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- 01/11 Reweaving a Tapestry From Charpentier’s Threads
- 01/07 National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) China Tour Details Announced
- 01/06 Getting Off To A Good Start: A New Year's Puzzler
- Special Note: The Biggest Classical Music Stories of 2014
- 12/19 School Finds Music Is the Food of Learning
- 12/12 Lydia Mordkovitch has died
- 12/10 Harmonic Ripples in a Watery World
- Special Note: Elim Chan wins 2014 Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition
- 12/08 ISO takes its show on the road
- 12/08 Heroic Onstage and Off
- 12/03 WCPE makes UK Telegraph's The Best Internet Radio Stations List
- 12/02 Grant Llewellyn awarded national music prize
- 11/27 Beethoven, ‘Cyrano’ and Samplings From Film Scores
- 11/19 How one Australian symphony orchestra protects players' ears
- 11/18 Graphing Gender in America’s Top Orchestras
- 11/18 Despite Offstage Worries, Onstage It’s All Artistry
- 11/11 Nonclassical, a London New-Music Franchise, Expanding to New York
- Special Note: A Major Mozart Discovery
- 10/31 WAO lose senior artistic staff
- 10/31 The Search for Mrs. Bach
- Special Note: Infograph: BSO 2014-15 By the Numbers
- 10/28 KC Symphony for Game 6, Joyce DiDonato for Game 7
- 10/27 John Barry’s Widow Establishes a Scholarship for Film Music
- 10/25 Did Bach’s wife write his finest works controversy
- 10/08 Australia Opera cancels Carmen over fears it promotes smoking
- 10/07 Read about the new documentary, "Maestro"
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- 10/04 Handel & Haydn’s Bernard celebrates society’s success
- 09/30 Winners Chosen in Program to Aid Female Composers
- 09/28 Andris Nelsons Begins Tenure Leading BSO
- 09/24 Christopher Hogwood has died
- Special Note: Backstage at New York’s Metropolitan Opera! (Video)
- 09/16 2nd conductor resigns from Vienna State Opera
- 09/09 The Sixteen to tour with Monteverdi’s Vespers
- 09/02 Music Lessons Enhance Brain Function in Disadvantaged Kids
- 08/25 Frans Brüggen, Pioneer in Early Music
- 08/25 Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Belohlávek-Weilerstein review
- 08/22 Metropolitan Opera Reaches Settlement With Last Unions
- 08/19 Addicts Symphony
- 08/18 Metropolitan Opera and Two Unions Reach a Tentative Deal
- 08/14 Conductor Gerard Schwarz to record Season 2 of PBS series
- 08/13 Conductor Frans Brüggen has died
- 08/07 Louisville Orchestra in the black
- 08/05 Christiane Karg carries on performance with dislocated knee
- 08/04 Saito Kinen Festival to be renamed after maestro Ozawa
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This week on Great Sacred Music you can hear music by Carlo Gesualdo, Pierre Villette, Andre Marchand and Georgy Riutov in the first hour.
Our Bach cantata is BWV 73 "Herr, wie du wilt, so schick's mit mir". This will be followed by Dominique Phinot's "Missa Si bona suscepimus".
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Our third hour will feature Ludwig von Beethoven's "Christ on the Mount of Olives".
Great Sacred Music presents the best choirs and organists every Sunday morning from 8 until 11 eastern with your host Rob Kennedy.
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Sunday January 25th at 6PM EST
This week on WCPE's Preview! we'll present "Il'ya Muramets", the Symphony No. 3 of Russian composer Reinhold Gliere. JoAnn Falletta leads the Buffalo Philharmonic in what may be the definitive performance of this monumental work.
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Tara Lynn speaks with violinist Rachel Barton Pine about her new recording of Mozart violin concertos. The Calidore String Quartet plays music of Mendelssohn. And we'll hear selections from Alexandre Desplat's Oscar-nominated score for The Imitation Game.
Preview! — the best in new classical recordings and arts news each Sunday from 6-9 p.m. Eastern Time, on The Classical Station, WCPE.
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Sunday January 25th at 9PM EST
This week on WCPE's Wavelengths we'll hear the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Lee Hoiby, with pianist John Atkins.
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Sarah Leonard sings The Black River by Gavin Bryars. And Marilyn Keiser performs Celebrations (Variations for Organ) by North Carolina composer Dan Locklair.
Wavelengths brings you the best in contemporary classical music, Sunday at 9 p.m. Eastern time on The Classical Station, WCPE.
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WCPE thanks Dr. Anatoly Larkin and the Town of Cary for their partnership in proving a musical afternoon at the Cary Arts Center on January 18. We are grateful for the enormous show of support we received from the public who filled the house and lobby. The audience included over four hundred and fifty music lovers of all ages. Due to the popularity of this concert, Dr. Larkin has generously allowed WCPE to make his corresponding radio program, which aired on January 17, available for streaming.
Piano Music of the Russian Romantics
with Dr. Anatoly Larkin:
This week, WCPE's Tara Lynn spoke with Dr. Allan Friedman, Artistic Director of Women's Voice Chorus, whose upcoming concert entitled Awakenings: Songs of New Birth and Origins takes place on Sunday, January 25 at Chapel Hill's University United Methodist Church. In this brief interview, Dr. Friedman discuss the program which features intriguing music, secular and sacred about spiritual rebirth, young love, springtime, and the rise of social movements.
To listen to this, and many other Preview Interviews, please visit our Preview page by clicking here!
Best of Preview! 2014
There's no doubt: 2014 was a great year for classical music recordings, and we tried to feature the best new releases each week on WCPE's Preview!
On Sunday, January 4, 2015, Preview! host Paul Jordan took a look back at some of the best new classical recordings of the past year. The program featured artists including Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony, guitarists Jason Vieaux and Milos, pianists Martha Argerich and Karin Kei Nagano, the Chiara String Quartet and the Cypress String Quartet, Angele Dubeau and La Pieta, and many more.
We played selections from two Mozart piano concertos, Schumann’s "Spring" Symphony, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and Dvorak’s Legends, plus works by composers from Antonio Vivaldi and Johannes Brahms to Peter Boyer, Christopher Tin, and Mark O’Connor.
As you can imagine, there was too much good music too choose from, and a lot of great selections didn't make it into our threehour program. You can see the CDs that we did feature in the list below.
Be sure to join us every Sunday night in 2015 at 6 pm eastern time for the best in new classical recordings and arts news on Preview!
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The Preview! Team:
Paul Jordan, host
Steve Thebes, host
Tara Lynn, WCPE Arts Liaison
William Woltz, WCPE Music Director
WCPE's Best of 2014 included these CD releases:
Angele Dubeau: Blanc; AnalektaFollow WCPE Preview on Facebook | Twitter
The 4 Seasons The Vivaldi Album Anne Akiko Meyers; eOne
Alisa Weilerstein Dvorak Czech Philharmonic; Decca
Schumann Symphonies 1 4; Chamber Orch. of Europe; DG
Brahms by Heart: Chiara String Quartet; Azica
Rolando Villazon Mozart Concert Arias; DG
Milos Aranjuez; DG
Karin Kei Nagano, Mozart Piano Concertos; Analekta
Dvorak, Serebrier, Symphony 8, Legends; Warner Classics
Christopher Tin / The Drop that Contained the Sea; Tin Works
Schubert: String Quintet in C: Cypress Quartet; Avie
Eventide Voces 8; Decca
American Classics: Peter Boyer, Symphony #1; Naxos
Jason Vieaux Play ; Azica
Mozart: Argerich/Abbado; DG
Dvorak / Janacek, Manfred Honeck; Reference Recordings
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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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