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This Week At The Classical Station

by Rob Kennedy

Support The Classical Station - 1913 Baldwin Baby Grand

A generous listener has given the station a piano. Now, when listeners give us things like their CD collections, a desk or chair, or plants for the entrance to our studios, we can find a place for them on our premises. A grand piano is more difficult to handle. That's where our friends at Hopper Piano come in. They have very kindly given this lovely piano a temporary home until somebody decides to buy it. And all of the purchase proceeds will go to The Classical Station.

Have a look at the video. Listen to Dan McHugh play Scarlatti. If you are interested in seeing and playing the piano with a view to acquiring it, visit Hopper Piano's website and make those arrangements. Or call 919-755-0185 to schedule an appointment.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam

This evening Monday Night at the Symphony features the the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. On the program is music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Wagner, Igor Stravinsky and Maurice Ravel, in performances led by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Bernard Haitink and Mariss Jansons. See What's Playing for details.

You can enjoy the concert beginning at 8 p.m. on 89.7 FM in Central North Carolina and streaming everywhere online and on our apps.

Photo: Danish National Symphony Orchestra

June 17 Birthdays

On June 17 we observe the birthdays of French composer Charles Gounod (1818-1893) and Russian-American composer Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971). Gounod is best known as a composer of operas of which he wrote twelve and an Ave Maria based on a Bach prelude. What perhaps is not as well known is that later in life, Gounod played the guitar. Stravinsky was supposed to be a lawyer. His studies with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov changed that career path.

Photos: Wikipedia.org



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