2 May 2013
On the Air: Ives’s Fourth
Here’s another chance to hear the Philharmonic’s recent, critically acclaimed performance of Charles Ives’s Symphony No. 4, for which Music Director Alan Gilbert called on Assistant Conductor Case Scaglione for help in marshalliing the controlled chaos.
The work airs on The New York Philharmonic This Week, tonight at 8:00 p.m. on WQXR (or check local listings). The All-American program includes the World Premiere of Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse’s Prospero’s Rooms, and Bernstein’s Serenade, with violinist Joshua Bell.
(Chris Lee photo)
19 March 2013
Tonight at 7:00 p.m., you can see and hear violinist (and New York Philharmonic debutant) Isabelle Faust and Philharmonic Principal Cello Carter Brey (who has his own sold-out pair of concerts as part of The Bach Variations) in our latest installment of New York Philharmonic Offstage. Hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon, the event is free and open to all at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. Come join the Bach-chanale!
(Photos: Felix Broede [Faust], Chris Lee [Brey], Marco Antonio [Spurgeon])
13 February 2013
11 February 2013
5 February 2013
“And Then It Hit Me…”
Fresh off the New York Premiere of his piece Try on the Philharmonic’s CONTACT! new-music series, composer Andrew Norman sat down to compile a Playlist for WQXR’s Mixtapes. After much deliberation over the assignment, he says, “It hit me: why not assemble a playlist from the pieces that have knocked my socks off on first listening.”
Hear the results when Mixtapes streams on Q2 Music tomorrow at 3:00 p.m.
24 January 2013
10 January 2013
Awards Season Listening
With today’s announcement of Academy Award nominations, WQXR issues a Top Five Classical Music Films to Watch This Awards Season list. Coming in at No. 1 is Moonrise Kingdom, the Wes Anderson film that charmed moviegoers, and prominently featured the Philharmonic’s 1962 recording of Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Bernstein.
Moonrise Kingdom was nominated for Best Original Screenplay, but if only there were an Oscar category for Best Use of Previously Recorded Music…
9 January 2013
From the Radio Room with…Pinchas Zukerman
Violinist Pinchas Zukerman joined us before his rehearsal of Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Philharmonic. He called Max Bruch “one of the quintessential German Romantic Composers” and remarked that the concerto is “perfectly written.”
Catch the interview as part of the intermission feature when this week’s program airs on The New York Philharmonic This Week on WQXR 105.9FM, Thursday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m.*
*Check local listings
4 January 2013
From the Radio Room with…Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Manfred Honeck
Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and conductor Manfred Honeck joined us for an interview today after an acclaimed performance together last night (Honeck’s debut with the Philharmonic). The program will be repeated tonight and Saturday.
Catch their conversation as part of the intermission feature when this week’s program airs on The New York Philharmonic This Week on WQXR 105.9 FM, Thursday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m.*
*Check local listings