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Ravel's 'Gaspard De La Nuit': The Most Difficult Piano Piece Ever?

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Friday at 10:30 am, tune in for a recording of "Ondine" from "Gaspard de la Nuit," and take our poll.
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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

In Studio with Pianist Ko-Eun Yi

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Korean pianist Ko-Eun Yi comes to the Young Artists Showcase studio for a preview of her Carnegie Hall recital debut. 

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Exploring Music

Game of Pairs, Part II

Monday, January 19, 2015

Host Bill McGlaughlin continues his look at famous teams in classical music.

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The Piano in France

Ravel's Fruitful, Fraught Late Years

Thursday, December 04, 2014

On tonight's episode of the Piano in France, David Dubal considers Ravel’s later years, the composer’s failing health and his enduring legacy on the piano repertoire.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Encore: In Studio with the Lysander Trio

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A studio session with the Lysander Piano Trio featuring works by Mozart, Ravel and the radio premiere by a teen composer.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Encore: The 2013 Young Concert Artists Winners

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A reprise of the exclusive, intimate gala concert performances from the most recent winners of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions.

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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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Chamber Music Society

French Favorites

Monday, May 12, 2014

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features works from Debussy and Ravel. 

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Musical Transplants: Part II

Saturday, April 05, 2014

This week, host Terrance McKnight continues with the theme of musical transplants. The program samples music by those taking on traditions from outside of their place of origin.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: The Chiara Quartet Plays By Heart

Monday, March 24, 2014

On March 21, WQXR presented the award-winning Chiara String Quartet in a concert performed completely by heart and without relying on any printed sheet music. 

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Albums of the Week

New Releases: Ravel Orchestral Music, Chopin and Graupner

Sunday, January 12, 2014

This week, we feature a some of Ravel's glittering orchestral works, the pianist Rafał Blechacz playing Chopin, and music by Bach contemporary Christoph Graupner.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Yefim Bronfman

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Tonight at 9 pm, Alan Gilbert leads the Philharmonic in Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso, Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

When Form Follows Composer

Saturday, October 05, 2013

On this edition of All Ears, Terrance McKnight explores composers who have veered outside of the styles for which they are best known.

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From the Top

Athens, Georgia

Saturday, October 05, 2013

This week From the Top takes you to Hodgson Concert Hall at the University of Georgia in Athens. Here, a young New York guitarist evokes the palace of Alhambra and an outstanding piano trio from Minnesota plays the music of Smetana. Later in the program, a teenage cellist beautifully performs Maurice Ravel's "Kaddish."

Reflections from the Keyboard

Maurice Ravel: Textured Melodies

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Host David Dubal features Maurice Ravel and pianists who achieved critical acclaim playing his music.

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Exploring Music

New Wine in Old Bottles

Monday, September 16, 2013

It's a week of transcriptions. Host Bill McGlaughlin samples the creative efforts of gifted composers who gave life and vitality to existing music by transforming it into something new. Selections include music by Bach, Copland, Liszt and Ravel.

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Exploring Music

It Takes Two to Tango

Monday, September 02, 2013

Host Bill McGlaughlin tests out the old saying that two is better than one. This week he explores duos of all kinds including: one-man duets, animal duets, rainy duets and more. Bach, Brahms, Ravel, and Rossini feature.

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Showdown @ High Noon

Choose a US Open Warm-Up Piece

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

It's day three of the U.S Open, and warming up on court for our Showdown are three classical music stars who also happen to be tennis fans. Tell us your pick and we'll play the winner at 12 noon.

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WQXR Blog

Was Stravinsky Bisexual? If He Was, So What?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

For Igor Stravinsky, questions of gay relationships have been periodically rumored but scarcely documented. A new book by biographer Robert Craft may start to change that.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

When Form Follows Composer

Saturday, June 01, 2013

There are musical forms that seemingly go hand in hand with the musicians that made them famous: Scott Joplin and the rag; J.S. Bach and the fugue; Chopin and the nocturne.

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