- 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’
- 09/24 A Fight for Love, in the Met and Out
- 09/18 NC Symphony Music Director Set to Lead Orchestra Through 2018 Season
- 09/13 Why music is good for the heart
- 09/12 Opinion: Star Tribune shouldn't echo
- 09/09 NYC Opera needs to raise $7M
- 09/03 10 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Music Practice
- 08/26 Britten's 'Paul Bunyan'
- 08/20 In music, the eyes matter
- 08/13 Sir Kenneth Branagh named campaign patron for Hallé St Peter's
- 08/09 Cloaking an Opera in a New Identity
- 07/29 Why young people still care about classical music
- 07/18 Your First Classical Music Crush
- 07/16 Why should we play the music of our time?
- 07/13 Youth Orchestra That's A National First
- 07/09 Jonathan Biss presents free online course on Beethoven
- 06/27 RSNO appoints new assistant conductor
- 06/19 Richard Marlow has died
- 06/17 La Scala presents Wagner's Ring
- 06/14 Pianist Davide Martello Calms Istanbul
- 06/12 Farewell to Mario Bernardi
- 06/10 Concerto Caledonia
- 06/09 Ukraine pianist wins Cliburn piano competition
- 06/09 Stuck on China tarmac
- 06/06 Austrian Piano Virtuoso Buchbinder
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Great Sacred Music
This week Great Sacred Music will feature music of Sergei Rachmaninoff, John Rutter and Henry Purcell in Hour 1.
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In Hour 2 our Bach work is the Missa Brevis in G followed by William Byrd's Mass for Five Voices. Charles Gounod'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 December 8th at 6PM EST
This week’s Preview! features a 2013 pianist Mitsuko Uchida release of Robert Schumann’s Piano Sonata No 2 in G minor. Hear J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor performed by Capella Istropolitana with Joshua Pierce, piano.
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We'll speak with members of the Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle about their upcoming performance. Also enjoy Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra played by the Harlem Quartet and the Chicago Sinfonietta from a new CD entitled “Delights and Dances: Works for String Quartet and Orchestra.”
For the best in new classical recordings, tune to 89.7 for Preview! every Sunday night from 6 to 9, eastern time, on WCPE and
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Sunday, December 8th, 2013
This Sunday on WCPE's Wavelengths we'll feature the Water Music of Sir Malcolm Arnold, in a performance by the Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin conducting.
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Gerard Schwarz leads the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra in Dust Devils by Vivian Fung.
And Tonu Kaljuste conducts the Swedish Radio Choir in the Requiem of Russian composer Alfred Schnittke.
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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Please join us this weekend for a fun, family-friendly event with North Carolina Symphony French horn player Rachel Niketopoulos. Rachel will perform and read us the humorous Carnival of the Animals story.
Children are invited to try out a few instruments in the Symphony's Instrument Zoo. You can even come dressed as your favorite creature in Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals.
One lucky music enthusiast in attendance will win a family 4-pack of tickets to see the North Carolina Symphony's Carnival of the Animals featuring Triangle Youth Ballet under the director of William Henry Curry on Saturday, January 4th at Meymandi Concert Hall! Find out more about events in the North Carolina Symphony's Kids Series.
This free event is presented in partnership with the North Carolina Symphony and Quail Ridge Books & Music.
My Life in Music:
Cello, North Carolina Symphony
Monday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m.
Nathaniel Yaffe is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in Cello Performance as well as a new cellist with the North Carolina Symphony. Nathaniel completed a double major in Performance and Audio Recording at the Cleveland Institute. He’s also taught recording technique seminars for musical performers, and even produced an award winning CD. On the next edition of My Life in Music, we’ll sample some of the music and recordings Nathaniel values most highly. The playlist includes selections from Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra, Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 and Brahms’ Double Concerto. Join WCPE’s Tara Lynn and cellist Nathaniel Yaffe for My Life in Music on 89.7 FM and TheClassicalStation.org.
This program will be rebroadcasted at the following times:
Tuesday, December 3, at 3:00 a.m.
Sunday, December 8, at 5:00 p.m.
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Born This Week
- 2 Monday
John Barbirolli 1899
Maria Callas 1923 (90th anniversary of birth)
- 3 Tuesday
José Serebrier 1938 (75th birthday)
- 4 Wednesday
Hamilton Harty 1879
- 5 Thursday
Francesco Geminiani 1687
Vítezslav Novák 1870
José Carreras 1946
Krystian Zimerman 1956
- 6 Friday
Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1929
Henryk Górecki 1933 (80th birthday)
- 7 Saturday Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Pietro Mascagni 1863 (150th anniversary of birth) Daniel Chorzempa 1944
- 8 Sunday
Jean Sibelius 1865
Manuel Ponce 1882
James Galway 1939
"What was that beautiful piece of music??" Find out now by browsing through a week's worth of playlists!
Meet the Announcer
Ever wonder what your favorite voice looks like? See photos and read brief biographies of WCPE's announcers!
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