The Lost Chord with Ross Amico

Sundays at 10 pm

Enjoy unusual and rarely heard repertoire.

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Join Ross Amico for an hour of Ukrainian classics, including “The Zaporozhy Cossacks” by Reinhold Glière and the Symphony No. 1 by Boris Lyatoshinsky (a Glière pupil), this Sunday at 10 pm.

 

The Lost Chord: November 5 - Notions Eleven

Nov 5, 2017

Celebrate the eleventh month with music of an autumnal nature, including Sir Arnold Bax’s ravishing tone poem, “November Woods,” and George Lloyd’s Symphony No. 10, “November Journeys.”  Lloyd’s symphony was commissioned by the BBC for the Northern Brass Ensemble. The commission coincided with the composer’s exploration by rail of a number of English cathedrals.  All aboard, this Sunday night at 10 pm.

The Lost Chord: October 29 - Jacques o' Lanterns

Oct 29, 2017

Thrill to some lurid selections by French composers, in advance of Halloween, including Maurice Ravel’s “Gaspard de la Nuit” (Gaspard of the Night), in a recording with Sir John Gielgud reciting weird and sinister poems by Aloysius Bertrand; fragments from Claude Debussy’s unfinished opera after Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher;” and Charles-Valentin Alkan’s “Scherzo Diaboloso” from his “Twelve Etudes in the Minor Keys,” Op. 39.  The bridge is out; you’ll have to spend the night, this Sunday at 10 pm.

Cello, da!  Join Ross Amico for two concertos by musicians of Eastern European origin:  Latvian-Russian composer Carl Davidoff (dubbed by Tchaikovsky “the Tsar of the Cello”) and Soviet composer of Polish-Jewish heritage Mieczyslaw Weinberg (promoted by Shostakovich as “one of the most outstanding composers of the day”).  Tune in for a Russian cellobration, this Sunday at 10 pm.

Ross Amico is joined by soprano Dolores Ferraro and arts writer Tom DiNardo, as they remember Philadelphia composer Romeo Cascarino, who would have been 95 years-old on Thursday.  The broadcast will include rare audio from the family archives, as well as studio recordings made by JoAnn Falletta and Sol Schoenbach, former principal bassoonist of the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Tune in this Sunday night at 10 pm.

The Lost Chord: September 17 - French Connections

Sep 17, 2017

It’s music by French composers better known for their skill as orchestrators of others’ works.  Join Ross Amico for original compositions by Henri Rabaud (orchestrator of Gabriel Fauré’s “Dolly Suite”), André Caplet (orchestrator of Claude Debussy’s “Children’s Corner,” “Clair de lune,” “Le Martyre de saint Sébastien,” and “La Boite à joujoux”), Henri Büsser (orchestrator of Debussy’s “Petite Suite” and “Printemps”) and Charles Koechlin (orchestrator of Fauré’s “Pelléas et Mélisande” and Debussy’s “Khamma”).  These musical Cyranos emerge from the shadow of Roxane’s balcony, Sunday at 10 pm.

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