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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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New York Philharmonic This Week

Winter Holidays

Thursday, January 01, 2015

This week the New York Philharmonic digs into its archives for a winter holiday program featuring conductors Leonard Bernstein, Skitch Henderson and Danny Kaye.

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WQXR Features

My Christmas Eve Encounter with Leonard Bernstein

Sunday, December 14, 2014

In my wildest dreams I never imagined I would spend Christmas Eve in 1989 at the home of Leonard Bernstein. But strange and wonderful things went with being the all-night DJ on WQXR.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Leonard Bernstein and Kurt Masur Conduct

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The New York Philharmonic This Week features historic recordings of Leonard Bernstein and Kurt Masur conducting the orchestra.

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Soundcheck

Leonard Bernstein's 'On The Town' Is Back On Broadway

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"New York, New York" and "Lonely Town" are just two of the many memorable songs from Bernstein's progressive and raunchy musical. 

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WQXR Blog

Video: When Lauren Bacall Serenaded Leonard Bernstein

Friday, August 15, 2014

In 1988, Lauren Bacall made a memorable appearance at Leonard Bernstein's 70th birthday gala at Tanglewood, serenading him with "The Saga of Lenny."

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WQXR Blog

Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Gay Composers

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Gay Pride Weekend brings a chance to reflect on the numerous musical contributions of gay and lesbian composers throughout history.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Suite Air

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The best made musicians are the those that find creative space between the cracks of what already existed. On this edition of All Ears, we hear from a few of them.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Leonard Bernstein Conducts Mussorgsky, Borodin and Shostakovich

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, tune in for historic recordings of Leonard Bernstein conducting three Russian Romantic classics, including Shostakovich's powerful "Leningrad" Symphony.

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Operavore

March Madness: The Maddest Scenes in Opera

Sunday, March 16, 2014

WQXR

It’s the March Madness Matinee. This week March Madness comes to Operavore with a full length opera every day at 2 pm on the Operavore Stream.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Winter Holiday Music

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The New York Philharmonic digs into it's archives for a selection of winter holiday music.

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WQXR Blog

Timeline: JFK's Legacy to Classical Music

Monday, November 18, 2013

President Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy brought a particular zeal to hosting musicians at the White House. After JFK's death, many musicians wrote tribute pieces in his memory.

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Top 5 @ 105

Top Five Key Dates to Mark on the Calendar this Fall

Monday, September 16, 2013

The start of the 2013-14 season is filled with question marks. Some point to the uncertainty of the future of classical music; others anticipate what we hope will be triumphant returns.

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Showdown @ High Noon

Showdown Results: Britten Beats Prokofiev by One Vote

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

We asked you to tell us which child-inspired work you'd like to hear today at 12 pm and you voted for Britten's Young Persons' Guide to the Orchestra.

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WQXR Blog

Newly-Published Letters Portray Leonard Bernstein's Complex, Colorful Life

Friday, August 23, 2013

As Leonard Bernstein would have turned 95 on Sunday, a look at a forthcoming collection of his letters.

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From the WQXR Archives

This is My Music: Marvin Hamlisch

Sunday, July 14, 2013

In this November 1980 edition of This is My Music, Lloyd Moss interviews composer Marvin Hamlisch about his musical career. Hamlisch died last summer at age 68.

Showdown @ High Noon

Marking Bernstein's Massachusetts Debut

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Seventy-five years ago today, a 19-year-old Leonard Bernstein gave his first performance as a composer-pianist. This week's Showdown offered three pieces by a more mature Bernstein.

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Together In Song

Made in America

Sunday, June 02, 2013

As Kent Tritle and The Choral Mix go on a summer hiatus, we bring you Together in Song from WGBH. This week's program features the works that defined the 20th century in American choral music.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

From the Archives: Chavez, Ponce and Falla

Thursday, April 11, 2013

This week's program digs into the New York Philharmonic archives and features conductors Leonard Bernstein, Jose Serebrier and Pierre Boulez, and soloists Sharon Isbin on guitar, and messo-sopranos Jan DeGaetani and Marilyn Horne.

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Soundcheck

Check Ahead: 'Dinner With Lenny, The Last Long Interview With Leonard Bernstein'

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

This week our Check Ahead is something you can read! Get a glimpse into the new book from Jonathan Cott, called Dinner With Lenny: The Last Long Interview With Leonard Bernstein. It's a frank, passionate, and at times salty conversation with the late composer, conductor and educator.

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