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Violinist Gergana Haralampieva performs sonatas by Beethoven and Debussy and Robert Cohen's "Five Nights in Sofia."

Between the Keys May 9th/A Thing About Machines

May 9, 2017

Join Jed Distler on Between the Keys at 10 PM for an episode first aired in 2015 about the influence of machines on music, with works by Scarlatti, Rakowski, Antheil, Leroy Anderson, Meade "Lux Lewis," Mozart, Frederic Rzewski and more.

Half Past: May 7 - Music of Francaix and Gubaidulina

May 7, 2017

Join us Sunday, May 7th at 11PM for Sofia Gubaidulina's violin concerto, Offertorium and the Piano Trio by Jean Francaix.

Verdi held back from writing "Otello" for years, only finally agreeing to take a look at Arrigo Boito's libretto with no promises that he would ever do any more than that. The lives of great composers are full of stories about  how weak opera librettos have ill served great music - Schubert and Beethoven are just two examples. But Boito's brilliant libretto brought out the best of Verdi's music, and the result is one of the outstanding operas of the repertory.

The Dress Circle - Broadcast on  May 7th 

May has certainly brought us flowers to which anyone with an allergy can attest. It has also brought us our monthly program that looks at some of the openings each month. Our May shows include old favorites as well as some newer pieces such as ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, ME AND JULIET, FLAHOOLEY, MAME, and THE MAGIC SHOW.

Dr. Lewis Baratz concludes his discussion of Francesco Cavalli on Friday, May 5th at 11 PM with contrasting some of Cavalli's most brilliant opera arias with his sacred music, with selections from Xerxe, Eliogabalo, Messe Concertata, and the Vespers of 1656.

Nearly all  early music enthusiasts are familiar with the Cantigas of Santa Maria from the court 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 have existed as well at Alfonso's court?  The Dufay Collective has done exhaustive research on instruments of the day and the secular styles then in vogue and  has put together music that very well might have been heard at the court.

And they’re off!  On the eve of the Kentucky Derby, “Picture Perfect” will focus on music from movies about horse racing.  Join Ross Amico for selections from “The Black Stallion” (Carmine Coppola), “The Reivers” (John Williams), “Seabiscuit” (Randy Newman), and “Hidalgo” (James Newton Howard).  Start your weekend with a mint julep, this Friday at 6 pm.

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