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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10 Pieces

Now in its ninth season, Carnegie Hall Live is a 13-part series featuring performances with some of the world's leading artists and ensembles in a wide range of styles, from early music to recitals to orchestral performances. Available at no charge to stations, each episode is post-produced to a 2-hour format.

  • From: WQXR
  • Updated: Apr 07, 2020
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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
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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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  • From: WQXR
  • Updated: Oct 25, 2019
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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
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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

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Host Nadia Sirota travels to Detroit to perform the US premiere of Nico Muhly's viola concerto with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Le...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2016
  • Length: 09:53
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This bonus track is a world premiere recording of Thorvaldsdottir's piano work "Scape." "Scape," like many of Anna's works, uses extended techni...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2016
  • Length: 11:46
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This movement was born in 1981, when Ingram Marshall wrote a string quartet for the Kronos Quartet called Voces Resonae.

  • Added: Jun 07, 2016
  • Length: 13:07
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This recording of Kaija Saariaho's piano trio "Light and Matter" was taped live at the Coolidge Auditorium in the Library of Congress in 2015 by th...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2016
  • Length: 18:43
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Stringsongs is Monk's first string quartet. Written in 2005, the piece was premiered by the Kronos Quartet. Until now, however, no recording of t...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2016
  • Length: 24:28
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Building on a long-standing collaborative relationship, Marcos Balter wrote "Intercepting a Shivery Light" for the Anubis Quartet, a saxophone ense...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2016
  • Length: 17:37
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In 2012, the Grammy award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus commissioned the future Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw to write a new work f...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2016
  • Length: 13:49
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In 1844, Asenath Nicholson, a school teacher, reformer and proprietor of an all-vegetarian boarding house in New York City, traveled to Ireland to ...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2016
  • Length: 14:54
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In 2007, composer and newly minted Rome Prize recipient Andrew Norman found himself among 15 artists and 15 scholars heading to the Eternal City fo...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2016
  • Length: 13:14
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Gordon Wright, the Alaskan composer, conductor, professor, and environmentalist, was John Luther Adams's best friend. When he died suddenly in 200...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2016
  • Length: 24:07