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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  • 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

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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
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Caption: Sinatra and Riddle, Credit: ABC Photo Archives/Getty
It's no secret that the work of Nelson Riddle did wonders for Sinatra. In this segment Riddle and his son Christopher tell the story of how Riddle ...

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
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Caption: Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, and Yul Brynner in 1965., Credit: John Dominis
Nancy Sinatra had two big records in the mid-1960s “These Boots Are Made for Walkin” and “Something Stupid” the first instance of a father-daughter...

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2015
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Caption: American actor and singer Frank Sinatra clowning around with spaghetti for an EKCO products commercial on the set of CBS-TV's, 'The Frank Sinatra Show.' , Credit: CBS Photo Archive/Getty
Author Tom Santopietro explains how Frank Sinatra changed the status of all ethnic minorities in America.

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2015
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Caption: Singer and actor Frank Sinatra, Hollywood, California, c. 1963, Credit: Underwood Archives/Getty
In 1963, Frank Sinatra was interviewed for Playboy Magazine author James Kaplan tells the story.

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2015
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Caption: A telop title card for the The Frank Sinatra Show television show. Image dated January 1, 1952. , Credit: CBS Photo Archive/Getty
Author Will Friedwald discusses Frank Sinatra’s evolution into the world of television.

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2015
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Caption: Vintage postcard showing the entrance to the Sands Hotel. The marquee announces Frank Sinatra and Joey Bishop as the current entertainment., Credit: Curt Teich Postcard Archives
Author James Kaplan discusses how Frank Sinatra made Las Vegas what it is today.

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2015
  • Length: 02:58
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From: WQXR
Series: Sinatra 100
Caption: Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald on The Frank Sinatra Show - Airdate: May 9, 1958, Credit: ABC Photo Archives/Getty
Author Adam Gopnik explores the musical talents of Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee, Louis Armstrong, Julie London and of course Frank Sina...

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2015
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Caption: Frank Sinatra;Tony Bennett at 'Frank Sinatra and Friends' - air date: April 21, 1977, Credit:  ABC Photo Archives/Getty
Tony Bennett first met Frank Sinatra in 1942, at Sinatra's famous Paramount Theater gig. Bennett and author James Kaplan bring us back to 1501 Broa...

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2015
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Caption: Entertainers Deana Martin, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra perform on a Christmas special TV show in December 1967., Credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Stinger/Getty
Tom Dreesen and Will Friedwald explore Sinatra’s family, friends, and personal life.

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2015
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