The Leonard Lopate Show

Alan Gilbert and the NY Philharmonic

Friday, October 26, 2012

Alan Gilbert discusses his fourth season as music director and conductor of the New York Philharmonic and tells us what’s in store in the year ahead.


The Takeaway

The 205 National Anthems of The Olympics

Monday, August 13, 2012

There is something slightly different about London's Olympic medal ceremonies: the music. This year, the London Philharmonic recorded all 205 of the world's national anthems. Composer Philip Sheppard and sound engineer Jake Jackson were in charge of the effort.

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Eroica, Remixed

Friday, March 09, 2012

Thumping beats, sweeping high-pitched melodies, and a dramatic climax – from this description, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (also known as the Eroica) sounds like it could be the next hot dance mix even before it's been remixed. Conductor Alan Pierson of the Brooklyn Philharmonic joins us to talk about the ensemble’s “Beethoven Remix Project” – and what it plans to do with five electronic remixes of the famous symphony.

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WQXR Features

A Lifetime at the Piano

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

When Harriet Wingreen first sat down at the piano, America was repealing Prohibition and Mao Zedong was beginning the Long March. Almost 80 years later, she is still at it, as a member of the New York Philharmonic.

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