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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

The Three Vs

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Young Artists Showcase this week gets a musical dose of vitamin V in the form of Vivaldi, Villa-Lobos and Vaughn Williams.

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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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Exploring Music

String Quartet Composers From Fibich to Sibelius

Monday, September 22, 2014

Bill McGlaughlin spends this week exploring string quartet composers from Fibich to Sibelius.

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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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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Encore: Avery Fisher Artists 40th Anniversary

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

This week hear an encore of the Avery Fisher Career Grant Program's 40th anniversary gala concert, with performances by 2014 recipients.

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Exploring Music

Schubert String Quartets

Monday, September 08, 2014

Host Bill McGlaughlin continues his in-depth look at the string quartet's history and development this week with a focus on Franz Schubert.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Avery Fisher Career Grant Program Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, this 40th anniversary concert included 2014's recipients: violist Dimitri Murath, pianist Charlie Albright and the Calder String Quartet.

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WQXR Features

Café Concert: Béla Fleck

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

When Béla Fleck came to the WQXR Café, curious staff members began asking about his repertoire. Would he be playing Scarlatti or Scruggs? A Bach invention or a bluegrass breakdown?

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Exploring Music

Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schumann String Quartets

Monday, July 29, 2013

This week host Bill McGlaughlin opens the show with one of the most delightful and storied chapters of the string quartet's history, centering around the works of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms.

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Spinning on Air

John Zorn at 60

Sunday, July 07, 2013

The celebrations are already beginning for composer John Zorn's upcoming 60th birthday on September 2nd. During the next few months there will be concerts of Zorn's music in the museums and concert halls of New York City, as well as elsewhere in the world. Zorn has been David Garland's most frequent guest on Spinning On Air over the years, and now he returns to the show again, to share some new music that will be featured in two concerts that are part of the Lincoln Center Festival this month.

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Soundcheck

The Fiery Strings of Brooklyn Rider, In The Studio

Friday, May 03, 2013

String quartet Brooklyn Rider's sixth album, A Walking Fire, is taken from a poem by the 13th-century poet Rumi. "A Walking Fire" is also the title of the final movement of one of the pieces on the album, written by Brooklyn Rider violinist Colin Jacobsen, titled "Three Miniatures For String Quartet." We hear that piece performed live in the studio, along with two others, taken from an album that includes works by the Russian composer and violinist Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin and Bela Bartók.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Attacca String Quartet's Hungry, Bold and Biting Take on John Adams

Monday, April 15, 2013

On "Fellow Traveller," the young Attacca Quartet takes on John Adams's complete string quartets, including the previously unrecorded title track. Stream it in full all this week.

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WQXR Features

Café Concert: The Endellion String Quartet

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Endellion Quartet is possibly the most famous string quartet to have completely avoided New York concert stages throughout much of its career. They're making up for lost time now.

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WQXR Blog

The Colorado Quartet to Disband in May 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Colorado Quartet, which is based in New York City, said on Tuesday that it will disband in May, quietly ending a 30-year history of tours, recordings and teaching residences.

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WQXR Blog

Obama Inaugural Luncheon to Feature Eastman String Quartet

Friday, January 18, 2013

Along with New York politicos and influence peddlers, a string quartet from Rochester is heading to the nation's capital for President Barack Obama's second inauguration on Monday.

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Beethoven Awareness Month

Beethoven String Quartet Marathon: The Complete Video Archive

Sunday, November 18, 2012

WQXR's Beethoven string quartet marathon took place in The Greene Space on Sunday, Nov. 18. We've posted all 16 performances from the marathon.

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Live Broadcasts

Webcast: Beethoven String Quartet Marathon

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Today at 12 pm, WQXR hosts a journey through Beethoven's string quartets in The Greene Space. As a preview, get a free download of Beethoven's Grosse Fugue.

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Exploring Music

Beethoven Quartets

Monday, November 12, 2012

Join us as we savor Beethoven's 16 seminal contributions to the string quartet form, plus the Grosse Fuge.

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New Sounds

New Songs Live: Elizabeth & the Catapult

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Hear a baroque pop-leaning commissioned work, "The Other Side of Zero" by composer/songwriter Elizabeth Ziman, leader of the pop/rock trio Elizabeth and the Catapult on this New Sounds.

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New Sounds

Small Ensembles

Sunday, September 30, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to some works for small ensembles, played by both "real" and "virtual" small ensembles.  We’ll hear music from the Turkish-American composer Kamran Ince from the album “In White,” along with ambient chamber music by Phillip Schroeder.

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