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- 04/15 North Carolina native Caroline Shaw ignores the divides
- 04/14 ECU Chamber Singers win international choral competition
- 04/11 Listen to the Future
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- 04/09 Music by living composers is faring well
- 04/02 Vienna Philharmonic will do 3-year residency in Naples
- 04/01 Steinway's New Player Piano
- 03/30 The weirdest musical instruments
- Special Note: Opera world pays tribute to Germanwings crash victims Maria Radner and Oleg Bryjak
- 03/29 Meet the hottest new talent in classical music
- 03/26 Pierre Boulez: 60 Years on Record
- Special Note: Music Education Needs to Be a Click Away
- 03/17 How performers conquer ‘unplayable’ works
- 03/11 Practice Smarter, Not Harder
- Special Note: New album from Bryan Hymel hit
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- 03/08 Voces8: They want to teach the world to sing
- 03/02 Facing the music: Bob Chilcott
- 02/19 A Mogul With Muscle Takes Over Carnegie Hall
- 02/18 The Met’s 2015-16 Season Will Feature 227 Performances of 25 Operas, Including Six New Productions
- 02/13 Interview with conductor Charles Dutoit
- 02/12 Edo de Waart to step down after 2016-'17 season
- 02/09 Guitarist Jason Vieaux Wins Grammy
- 02/08 The woman who runs the L.A. Philharmonic
- 02/08 Simon Rattle at 60
- 02/04 Joyce DiDonato Takes A Stand At Stonewall
- 02/02 Viewing a Composer in a New Light
- Special Note: Music Garden in Wake Forest is all about learning and fun
- 01/25 Distilling Japanese Sound From a Varied Catalog
- 01/19 Sir Simon Rattle at 60: 10 of his best performances
- 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
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- 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
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- 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
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- 10/25 Did Bach’s wife write his finest works controversy
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- Special Note: Backstage at New York’s Metropolitan Opera! (Video)
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This week Great Sacred Music will feature music by Germaine Tailleferre, Alexander Grechaninov and Lili Boulanger in Hour 1.
Our Bach cantata is BWV 146 "Wir Mussen Durch Viel".
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Our featured work is Haydn's oratorio "The Creation" which will be aired in its entirety beginning at approximately 9:17 eastern.
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 April 26th at 6PM EST
The Washington Post calls violinist Rachel Barton Pine “An exciting, boundarydefying performer”. This Sunday on Preview, Rachel Barton Pine joins Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields for a performance of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G.
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And from their latest CD, the Takacs Quartet and pianist MarcAndre Hamelin bring us the Piano Quintet in G minor of Dmitri Shostakovich.
We'll feature works by two American composers. First, we’ll hear the Great Gatsby Suite composed by John Harbison and performed by the Albany Symphony. Next, JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic bring us the Concierto en Tango for cello and orchestra by Miguel del Aguila.
Also on the program, guitarist Jason Vieaux and harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, The King’s Consort, and tenor Bryan Hymel. And WCPE's Tara Lynn speaks with Timothy Meyers, Conductor and Artistic Director of North Carolina Opera, about its upcoming Opera in the Pines concert.
Join us every Sunday night at 6 pm eastern time for the best in new classical recordings on WCPE's Preview!
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Sunday April 26th at 9PM EST
This week on WCPE's Wavelengths we'll hear Prince of Clouds, a double violin concerto written by Anna Clyne. It's performed by Jennifer Koh and Jaime Laredo, for whom Clyne wrote the work.
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We'll feature selections from Penelope, a song cycle by Sarah Kirkland Snider based in part on Homer's Odyssey.
We'll hear from the Hilliard Ensemble with saxophonist Jan Garbarek, and John Browning performs the Barber Piano Concerto.
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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We spoke with the Winston-Salem-based Fire Pink Trio about their debut album, Poetry in Motion, which includes Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp (1915), the first work written for this combination of instruments. Also included are Dream Steps – A Dance Suite by North Carolina composer Dan Locklair, Doppler Effect by Adrienne Albert and Suite Popular Española by Manuel Moreno-Buendia. Fire Pink Trio is Jacquelyn Bartlett, harp; Sheila Browne, viola; and Debra Reuter-Pivetta, flute. More about this ensemble: http://firepinktrio.com/
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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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