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On Wednesday, 2-14 in the graduation recital of cellist Timotheos Petrin we hear music by Schumann, Shostakovich, Faure and Rachmaninoff.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10.

"With so many new releases darting at me all over the place, and many classic piano performances that repose on my shelves for years, I've decided to take a deep breath, take a step back, and simply devote an episode to some nice things that I've been neglecting, or missing out on," says Jed Distler, the Classical Network's Artist-in-Residence and host for Between the Keys.

Half Past: Feb. 11 - Adolphus Hailstork Trumpet Sonata

Feb 11, 2018

This Sunday evening, 2/11 on Half Past we'll hear John Harbison's Piano Quintet, Peter Boyer's "Celebration Overture" and the Trumpet Sonata by Aldolphus Hailstork.  Music from the past half-century on Half Past, Sundays at 11 PM. 

The Lost Chord: February 11 - Denmarketing

Feb 11, 2018

Dacapo Records, the self-described “Danish National label,” was founded in 1989 to promote the classical music of Denmark.  Danish music composed over a period of a thousand years forms the core of the Dacapo discography.  I hope you’ll “Dane” to join me for Emil Reesen’s “Variations on a Theme by Franz Schubert” and one-time director of the Peabody Institute Asger Hamerik’s Symphony No. 7, the “Choral,” this Sunday at 10 pm. 

The Lyric Stage: Feb. 11 - Gluck's Le Cinesi

Feb 11, 2018

This Sunday night February 11 on the Lyric Stage, we have Christoph Gluck's Le Cinesi, The Chinese Women. Gluck wrote the music for this one act in 1755 to entertain the Austrian royal family at the manor house of one of their noble friends. It is of style that makes it an early example of what became opera buffa.

Join host James Jordan, Westminster Choir College professor and director of the Westminster Conducting Institute, this Sunday (2/11) on Sounds Choral for an interview with composer James Whitbourn about his work Annelies, based on the diary of Anne Frank.

Join Dr. Lewis Baratz this week on Well-Tempered Baroque for an exploration of music at the court of Louis XIII.  Louis assumed the throne at age 9 after the assassination of his father, Henri IV, in 1610. The king played the lute, loved to dance, and understood the importance of the arts for the glory of his kingdom, a lesson his son, Louis XIV, would stamp into his government.  Tune in this week or stream to enjoy the music promoted by King Louis XIII of France.  Works of Charles Tessier, Pierre Guédron, Estienne Moulinié, Jacques Champion de Chambonnièresm, and Guillaume Bouzignac. 

On Friday's Distant Mirror hear fantasias, pavans and galliards by 16th century Spanish Renaissance composer Luis Milan from his compilation El Maestro, which serves as an example of the music current at a humanistic Renaissance court.  Viola da gambist Jordi Savall performs along with harpist Andrew Lawrence-King.  That's Distant Mirror Friday night at 10. 

Picture Perfect: February 9 - Olympic Fever

Feb 9, 2018

Nevermind the flu – we’ve got ourselves a case of Olympic Fever!  In honor of the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, we’ll hear ceremonial music, heard during opening ceremonies and television broadcasts, by film composers Leo Arnaud, Angelo Badalamenti, Basil Poledouris, and John Williams, and a suite from a score written for a documentary on the games by Lee Holdridge.  We’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is Olympic music, this Friday at 6 pm. 

Valentine’s Day is creeping up, and The Dress Circle will be all about love this week (2/11  7:00 p.m.) with songs that ask some musical questions from some rather unfamiliar shows.  We’ll begin with a few “love” songs with titles that just were just too good to resist like “Kiss Me and Kill Me with Love” from “Ankles Aweigh” and “I Love You Like a Table” from “Waitress,” but the bulk of the show will be a series of songs that ask a variety of questions about love like “Must It Be Love?” from “Bajour,” “Why Did You Make Me Love You?” from “Radio Gals,” and “Where Is Love?” 

Wednesday, 2-7 at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear Bartok's String Quartet No. 1, a Concert Piece for Trumpet & Piano by Vassily Brandt, a Fantasia for solo oboe by Telemann and "Towards the Sea" for alto flute and guitar by Toru Takemitsu.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evening at 10.

Emanuel Ax on Between the Keys, February 6

Feb 6, 2018

The internationally acclaimed piano virtuoso Emanuel Ax joins The Classical Network's Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler for Between the Keys, Tuesday February 6th at 10 PM, with a rebroadcast Monday February 13th at noon.

In a lively discussion on the topic of an upcoming box set release from Sony/BMG encompassing the pianist's complete RCA Victor recordings, Mr. Ax talks about his early career, his attitude about recording, and his lessons with Arthur Rubinstein. We'll also explore Mr. Ax's wide-ranging discography with works by Liszt, Brahms, Chopin and John Adams.