The Lost Chord with Ross Amico

Sundays at 10 pm

Enjoy unusual and rarely heard repertoire.

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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.

The Lost Chord: August 20 - Creating Space

Aug 20, 2017

In anticipation of Monday’s solar eclipse, Ross Amico looks to the heavens, with three works inspired by the cosmos:  Joaquin Rodrigo’s “In Search of the Beyond” (dedicated to NASA), Enrique Granados’ “Song of the Stars,” and Kaija Saariaho’s “Orion.”  Keep watching the skies, this Sunday at 10 pm.

The Lost Chord: August 6 - Distant Light

Aug 6, 2017

Ross Amico invites you to take a nostalgic journey with an hour of British Light Music favorites in vintage recordings, featuring works by Albert Ketèlbey, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Sir Edward Elgar, Richard Addinsell, George Scott-Wood, Haydn Wood, Billy Mayerl and Eric Coates.  Trip the light fantastic, this Sunday at 10 pm.

The Lost Chord: July 30 - Italian Dressing

Jul 30, 2017

Ross Amico serves up a mixed salad of tributes to Baroque master Domenico Scarlatti, with works by Charles Avison, Norman Dello Joio, Dmitri Shostakovich and Alfredo Casello, this Sunday at 10 pm.

The Lost Chord: July 16

Jul 16, 2017

Yes, Virginia, There is a Symphony.

The Lost Chord: July 9

Jul 9, 2017