The New York Times is reporting that WQXR, New York City’s only classical music station, will unveil a new sound next week (when it also moves to a new position on the radio dial). The good news is that classical music will remain the focus. But WQXR may no longer be a place to discover unfamiliar or challenging music.
The Times article quotes a new WQXR mission statement that reads, in part, “There may indeed be times when the more radical and unfamiliar pieces work, but we will not favor them over the work that speaks directly to the needs of uplift, beauty and contemplation.”
Click here to read the entire article, including a sample list of the composers and works that are in and out at WQXR.