Jun. 04 2020

Thursday 6/04/20 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM TAO: Pángǔ GERSHWIN: Piano Concerto in F STRAUSS: Symphonia Domestica Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Conrad Tao, piano

Jun. 03 2020

A new fantasy novel by Erik Kiessling

Maryland author Erik Kiessling has a new book called The Giant’s Journey, available now at Dorrance Publishing. He and I talked over the phone about the book’s fantasy elements, its ’80s film nostalgia, and its connection to classical music.

Jun. 03 2020


11:00 PM Beethoven                    Octet in E-flat major for Two Oboes, Two Clarinets, Two Bassoons, and Two Horns, Op. 103 Stephen Taylor, James Austin Smith, Oboe; David Shifrin, Alexander Fiterstein, Clarinet; Peter Kolkay, Marc Goldberg, Bassoon; Julie Landsman, Kevin Rivard, Horn   Brahms                        Trio in E-flat major for Horn, Violin, and Piano, Op. 40 […]

Jun. 02 2020

Tuesday 6/02/20 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM David Afkham conducts Brahms’s Third Symphony   Haydn:                        Symphony No. 44 in E Minor (Mourning) Strauss:                      Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24 Brahms:                      Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 Prokofiev:                   Scythian Suite, Op. 20 (Claudio Abbado, conductor)  

Jun. 01 2020

Monday 6/01/20 New York Philharmonic

11:00 PM Sir Andrew Davis conducts Berlioz and Saint-Saëns   BERLIOZ:                  Overture to Les Francs‐juges SAINT‐SAËNS:        Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 (Kent Tritle, organ, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor)

May. 31 2020

Metropolitan Opera Radio – Encore Series

Metropolitan Opera Radio UPCOMING ENCORE BROADCASTS – 1PM SATURDAYS Timings are approximate. May 23, 2020 – Verdi: Rigoletto (performance from 12/7/13) Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Sonya Yoncheva, Matthew Polenzani, conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado app. 2 hrs. 30 min. May 30, 2020 – Verdi: Requiem (performance from 3/28/64) – in memory of Rosalind Elias Leontyne Price, Rosalind Elias, […]

May. 31 2020

Music From Movies 5-31-20

7:00 PM Jim Parker Foyle’s War: Main Theme Harkit 1 ORCH Studio Orchestra 7:03 PM John Williams Harry Potter: Hedwig’s theme DG/Archiv 30629 COND John Williams ORCH Recording Artists Orch of L.A. SOLO Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin 7:11 PM Jerome Moross The Big Country: Music from the Film Silva 1048 COND Tony Bremner ORCH Philharmonia Orchestra

May. 31 2020

Toccata listings for 5/31/20

On tonight’s program, a work for 2 pianos and 8 hands, an organ work by a contemporary of Beethoven, and music by “The London Bach” before he went to London.  Thanks for listening, and enjoy!   6:00 PM 32512 Ignaz Moscheles Les Contrastes: Grand Duo (for 2 Pianos/8 hands) Haus Musik 1984 ORCH American Piano […]

May. 31 2020

Choral Hour 5-31-20

8:00 AM 8:00 AM Joseph Haydn Harmony Mass Philips 470297 COND John Eliot Gardiner ORCH English Baroque Soloists SOLO Monteverdi Choir SOLO Joanne Lunn, soprano SOLO Sara Mingardo, contralto SOLO Topi Lehtipuu, tenor SOLO Brindley Sherratt, bass ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:44 AM Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto in G London 4789394 ORCH I Fagiolini ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:54 AM Claudio […]

May. 30 2020

Vocalise 5/30/20

8:00 PM Giacomo Puccini Tosca: “Vissi D’Arte” Angel/EMI 67782 COND Sir Charles Mackerras ORCH London Symphony Orchestra SOLO Montserrat Caballe, soprano ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:04 PM Ludwig van Beethoven Choral Fantasy for Piano, Chorus & Orch.Philips 438005 COND Kurt Masur ORCH Gewandhausorchester Leipzig SOLO Menahem Pressler,piano SOLO and Chorus ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:23 PM Ernest Chausson Poeme de l’Amour […]

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