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WQXR's 10-Day Instrument Drive Launches at Lincoln Center Atrium

Monday, March 24, 2014

WQXR's Instrument Drive kicked off on Friday at an event at the David Rubenstein Atrium, featuring live music and cameos from conductors.

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Soundcheck

What Decade Of NYC Music Are You Nostalgic For?

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tell us about which decade in New York music you're nostalgic for. Call us at 866 939 1612, let us know on Twitter, or leave us a comment. We might use your comment on an episode of Soundcheck

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Soundcheck

Sex, Drugs And... Classical Music

Monday, March 24, 2014

We're joined by NPR Music's Anastasia Tsioulcas to talk about Mozart in the Jungle -- a memoir-turned-TV series which was recently picked up for development by Amazon -- and what it could do for classical music's reputation, if it takes off. 

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Metropolis: 3/22/14

Monday, March 24, 2014

This week's mix features new music from Young Turks producer SBTRKT, EDM superstar Porter Robinson, Sky Ferreira and much more.

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Question Of The Week: Does The Death Of An Instrument Break Your Heart?

Monday, March 24, 2014

Swept away by a hurricane, crushed by baggage handlers, infested by cockroaches — nothing hurts quite like the destruction of a musical instrument.

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Features

Joseph Calleja: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, March 24, 2014

He's a young tenor with an old-school style and all the world's top opera houses want him. Calleja's expressive shading and dynamic control hearken back to an earlier era — and he's funny.

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Q2 Music

19 Composers on What Makes Kronos Kronos

Monday, March 24, 2014

Over the course of 50+ recordings and 800 commissions and arrangements, the Kronos Quartet has worked with a list of composers more diverse than perhaps that of any other ensemble. Listen to some of them talk about what makes the quartet so special. 

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Deer Tick On Mountain Stage

Monday, March 24, 2014

In the past, the band's genre-bending sound has won it comparisons to Uncle Tupelo. But recent albums have veered closer to straightforwardly energetic rock. Hear Deer Tick on stage in West Virginia.

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The Jonathan Channel

This Week in Jazz

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Jonathan Channel brings you great music - no matter where you are. Here are our staff picks for the week.

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Dave Brockie, GWAR's Oderus Urungus, Dies At 50

Monday, March 24, 2014

The mastermind behind metal's most cartoonishly grotesque band brought a sense of levity to the genre when it was in danger of being overwhelmed by negativity and self-importance.

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Rosanne Cash On World Cafe

Monday, March 24, 2014

Listen to new songs performed on the World Cafe Live stage, inspired by a series of journeys she and husband John Leventhal took through Johnny Cash's South.

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Fresh Air

After A Painful Year, Bud Powell's Triumpant 1953 Return

Monday, March 24, 2014

On Feb. 5, 1953, Powell was uncommunicative face to face at the New York jazz club Birdland. But when he sat at the keys, it was a whole other story.

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Q2 Music

Kronos at 40: 24-Hour Marathon Anniversary Stream

Monday, March 24, 2014

On March 29, Q2 Music streamed an encore of KRONOS AT 40 – a marathon of 24 distinct hours surveying the Kronos Quartet's colossal contributions to 20th and 21st century music.

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Soundcheck

The Strypes: A Young Band With A Rough-And-Tumble Rock Strut

Monday, March 24, 2014

The members of The Strypes are all in the 16 to 18 age range, but their ripping retro rock bursts with vitality and sneering edge. Hear the Irish rock band perform a short set of songs from its 2013 album, Snapshot, in the Soundcheck studio.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Instrument That Changed Your Life

Monday, March 24, 2014

WQXR is collecting your gently used musical instruments and distributing them to schoolchildren in music classrooms in the area. Graham Parker, general manager of WQXR, explains how the instrument drive works as we take your calls about a musical instrument that changed your life.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

The Classics on Broadway

Monday, March 24, 2014

From the October, 1944 WQXR Program Guide:

The success which has attended the presentation on Broadway of new forms of music of great composers such as Bizet, Johann Strauss and Grieg has aroused a certain amount of resentment among music purists. As one of them remarked about Carmen Jones: "The orchestration of Bizet's music was expert and adequate, but I still prefer my Bizet straight, if you don't mind."

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Check Ahead: White Hinterland, 'Baby'

Monday, March 24, 2014

On Baby, the brand new album from White Hinterland, songwriter Casey Dienel delves into personal territory and reinvents herself with a bold dance pop sound. 

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KEXP Presents: Angel Olsen

Monday, March 24, 2014

The singer-songwriter and her band visit the KEXP studios for an intense and incendiary set of songs from her new album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness.

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Morning Edition

For Boy George, Music And Style Is Just 'What I Do'

Monday, March 24, 2014

Morning Edition host David Greene talks to British singer-songwriter and former Culture Club frontman Boy George about his first album in 19 years, This Is What I Do.

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Exploring Music

A Call for Scores

Monday, March 24, 2014

Host Bill McGlaughlin spends this week playing music suggested by his radio colleagues across the country.

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