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Bloomington, IN

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Featured recordings selected and reviewed by the classical music staff at WFIU Public Media from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

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English

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Episodes

Perlman, Ax and Ma collaborate on Mendelssohn Trios

2/10/2010
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With the Super Bowl recently passed, and the Olympics gearing up, I started trying to put together a sort of classical music “dream team.”

Duration: 00:02:34


Classical Music Highlights for February

2/1/2010
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Spreading a little love of classical music in the month of February.

Duration: 00:05:21


Classical Music Highlights for January

1/1/2010
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Highlighting the featured recordings at the beginning of the year.

Duration: 00:05:17


Classical Music Highlights for December

12/1/2009
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We’ve got quite the lineup for December; from the German Baroque to imaginings of the composers of yesterday if they happened to have written today's songs.

Duration: 00:06:50


Vivaldi Bassoon Concertos – Volume 3

10/23/2009
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Naxos has released 5 volumes in their complete Vivaldi bassoon series, and we’re listening to music from the third. Bassoonist Tams Benkcs performs on all five recordings with the Nicolaus Esterhzy Sinfonia, conducted by Bla Drahos.

Duration: 00:04:46


Trendsetters: Music for Wind Band

9/28/2009
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The versatility of the wind band has been widely recognized and utilized throughout the history of Western music. The beginning of the 20th century was no exception, and that’s why the Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble offers four of the century’s best known compositions in this style on their latest release Trendsetters: Music for Wind Band.

Duration: 00:04:42


Rebel: Violin Sonatas

8/10/2009
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We head into the WFIU vault for this week’s featured recording, all the way back to 1999, for three of the early music world’s most celebrated musicians on one CD! "Rebel: Violin Sonatas" may have been released ten years ago, but the quality of this recording stands the test of time.

Duration: 00:04:39


Twelve Celebrated Fantaisies and Aires Varies

7/27/2009
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We’re back from vacation, but if you’ve been following the WFIU website, you’ll have noticed we didn’t stop featuring recordings. So this week, we’ll look back, however briefly, at the featured CDs for July.

Duration: 00:05:05


Chopin: 21 Mazurkas

6/30/2009
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Even a poor pianist like me has been exposed to the compositions of Frdric Chopin. His music is almost synonymous with the instrument. Chopin is also exceedingly well-known for his use of ethic music types in classical composition, including the folk dance from his native county, Poland, the mazurka. .

Duration: 00:04:50


Vivaldi and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons

6/22/2009
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The last thing anyone needs is ANOTHER recording of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, right? Not necessarily. Violinist Lara St. John teams up with the hit of last year's BBC Proms, the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuala for a pairing you won't forget.

Duration: 00:04:23


Dowland : The Queen’s Galliard – Lute Music, Vol. 4

6/15/2009
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Lutenist Nigel North is at it again. This time it's for volume four of John Dowland's lute music, titled "The Queen's Galliard." This recording is completely devoted to Queen Elizabeth I's favorite courtly dance of French origin, the Galliard. Over 25 tracks you'll hear Dowland's many variations on this dance form.

Duration: 00:03:36


Carole Terry Plays The Watjen Concert Organ

6/8/2009
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This week's featured CD is the premiere recording on the Watjen Concert Organ. Organist Carole Terry tours the repertoire for this release on Loft Recordings.

Duration: 00:04:40


Between Flute and Guitar

6/1/2009
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The Noteworthy Duo perform music of Latin American on "Between Flute and Guitar."

Duration: 00:04:45