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Exploring Music

Happy Birthday, Prokofiev

Monday, April 27, 2015

Host Bill McGlaughlin explores the life and music of Sergei Prokofiev in celebration of his 120th birthday.

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Exploring Music

Child's Play

Monday, February 16, 2015

For hundreds of years of music-making, childhood has remained an inspiration. This week host Bill McGlaughlin takes a listen to how composers were influenced by the energy of youth.

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30 Pieces in 30 Days

30 Pieces: Prokofiev's Scythian Suite

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

This month, WQXR is taking winning pieces from our Classical Countdown and asking various experts to recommend "next step" compositions. Today's pick: Prokofiev's "Scythian Suite."

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The Great Russian Piano Tradition

Prokofiev's Harmonic Language

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Host David Dubal continues his look at the life and music of Sergei Prokofiev.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Beautiful and Disturbing 'Peter and the Wolf' Album Covers

Friday, May 23, 2014

The most popular children's piece ever spawned some pretty wild art — and many surprising celebrity cameos. Take a look and tell us your favorites.
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The Great Russian Piano Tradition

The Rich Russian Strain in Prokofiev's Piano Music

Thursday, May 22, 2014

David Dubal reflects on the first half of Prokofiev’s life and music, tracing his journey from precocious student to enfant terrible of the pre-Revolution Russian arts world.

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Top 5 @ 105

Top 5 Influential Moms in Classical Music

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

In honor of Mother's Day, we're recognizing five moms who through their unflagging support and devotion shaped the future of classical music.

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Top 5 @ 105

Five Symphonic Storytellers You Need To Be Listening To

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Carnegie Hall’s Debs Composer Chair David Lang is overseeing a concert series called Collected Stories. Here are five other composers who made music a storytelling medium.

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Top 5 @ 105

Five Pivotal Ukrainian Classical Music Figures

Monday, March 10, 2014

With the conflict in the Ukraine dominating the headlines in recent weeks, the world’s eyes have turned to the turmoil along the Black Sea. Here are five noteworthy artists from the country.

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Classics For Kids

The Story of Lieutenant Kije

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Lieutenant Kije was an imaginary army officer on whom Sergei Prokofiev based his famous Lieutenant Kije Suite. Hear about the extraordinary adventures of this Russian this week on Classics for Kids.

Classics For Kids

Musical Sleigh Rides

Saturday, January 11, 2014

In the old days, if you wanted to travel in the winter the best way to go was by horse-drawn sleigh. This week on Classics for Kids, take some musical sleigh rides and learn all about Sergei Prokofiev’s "Troika" from the Lt. Kije Suite.

Classics For Kids

Prokofiev’s Life

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Twentieth century composer Sergei Prokofiev wrote music that reflects his Russian background. Learn more about his life and works this week on Classics for Kids.

WQXR Blog

'A Christmas Story': Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and a BB Gun

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

While it hasn't been given much consideration, the 1983 movie "A Christmas Story" has a classical music soundtrack. A film insider explains.

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Chamber Music Society

Russian Quintets

Monday, November 11, 2013

From its home in New York's Alice Tully Hall, the Chamber Music Society this week presents a program of works by by Prokofiev and Shostakovich.

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From the Top

Mesa, Arizona

Saturday, September 28, 2013

This week, From the Top and host Christopher O’Riley bring you to the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona.

Operavore

The Russians are Coming! Locating the Slavic Soul in Opera

Friday, August 09, 2013

Two rarely-heard operas have caught the attention of blogger Fred Plotkin: Tchaikovsky's Iolanta and Prokofiev's Maddalena. The latter is being called "a scandalous, hot-blooded love triangle."

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WQXR Blog

A Russian Music Playlist for Edward Snowden

Thursday, August 01, 2013

NSA leaker Edward Snowden has time to read the classics. But what pieces of music should he download to get a feel for the Russian soul? We asked some experts for suggestions.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Alan Gilbert Conducts Scheherazade

Thursday, July 18, 2013

New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert conducts this week’s program that focuses on Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Opening the program is Musorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain. The 19th Century composition, inspired by Russian literary works, was made famous by Rimsky-Korsakov’s edition of the piece.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Alan Gilbert, Lisa Batiashvili, Prokofiev and Il Prigioniero

Thursday, June 20, 2013

New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert conducts Dallapiccola’s rarely performed serialist opera Il Prigioniero. Bass-baritone Gerald Finley is The Prisoner, and making their debuts with the Philharmonic are soprano Patricia Racette as The Mother, tenor Peter Hoare as The Jailer and Grand Inquisitor, tenor William Ferguson as the First Priest, and baritone Sidney Outlaw as the Second Priest. Also featured is the Collegiate Chorale, led by James Bagwell.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Alan Gilbert and Yefim Bronfman

Thursday, April 18, 2013

High drama is the order of the day as the New York Philharmonic presents an all-Russian program with works by Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff, recorded during the orchestra's 2010 European Tour. Alan Gilbert conducts and pianist Yefim Bronfman is the soloist on Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2. 

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