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12 Composers Who Were Inspired (or Injured!) by Bicycles

Friday, May 01, 2015

Sunday marks the 38th annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour and here are 12 connections between classical music and cycling.
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30 Pieces in 30 Days

30 Pieces: Mahler's Fourth Symphony

Saturday, January 31, 2015

This month, WQXR has taken 30 pieces from the 2014 Classical Countdown and asked music experts to give us their "next step" compositions. To conclude: Mahler's Symphony No. 4.

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WQXR Blog

Study Shows Bells Harmful to Cows. What Would Mahler Say?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Researchers in Zurich said on Thursday that the iconic cowbells worn by the country's bovines could be damaging the animals' hearing and feeding habits.
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WQXR Blog

Mahler's Love Life Comes into Focus in Discovered Letter

Monday, July 07, 2014

A recently discovered letter from Gustav Mahler’s close confidante and sometime lover Natalie Bauer-Lechner spills many new details on the composer’s complicated love life – and names names.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Bernard Haitink Conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 3

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm: hear Bernard Haitink leading the New York Philharmonic in Mahler's Third Symphony with mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink and baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

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Operavore

Saturday: Thomas Hampson on Mahler and Berg

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Saturday at 12:30 pm Thomas Hampson joins the Operavore Show to discuss Wozzeck as the opera that Gustav Mahler never wrote. 

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

The Low End Theory

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Tonight at 10 pm, Marika Hughes takes a closer listen to the instruments on the low end of the register, the ones that lay down the foundation but don’t always get featured in the spotlight.

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WQXR Blog

3 Classical Music References in 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Much has been made of the period-appropriate folk music that runs through "Inside Llewyn Davis." But moviegoers may also spot some pointed references to classical music in the script and the soundtrack.

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New Sounds

Beethoven, Bruckner, and Mahler. Sort of.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

For this New Sounds, we'll hear "ReWriting Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony" by Michael Gordon, along with music from Uri Caine where he takes on Mahler - "Urlicht/Primal Light."  Plus, hear Mary Jane Leach's "Bruckstuck," and more.

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From the WQXR Archives

The Vocal Scene with George Jellinek: A Fritz Wunderlich Tribute

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The great German tenor Fritz Wunderlich was born September 26, 1930. In celebration of what would have been his 83rd birthday WQXR re-broadcasts this archival program from 1994.

New York Philharmonic This Week

Tonight: Mahler's Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tonight at 9 pm, Alan Gilbert leads the Philharmonic in Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony, featuring soprano Dorothea Röschmann, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, and the New York Choral Artists.

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Albums of the Week

New Releases featuring Mahler, Mozart and the Canadian Brass

Sunday, August 04, 2013

This week's featured albums include Mahler's First Symphony with its original Blumine movement; Mozart concertos downsized for a chamber group; and Schumann for brass.

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Exploring Music

Mahler Symphonies, Part II

Monday, July 08, 2013

Host Bill McGlaughlin continues his deep dive into the symphonies of Gustav Mahler.

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Exploring Music

Mahler Symphonies, Part I

Monday, July 01, 2013

"A symphony should be like the world: it must embrace everything," Gustav Mahler famously said. With his 10-plus symphonies, Mahler’s world extended horizons beyond anything known to concert audiences. His vision stretched the boundaries of the orchestra and the symphonic form.

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Top 5 @ 105

Top Five Epic Cycles in Classical Music

Thursday, April 04, 2013

There’s something at least mildly obsessive about presenting a composer’s complete set of works. Here are the top five ambitious cycles, from Haydn to Mahler.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Gilbert Conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 6

Thursday, April 04, 2013

New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in Mahler's epic Symphony No. 6. 

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Carnegie Hall Live

The Berlin Philharmonic Plays Mahler's Symphony No. 2

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Today at 8 pm, tune in for an encore broadcast of the Berlin Philharmonic performing Mahler's Symphony No. 2.

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New Sounds

Beethoven, Bruckner, and Mahler. Sort of.

Friday, November 09, 2012

If we are not pre-empted for special election coverage tonight, for this New Sounds, we'll hear "ReWriting Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony" by Michael Gordon, along with music from Uri Caine where he takes on Mahler - "Urlicht/Primal Light."  Plus, hear Mary Jane Leach's "Bruckstuck," and more.

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WQXR Blog

Eight Composers Who Beat the Summer Heat

Friday, August 10, 2012

The first seven months of this year have been the hottest on record in the northeastern United States. Take comfort in the fact that things may have been worse for some of history’s great composers.

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WQXR Features

Mahler's Second: The Story within the Symphony

Friday, February 17, 2012

We place Mahler's program notes against the music to see if we can gain a greater understanding of the ideas in the composer's mind as he wrote the work.

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