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

Available beginning May 15, 2021! This year Carnegie Hall Live marks its 10th anniversary and we're celebrating with a look back at some of our favorite performances from the last decade! The specially curated 13-part series features recordings of some of classical music's most esteemed artists in an array of styles and repertoire all captured live at New York City's world-famous concert hall. Available at no cost to stations via PRX Subauto delivery, each episode is edited to a 2-hour format and is easy to automate. A complete schedule will be posted to PRX in mid-April.

  • From: WQXR
  • Updated: Apr 23, 2021
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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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Since 2013, some of the best young musicians in the country have been brought together each year by Carnegie Hall to form the National Youth Orches...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Soprano Renée Fleming and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham team up for a duo recital of French song literature from the 19th century, joined by Bradley M...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This episode of Carnegie Hall Live celebrates Beethoven with performances by pianist Daniil Trifonov, Orchestre Revolutionaire et Romatique, cellis...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:01
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Composer Bela Bartok claimed that "Folk melodies are the embodiment of an artistic perfection of the highest order." On our next retrospective broa...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Our next retrospective broadcast from Carnegie Hall Live features an all-French program including Berlioz’s The Death of Cleopatra, Ravel’s Piano C...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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The richness of Russian classical music is the subject on our next Carnegie Hall Live retrospective program. We’ll hear Tchaikovsky's beloved Piano...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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In this episode of Carnegie Hall Live, originally recorded in 2017, Jordi Savall and his international band of ancient instrument performers take l...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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One of the best ways to tell stories and paint pictures is with music. Episode 6 of Carnegie Hall Live brings you adventure in the Italian Alps, a ...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Classical music’s most famous child prodigy is Mozart. But he was not the only wunderkind. This next episode of Carnegie Hall Live brings you works...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:01
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Our next Carnegie Hall Live episode features string quartets at Carnegie, from the first great master of the form, Haydn, as well as Tchaikovsky, J...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00