Jeff Spurgeon appears in the following:
Thursday, December 19, 2013
It usually happens around Thanksgiving. Some Christmas tune starts running around in my head and just doesn’t let go. Host Jeff Spurgeon tells us why Britten is on his mind.
Friday, December 13, 2013
In an exclusive New York performance, the legendary Canadian Brass, beloved for their virtuosity, versatility and mad-cap showmanship, perform from their all-new CD Christmas Time is Here, featuring classics from some of the most popular animated specials created for the holidays.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Benjamin Zander is known for being many things: a late-blooming conductor, a motivational speaker, an educator and Mahler specialist. What he’s not known for is shyness before a microphone.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
In an interview with WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon, Domingo called Otello his favorite Verdi role of all time. Listen and find out why.
Friday, October 04, 2013
Tonight at 9 pm, tune in for a special broadcast of this one-hour program exploring the differences between this year's big anniversary composers: Wagner and his contemporary Verdi.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
When Sir Kenneth Branagh decided to adopt Mozart's opera The Magic Flute for film in 2006, an unlikely setting came to mind: the trenches of World War I.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Emerson String Quartet performs in The Greene Space, in their final public New York City appearance with cellist David Finckel. They discuss their legacy and plans for the future. Featuring guest artists Paul Neubauer on viola and Colin Carr on cello. Watch on-demand video now.
András Schiff plays Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, presented live in The Greene Space by WQXR
Thursday, April 18, 2013
During his recent visit to The Greene Space, András Schiff joined WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon to discuss and perform the music of J.S. Bach — a composer who has long been central to the Hungarian pianist's artistry.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
In this video, Juilliard organ department chairman Paul Jacobs shows us how Bach is played on the pipe organ.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Friday, March 01, 2013
Earlier this week, classical pianist Van Cliburn died at age 78. In a piece written on the day of his death, Soundcheck host John Schaefer described him this way:
"...one classical pianist was a larger-than-life, rock-star figure on at least two continents. He was a pop-music phenomenon, with a debut album that went triple platinum. Everyone knew who he was."
The pianist, who became a household name by winning the International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow at the height of the Cold War in 1958. WNYC's classical sister station, WQXR, recorded Van Cliburn's triumphant post-victory concert at Carnegie Hall that year -- we take a listen with WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Friday, Feb. 22 | Toast Oscar weekend with an evening of film music performed by one of classical music's rising stars. Watch on-demand.