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 April 15, 2022! WQXR is pleased to release a new season of Carnegie Hall Live broadcasts, featuring concert recordings captured live from New York City's world-famous concert hall during the 21-22 season. The 13-part series begins with Carnegie's dramatic Opening Night Gala following the Hall's closure during the COVID-19 pandemic and continues with performances from some of the classical music world’s most esteemed artists. Available via PRX beginning April 15 at no cost to stations, each episode is edited to a 2-hour format and is easy to automate.

  • From: WQXR
  • Updated: Jul 25, 2022
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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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Darren Criss: The Song is The Song Julian sits down with his youngest guest yet, to talk Chet Baker, Cole Porter, and the perpetual importance of t...

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  • Added: Jan 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:30
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Old friends reunite in The Jonathan Channel studios to rehash their strong feelings for the Great American Songbook.

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:30
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Join Neil deGrasse Tyson as he goes where no scientist has boldly gone before - on an intergalactic exploration of the Great American Songbook!

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:29
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Lea DeLaria shows Julian that she knows a thing or two about the Songbook.

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:30
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Julian Fleisher explores The Great American Songbook with one of its proudest immigrants.

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Tony Award-winning actress Tonya Pinkins is no stranger to the Great American Songbook. This week on TNAS she's talking Streisand, Sondheim, Hamilt...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2016
  • Length: 59:30
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You know his show, his name, and his voice. Still there's so much more to learn about this NPR Golden Boy. Listen as Julian gets the scoop on All T...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:30
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Actor, author, and songstress Molly Ringwald is more than an 80s icon. Join her as she show's Julian her jazzier side and the music she loves from ...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:00
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Zachary Quinto goes where no man has gone before - beaming into the first episode of The Naked American Songbook Season 2!

  • Added: Nov 15, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:30
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n this episode of For the Record, Tom and Julian look at one man's version of how Jazz began and go behind the scenes of the original cast recordin...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 59:59