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Measuring Time: Music for 9/11 Stream

WQXR and WNYC want to enhance the spirit of 9/11's Ten Anniversary. For the past several weeks, we've asked listeners to propose music that evokes the occasion. We've compiled works spanning many genres -- everything from Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Notorious B.I.G., to Bach, Ravel and Vaughan Williams -- in a special 24/7 audio stream. You can also hear the stories behind listeners' selections in their own words. Find the entire playlist here.

WQXR Blog

With 'One Sweet Morning,' Corigliano Finally Writes His 9/11 Piece

Thursday, September 29, 2011

When Alan Gilbert asked John Corigliano to write a large-scale commemoration of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the composer realized he didn’t want the piece to depict the actual event. He had a novel solution.

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The Empire

Bloomberg and Israeli PM Netanyahu tour 9/11 Memorial

Friday, September 23, 2011

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, left, with Mayor Bloomberg at the 9/11 Memorial on September 22. (Courtesy of the Mayor's office)

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WQXR Features

Bach: Solace and Inspiration

Sunday, September 11, 2011

As the intense emergency of the 9/11 attacks subsided, David Garland turned to the music of 18th Century German composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Moved by Bach's deep emotion, the beauty of Bach's musical logic, and the profound way Bach's music is able to express the truths and ideals of humanity, Garland created "Bach: Solace and Inspiration," to inaugurate WNYC's return to music programming on September 23, 2001. For this tenth anniversary of 9/11, Garland has assembled highlights from the original program.

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Q2 Music

Reflections on Elgar's Cello Concerto

Sunday, September 11, 2011

On the 70th anniversary of her birth, read this archival reflection on Jacqueline du Pré’s life and career, and watch a video of her performance of the Elgar Concerto.

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Studio 360

Artists Respond to 9/11: Studio 360's List

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Countless artists in the past decade, from novelists to comic book illustrators to documentary theater directors, have grappled with the events of 9/11 and the War on Terror. What follows is a curated list of crucial works, by no means complete or definitive, that help us make sense of what happened a decade ago. (With thanks to Studio 360's listeners.)

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Q2 Music

Stories of Loss and Recovery

Saturday, September 10, 2011

As part of The Requiem Project, we searched the WNYC Archives for voices that offer perspective on loss, grief and remembrance. The goal was for these voices to augment the music stream — text that would expand upon the themes in the music, and vice versa. We found accounts from volunteers who rushed to the World Trade Center site to help in the relief efforts, interviews with artists who struggled to capture the enormity of the event, and much more.

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Q2 Music

Requiem Project: Part V

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The fifth segment of Q2's 10-hour Requiem Project mix features suggestions from listeners, a composition from Ingram Marshall, stories from a musician, a scientist, a policeman and a relative of a 9/11 victim, and many other pieces that reflect on the timeless and universal themes of loss and consolation.

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Q2 Music

Requiem Project: Part IV

Friday, September 09, 2011

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The fourth segment of Q2's 10-hour Requiem Project mix features suggestions from listeners, compositions from composers including Meredith Monk and Arvo Part, stories from writers and volunteers, and many other pieces that reflect on timeless and universal themes of loss and consolation.

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The Takeaway

Remembering 9/11: When Americans Lost Control

Friday, September 09, 2011

In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, there were many human casualties. But for some, like John Hockenberry, one of the most significant casualties in his own life was a feeling of control. Ten years later, Hockenberry reflects on the attacks, and what they have wrought for New Yorkers, and indeed all Americans, in anticipation of the tenth anniversary of September 11th.

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Arts

Decade 9/11: Music of Reflection and Resilience

Friday, September 09, 2011

WQXR presents The Cathedral Choir of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine's first public concert under the direction of the renowned Kent Tritle, performing works that capture the power of music to provide solace, inspiration and hope. 

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Q2 Music

Requiem Project: Part III

Friday, September 09, 2011

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<p><em style="font-style: italic;">The Requiem Project preempts all other programming on Q2 this weekend. Normal encore presentations resume Monday.&nbsp;</em></p>
<p>The second segment of Q2's <strong>10-hour</strong> <a href="http://www.wqxr.org/series/q2s-requiem-project/" target="_blank">Requiem Project</a> mix features suggestions from listeners, compositions from contributing composers including Gavin Bryars and Toby Twining, stories from artists and relatives of 9/11 victims, and many other pieces that reflect on timeless and universal themes of loss and consolation.</p>

The third segment of Q2's 10-hour Requiem Project mix features suggestions from listeners, compositions explored by producers and WQXR host Annie Bergen, stories from volunteers and artists, and many other pieces that reflect on timeless and universal themes of loss and consolation.

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Q2 Music

Requiem Project: Part II

Friday, September 09, 2011

The second segment of Q2's 10-hour Requiem Project mix features suggestions from listeners, compositions from contributing composers including Gavin Bryars and Toby Twining, stories from artists and relatives of 9/11 victims, and many other pieces that reflect on timeless and universal themes of loss and consolation.

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Q2 Music

Requiem Project: Part I

Friday, September 09, 2011

The first two hours of Q2's 10-hour Requiem Project mix features suggestions from listeners, compositions from contributing composers Meredith Monk and Ingram Marshall, a work whose U.S. choral premiere took place in The Greene Space at WQXR, stories from writers and religious leaders, and many other pieces that reflect on timeless and universal themes of loss and consolation. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Downtown Restaurants After 9/11

Friday, September 09, 2011

Restaurateurs Drew Nieporent, Michael Lomonaco (formerly of Windows on the World), and David Bouley all had restaurants in lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001. They describe the impact of the attacks and their aftermath on the restaurant scene in downtown Manhattan, and how it's changed in the last decade.

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A New Theater of Sound

9/11 Collage

Friday, September 09, 2011

This commemorative installation for the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001 when thousands of lives were lost and the landscape of New York City was changed forever speaks to the unwavering spirit of the City. Adams wanted to create a collage for all New Yorkers to experience a small healing reminder of our strength and resilience. Adams chose variations on the colors red, white and blue to speak to our unity as a nation. We asked New Yorkers to send us images and words of hope. We Will Rise is the outcome.

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The Takeaway

The Economic Cost of 9/11

Friday, September 09, 2011

The events of September 11, 2001 amounted to unfathomable costs, in terms of lives and families forever torn apart, not to mention the physical and emotion after effects that continue to haunt the survivors of 9/11. In addition to that, there was an economic cost to 9/11 — one that is almost equally unfathomable.

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The Takeaway

Music to Commemorate 9/11

Friday, September 09, 2011

This week has been a time of reflection on the loss, perseverance, and humanity displayed on September 11, 2001. It's also been a time for remembrance of 9/11. We asked our listeners to send us suggestions for songs that helped them cope with and process the events of that day. Here are some of their suggestions.

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Fishko Files

See for Yourself

Friday, September 09, 2011

Over the last 10 years, there has been a steady stream of people –non-New Yorkers, mostly –visiting the site downtown known as Ground Zero.  After the opening of the Memorial this Monday, record-breaking crowds are expected to travel there to see the exact spot.  In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko asks –why? 

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Studio 360

The Little Fireboat That Could

Friday, September 09, 2011

Maira Kalman has written and illustrated more than a dozen books, for children and adults. In the months following 9/11, when a friend suggested she write a book about the attacks, she said, “Absolutely not. I'm in the world of humor. This is a very sad story and it's very intense ...

Slideshow: Scenes from Maira Kalman’s Fireboat

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Studio 360

Steve Reich’s WTC 9/11

Friday, September 09, 2011

Steve Reich is one of the most acclaimed composers working today.  He was a pioneer in using recorded voices as part of his compositions. Even though Reich is no stranger to difficult subject matter (Different Trains, from 1988, is a meditation on the Holocaust), it took him nearly a decade ...

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