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WQXR  🎶 🏙 🎶 Classical New York. Music is our passion. Listen at 105.9FM, WQXR.org & our mobile app. Listener-supported #ISupportWQXR.

La Bohème was a flop — in 1896, that is! When the opera about a crew of Parisian bohemians premiered, critics had pretty strong opinions. In fact, one critic was certain the opera would "leave no great trace upon the history of our lyric theater." 😅
Our favorite operas today weren't always so popular. Read about four other operas that were initially snubbed at the link in our bio! 🔝🎵
📸: Adolfo Hohenstein's 1895 poster for Puccini's 'La Bohème'
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Glenn Gould recorded Bach's complete "Goldberg" Variations for the first time in 1955, and it's an album you won't want to miss. 🎹 Spend your Sunday discovering some essential piano recordings at the link in our bio! 🎵☝️
PC: Fred Plaut, Sony Music Entertainment
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What's up with those f-holes? 🤷‍♀️ We were curious about the sound holes on violins, and luckily for us, @mitpics acoustician Nicholas Makris has devoted a considerable amount of time to investigating their history and function! 🎵🎻 Learn about them at the link in our bio! 🔝
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More elephants?! Yes, always more elephants. 🐘 We’re glad France Périat shared this captivating video of a curious elephant quite literally swaying along to the music — thanks to @nyphilharmonic’s own cellist Patrick Jee! 🎵 This just goes to show how music can connect us all.
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There's nothing like some Bach to start off your week — made even better with breathtaking dancing and expert playing! 🎵 We were so excited to team up with @limondance and @johnnyg2703 to create this new take on Bach's Chaconne from his Partita No. 2. ✨ Watch the entire video at the link in our bio. 🔝
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We ❤️ Vivaldi. And we also ❤️ @naumburgconcerts. So we obviously had a great time at Tuesday's all-Vivaldi performance at the bandshell! If you missed the live broadcast (or just want another chance to hear @oslmusic), head to the link in our bio! 🔝🎵🎧
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Leontyne Price is a classical hero. ✨
Not only was she the first African American woman to sing a leading role at @teatroallascala, and the first to become a leading artist at @metopera, she’s performed in Covent Garden, the White House, and on national television. She's won numerous awards and honors for her ability to fully embody a role, but she might be best known for inspiring the next generations of singers. 🎵
Learn more about Leontyne Price's legacy at the link in our bio. 🔝
PC: Roger Phenix/Metropolitan Opera
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🍕This pizza delivery guy can really play! 🎹
Recent high school graduate @bryce.dudal is self-taught. Let that sink in. Before he could even read music, he was piecing together the third movement of Beethoven’s “Moonlight” sonata by ear.👂🌝 He says when customers open the door, "all they see is a pizza delivery guy." We say, keep playing, Bryce!🎵
🎥: Julie Varchetti
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No, you are NOT a loser because you’re in New York City this summer while your friends are in the Hamptons… From a new series in the Green-Wood Catacombs (@historicgreenwood) to some Bach in a floating concert hall, take advantage of all there is to see and hear in the city this month! 🎵✨ Link in bio! 👆
📸: Kevin Condon
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☀️🔥 The struggle.
Happy Friday from Offenbach (and WQXR)! __________
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We found them: the best new classical releases of the month! 🎵 In the scorching summertime heat, we were thankful for A/C and the heaps of great new recordings that made waiting for the train more enjoyable. 🎧🔥 From contrasting visions of Brahms to an unusual take on the words of a Supreme Court justice, listen to our favorites at the link in our bio👂🔝 📸: Marco Borggreve/Budapest Festival Orchestra, Patrice Michaels, @bonicaayala
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We've got your next date night covered! 🎵✨ Enter to win a pair of tickets to @tanglewoodmusicfestival on August 12 where @mtilsonthomas will conduct the @bostonsymphony in a performance of pieces by Tilson Thomas himself, Rachmaninoff, and Mahler. We'll also provide accommodations at the historic @redlioninn! All you have to do is sign up for our newsletter at WQXR.org/tanglewood or click the link in our profile! ⬆️ Check back every week for another chance to win! 📸: @shannonvandzura
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