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Nearly all early music enthusiasts are familiar with the Cantigas of Santa Maria of Alfonso the Wise, those delightful 13th century pieces describing the miraculous intervention of the Virgin in healing all kinds of human ailments and misfortunes.  But did you know that a collection of secular music may also have existed at Alfono's court?  The Dufay Collective have done exhaustive research on the instruments of the day and the secular styles then in vogue andhave put together a program of secular music that very well may have existed at the court.  Hear some of these pieces on Fri

Picture Perfect: March 16 - St. Patrick's Day

Mar 16, 2018

It’s never too early to start celebrating.  Join Ross Amico for music from movies about Ireland, including “The Luck of the Irish” (Cyril J. Mockridge), “Angela’s Ashes” (John Williams), “Circle of Friends” (Michael Kamen), and “The Quiet Man.”  It’s an airing of the green for St. Patrick’s Day, this Friday at 6 pm. 

  

The 3/18

 (7:00 p.m.) Dress Circle will feature recordings produced by The York Theatre Company which, for over 48 years, has been dedicated to the production of New Musicals, and through their Musicals in Mufti Series, concert performances of forgotten shows.  Ted Otten and Michael Kownacky have found and will be sampling four recordings of shows presented by The York Theatre Company on this week’s program.  

Wednesday, 3-14 at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear Schumann's Fantasiestücke op 12 performed by Bolai Cao and Haydn's Sonata No. 58 played by Ying Li.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evening at 10.

Between the Keys March 13th/"The Spirit of 176"

Mar 13, 2018

"The Spirit of 176" refers to 176 keys on two pianos. A wide variety of two-piano music is in store for this week's episode of Between the Keys, airing Tuesday March 13th at 10:00 PM, and hosted by The Classical Network's Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler.  Selections include works by Ferruccio Busoni, York Bowen, Nicolai Medtner, Igor Stravinsky, James P. Johnson, J.S. Bach, Jeffrey Haas, Ned Rorem and Maurice Ravel.

Sunday evening, 3-11, at 11 on Half Past we'll hear John Tavener's Eternal Memory for orchestra, William Bolcom's Piano Quartet and Inner Voices by Chinary Ung.  Music from the past half-century Sundays at 11 PM. 

For Women’s History Month, enjoy notable works by two extraordinary female composers, including a string quartet by the tragically short-lived Vitězslava Kápralová (pictured) and the “Serenade in D” – a symphony in all but name – by the indomitable Ethel Smyth.  Musical women make history, this Sunday at 10 pm. 

The Zarzuela - the beloved Spanish tradition that combines both popular and operatic music with choruses, dancing and dialogue - dates back in in one form or the other to the mid seventeenth century. La Generala by Amadeo Vives, is from 1912, and this week on the Lyric Stage we have the musical selections from it.

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