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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.

This week on the Lyric Stage two early works by Debussy, L'Enfant Prodigue, The Prodigal Son, which is a re-telling of the biblical story, and La Damoiselle Elue, The Blessed Damoiselle, based on a poem by Dante Gabriel Rosetti.  Jessye Norman, Jose Carreras, and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau are featured in the first, and Ileana Cotrubas in the second. Gary Bertini conducts the Stuttgart Radios Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in both one acts.

Amanda Quist, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Conducting, Organ and Sacred Music at Westminster Choir College, hosts this week's Sounds Choral (10/29). She'll present choral music composed by women, reaching back to Hildegard von Bingen. Tune in Sunday at 2 pm. 

Tomas Luis de Victoria, sometimes called the  Spanish Palestrina, was arguably the greatest  composer of the Spanish counter-reformation.  On Friday's Distant Mirror you can hear his Missa Ave Maris Stella in a performance by the Choir of Westminster Cathedral directed by David Hill.  Join Allan Kelly Friday night at 10.

Picture Perfect: October 27 - To and From Mars

Oct 27, 2017

According to Orson Welles’ notorious radio dramatization, H.G. Wells’ Martians touched down in Grover’s Mill, NJ, not far from the studios of WWFM.  Join Ross Amico for music from film adaptations of Wells’ “The War of the Worlds” (by Leith Stevens and John Williams, respectively), alongside selections from “Robinson Crusoe on Mars” (Van Cleave) and “John Carter” (Michael Giacchino).  The interplanetary exchange program begins this Friday at 6 pm.

Join Jed Distler for Between the Keys on Tuesday October 24th at 10:00 PM (rebroadcast Monday October 30th at 3:00 PM), featuring a wide cross section of piano recordings in the form of download bargains and uploaded rarities. Works by Beethoven, Scott Joplin, Zez Confrey, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Schubert and more.

Yes, that's Philip Glass.  The Half Past program this week (10/22, 11PM) is

Harpsichord Concerto by Philip Glass

"Chasing Sheep is Best Left to Shepherds" for piano by Michael Nyman

Symphony No. 8 by James Cohn &

David Crumb's "Primordial Fantasy"

Music from the past half-century, Sunday evening at 11.