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Spring Programming

Every Sunday, The Classical Station presents Preview!, a program featuring new classical recording releases. From symphonies to vocal music, from ballet to chamber music, we sample new interpretations of familiar music, as well as newer music. A regular feature of Preview! is an interview at approximately 7:00 p.m. Eastern. We speak with performing musicians and composers from around the world. If you miss the interview on a Sunday evening, you will find our interviews archived on the Conversations page under the Listen menu.

This spring, our guests will include pianist Angela Hewitt, music critic Anthony Tommasini, and composer Richard Danielpour.

Angela Hewitt
Photo ⓒ Angela Hewitt

Anthony Tommasini
Photo ⓒ Tony Cencicola

Richard Danielpour
Photo ⓒ Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

2021 Preview Interviews

February 7: Liza Stepanova

February 14: Thibaut Garcia

February 21: Midori Goto

February 28: José Serebrier

March 7: Angela Hewitt

March 14: Anthony Tomassini

March 21: Richard Danielpour


April 4: Hilary Hahn

What’s On Preview!

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Photo courtesy of the artists

The Catalyst Quartet has embarked on an ambitious project of an ongoing performance and recording anthology of the complete string quartets and chamber works by historically important Black composers. From the first recording in the series named Uncovered comes the Clarinet Quintet in F sharp minor by Samuel Coleridge Taylor.

From the pen of Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds comes Zero from his album some kind of peace. Arnalds creates a soundscape from a multi-instrument palette including both acoustic and electronic sounds.

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Previous Preview Program Notes

March 21, 2021
March 14, 2021
March 7, 2021
February 28, 2021
February 21, 2021

These interviews originally aired on Preview at 7:00 p.m. eastern time on the dates noted. We are very grateful to these artists and organizations for their insights into their recordings and concerts, which enrich our lives.

2020 Preview Interviews