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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Franz Welser-Möst leads The Cleveland Orchestra in this performance recorded live on June 1, 2022. Joining them on the stage is the Danish-Israeli ...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
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The extraordinary young musicians of Carnegie Hall’s national youth ensembles—the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
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When the brother-sister duo of cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason made their Carnegie Hall recital debut in 2019, The New Yo...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Founded in 1993, the Gateways Music Festival Orchestra celebrates the contributions of classical musicians of African descent, bringing together pr...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:01
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Superstar violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and renowned composer-conductor John Williams bring a special program of Williams’s beloved film music (Harr...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Tune in for three iconic string quartet performances by the Quatuor Ébène. First you'll hear Mozart's String Quartet, the first of six he dedicated...

  • Added: May 27, 2022
  • Length: 01:57:59
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The Galilee Chamber Orchestra is the first professional ensemble comprising both Arab and Jewish musicians in Israel. This was their first North Am...

  • Added: May 23, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, and Yo-Yo Ma come together to perform three of Beethoven's piano trios. Ma and Ax have been musical collaborators for...

  • Added: May 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:57:59
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In a performance applauded as “expert music-making” by The New York Times, The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with pianist Seong-Jin Cho brings the ...

  • Added: May 09, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Carnegie Hall Live continues with a collaborative performance by violinist Leonidas Kavakos and pianist Yuja Wang in works by J. S. Bach, Shostakov...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2022
  • Length: 01:57:59