- 04/13 New discussion group talks about classical music
- 04/05 Soprano debuts in 2 Met Opera roles within day
- 03/30 Winners Named in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
- 03/17 The Pianist Teaches, Too
- 03/07 Art of Variations, Beethoven to Berio
- 03/02 Robin Ticciati: 'When I conduct it feels like sorcery'
- 02/25 Symphony guide: Saint-Saëns's Third
- 02/18 Violinist Vanessa-Mae Completes Giant Slalom
- 02/14 Andris Nelsons to Conduct Lucerne Concerts
- 02/14 No Rest for a Tenor
- 02/06 NC Symphony appoints Will Robin as its first Scholar-in-Residence
- 02/06 Stradivarius Is Recovered Unharmed After Theft
- 02/05 NY Philharmonic’s Archives Going Online
- 01/30 Violinist’s Triumph Is Ruined by Thieves
- 01/29 Homage to Alfred Schnittke at Juilliard
- 01/21 Renee Fleming to sing national anthem at Super Bowl XLVIII
- 01/20 Claudio Abbado, Influential Italian Conductor, Dies at 80
- 01/10 Wojciech Kilar, Composer for Movies and Symphony Halls, Dies at 81
- 01/08 Sneaky Judges Find Their Pianist
- 01/04 Lifting The Curse of the Ninth
- 12/31 Maestro at Work: Hold That Cough
- 12/26 That’s Vintage Verdi, That ’61 ‘Otello’
- 12/23 A Late Bloomer, 250 Years on
- 12/15 Beethoven hunter knows the score
- 12/13 Taylor Swift donates $100,000 to Nashville Symphony
- 12/10 What's the value of sacred music in a secular age?
- 12/10 La Scala Confirms Chailly Will Be Principal Conductor and Music Director
- 12/04 British Composer Award winners are revealed
- 11/19 da Vinci's extremely rare Viola Organista
- 11/12 British composer John Tavener dies aged 69
- 11/11 Kermit Moore, cellist, conductor and composer, is dead at 84
- 11/08 Triangle Youth Philharmonic to Premiere Work by Terry Mizesko
- 11/04 Malone: "This is my Hitchcock moment"
- 10/28 Pianist Lang Lang Chosen as UN Messenger of Peace
- 10/22 Verdi and the Birth of Modern Italy
- 10/14 Royal Opera House expands Cinema Season
- 10/04 The Return of ‘The Nose’
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Great Sacred Music
This week Great Sacred Music will feature music for Easter. Hour 1 will feature seasonal music by Sir Charles Stanford, William Byrd and Vaughan Williams.
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Our Bach work is the Easter Oratorio followed by Cesar Franck's Chorale No. 1 in E.
Our featured work in Hour 3 is the "Te Deum" by Hector Berlioz.
Great Sacred Music. The best choirs and organists. Every Sunday morning. 8 until 11 eastern. This week with your host Steve Luyben.
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Sunday April 20th at 6PM EST
This week on WCPE's Preview! Martha Argerich plays Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 in C, from a 2013 Lucerne Festival performance with her longtime friend, the late conductor Claudio Abbado.
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WCPE's Tara Lynn speaks with pianist Benjamin Grosvenor about his U.S. tour, which includes an upcoming performance at Duke University.
Violinist Julia Fischer performs a Spanish Dance from her new recording of the music of Pablo de Sarasate. And Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko sings Bellini from her new release, Arabesque.
Preview! presents the best new classical recordings each Sunday from 69 p.m. Eastern Time, on The Classical Station, WCPE.
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Sunday, April 20th, 2014
This Sunday on WCPE's Wavelengths we’ll feature the Symphony for Brass Instruments by Sir Malcolm Arnold.
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The Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, sings A Festival Anthem by Sir Lennox Berkeley. And we'll hear the 99 Beautiful Names of God, by J. Mark Scearce.
Wavelengths brings you the best in contemporary classical music, Sundays at 9 p.m. Eastern time on The Classical Station, WCPE.
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My Life in Music:
Jess Isaiah Levin
Violin I, North Carolina Symphony
North Carolina Symphony violinist Jess Isaiah Levin co-hosts this month’s edition of My Life in Music, sharing historic Jasha Heifetz recordings, symphonies by Prokofiev and Brahms, and even music he, himself, has written. In addition to his other talents, he is an accomplished photographer.
To listen to excerpts from Tara Lynn's My Life in Music interview with Jess Isaiah Levin please click here!
Sony Classical 2013
Born in Russia, raised in Germany, Igor Levit is the youngest artist to compete in the Artur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, where he won four awards in 2005. But he waited until the relatively mature age of 26 to release his first recording. And for this debut he chose music demanding even greater maturity: the late piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Listen to our Preview! interview with Igor Levit here!
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There was never any question that he would record this body of music first: "It simply has every possible emotion," he has said "The experience is not to be compared with anything else." These are intensely personal sonatas, and Levit's playing fathoms all their conflicted emotions, along with some rather daunting technical demands.
So where does Igor Levit go from here? Let's hope we don't have to wait too long to hear the answer.
— William Woltz, WCPE Music Director
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CD #1 - Bizet: Symphony in C -
Martin West leads the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra in this masterpiece symphony written by Bizet at age 17, plus Children's Games and Chromatic Variations. A great performance and a superb recording.
The Metropolitan Opera Announces the 2014-15 Season
The Met’s 2014-15 Season Will Feature 26 Operas, Including Three Met Premieres, In Six New Productions and 18 Revivals!
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