Classical Performance Podcast (WGBH)
Pianist Judith Lynn Stillman with Vento Chiaro
Pianist Judith Lynn Stillman and members of the wind quintet Vento Chiaro play Beethovens Quintet for Piano and Winds. *** Ludwig van Beethoven: Quintet in E-flat for Piano and Winds, Op. 16. Judith Lynn Stillman, piano with members of Vento Chiaro:...
Blue Heron Sings Antoine Brumel
Blue Heron sings music for the season. To learn more about upcoming concerts and recordings, visit Blue Heron. *** Antoine Brumel: Nato canunt Omnia Blue Heron Renaissance Choir, Scott Metcalfe, director. +++ Recorded at WGBHs Fraser Performance...
Yura Lee and Blaise Dejardin Play Kodaly
Its our theory that the Red Sox won their game on Sunday, September 15 because of the stunning performance of the national anthem by the Boston Cello Quartet (though, unfortunately, that cant be proven scientifically). Hear one of the members of the...
Augustin Hadelich and Philip Fisher Play Franck
Violinist Augustin Hadelich is one of the soloists this week with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This week on the podcast, he plays Cesar Francks Violin Sonata with pianist Philip Fisher. *** Cesar Franck: Violin Sonata in A Augustin Hadelich, violin;...
Ya-Fei Chuang Plays Schubert and Rachmaninoff
Ya-Fei Chuang plays three musical moments on this weeks podcast two by Sergei Rachmaninoff and one by Franz Schubert. *** Franz Schubert: Moments Musicaux, D. 780, Op. 94: No. 2 and No. 3 Sergei Rachmaninoff: Moment Musicale, Op. 16 No. 4 in E minor:...
Boston Trio Plays Schumann
Some might call it his Piano Trio #0 but Robert Schumann called it Phantasiestucke. Hear the Boston Trio play this piece for violin, cello on this weeks podcast. *** Robert Schumann: Phantasiestucke in A minor, Op. 88: I. Romanze; II. Humoreske Boston...
Veridis Quartet Plays Haydn
Youre forming a new chamber ensemble, and finding it difficult to settle on a name. Quick! Pick a band you all like. For the Veridis Quartet at New England Conservatory, that band was Daft Punk. Hear this quartet play music by Haydn on this weeks...
Peabody Consort Plays Music of Henry VIII
Henry VIII wasnt just a king, he was also a composer. Hear music by the King, as well as his contemporaries across Europe, played by the Peabody Consort. *** Anon: Cantiga de Santa Maria: Todos los Santos Niccolo Seligman, vielle; Briak Kay, oud; Mark...
Signum Quartet and Jorg Widmann Play Weber
Carl Maria von Weber wrote mostly for the piano and orchestra but he also wrote a few chamber pieces here and there. Hear his Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, with the Signum Quartet and clarinetist Jrg Widmann. *** Carl Maria von Weber: Quintet for...
Sergey Antonov and Ilya Kazantsev Play Grieg
Edvard Grieg wrote a cello sonata for his brother, John. Though he never played it in public with his brother, he did play it with a young Pablo Casals. Neither one of them are playing on this weeks podcast, but cellist Sergey Antonov and pianist Ilya...
Ina Zdorovetchi Plays Bach
Usually we hear Bachs keyboard sonatas on a variety of keyboard instruments a piano, a harpsichord, a fortepiano but this week, a treat! Ina Zdorovetchi plays Partita No. 1 in her own transcription for harp. *** J.S. Bach: Keyboard Partita No. 1 in B...
Sergey Schepkin Plays Bach
Pianist and historian Sergey Schepkin puts on his teacher hat, taking us on a tour through Bachs Cappriccio on the Departure of his Most Beloved Brother. Hear the tour and the incredible piece on this weeks podcast. *** J.S. Bach: Cappriccio on the...
Andrus Madsen Plays Bach
The fortepiano is built almost the same way as a modern piano, but the sound is completely different. Hear why this week on the Classical Performance Podcast. *** J.S. Bach: Keyboard Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828 J.S. Bach: Praeludium in C Major,...
Dylan Sauerwald Plays Bach
Its a lute! Its a harpsichord! Its its a lautenwerk. Hear this mysterious instrument in all its historical glory on this weeks podcast. *** J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-flat Major, BWV 998 Dylan Sauerwald, lautenwerk. +++ Recorded at...
Luca Guglielmi Plays Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach wrote much of his keyboard music for the harpsichord, which makes sounds by plucking the strings, rather than hitting, as a modern piano does. Harpsichordist Luca Guglielmi plays Bach on this weeks podcast, in part one of a...
Anne Akiko Meyers and Anton Nel Play Bach
Anne Akiko Meyers plays on a violin that, as she describes it, acts like a rocket ship (which is funny considering that the instrument significantly predates the space age). Hear this unique violin and the unique violinist behind it on this weeks...
Sean Chen Plays Bach
Sean Chen has already made a name for himself as this years American Pianist Association Classical Fellow and now he has also won the Crystal Award at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Competition. Hear his skillful embellishments on J.S. Bachs...
David Russell Plays Weiss and Albeniz
David Russell is one of the worlds most famous classical guitarists so famous that a street in the town where he grew up is now named after him. On this weeks podcast, he plays music from the German Baroque era, and from Spain in the late nineteenth...
A Far Cry Plays Mozart
A new conductor can drastically change the sound of an orchestra but what about an orchestra that has no conductor at all? A Far Cry is a Boston-based, conductorless chamber orchestra that refuses to sit down during performances. Hear their energy and...
Sergey Antonov and Ilya Kazantsev Play Scriabin
Cellist Sergey Antonov and pianist Ilya Kazantsev dont always play together as a duo, but when they do, magic happens. Hear that magic with their transcriptions of solo piano works by Alexander Scriabin on this weeks Classical Performance podcast. ***...
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