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On-Demand Video: WQXR Presents Lang Lang

Friday, October 24, 2014

Piano superstar Lang Lang returned to The Greene Space to perform and showcase the talents of young musicians from his Lang Lang International Music Foundation.

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Radiolab

Bob Milne Rocking Out

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ragtime pianist Bob Milne blows our minds with a should-be-impossible musical feat in our Inner Voices episode. After you listen, watch him go to town in this boogie-woogie piece.
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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Music from the Hartt School, Part II

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

This week, the Young Artists Showcase returns to The Hartt School in Connecticut for more performances by Egyptian pianist Mohamed Shams and a string quartet called 20/20.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Music from the Hartt School, Part I

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Young Artists Showcase goes to The Hartt School in Connecticut for a return performance by Egyptian pianist Mohamed Shams, and introductions to a string quartet called 20/20.

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The Piano in France

The Colorful Life and Music of Gabriel Fauré

Thursday, September 25, 2014

On this first of two hours devoted to Fauré, David Dubal recounts some of the milestones in Gabriel Fauré's colorful life.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

In Studio with Pianist Stanislav Khristenko

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pianist Stanislav Khristenko came by the Young Artists Showcase studio to show off his range with performances of Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin and more.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Yekwon Sunwoo and Caramoor's Rising Stars

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hear in-concert performances from pianist Yekwon Sunwoo and some rising stars from the Caramoor Music Festival in Katonah, N.Y.

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Concerts from The Frick Collection

Olivier Cavé Tells the story of the Italian Pianoforte

Monday, August 25, 2014

Italian-Swiss pianist Olivier Cave tells the story of the pianoforte, the original piano, through 18th century Italian music.

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Hammered!

Earth, Sea and Sky

Monday, August 18, 2014

As summer days linger long and languid, join our Hammered! guest-host Lisa Moore this week for music that celebrates the physical and philosophical fundamentals of our world. Weekdays at 10 am on Q2 Music. 

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Encore: 2013 Gina Bachauer Competition Winners

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

This week, the Young Artists Showcase listens back to a concert broadcast from this past October that introduced the new winners of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. 

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From the Top

Boston, Massachusetts

Saturday, August 02, 2014

This week From the Top brings you to Jordan Hall in Boston, Mass., for a series of string performances, and one piano. The program features “The Lark” by Mikhail Glinka brought to life by a wonderfully musical 11-year-old pianist. We'll also enjoy some unaccompanied Bach performed by a very thoughtful Boston-area teenager and a teenage string quartet shares moving stories about the healing power of music in their own lives.

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Billy Joel Wins Gershwin Prize

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

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Introducing Pianist Stanislav Khristenko

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, the Showcase introduces Ukrainian-born pianist Stanislav Khristenko, the gold medalist at the 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition.

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New Sounds

Keyboard Works

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Music from pianist/composer Neil Cowley, (otherwise known as Adele's pianist on "21") and the post-jazz/post-rock Neil Cowley Trio is front and center on this New Sounds program.  Listen to their recent recording, "The Face Of Mount Molehill," which brings Eno alum guitarist Leo Abrahams, along with string quartet, The Mount ...

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The Brothers Balliett

The Mid-Century American Piano Show

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Today's show puts the spotlight on one of America's most interesting and artistically innovative periods: the post-war years, stretching from the 1950's to the 1970's. But that's not all: today's focus is ALSO about the instrument that every composer must write for, probably again and again: the PIANO.

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Concerts from The Frick Collection

Pianist Anna Vinnitskaya Makes Her New York Recital Debut

Monday, July 07, 2014

The broadcast season of Concerts at the Frick kicks off with Russian pianist Anna Vinnitskaya making her New York recital debut. Click through for the full, unedited concert.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

This Year's Nadia Reisenberg Award Winners

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

This month marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of pianist Nadia Reisenberg, a longtime friend and frequent guest on WNYC and WQXR. Tonight at 9 pm, hear winners of her namesake competition.

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The Great Russian Piano Tradition

The Beautifully Daunting Works of Nikolai Medtner

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Tonight's selections include the finale from the First Piano Concerto, some variations from the Improvisations Op. 47 and a performance of the Danza Festiva from Medtner himself.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Pianist Roman Rabinovich in London

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Pianist Roman Rabinovich has appeared on the Young Artists Showcase before, but primarily as an accompanist. Tonight, he gets the spotlight as we eavesdrop on a recent recital at Wigmore Hall in London.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Introducing Pianist Yekwon Sunwoo

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Although pianist Yekwon Sunwoo is only 25-years-old, he’s already racked up a shelf of awards, such as gold medal at the William Kapell International Piano Competition and the Sendai Competition in Japan. On this Young Artists Showcase, the young virtuoso presents an in-concert performance of the popular (and incredibly difficult) Concerto No. 3 by Rachmaninoff.

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