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What Makes It Great
The Classical Network's monthly broadcast of the popular, sold-out concert series from Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center in New York City. Composer, conductor, author and music commentator Rob Kapilow, through demonstration and discussion, presents a work or group of works by a well-known composer and shows what makes this music 'great'. This demonstration is followed by a complete performance of the work followed by a closing Q&A with the audience.
October 2015- Mendelssohn's Octet
November 2015- Stephen Sondheim Songs
December 2015- Beethoven: Appasionata Sonata
January 2016- Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9 "Kreutzer"
February 2016- Schumann: Piano Quintet
March 2016- Bernstein: Theater Songs ( On the Town, Wonderful Town; West Side Story)
William H. Scheide Memorial Tribute
The Classical Network celebrates the life of philanthropist, civil
rights activist, musician, scholar, educator, and cultural ambassador,
William Scheide, who died in November 2014 at the age of 100. He is
remembered for having founded the Bach Aria Group and for the Scheide
Library at Princeton University which houses one of the world's finest
collections of rare books and music manuscripts. Ross Amico is your
host for the program which includes commentary by those who knew him
best, as well as reflections from his wife,
Broadside to Anthem: The Music of the War of 1812
David Hildebrand, director of the Colonial Music Institute, hosts this lyrical journey through the War of 1812 in America, as told
through told through songs and lyrics of that forgotten era which
inspired our national anthem..
Vera's Story - A Holocaust Remembrance Program
Holocaust Survivor Vera Herman Goodkin recounts her story of survival and rescue by Raoul Wallenberg as a child in Czechoslovakia and Hungary during the Holocaust. With additional narration by Bill Zagorski and music interludes of works by composers who perished in the Holocaust or wrote music in memory of the victims.
Celebrating our Musical Future 5th Season Opening Broadcast, September 14, 2015:
The Young People's Chorus of New York City: Radio Radiance Concert Broadcast
The 2015 Radio Radiance concert recorded live at SubCulture in New York City on April 25, 2015. The Young People's Chorus of New York City's biennial 'Radio Radiance' project commissions new works for this unique and amazing youth chorus from five top composers. These works are premiered in a radio broadcast/public concert hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer. The Young's People's Chorus of New York City's partner for 'Radio Radiance' is WWFM The Classical Network.
Round Table discussion with the five commissioned composers for 2015 'Radio Radiance' along with the founder and Artistic Director of YPC, Francisco Nunez. David Osenberg hosts. Recorded April 24, 2015 at the rehearsal studios of YPC.
The Young People's Chorus of New York City: Radio Radiance Round Table Discussion
Regularly heard WWFM Specialty Programs
A Little Night Music with Michael Kownacky (Saturdays 10 pm and Saturdays 12 am week later)
A Tempo with Rachel Katz (Saturdays at 7 pm)
Between the Keys with Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler (Tuesdays at 10 pm and Wednesdays 1pm)
Cadenza with David Osenberg (Thursdays at 10 pm and Saturdays at 7am)
Curtis Calls (Wednesdays at noon and Mondays at 10 pm)
Distant Mirror with Allan Kelly (Fridays at 10 pm and Sundays at 6 am)
The Dress Circle with Ted Otten & Michael Kownacky (Sundays 7 pm and Thursdays at 3 pm)
Half Past with Carl Hemmingsen (Sundays at 11 pm and Wednesdays at 3 pm)
In a Broadway Minute with Howard Shapiro (8 am Fridays and 10 am Saturdays)
In My Humble Opinion with David Patrick Stearns (Tues. 8 am, Thurs. 5 pm, Sat. 8 pm)
The Lost Chord with Ross Amico (Sundays at 10 pm and Wednesdays at 6 pm)
The Lyric Stage with Mike Harrah (Sundays at 8 pm and Thursdays at 2 pm)
On the Wind (Mondays at 6 pm and Mondays at 12 am a week later)
The Piano Matters with David Dubal (Wednesdays at 10 pm and Sundays at noon)
Picture Perfect (Fridays at 6 pm and Saturdays at 6 am)
Sounds Choral with Marjorie Herman (Sundays at 2 pm and Mondays at 3 pm)
Strictly Vinyl with Bill Zagorski (Saturdays at 9 pm and Wednesdays at 2 pm)
Well-Tempered Baroque with Lewis Baratz (Fridays at 11 pm and Mondays at 2 pm)
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