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Gig Alert: Debussy's Sonatas

Monday, February 16, 2015

Contemporary musicians take on the task of completing a century-project by the great French composer. 

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30 Pieces in 30 Days

30 Pieces: Frank Bridge's The Sea

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

This month, WQXR is taking 30 pieces from the 2014 Classical Countdown and asking music experts to give us their "next step" compositions. Today: Frank Bridge's "The Sea."

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

A Birthday Party with Carter Brey and Gabriela Martinez

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Happy Birthday to the Young Artists Showcase, which began airing on WQXR 37 years ago this week. Today at 9 pm.

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30 Pieces in 30 Days

30 Pieces: Selim Palmgren's Nocturne in Three Scenes for Piano

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

This month, WQXR is taking 30 pieces from the 2014 Classical Countdown and asking music experts to give us their "next step" compositions. Today: "The Stars Are Twinkling."

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Exploring Music

Game of Pairs, Part II

Monday, January 19, 2015

Host Bill McGlaughlin continues his look at famous teams in classical music.

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The Piano in France

Claude Debussy: 'That's the Way I'm Made'

Thursday, October 23, 2014

This week, host David Dubal explores Debussy’s later years and how his brilliantly creative and esoteric mind helped chart a course for 20th century music.

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Chamber Music Society

French Favorites

Monday, May 12, 2014

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features works from Debussy and Ravel. 

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From the Top

Aspen, Colorado

Saturday, April 19, 2014

This week, From the Top comes to you from Harris Concert Hall at the Aspen Music Festival and School. We hear performances from an outstanding array of young musicians who studied here over the summer. Among them, a 16-year-old pianist performing from Préludes, Book II by Claude Debussy; a 14-year-old cellist performing the music of Edouard Lalol; and a 16-year-old violinist performing Tchaikovsky’s playful Waltz-Scherzo.

The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

Paris Between the Wars

Sunday, October 20, 2013

On this week’s program, Kent Tritle presents a musical tour of Paris between the wars. We hear music from Arthur Honegger and Francis Poulenc, two of the artists of “Les Six.”

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Top 5 @ 105

Top Five Google Doodles on a Classical Theme

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Over the past 10 years, the company’s insignia has been adapted to honor a number of our favorite composers and musical innovators. We selected our five favorite illustrations.

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From the Top

Aspen, Colorado

Saturday, September 21, 2013

This week, From the Top comes to you from Harris Concert Hall at the Aspen Music Festival and School. We hear performances from an outstanding array of young musicians who studied here over the summer. Among them, a 16-year-old pianist performing from Préludes, Book II by Claude Debussy; a 14-year-old cellist performing the music of Edouard Lalol; and a 16-year-old violinist performing Tchaikovsky’s playful Waltz-Scherzo.

All Ears with Terrance McKnight

The Hand that Rocks

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Tonight at 10 pm, Terrance McKnight considers the fact that sometimes it takes a tragedy in our lives to accept a helping hand. On tap are works by Debussy, Satie, Higdon and Lang.

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Reflections from the Keyboard

Debussy and the Piano: Part V

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The final installment of this series focusing on Debussy takes a deep dive into the personal life of the composer during the period he spent composing his greatest works.

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Exploring Music

Sounds of the City of Light

Monday, August 26, 2013

This week host Bill McGlaughlin takes in the music of Paris from 1830 to the early 1900s.

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WQXR Blog

On Claude Debussy's 151st Birthday, 3 Recordings From His Era

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Google is featuring an animated doodle commemorating Debussy's 151st birthday. We present three archival performances, from 1911 and 1912, in his honor.

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Reflections from the Keyboard

Debussy and the Piano: Part IV

Thursday, August 22, 2013

In this, the fourth of five installments of a series on Debussy and the piano, host David Dubal examines the composer’s life through his correspondences with patrons and colleagues.

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Reflections from the Keyboard

Debussy and the Piano: Part III

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The third of five installments of a series that takes a deep dive into Debussy and the piano.

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Reflections from the Keyboard

Debussy and the Piano: Part II

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Host David Dubal explores Debussy’s piano music that deals with pictures of the natural world, and also reveals how Debussy was a man of difficult ways.

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Reflections from the Keyboard

Debussy and the Piano: Part I

Thursday, August 01, 2013

In this, the first of five installments on Debussy and the piano, host David Dubal presents a vintage recording of Debussy playing from the Children’s Corner Suite.

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WQXR Features

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Debussy’s 'Clair de lune'

Saturday, February 09, 2013

For this week’s cartoon we have chosen Debussy’s “Clair de lune” from Suite bergamasque, because the moon has such important symbolism for the Lunar New Year.

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