- 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 by Sir Michael Tippett, Johann Christian Bach, Richard Strauss and Herbert Murrill in Hour 1.
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Our Bach work will be the Missa Brevis in F, BWV 233 which will be followed by Gabriel Faure's "Requiem".
Our featured work in Hour 3 is Leo Sowerby's "The Throne of God".
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 March 9th at 6PM EST
This Sunday on Preview, two new releases featuring two classic symphonies.
First, we’ll hear Georges Bizet’s Symphony in C, composed when Bizet was just 17 years old but never performed during his lifetime. This new recording features Martin West leading the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. And from their latest release, Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony in a live performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2.
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Also on the playlist: The Cypress String Quartet performs Dvorak’s Opus 96 “American” Quartet, pianist Anastasia Injushina plays music of CPE Bach, and harpist Valerié Milot joins Les Violons du Roy to bring us the Harp Concerto in C major of François-Adrien Boieldieu.
Join us every Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. EST for the best in new classical recordings on WCPE’s Preview!
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Sunday, March 9th, 2014
This Sunday on WCPE's Wavelengths we observe the anniversary of the birth of Samuel Barber with a performance of his Knoxville: Summer of 1915 sung by Dawn Upshaw.
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The Ciompi Quartet performs the First Quartet by North Carolina composer Stephen Jaffe.
And the Russian chamber choir Lege Artis sings the Song of the Cherumbim by Krzysztof Penderecki.
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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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!
Renee Fleming calls her latest album "Guilty Pleasures" simply because these are songs that she loves to sing. And that joy is evident from the first note. This is not just a collection of opera arias, but also includes some of her favorite art songs by composers including Canteloube, de Falla and Berlioz, plus the Flower Duet from Delibes' Lakme (with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham) and the perennial favorite, "Danny Boy".
Maybe these will become some of your "guilty pleasures" as well.
— William Woltz, Music Director
The Classical Station, WCPE
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Born This Week
- 24 Monday
Jirí Belohlávek 1946
- 25 Tuesday
Enrico Caruso 1873
Jesús López-Cobos 1940
- 26 Wednesday
Antonin Reicha 1770
Frank Bridge 1879
- 27 Thursday
Hubert Parry 1848
Marian Anderson 1897
Mirella Freni 1935
Gidon Kremer 1947
- 28 Friday All-Request Friday
Jean-Baptiste Arban 1825
Gioachino Rossini 1792 (observed)
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