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Savor the majesty of the organ repertoire on Pipedreams every Sunday at 7 am. With Heart and Voice brings you sacred music at 1 pm and Sounds Choral surveys choral works at 2 pm.

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The music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is being featured on this week’s Sunday Opera (2/18  3:00 p.m.) through two of his well-known and much loved pieces.  The program begins with the psychological drama “Pique Dame” (“The Queen of Spades”) and a recording from 1991.  Herman has two problems: he’s in love with Liza who is far above his station in life, and he is obsessed with gambling.  He learns that Liza’s grandmother is a countess who is known as The Queen of Spades because she knows a formula that always allows her to win.  

This week’s Dress Circle (2/18  7:00 p.m.) will be a survey of some of the CDs of a group formed in 1995 called “The Broadway Kids.”  This rotating cast of young people between the ages of eight and sixteen, had to appear in at least one Broadway or off-Broadway show or a major national tour in order to audition, and we’ll be looking at three of their eight CDs including The Broadway Kids “Sing Broadway,” “Back on Broadway,” and “Sing America.”  

This week we have a recording of Cavaleria Rusticana from the 1920's, in a superior performance vocally and, for the most part musically. If you have never been a fan of opera in English, this recording may change your mind. It does have an alien sound to it, and not just because of the distant technology used to record it. For one it is in English, and for another it has abrupt cuts that we would never hear today, cuts made to accommodate the nineteen fragile twelve inch 78 rpm discs needed to hold what was an effort to give as complete a performance of the opera as possible. 

The Lost Chord: February 18 - Taylor-Made

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Afro-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) achieved much in his comparatively short life, attracting the attention and advocacy of Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir Edward Elgar, and Sir Malcolm Sargent.  His cantata “Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast” became a cultural phenomenon between the wars.  Unfortunately, the composer didn’t live to see it, and his widow saw none of the proceeds, since, always in need of cash, he had sold the rights to the music outright for 15 guineas.  We’ll hear it, among our featured works, this Sunday at 10 pm.

This Sunday evening, 2-18 on Half Past we'll hear Jack Gallagher's Diversions Overture with JoAnn Falletta conducting the London Symphony along with music by Ned Rorem and Mason Bates and the Piano Trio by Pierre Jalbert.  Music from the past half century, Sundays at 11PM.

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The Piano Matters - Wednesdays at 10 pm and Sundays at Noon

The Piano Matters compares recordings of great piano works performed by various artists past and present, analyzing and explaining differing approaches to the music.

Chamber Music on Sunday Nights at 9

Enjoy the best in chamber music performance Sunday nights at 9 with leading chamber music players from around the world. David Finckel and Wu Han, Co-Artistic Directors.

Bach at One

Enjoy music of Bach and beyond with the Choir of Trinity-Wall Street and other ensembles every Monday at 1 pm.

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Sounds Choral: Feb. 18 - Hubert Parry's Songs of Farewell

Your host for Sounds Choral Sunday (2/18), Ryan Brandau, will present Hubert Parry's Songs of Farewell, in tribute to the 100th centennial of Parry's death. Tune in at 2 pm. Brandau is Artistic Director of Princeton Pro Music and and adjunct assistant professor at Westminster Choir College.

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As part of its commitment to supporting new American music, Opera Philadelphia next week will premiere Cycles of My Being, a song cycle that delves into the realities and facets of life as a black man in America. Composed by Tyshawn Sorey with lyrics by poet Terrance Hayes, the work will have its world premiere Feb. 20 in a performance by bel canto tenor Lawrence Brownlee, who has been tapped as an artistic advisor to Opera Philadelphia.

She says she was born doing it. He says a schoolboy crush got him interested. Years later, their mutual love for their shared art form has brought them critical acclaim, awards, magazine covers — and each other.

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