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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9 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
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: Composer Kaija Saariaho, Credit: Priska Ketterer
Kaija Saariaho's music evokes all sorts of natural sounds, the kinds of complex, white noise-y sounds that we often tune out. She's able to take th...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Meredith Monk, Credit: Kim Nowacki
Living legend Meredith Monk is a composer, vocalist, dancer,choreographer and filmmaker. While all of these descriptors are technically on point, n...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:21:28
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Caption: Daniel Hope, Credit: Kim Nowacki/WQXR
In the 1930s, thousands of artists, musicians, writers and creative minds began to flee Europe. The rise of fascism forced one of the greatest flig...

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2015
  • Length: 59:01
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Caption: Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis hosts an hour of holiday jazz favorites by Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Gregory Porter...

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  • Added: Nov 25, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:44
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From: WQXR
Series: Sinatra 100
Caption: 5th April 1971: American singer and actor Frank Sinatra (1915 - 1998) holds his Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy Awards, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, L.A. County Music Center, Los Angeles, Credit: Frank Edwards/Getty
In 1971, Gregory Peck presented the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Frank Sinatra at the 43rd Academy Awards, comedian Tom Dreesen expands upon...

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 03:06
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Caption:  Singer/actor Frank Sinatra, son Frank Sinatra Jr., daughter Tina Sinatra, wife Nancy (Barbato) Sinatra, daughter Nancy Sinatra in July, 1949 , Credit: NBC/Getty
Nancy Sinatra and comedian Tom Dreesen discuss Sinatra at home and on the road with commentary from author James Kaplan.

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 02:48
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Caption: Singer Frank Sinatra and bandleader Count Basie record in the studio on October 2, 1963, Credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Stinger/Getty
Quincy Jones speaks on his work with Frank Sinatra during the Sinatra/Basie recordings at the Sands with commentary by author Tom Santopietro.

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 02:55
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Caption: circa 1942: American singer Frank Sinatra crouches to kiss his daughter, Nancy Jr., good-bye while his wife, Nancy, watches at a train platform., Credit: Hulton Archive/Stringer/Getty
Nancy Sinatra interviews her father, while author Tom Santopietro explores what family meant to Sinatra.

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 02:48
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Caption: Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim on FRANK SINATRA: A MAN AND HIS MUSIC PART III -- Aired 11/13/1967, Credit: NBC/Getty
In 1967 arranger and conductor Claus Ogerman took Sinatra and Jobim into the studio to record. Author Will Friedwald explores this spectacular epis...

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 03:03
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Caption: Don Rickles, Frank Sinatra with host Johnny Carson THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Aired 11/12/1976 , Credit: NBC/Getty
Tom Dreeson comments on the 1976 hilarious appearance of Frank Sinatra on The Tonight Show, when Johnny Carson and comedian Don Rickles cooked up a...

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 02:53
  • Purchases: 1