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Sep. 17 2016

9-17-16 Face The Music Listings!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Face the Music, Host Blogs | No Comments

This week our panel was Phil Greenfield from The American Record Guide, Sheldon Bair from the Susquehanna Symphony and Julien Benichou from The Mid-Atlantic Symphony.  We didn’t care for the Rachmaninoff, loved the Stravinsky and the Chopin, the Tchaikovsky was nice to hear and well done. Here are the listings hope you enjoyed the show! […]

Sep. 17 2016

Choral Hour 9-18-16

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, WBJC Choral Hour | No Comments

There’s going to be 2 versions of “Spem in alium” (“Hope in all things”) by Thomas Tallis. 8:00 AM Thomas Tallis                 Spem in Alium Hope in all things        CBS/Sony   66261 COND Paul van Nevel ORCH Huelgas Ensemble ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:12 AM Johann Sebastian Bach         Cantata No. 147:  BWV 147     Angel/EMI  86052 COND Sir David Willcocks ORCH […]

Sep. 17 2016

Vocalise – 09/17/16

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, Vocalise | No Comments

Listen for the colorful, whimsical Michael Torke, whose music reminds me of these flowers made of glass.       8:00 PM E. de Curtis                  Torna a Surriento                       London     425 COND Giancarlo Chiaramello ORCH National Philharmonic Orch. SOLO Luciano Pavarotti, tenor 8:03 PM Johannes Brahms               Alto Rhapsody  Op 53                    DG/Archiv  431261 COND Giuseppe Sinopoli ORCH […]

Sep. 16 2016

9-19-16 Word On Wine Buzet & Riesling!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Word on Wine | No Comments

This week we reviewed two white wines…I wanted to like the first which I brought but ended up loving the Riesling Mary brought! 1)2015 Chateau Loustalet.  Buzet $15.  This was a blend of Semillion, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle.  A bit flowery for my taste and not much acid…Mary liked it more than I did.  Buzet […]

Sep. 16 2016

Toccata Listings 9/18/16

By WBJC Programming | Posted in Host Blogs, Toccata | No Comments

Thanks to Jonathan for filling in for me!   PLAY DATE: Sun, 09/18/2016 6:00 PM 34402 Joseph Bonnet Caprice Heroique Op 7/12 Finlandia 98033 SOLO Kalevi Kiviniemi,organ 7:05 C 1 8-8 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6:11 PM 25212 Franz Schubert Deux Marches caracteristiques D 886 Naxos 550555 SOLO Jeno Jando, piano YAY nuh YAHN doh SOLO Ilona Prunyi, […]

Sep. 13 2016

9-13-16 BSO Gala With Itzak Perlman!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

This coming Saturday (9/17) the Baltimore Symphony will begin their season with a gala performance featuring Itzhak Perlman playing the Mendelssohn Violin concerto.  Maestro Perlman was kind enough to give me some time to ask him about the Mendelssohn Concerto and his instrument.  If you would like more information you can go to or […]

Sep. 11 2016

Music From Movies 9-11-16

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, Music From Movies | No Comments

It’s a total hodgepodge of music from a variety of movies tonight! 7:00 PM Maurice Jarre          Lawrence of Arabia: Overture            Telarc     80168 COND Erich Kunzel ORCH Cincinnati Pops Orchestra   7:04 PM             Paul Dukas                    The Sorcerer’s Apprentice               DG/Archiv  419617 COND James Levine ORCH Berlin Philharmonic 7:15 PM Gustav Mahler                 Symphony No.  6 in a […]

Sep. 11 2016

Choral Hour 9-11-16

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, WBJC Choral Hour | No Comments

In observance of the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Brahms “German Requiem” will be performed for the whole Choral Hour.   8:00 AM Johannes Brahms               German Requiem  Op 45                   Angel/EMI  65393 COND Sir Simon Rattle ORCH Berlin Philharmonic SOLO Berlin Radio Chorus SOLO Dorothea Roschmann,soprano SOLO Thomas Quasthoff, bass-bariton

Sep. 10 2016

9-10-16 Music In Maryland Marin Alsop V. 1.

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Music In Maryland | No Comments

  This week I continue my series of programs on the history of the Baltimore Symphony with second oboist Michael Lisicky.  We talk about the early years with Maestra Marin Alsop and air some of the earliest recordings she made with the BSO.  In fact we will air a recording of The Rite of Spring […]

Sep. 10 2016

Beyond Riverdancing

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

    There’s River Dance … and then there’s the wealth of other folk dances. Susan Tager is active in the Baltimore folk dance scene, and she came to share her passion.