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- 05/19 Levine Commands Carnegie Hall
- 05/14 Take me out to the … opera?
- 05/13 BBC Proms reports record opening day ticket sales
- 05/07 N'Dour, Saariaho share Polar Music Prize
- 04/26 World Premiere of major new opera Dulce Rosa
- 04/26 EMI Classics and Virgin labels to disappear
- 04/19 Conrad Tao signs exclusively to EMI
- 04/18 Conductor Becomes First Woman to Lead Britain's Proms Finale
- 04/15 Still Searching for the Promised Land
- 04/15 Sir Colin Davis remembered
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- 04/03 Composer, educator Robert Ward dies
- 04/01 Vienna opera director collapses during performance
- 03/26 A foghorn, brass bands and 50 ships
- 03/26 Wigmore Hall, London: Viktoria Mullova, Paolo Giacometti
- 03/21 Rise Stevens, Mezzo-Soprano Star of ‘Carmen,’ Dies at 99
- 03/19 No Secret Formula to Music
- 03/15 Titanic bandmaster's violin found
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- 03/10 Written on Skin – review
- 03/03 Marie-Claire Alain, Master of the Organ
- 03/03 Barber of Seville; Emerson Quartet
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- 02/24 Mahan Esfahani – review
- 02/24 Wolfgang Sawallisch, 1923-2013
- 02/15 Britten’s War Requiem
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- 02/07 Warner Music Group Buys EMI
- 02/04 Work performed for the first time in 400 years
- 01/30 S.F.S.: The Rule of Spain and Britain
- 01/25 BBC Radio 3 - 'The Choir'
- 01/25 Quatuor Diotima – review
- 01/18 Royal Opera House- The Minotaur – review
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This week on Great Sacred Music
This Sunday Great Sacred Music features music for Memorial Day. You can hear the Choirs of Riverside Church and St. Ignatius Loyola Church in New York as well as St. Paul's Church, K Street, Washington, DC sing music by T. Tertius Noble, William Byrd and others in Hour 1.
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In Hour 2 our Bach cantata is BWV 176 followed by Louis Vierne's Messe Solennelle sung by the Choir of St. Thomas Church, New York. Mozart's Requiem is the featured work in Hour 3.
Great Sacred Music. The best choirs and organists. Every Sunday morning. 8 until 11 eastern. With your host Rob Kennedy.
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Sunday May 26th at 6PM EST
Camille Saint-Saens composed his only sonata for oboe and piano in 1921, the final year of his life. This week on WCPE's Preview! we'll hear oboist Colin Maier performing this brightly lyrical, romantic work.
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WCPE's Tara Lynn interviews Dr. Sue Klausmeyer, conductor of the vocal ensembles "Voices" and "Cantari", about their upcoming performances.
And we'll hear the Elias Quartet with violist Malin Broman in a new performance of the Mozart String Quintet in G.
Preview, presenting the best in new classical recordings, each Sunday from 6-9 p.m. Eastern Time, on The Classical Station, WCPE.
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Wavelengths for Sunday, May 26, 2013
This week on WCPE's Wavelengths we'll commemorate a milestone in the history of Western music -- the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring", which took place 100 years ago this week.
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We'll feature a newly remastered release of Leonard Bernstein's 1958 recording of "The Rite of Spring" with the New York Philharmonic.
We'll also hear cellist Sebastian Baverstam and pianist Constantine Finehouse play music of American composer Tony Schemmer. And the vocal ensemble Volti San Francisco sings "Being", a setting by Yu-Hui Chang of two poems by Billy Collins.
Wavelengths, bringing you the best in contemporary classical music, Sunday at 9 p.m. Eastern time on The Classical Station, WCPE.
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May WCPE CD of the Month at Quail Ridge Books & MusicRachel Barton Pine: Violin Lullabies
“My first exposure to music was not at a concert. It was not on the radio. It was the sound of my mother’s voice as she sang a lullaby to me, just as her mother had sung to her, and her mother before her.” — Rachel Barton Pine
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While Pine has built a reputation on performing the more exciting, blood-pumping, foot- stomping parts of the classical repertoire, this new mother appears to have made a seamless transition from rocking a violin to cradling a newborn. Taking quiet moments to research the genre, Pine found no extant catalogue of the many lullabies composers worldwide had written for her instrument. She collected more than one hundred and fifty works and chose the selections for the album on “musical merit” alone. Violin Lullabies, which is dedicated to Pine’s daughter, includes several world premieres along with many traditional favorites to soothe the spirit.
Brahms Lullaby: Rachel Barton Pine
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Born This Week
- 21 Tuesday
Maurice André 1933
(80th anniversary of birth)
Heinz Holliger 1939
- 22 Wednesday
Richard Wagner 1813
(200th anniversary of birth)
- 23 Thursday
Alicia de Larrocha 1923
(90th anniversary of birth)
John Browning 1933
(80th anniverary of birth)
- 24 Friday
Paul Paray 1886
Hans-Martin Linde 1930
- 26 Sunday
Vlado Perlemuter 1904
- 27 Monday Memorial Day observed
Jacques Halévy 1799
Joachim Raff 1822
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