members of the New York Philharmonic. Here's why.
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WQXR Features

Notes of Nuttiness for April Fools' Day

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

April Fools' Day is a chance to remind ourselves that classical music isn't all stuffed shirts and furrowed brows. Tune in to WQXR on Wednesday for some rib-tickling pieces.

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My Classical Podcast

Download Delius's 'On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring'

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Download this spring-themed track from Frederick Delius. See if you can hear the cuckoo.

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Operavore

Sweden Uses Science to Create a Future Generation of Opera Singers

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Clones of Birgit Nilsson, Jussi Björling and other Swedish opera singers? You read it here first.
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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Raphaël Sévère and a Ghost Trio

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Raphaël Sévère is a clarinettiste from Paris. Tonight we’ll hear excerpts from his very first appearance in the U.S., previewing his New York recital debut.

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WQXR Blog

Classical Music Relaxes Cats During Surgery, Says Study

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Following our report on an earlier study on species-specific music crafted just for cats, a new study has found that classical music can serve to relax cats in surgery.
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WQXR Blog

Leipzig Quartet Violinist Accused of Naked Attack in Midtown Hotel

Monday, March 30, 2015

A violinist in the Leipzig String Quartet was arrested early Friday morning and charged with assaulting another guest at a Midtown Manhattan hotel.
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Exploring Music

Bach's Not-So-Minor B-Minor Mass

Monday, March 30, 2015

On this edition of Exploring Music, we examine Bach's B minor Mass, a not-so-minor masterpiece of tremendous proportions.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Clarinetist Martin Fröst Displays a Dancer's Virtuosity in 'Nordic Concertos'

Monday, March 30, 2015

The clarinet is lucky to have Martin Fröst, a musical showman who has produced handsome recordings of works new and old. Stream his latest album "Nordic Concertos" all week.

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