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Between the Keys October 3/The Mazurking!

Oct 3, 2017

Join The Classical Network's Artist in Residence Jed Distler Tuesday October 3rd at 10 PM for Between the Keys, with a lively episode all about Mazurkas. Go "Mazurking" with piano legends like Sviatoslav Richter, Arthur Rubinstein, Ignaz Friedman, Maryla Jonas and more.

On Half Past this Sunday evening (10-1) we'll hear Paul Chihara's Viola Sonata, Andre Eshpai's 4th Violin Concerto, a song by Ned Rorem & Eduard Tubin's 9th Symphony.  Music from the past 50 years, Sunday evenings at 11.

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.

  This Sunday at 8 pm on The Lyric Stage we have musical selections from The Threepenny Opera, whose  disreputable characters and social and political satire of Berlin in 1928 were inspired by Elisabeth Hauptman's translation of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera from 1728.

This Sunday's Sounds Choral (2 pm) presents the second in a three-week series featuring James Jordan, professor and conductor at Westminster Choir College at Rider University, as one of the new hosts for Sounds Choral. Jordan is presenting a series of interviews with noted choral conductors from this past summer's Choral Institute at Oxford. This week hear his conversation with Robert Quinney, director of the Choir of New College, Oxford, about his new CD, Like as the Hart: Music for the Templar's Garden.

This week on Well-Tempered Baroque, the rise of the violin as a virtuoso instrument.  Music of Biagio Martini, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Arcangelo Corelli, Francesco Geminiani, and Giuseppe Tartini. That's Friday at 11 pm.

All  the horrors of the 14th century are captured by the greatest poet/composer of the time,  Guillaume  Machaut in his compilation The Judgment of the King of Navarre. Hear several ballades from this major work performed by the Ensemble Gilles Binchiois  directed by Dominique Vallaard.  Also on the program, soprano Emily van Evera performs a William  Byrd setting to a text by Sir Philip Sydney, "O Lord, how vain are all our frail delights", two motets by Palestrina as well as music for a medieval banquet with the Newberry Consort. Join Allan Kelly Friday night at 10.

Picture Perfect: September 29 - Dystopias

Sep 29, 2017

This week on “Picture Perfect,” it’s an hour of dystopian visions – glimpses of a bleak future rendered hopeful, in large part, by the music.  Join Ross Amico for selections from “Fahrenheit 451” (Bernard Herrmann), “Wall-E” (Thomas Newman), “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” (John Williams), and “Metropolis” (Gottfried Huppertz), this Friday at 6 pm.

In celebration of what would have been Glenn Gould's 85th birthday, and marking the 50th anniversary of his death, David Dubal welcomes special guest Benjamin Laude to share and discuss the artistry of the great Canadian pianist. This week features the music of J.S. Bach.

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