Best wqxr podcasts we could find (Updated October 2017)
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The Washington Report from WQXR
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The Washington Report has been a WQXR tradition for many years. Each week, The New York Times' David Sanger joins us with a preview of the top stories from Washington.
 
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Meet the Composer
Monthly
 
Meet the Composer is a Peabody Award-winning podcast that takes listeners into the minds of the composers making some of the most innovative and breathtakingly beautiful music today.
 
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He Sang/She Sang
Weekly
 
He Sang/She Sang is a new podcast from WQXR for the opera-curious and opera superfans who want to know what all those big voices are really singing about. The podcast follows the radio broadcast season of the Metropolitan Opera with a weekly roundtable chat that discusses the plots, characters, music, productions, social significance and great performances of that week's opera. Following the Met's radio broadcast season, He Sang/She Sang will dive into the new productions of Wagner’s Tristan ...
 
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Helga
Weekly
 
Helga with host Helga Davis features probing conversations with creative and performing artists who have a unique, uncompromising voice and a stake in the matter of social change. Davis is an internationally touring vocalist and performance artist with firm roots in the realities and concerns of her local community; guests are those who put themselves out on the edge of their commitment, who dare to change their art form and their world.
 
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LPR Live, from New York
Monthly
 
LPR Live brings the excitement of the live-concert experience back to life with recordings from Greenwich Village’s Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. Drawn from performances of the finest contemporary classical music alongside interviews with its composers and performers, LPR Live draws back the curtain on new music from this underground hotbed of creativity and experimentation.
 
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Café Concerts
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Café Concerts
 
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My Classical Podcast
Daily+
 
Each weekday morning during the 7 am hour, WQXR introduces a notable recording of music by J.S. Bach, which will be made available as a free podcast. Recordings are drawn from the catalog of Universal Classics, and include hot new releases, classic accounts and vintage performances. Downloads are available through the iTunes store. Check back every weekday throughout November for a new track.
 
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Conducting Business
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WQXR looks deeper into the issues affecting the classical music landscape.
 
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My Classical Podcast
Monthly
 
WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon hosts this unique classical music podcast which introduces a featured classical recording in each episode. Recordings are drawn from several label catalogs, including hot new releases and classic accounts, plus performances from the WQXR studios, café and concert broadcasts.
 
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The Brettybang Show
Monthly
 
Listen to the secrets of the greatest musicians, artists and creatives of our time with interviews by Brett Yang. Brett is best known for his Internet Personality at TwoSet Violin and the Co- Founder of The Practice Journal. He has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra musician around the world and is featured on no.1 New York Classical Radio Station WQXR.
 
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Pianist Jung Lin Live in Concerts
 
Pianist Jung Lin has been acclaimed for her poetic and virtuosic pianism. She has given two solo recitals at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center during last two seasons. Other recent New York appearances have included the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bargemusic, and the International Keyboard Institute and Festival. She is also frequently heard on the New York Times' radio station WQXR, and on "Performance Today" on NPR. Her recording of The Complete Medtner 38 Tales in 2 CD set will be releas ...
 
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Theo Bleckmann Please read more at theobleckmann.com Photo: Lynn Harty GRAMMY® nominated jazz singer and new music composer Theo Bleckmann’s diverse recorded work includes albums of Las Vegas standards, Weimar art songs, and popular “bar songs” (all with pianist Fumio Yasuda); a recording of newly-arranged songs by Charles Ives (with jazz/rock ...…
 
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is also a big song-lover! In this bonus EXTRA episode, Neil guides us through lyrical artifacts of Paul Simon, and the environmental implications.
 
ON THE PROGRAM Bach/Hess: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring Mozart: Sonata in c-minor, K. 457 Molto Allegro Rachmaninoff: Prelude in g-sharp minor, Op. 32, No. 12 Prelude in b-minor, Op. 32, no.10 Prelude in G Major, Op. 32, No. 5 Prelude in A Major, Op. 32, No. 9 Chopin: Barcarolle, Op. 60 Beach: Soirée de Vienne (Concert Paraphrase on motives from ...…
 
Soprano Jennifer Rowley is singing the role of Roxane in Franco Alfano's Cyrano de Bergerac, and she says that there's a little bit of Cyrano in all of us. This week, we discuss the sentimental story about love, self-doubt, and the disproportionately large facial feature that has captured our imagination for more than a century.…
 
Inna Faliks presents works from Schubert, Beethoven, Carter, Birtwistle and Liszt! FROM THE PIANOFORTE WEBSITE “Adventurous and passionate” (The New Yorker) Ukrainian-born pianist Inna Faliks has established herself as one of the most exciting, committed, communicative and poetic artists of her generation. Faliks has made a name for herself thr ...…
 
On this week's episode of He Sang/She Sang, Merrin Lazyan and Julian Fleisher speak with WQXR overnight host Nimet Habachy about Dvorak's supernatural masterpiece, Rusalka. We also hear from soprano Kristine Opolais about her special connection to this role, and about the sacrifices that we make for love.…
 
Despite its disastrous premiere in 1816 — complete with raucous heckling, a bloody nose and a stray cat scampering across the stage — Rossini’s The Barber of Seville quickly joined the ranks of the best-loved and most-performed operas in the world. Based on the first of a trilogy of plays by the French writer Pierre Beaumarchais (the second of ...…
 
This week, the He Sang/She Sang team is joined by WQXR morning show host Jeff Spurgeon to discuss Charles Gounod's Romeo and Juliet. Hear how this opera is really a vehicle for four gorgeous love duets, how opera companies protect their "gazillion dollar voices" from dangers on stage, and what makes the brand-spanking-new production at the Met ...…
 
On this week's episode of He Sang/She Sang, hosts Merrin Lazyan and Mike Shobe are joined by WQXR morning host Jeff Spurgeon to discuss Englebert Humperdinck's opera Hansel and Gretel. Hear how the Brothers Grimm's fairy tale became an opera, why it's often performed at Christmastime and which musical moments are truly magical. Also on the show ...…
 
HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY SELF TITLED!!! All things Beyoncé (the album)...our favorite tracks/moments, where we were when it dropped and its impact on the music biz! Unknown profile photo Flawless Chopped Not Slopped by Slim K: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOEDUPc1ABQ Solange on WQXR: http://www.wqxr.org/#!/story/singer-solange/ Self-titled behind ...…
 
On the premiere episode of He Sang/She Sang, hosts Merrin Lazyan and Mike Shobe discuss the plot, characters, and music of Puccini's Manon Lescaut with principle stage director of Regina Opera Linda Lehr, and WQXR morning host Jeff Spurgeon. Anna Netrebko joins us to talk about playing Manon Lescaut, and the panel discusses their YouTube recomm ...…
 
Peter Sellars is one of the most all-around inspiring people you'll ever come across. The acclaimed, unconventional opera and theater director invites himself and audiences to embrace challenge and push their emotional and spiritual boundaries. “Let go and fall forward” is his credo. Helga and Peter talk about his work with the Flexn dancers an ...…
 
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NACOcast: Classical music podcast with Sean Rice
 
The death knell for classical music has been ringing for decades. Yet many say the music is not only alive, it’s kicking! Join us for a fascinating, up-close-and-personal conversation with two highly original voices – Alexander Shelley, Music Director of the NAC Orchestra, and Andrew Potter, Editor of the Ottawa Citizen. With special guest Nadi ...…
 
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NACOcast: Classical music podcast with Sean Rice
 
The death knell for classical music has been ringing for decades. Yet many say the music is not only alive, it’s kicking! Join us for a fascinating, up-close-and-personal conversation with two highly original voices – Alexander Shelley, Music Director of the NAC Orchestra, and Andrew Potter, Editor of the Ottawa Citizen. With special guest Nadi ...…
 
While we are cooking up new episodes for your enjoyment, please enjoy this delicious dish from our archives. Don’t miss Avi’s recent in-studio performances at WQXR, btw! ——————————————-According to Deutsche Grammophon recording artist Avi Avital, while the bass is not bad, it’s more about that mandolin. Which is also what this whole episode is ...…
 
While we are cooking up new episodes for your enjoyment, please enjoy this delicious dish from our archives. Don't miss Avi's recent in-studio performances at WQXR, btw! -------------------------------------------According to Deutsche Grammophon recording artist Avi Avital, while the bass is not bad, it’s more about that mandolin. Which is also ...…
 
While we are cooking up new episodes for your enjoyment, please enjoy this delicious dish from our archives. Don't miss Avi's recent in-studio performances at WQXR, btw! -------------------------------------------According to Deutsche Grammophon recording artist Avi Avital, while the bass is not bad, it’s more about that mandolin. Which is also ...…
 
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WFMT: PianoForte Salon Series Live
 
Kliment Krylovskiy, clarinet; Vanessa Mollard, violin; and Riko Higuma, piano PROGRAM: Béla Bartók — Contrasts (1881 – 1945) I Verbunkos: Moderato, ben ritmato II Piheno: Lento III Sebes: Allegro vivace Dmitry Shostakovich — Three Duets (1906 – 1975) I Praludium II Gavotte III Walser Aram Khachaturian — Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano (190 ...…
 
In anticipation of the Met’s Live in HD broadcast of Manon Lescaut this Saturday, March 5th, we are happy to bring to you a Manon Lescaut pre-performance lecture that took place not even 24 hours prior to the release of this episode. Today’s lecturer, Nimet Habachy, is known in the New York City area for her more than 25 years as the host of Ne ...…
 
For the best part of a decade radio announcer Margaret Juntwait would introduce the worldwide opera broadcasts 'Live from the Met'. A former singer she joined station WNYC in 1990 after sending a letter to presenter John Schaefer. In 2001 she was asked to deputise for Peter Allen, the regular presenter of Live from the Met. When he retired in 2 ...…
 
On Sunday, Jan. 17, globalFEST, one of America's premiere showcases of musical talent from around the world, once again took over the three stages at Manhattan's Webster Hall. To discuss the evening's performances and insights, All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen is joined by NPR Music's Piotr Orlov, NPR contributor and Afropop.org senior edit ...…
 
On Sunday, Jan. 17, globalFEST, one of America's premiere showcases of musical talent from around the world, once again took over the three stages at Manhattan's Webster Hall. To discuss the evening's performances and insights, All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen is joined by NPR Music's Piotr Orlov, NPR contributor and Afropop.org senior edit ...…
 
On Sunday, Jan. 17, globalFEST, one of America's premiere showcases of musical talent from around the world, once again took over the three stages at Manhattan's Webster Hall. To discuss the evening's performances and insights, All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen is joined by NPR Music's Piotr Orlov, NPR contributor and Afropop.org senior edit ...…
 
On Sunday, Jan. 17, globalFEST, one of America's premiere showcases of musical talent from around the world, once again took over the three stages at Manhattan's Webster Hall. To discuss the evening's performances and insights, All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen is joined by NPR Music's Piotr Orlov, NPR contributor and Afropop.org senior edit ...…
 
On Sunday, Jan. 17, globalFEST, one of America's premiere showcases of musical talent from around the world, once again took over the three stages at Manhattan's Webster Hall. To discuss the evening's performances and insights, All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen is joined by NPR Music's Piotr Orlov, NPR contributor and Afropop.org senior edit ...…
 
This week on SoundNotion, Nadia Sirota joins the panel. We discuss her upcoming residency at Symphony Space, hosting Meet the Composer at WQXR, and baller traditions in the days of amplified viola.
 
The "Star-Spangled Banner" that kicks off opening night concerts across the U.S. is often believed to be a great patriotic tradition. But some people think it's out of place and out of mood. The Fort Worth Symphony recently drew criticism over its practice of playing the anthem before every concert. A Dallas musician sounded off on Facebook tha ...…
 
The Russian-born violinist Alina Ibragimova in recent years has developed a following in Europe, especially in the U.K., where she studied and came of age. She appears poised to have a bigger following in New York, too, after her recent performances at the Mostly Mozart Festival and in the studio at WQXR. She came to the WQXR performance studio ...…
 
It's no secret that arts coverage has been slashed by many news media outlets looking to pare costs, and there are fewer writers and less space devoted to serious classical music criticism. This year has seen critics leave national newspapers including the Houston Chronicle and the San Jose Mercury News; last December brought the departure of l ...…
 
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