Saturday at the Opera

Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin from the Royal Opera House

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Saturday at 1 pm, tune in for the Royal Opera House's recent production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, starring Simon Keenlyside.

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Review: Amid Protests and Gowns, Met Opens Season with Eugene Onegin

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Before the first notes of Eugene Onegin, shouts rained down from the Family Circle of the Metropolitan Opera, with the word "Putin" surfacing often. David Patrick Stearns reports.

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From the Top

Aspen, Colorado

Saturday, September 21, 2013

This week, From the Top comes to you from Harris Concert Hall at the Aspen Music Festival and School. We hear performances from an outstanding array of young musicians who studied here over the summer. Among them, a 16-year-old pianist performing from Préludes, Book II by Claude Debussy; a 14-year-old cellist performing the music of Edouard Lalol; and a 16-year-old violinist performing Tchaikovsky’s playful Waltz-Scherzo.

New York Philharmonic This Week

Gilbert Conducts Tchaikovsky and Lindberg

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tonight at 8 pm, the New York Philharmonic performs Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and Magnus Lindberg's Piano Concerto No. 2.


WQXR Features

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Ode to Odette

Saturday, August 24, 2013

For this week’s Saturday morning cartoon we present Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake. In 1981, Toei Animation used Tchaikovsky’s music in its anime film "Swan Lake."

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WQXR Features

BBC National Orchestra of Wales Plays Elgar, Walton and Tchaikovsky

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Listen to Saturday's broadcast of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales playing works by Elgar, Tchaikovsky and Walton. Plus: Hear the daily "Tea Time" pieces from last week on-demand.



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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Director Deborah Warner Pulls Out of Met Opera's Season Opener

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera said on Tuesday that its season-opening production of Eugene Onegin will be directed by Fiona Shaw, after the director Deborah Warner pulled out.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Nielsen's Flute and Violin Concertos and Tchaikovsky's 'Little Russian'

Thursday, August 01, 2013

The New York Philharmonic is in the midst of performing and recording all of Carl Nielsen's major orchestral works, including six symphonies and three concertos.

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World of Opera

Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin from Covent Garden

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream, baritone Simon Keenlyside sings the title role, with soprano Krassimira Stoyanova as Tatyana, in a production led by conductor Robin Ticciati.


Albums of the Week

New Releases of Telemann, Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Sunday, June 09, 2013

This week's featured albums traverse three centuries of orchestral music, from Telemann overtures to Mozart concertos, played by Angela Hewitt, to unique arrangements of Tchaikovsky's operas.



Listen: Van Cliburn's 1958 Broadcast Debut from Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

On May 19, 1958, some five weeks after winning the first Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Van Cliburn gave a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall.

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Classics For Kids

How to Get to Carnegie Hall

Saturday, December 29, 2012

The saying goes, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice!” This week on Classics for Kids, learn about some of the famous musicians who made this landmark music hall in New York City famous.

Classics For Kids

Traditional Classical Music for Christmas

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Do you know who Hansel and Gretel, Clara and Amahl are? They’re characters who come alive in some classical Christmas favorites. You can hear their music this week on Classics for Kids.

Classics For Kids

The Story of The Nutcracker

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker, is a beloved holiday favorite. This week on Classics for Kids, hear the story of The Nutcracker and enjoy its enchanting music.

Classics For Kids

Ballet and Tchaikovsky

Saturday, December 08, 2012

What’s a ballet? What do ballet dancers wear? How is a ballet composed? You’ll hear the answers to these questions this week on Classics for Kids as host Naomi Lewin takes you on a trip through the ballets of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Showdown @ High Noon

You Pick the No. 1 Piano Concerto

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

When it comes to Romantic-era composers' piano concertos, was their first thought their best thought? For this week's Showdown, we asked you to pick which First Piano Concertos you wanted to hear.

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Classics For Kids

About Peter Tchaikovsky

Saturday, December 01, 2012

This week on Classics for Kids, learn about Russian conductor Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, who wrote one of the holiday’s most beloved pieces, The Nutcracker.

World of Opera

Tchaikovsky’s The Enchantress from Moscow

Thursday, November 29, 2012

In Tchaikovsky’s drama The Enchantress, the title character is a brazen seductress who eventually finds redemption in true love, but in the process brings tragedy to an entire family.



The Three Boldest - Yet Unknown - Tchaikovsky Heroines

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Most opera lovers are familiar with Tatyana in Eugene Onegin and Lisa in The Queen of Spades, but Tchaikovsky also wrote some fabulous music for several other heroines.

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