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Classical Music Discoveries series features local amateur and internationally acclaimed artists, composers, orchestras and special events. Classical Music Discoveries makes classical music accessible and fun to everyone with "Happy Listeners" covering the globe.
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Classical Music Discoveries series features local amateur and internationally acclaimed artists, composers, orchestras and special events. Classical Music Discoveries makes classical music accessible and fun to everyone with "Happy Listeners" covering the globe.






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15026 Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D minor

Anton Bruckner's final symphony with "Te Deum", Bruckner's proposed 4th movement to the symphony Kathryn Cavanaugh conducts the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Orchestra for movements 1, 2 and 3 Dominique Beaulieu conducts the CMD Paris Philharmonic and Chorus in Orleans for "Te Deum" Download digital copy at:


15025 Prokofiev 2 and Shostakovich 6

Sergei Prokofiev wrote his Symphony No. 2 in D minor (Op. 40) in Paris in 1924-5, during what he called "nine months of frenzied toil". He characterized this symphony as a work of "iron and steel". The Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54 by Dmitri Shostakovich was written in 1939, and first performed in Leningrad on 21 November 1939 by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra under Yevgeny Mravinsky. Conducted by Sylvia Wagner CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra Purchase Digital Download...


15024 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 61

In this broadcast we preview the April 8, 2019 concert of La Musica International Chamber Music Festival. OPERA HOUSE CONCERT - PROGRAM I April 8, 2019 • 8:00pm Bohuslav Martinů, Serenade No.2 for Two Violins and Viola, H.216 ~ Marta Kowalczyk, Federico Agostini, Daniel Palmizio Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op.70 No.2 ~ Ruth Lenz, Dmitri Atapine, Derek Han Antonín Dvořák, String Sextet, Op.48 ~ Federico Agostini, Marta Kowalczyk, Bruno Giuranna, Daniel Palmizio,...


15023 PARMA Recordings - In Your Head

IN YOUR HEAD NEW MUSIC FOR PIANO FOUR HANDS Dana Muller Gary Steigerwalt Acclaimed piano four-hand duo Dana Muller and Gary Steigerwalt come together once more for IN YOUR HEAD, a collection featuring the work of six composers that highlights both fresh compositional talents and earlier successful works. Each piece demonstrates the unique synergy between the two performers. With twice the hands, twice the talent, and twice the interpretation, the piano is pushed to dynamic and sonoric...


15022 R Strauss - Friedenstag Premiere Recording

Friedenstag (Peace Day) is an opera in one act by Richard Strauss, his Opus 81 and TrV 271, to a German libretto by Joseph Gregor. The opera was premiered at Munich on 24 July 1938 and dedicated to Viorica Ursuleac and her husband Clemens Krauss, the lead and conductor respectively. Strauss had intended Friedenstag as part of a double-bill, to be conducted by Karl Böhm in Dresden, that would include as the second part his next collaboration with Gregor, Daphne. The opera thematically...


15021 PARMA Recordings - Spectra 2

SPECTRA VOLUME 2 A Concert of Music by Members of Connecticut Composers, Inc. Elizabeth R. Austin John Alan Rose Juliana Hall Ryan Jesperson Frank Vasi Nancy Tucker SPECTRA 2 unveils the works of six composers, each of whom tells a unique, memorable story. First up is Elizabeth R. Austin's B-A-C-HOMAGE, an intricately constructed tribute to the German Baroque composer. Based on Bach's name and his "Air on G" respectively, the first and second movement reflect upon the clarity of his work...


15020 Sibelius 6 and Brahms 2

The Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104, was a work of long gestation completed by Jean Sibelius in 1923. Although the score does not contain a key attribution, the symphony is usually described as being in D minor; much of it is in fact in the (modern) Dorian mode. A typical performance lasts about 25 minutes. The composer called the work "cold spring water" in opposition to many contemporary "cocktails"—a reference to the modernist gestures in post-war music. The symphony was premiered by...


15019 PARMA Recordings - Ethereal Side of Paradise

MUSIC FROM THE ETHEREAL SIDE OF PARADISE JOHN A. CAROLLO John A. Carollo’s fourth Navona Records release, and follow up to 2017’s THE TRANSFIGURATION of GIOVANNI BAUDINO, is a wondrous musical journey through the world of desire. With MUSIC FROM THE ETHEREAL SIDE OF PARADISE, Carollo makes an impassioned plea for the power of romance. From the opening tensions and mystery of “Awakenings for String Orchestra” through the surprising, amorous joy of “Romanzo!” “Splendido Affare,” and “La...


15018 PARMA Recordings - Interfaces

INTERFACES JAZZ MEETS ELECTRONICS Jeff Morris INTERFACES explores the different ways a computer can fit in a modern jazz ensemble and still be true to itself. Technology performer Jeff Morris is joined by free jazz icon Karl Berger on vibes and piano as well as innovative New York percussionist Joe Hertenstein. Morris takes sounds from his partners live in the moment and transforms them into his own musical voice with the DNA of acoustic sounds and the fingerprints of digital processing....


Rigoletto Detailed Analysis

Verdi's Rigoletto Explained Written by Thomson Smillie Narrated by David Timson


15017 Verdi - Rigoletto

Rigoletto is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. The Italian libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on the play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo. Despite serious initial problems with the Austrian censors who had control over northern Italian theatres at the time, the opera had a triumphant premiere at La Fenice in Venice on 11 March 1851. It is considered by many to be the first of the operatic masterpieces of Verdi's middle-to-late career. Its tragic story revolves around...


Mozart - Don Giovanni Detailed Analysis

A detailed analysis of Mozart and "Don Giovanni." Written by Thomson Smillie and narrated by David Timson


15016 Mozart - Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It is based on the legends of Don Juan, a fictional libertine and seducer. It was premiered by the Prague Italian opera at the National Theater (of Bohemia), now called the Estates Theatre, on 29 October 1787. Da Ponte's libretto was billed as a dramma giocoso, a common designation of its time that denotes a mixing of serious and comic action. Mozart entered the work into his...


15015 Mozart: Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492, is an opera buffa (comic opera) in four acts composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with an Italian libretto written by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It premiered at the Burgtheater in Vienna on 1 May 1786. The opera's libretto is based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais, La folle journée, ou le Mariage de Figaro, which was first performed in 1784. It tells how the servants Figaro and Susanna succeed in getting married, foiling the efforts of their...


15014 Rossini: The Barber of Seville or The Useless Precaution

The Barber of Seville, or The Useless Precaution is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais's French comedy Le Barbier de Séville (1775). The première of Rossini's opera (under the title Almaviva, o sia L'inutile precauzione) took place on 20 February 1816 at the Teatro Argentina, Rome, with designs by Angelo Toselli. Rossini's Barber has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy...


15013 Classical Halloween

In our annual Halloween broadcast we present to you 40 classical favorites for Halloween. Album produced by Kathryn Cavanaugh Purchase now at:


15008 Puccini: Tosca

Tosca is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. It premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on 14 January 1900. The work, based on Victorien Sardou's 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples's control of Rome threatened by Napoleon's invasion of Italy. It contains depictions of torture, murder and suicide, as well as some of Puccini's best-known...


15012 PARMA Recordings - Mezzanine Seat

MEZZANINE SEAT WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA Michael G. Cunningham Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Petr Vronský conductor Croatian Chamber Orchestra Miran Vaupotić conductor Bruno Philipp clarinet In MEZZANINE SEAT, Cunningham exhibits a mastery over all aspects of the orchestra, filling out every bit of space with breathtaking melody and harmony. The arrangements emote a sophistication that echoes J.S. Bach, one of Cunningham’s greatest inspirations. In the three-part composition Bach Diadem,...


15011 PARMA Recordings - Piano Works of Kenneth A Kuhn

PIANO WORKS OF KENNETH KUHN Kenneth Kuhn Chiharu Naruse, piano Composer and pianist Kenneth Kuhn, after finding the music he wanted to hear did not exist, strove to bring his own musical visions to life. The result, PIANO WORKS OF KENNETH KUHN, is a cathartic journey through the memories and imagination of the composer. Romantic in quality, thematic, memorable, and deeply moving, Kuhn’s latest work leaves listeners feeling enriched and enchanted. Kuhn’s compositions arose from three main...


15010 PARMA Recordings - Legends and Light

PARMA Recordings presents LEGENDS & LIGHT, a compilation album featuring works by composers Hans Bakker, Jan Järvlepp, Clive Muncaster, and Shirley Mier. Each has a different, unique story to tell, and the narratives are brought to life by the orchestra and string ensemble. Hans Bakker showcases his Canzona III: Hidden in Her Light in ternary form. Described by the composer as a “hymn to the sun,” this tone poem is reminiscent of the symphonic storytellings of such greats as Tchaikovsky and...