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- 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
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- 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
- 03/13 Vivaldi Boosts Mental Vitality
- 03/11 Beginner's Etiquette Guide: Ballet & Opera
- 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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- 02/07 Warner Music Group Buys EMI
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- 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
- 01/14 Carolina Ballet: Lynn Taylor-Corbett
- 01/14 NC H.I.P.* Music Festival
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This week on Great Sacred Music
This Sunday Great Sacred Music features music for boys' voices. You can hear the American Boy Choir, the Choirs of King's College, Cambridge and New College, Oxford, singing anthems by Michael Haydn, Gregorio Allegri and Felix Mendelssohn in Hour 1.
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In Hour 2 our Bach cantata is BWV 34 followed by Alan Hovhaness' Simple Mass and Cesar Franck's Chorale in A minor. Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber's grand 53 voice Salzburg Mass 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 12th at 6PM EST
Among the works featured on Preview! this weekend will be Samuel Barber’s String Quartet from a new 2013 CD release entitled “American Anthem: Music of Barber and Hanson” by the Ying Quartet. You’ll hear Ferdinand Ries' Piano Concerto in E flat performed by Christopher Hinterhubler and the New Zealand Symphony.
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The Cremora Quartet has a 2013 CD “Beethoven: Complete String Quartets Volume 1” from which we’ll sample his String Quartet in B flat major.
And Tara Lynn speaks with violinist Eric Pritchard about Ciompi Presents: A Musical Offering, the first of three concerts in a series curated by members of the Ciompi Quartet.
Preview! the best in new releases as well as summer concert information Sunday evenings between 6:00 and 9:00, Eastern on TheClassicalStation.org.
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Wavelengths for Sunday, May 19, 2013
This week on WCPE's Wavelengths we'll feature violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson in a double concerto they commissioned for their 25th wedding anniversary, Richard Danielpour's "In the Arms of the Beloved." This 2001 composition is inspired by works of the 13th century Persian poet, Rumi.
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We'll also hear "To Music" by John Corigliano, and "Praisemaker" for chorus and orchestra by Alvin Singleton.
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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Jane Glover 1949
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Otto Klemperer 1885
Alan Marks 1949
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Claudio Monteverdi 1567
Michael William Balfe 1808
Lars-Erik Larsson 1908
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Andrew Litton 1959
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Érik Satie 1866
Sándor Végh 1912
Dennis Brain 1921
Paul Crossley 1944
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Karl Goldmark 1830
Clifford Curzon 1907
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