Enjoy your favorite programs whenever you want to! (You can also search for Webcasts on individual program pages)

Take a break from the holiday hurly-burly to enjoy music from “The Gift of the Magi,” from the anthology film “O. Henry’s Full House” (Alfred Newman), “Little Women” (Thomas Newman), “Ben-Hur” (Miklós Rózsa), and “A Christmas Carol” (Richard Addinsell).  Settle in to a library of Christmas classics, Friday at 6 pm. 

Wednesday (12-20) at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear students perform Brahms' Piano Quintet in f minor along with Alan Shulman's Theme & Variations for Viola.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evenings at 10.

Between the Keys December 19th/Overlooked

Dec 19, 2017

Jed Distler presents recordings that tend to be overlooked and underrated: Louis Kentner's Beethoven, Ruth Laredo's Scirabin, Todd Crow's Mendelssohn, Martino Tirimo's Debussy, and Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain featuring the great Swiss pianist Margrit Weber with Rafael Kubelik and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Tune in Tuesday December 19th at 10:00 PM.

Sunday evening , 12-17, at 11 we'll hear works recently commissioned:  the Cello Concerto by Miguel Aguila and the 1st Symphony by Christopher Theofanides.

Westminster Choir College celebrated its 25th Anniversary Evening of Readings and Carols this year, and you can hear this annual tradition this on Christmas Day at 3 pm. You can also enjoy the webcast anytime! See the program on the link here.

The Lost Chord: Dec. 17 - Hindemith Branches Out

Dec 17, 2017

If you’ve ever had a nightmare about a grimacing nutcracker or found yourself profoundly disturbed by a Rankin-Bass Christmas special, then this one’s for you.  Paul Hindemith’s unusual Christmas fairy tale, “Tuttifäntchen, ” presents a wooden figure, carved from a fir by a master woodcutter, which springs to life and generates all sorts of havoc.  In a similar vein, we'll hear Ernst Toch’s “Pinocchio:  A Merry Overture” and Leroy Robertson’s “Punch and Judy Overture.”  Nothing says Christmas like malevolent puppets, this Sunday at 10 pm.

Fritz Wunderlich sang Mozart as well as anyone has, as does Cecilia Bartoli, and Sunday December 17 at 8PM they sing music from Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro and Cosi fan Tutti. 

Host Ryan James Brandau begins a two-week series devoted to the Christmas music of JS Bach on Sounds Choral this week at 2 pm.

Brandau is a professor at Westminster Choir College and artistic director of Princeton Pro Musica.