On Being

Bernard Chazelle — Discovering the Cosmology of Bach

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Recorded in The Greene Space at WQXR, computer scientist Bernard Chazelle has an original take on what music works in us — especially the music of J.S. Bach.


On Being

[Unedited] Bernard Chazelle with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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Listen to Lucy

It is dangerous to feel passion for your work

Monday, June 09, 2014

It is dangerous to feel passion for your work



StoryCorps 371: Not in Vain

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ayodeji Ogunniyi remembers how the murder of his father led him to a new career.



Album Spotlight: John Adams's Gospel a Pointed Social Critique

Sunday, March 16, 2014

John Adams's The Gospel According to the Other Mary is a stepping-off point to confront oppression through the ages, with the Biblical story fluidly cross-cutting with scenes of modern life.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jane Austen Superfans

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Deborah Yaffe, journalist, self-proclaimed "Janeite" and the author of Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom (Mariner Books, 2013) discusses the passionate world of Jane Austen fans and what it says about fanaticism in general.

Event: Deborah Yaffe will speak about the book at the Princeton Public Library on September 12 at 7 p.m.

→Jane Austen's books on Project Gutenberg

→Jane Austen fansite, The Republic of Pemberley


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Carnegie Hall Live

Listen: Golijov's La Pasión según San Marcos

Sunday, March 10, 2013

On Sunday, WQXR presented a live broadcast of Golijov's La Pasión según San Marcos, a work that draws on Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music in its re-telling of the passion story.

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WQXR Features

Video Webcast: 'Passion' in the Afternoon

Thursday, February 14, 2013

On Thursday, Stephen Sondheim joined host Elliott Forrest in The Greene Space for an hour of music and conversation. Watch the archived video.

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Conducting Business

A Composer is Accused of 'Theft.' But Did Originality Ever Really Exist?

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Bach recycled music all of the time -- both his and other people's. Bartok and Dvorak rewrote folk tunes. So why all the fuss about Osvaldo Golijov?

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On Being

Joel Marcus — The Jewish Roots of the Christian Story [remix]

Thursday, March 24, 2005

New Testament writings about Jews may sound inflammatory in modern ears. A New Testament scholar with ties to both Judaism and Christianity helps us put these writings in context and look for meaning in the Passion that Hollywood and popular culture can't


On Being

Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Richard Hays, and Linda Loving — Passover and Easter [remix]

Thursday, April 08, 2004

In the coinciding seasons of Passover and Easter, two world religions celebrate their core stories in ritual and worship. Each of these sacred holidays is based on a key biblical story of suffering and deliverance.The Christian Holy Week commemorates