WQXR

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WQXR 105.9 FM, which streams live at www.wqxr.org, is New York City’s only all-classical music station, immersing listeners in the city’s rich musical life. WQXR presents new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, among other venues. WQXR also broadcasts essential destination programs including New York Philharmonic This Week and Young Artists Showcase. For listeners in search of the new, WQXR operates New Sounds, a hand-crafted, genre-free home for the musically curious, with a 24/7 radio station, a slate of podcasts, and live video sessions with  dynamic and emerging artists, all available at newsounds.org. Operavore is WQXR’s opera site featuring news, interviews, and commentaries from the world of opera, as well as a 24/7 all-opera stream. WQXR.org provides essential playlist information and online listening, as well as original content, host blogs, NYC cultural news, and videos.  The station’s free mobile app allows listeners to take WQXR with them wherever they go. As a public radio station, WQXR is supported by the generosity of its members and sponsors, making classical music relevant, accessible and inspiring for listeners in New York City and around the globe.

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13 Pieces

Carnegie Hall Live is a 13-part series featuring performances with some of the world's leading artists and ensembles from throughout the 17-18 concert season. Available at no charge to stations, each episode is post-produced to a 2-hour format.

  • From: WQXR
  • Updated: May 29, 2018
Caption: A Concert at the Frick Collection, Credit: Michael Bodycomb
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The Concerts from The Frick series has delighted listeners with the finest in keyboard recitals, all manner of chamber groups and groundbreaking early music ensembles for decades. Many of the century's greatest artists have performed in the 175-seat music room at The Frick Collection, the former Upper East Side residence of industrialist Henry Clay Frick.

  • From: WQXR
  • Updated: Jun 28, 2016
Caption: Claude Debussy
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To mark the 150th birthday of Claude Debussy, WQXR is offering a five-episode series dedicated to Debussy’s works for piano hosted by David Dubal.

  • From: WQXR
  • Updated: Sep 11, 2012
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5 Pieces

The Jonathan Channel’s newest series For The Record explores the making of five seminal Broadway cast albums produced by Thomas Z. Shepard. Shepard hosts the series with fellow record producer and Broadway aficionado Julian Fleisher.

  • From: WQXR
  • Updated: Nov 08, 2016
Caption: KKL Lucerne, Credit: Priska Ketterer/LUCERNE FESTIVAL
4 Pieces

WQXR is pleased to offer four concerts from the 2017 Lucerne Summer Festival! Founded in 1938, this six-week event on the edge of Lake Lucerne attracts top-name classical soloists and orchestras from around the world.

  • From: WQXR
  • Updated: Nov 10, 2017
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10 Pieces

From New York Public Radio’s Q2 Music, Meet the Composer is a Peabody-Award winning five-part radio series that takes listeners into the minds and creative processes of the composers making some of the most engaging, innovative, and beautiful music today. Featuring host Nadia Sirota with composers John Luther Adams (2014 Pulitzer Prize in Music), Caroline Shaw (2013 Pulitzer Prize in Music), Donnacha Dennehy, Marcos Balter, and Andrew Norman.

  • From: WQXR
  • Updated: Jun 07, 2016
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10 Pieces

From New York Public Radio’s Q2 Music, Meet the Composer is a Peabody Award-winning five-part radio series that takes listeners into the minds and creative processes of the composers making some of the most engaging, innovative, and beautiful music today. Season 2 features host Nadia Sirota with Meredith Monk, Kaija Saariaho, Ingram Marshall, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Nico Muhly

  • From: WQXR
  • Updated: Jun 07, 2016
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36 Pieces

The Jonathan Channel is celebrating Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday with “Sinatra 100."

  • From: WQXR
  • Updated: Oct 30, 2015
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19 Pieces

The series that asks the question: what makes the Great American Songbook so darned great?

  • From: WQXR
  • Updated: Feb 01, 2016
Caption: Deborah Voigt, Credit: Dario Acosta
8 Pieces

The Sopranos with Debbie Voigt, a new eight-part series, celebrates the essential operatic role and the people who have given it voice. With lively music and commentary, each one-hour episode highlights a different aspect of the soprano’s world, including an examination of different types of soprano voices, illustrated with important sopranos of past and present. Voigt also takes a lighthearted look at selected opera plot themes, including death scenes and mad scenes. The Sopranos with Debbie Voigt is a production of WQXR and is supported in part by The Thompson Family Foundation and the Monteforte Foundation.

  • From: WQXR
  • Updated: Dec 23, 2014

Latest Pieces

Caption: Leonard Bernstein, Credit: Don Hunstein, Courtesy of Sony Music Archives
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  • Added: Jul 30, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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This Carnegie Hall Live broadcast features pianist Sir András Schiff performing fantasies, sonatas and suites by Mendelssohn and the most well-know...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This final broadcast of the Carnegie Hall Live series features the National Youth Orchestra of the USA, conducted by Marin Alsop. 116 musicians fr...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This encore performance recorded in January 2017 features the Staatskapelle Berlin conducted by its music director Daniel Barenboim. It marked the...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:01
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This broadcast features the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Mariss Jansons. Violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann is ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:01
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For this performance, conductor Kirill Petrenko and the Bavarian State Orchestra — or Bayerisches Staatsorchester — both made their Carnegie Hall d...

  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This Carnegie Hall Live broadcast features Gustavo Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic. The all-Brahms program showcases the composer’s playful si...

  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:01
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The Carnegie Hall Live series continues with violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Jeremy Denk presenting an evening of chamber music by Mozart, Richar...

  • Added: May 04, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
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Recorded on November 8, 2017: Zubin Mehta conducts the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No. 3. The performance also features mez...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:01
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In this performance recorded live at Carnegie Hall, acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang performed a solo recital weaving together works across the romantic...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:01