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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Carnegie Hall Live is a 13-part series featuring performances with some of the world's leading artists and ensembles. Available at no charge to stations, each episode is post-produced to a 2-hour format.

  • From: WQXR
  • Updated: Apr 23, 2019
Caption: A Concert at the Frick Collection, Credit: Michael Bodycomb
10 Pieces

The Concerts from The Frick series has delighted listeners with the finest in keyboard recitals, all manner of chamber groups and groundbreaking early music ensembles for decades. Many of the century's greatest artists have performed in the 175-seat music room at The Frick Collection, the former Upper East Side residence of industrialist Henry Clay Frick.

  • From: WQXR
  • Updated: Jun 28, 2016
Caption: Claude Debussy
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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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19 Pieces

The series that asks the question: what makes the Great American Songbook so darned great?

  • From: WQXR
  • Updated: Feb 01, 2016
Caption: Deborah Voigt, Credit: Dario Acosta
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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This performance with Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra also featured trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger, who showcased his skills on the ...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
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The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, founded by conductor Daniel Barenboim and the late Columbia University professor of literature and postcolonial s...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
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For this episode of Carnegie Hall Live, the period-instrument ensemble Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique led by John Eliot Gardiner presented...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Superstar vocalists Renée Fleming and Audra McDonald joined the San Francisco Symphony and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas for Carnegie Hall's...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
Caption: Leonard Bernstein, Credit: Don Hunstein, Courtesy of Sony Music Archives
"Leonard Bernstein's Black America", a one-hour radio documentary, explores the critical history of Bernstein's contributions to American culture a...

Bought by KZYX, Troy Public Radio, WNYC, Capital Public Radio, Louisville Public Media and more


  • Added: Jul 30, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Host Jeff Spurgeon (left) and conductor Riccardo Chailly, Credit: Eileen Delahunty / WQXR
The first of four broadcasts from the 2017 Lucerne Festival, presented by WQXR, with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly, conductor

Bought by WCNY, WUAL, WMNR, WDPR, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 28, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:01
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Host Jeffrey Spurgeon with Lucerne Festival Strings artistic Director Daniel Dodds, Credit: Eileen Delahunty / WQXR
For the second broadcast of concerts from the 2017 Lucerne Festival, you’ll be treated to the Festival Strings Lucerne's musical tour of Europe, fr...

Bought by WCNY, Delmarva Public Radio, WUAL, WDPR, WMNR and more


  • Added: Feb 28, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Bernard Haitink and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Credit: Peter Fischli/Lucerne Festival
This concert from the 2017 Lucerne Festival features an evening of Mozart and Mahler from the Chamber Orchestra of Europe — plus a few selections f...

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Lucerne Festival Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly, Credit: Peter Fischli/Lucerne Festival
The final concert in this series from the 2017 Lucerne Festival Concerts is a show of straight Stravinsky — including longtime favorite The Rite of...

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:01
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Caption: Ira Glass, Credit: Jesse Michener
Public radio superstar host Ira Glass switches seats and becomes guest on The Naked American Songbook.

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
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