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“We live in a time I think not of mainstream, but of many streams, or even, if you insist upon a river of time, that we have come to a delta, maybe even beyond delta to an ocean which is going back to the skies.”-John CageThis quote, I believe, truly embodies the idea of music today. Yet, this quote is even more applicable to world of “classical” music. There are so many different avenues of new classical music, that one must ask oneself, “That’s classical?” That is the idea that we try and ...
 
“Sarah’s Music - Contemporary Classical” is DW’s program dedicated to the rich diversity of classical music. In each edition of the weekly program, broadcast in English and German, presenter Sarah Willis presents concert highlights, goes behind the scenes at top events and gets up close and personal with her star guests and their instruments.
 
We are convinced that lovers of classical music include people who are always looking for (1) music that they have not heard before that might attract them, and (2) the best performance of music that they are familiar with and already enjoy.This website was created to help these music lovers achieve both goals. We are uniquely able to fulfill this mission because we bring together two exceptional resources that are not available on any other classical music website: (1) a classical music rec ...
 
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Klassieke muziek... eh, Bach? In deze vijfdelige podcast vertellen Jet en Fieke je alles wat je moet weten over klassieke muziek. Natuurlijk komen de grote componisten langs, maar ook hits, vooroordelen en ongeschreven gedragsregels. Gortdroge feiten en smeuïge verhalen worden met vaart en humor verteld. Inclusief Spotify-lijst met alle muziek!
 
The Classical Performance podcast features the very best live classical performances, recorded by WCRB. From local up-and-comers to world-renowned masters, the Classical Performance podcast is your source for classical, on the go. Find episodes and subscribe in iTunes.
 
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Houston Public Media classical music librarian, Dacia Clay has a secret: she knows next to nothing about classical music. But she wants to learn! Luckily, she's surrounded by classical music experts every day. In each episode of the Classical Classroom, Dacia's colleagues and some local classical music luminaries take turns giving her classical music "homework assignments". You'll learn about everything from bel canto aria to the use of leitmotif in the score to Star Wars. Come learn with us ...
 
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Kamyar Mohajer’s PICTURES OF THE HIDDEN honors the composer’s “four Grand Masters:" Johann Sebastian Bach, Persian poet Hafez, and his parents. In this album, Mohajer shares his artistic upbringing by combining his roots in Persian modality with his love of Western classical music. The eponymous piece, a set of five songs for voice and piano, f ...…
 
Arnold Schoenberg's masterpieces that Jean Sibelius protested against and the direction they were taking music.Transfigured Night, Op 45 Pieces for Orchestra Op. 16Dominique Beaulieu conducts the CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans23Sep18 - repaired rendering error23Sep18 - repaired error in original recording of Transfigured Night…
 
Pamela Coats - Paris mon Amour From the end of the 19th century through today, Paris has been named the "Capital of the Arts". For many composers "the city of lights" was not only a place of creative exchange and inspiration but also a place of adventurous "Joie de vivre“. In the CD "Paris mon Amour/Paris, my love", the clarinet-piano duo Coats ...…
 
Serge Diaghilev was turned down by four composers before turning to Igor Stravinsky to write the music for a new production by the Ballet Russe. Luckily, Stravinsky, eager to try his hand at a ballet, had already been working on the music for a month, and their artistic relationship went on to produce Petrushka and The Rite of Spring.…
 
Dvořák's Symphony No. 8 is, in many ways, his most Bohemian - full of blue skies, but with dark shadows that make the sunshine that much brighter.By publicrelations@sfsymphony.org (San Francisco Symphony).
 
Raymond Bisha introduces composer-pianist-academic Tanya Ekanayaka through a new release of music for solo piano, composed and performed by herself. The twelve ‘prisms’ derive their stylistic inspiration from a variety of sources that include classical, contemporary, pop, rock, world and film music. The fusion of styles in each movement is root ...…
 
Featuring music of Beethoven, Ravel and Dvorak.
 
This week we take a look at one of the most popular 20th century symphonies, Sibelius' glorious second symphony. From the moment of its premiere, this piece was given a revolutionary narrative by Finnish Nationalists looking to throw off the yoke of Russian oppression. We take a look at this story and explore how the music supports or undermine ...…
 
With her Navona debut I CLOSE MY EYES IN ORDER TO SEE, accomplished Canadian flutist Sara Hahn demonstrates her exceptional sensitivity for emotional nuance coupled with great virtuosic capability, but most of all: the healing power of music itself. Hahn, currently the Principal Flutist for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, is rightly known f ...…
 
DREAMS LAID DOWN brings to life the works of several acclaimed composers, evoking a tender, reflective atmosphere. Inspired by sources from the Beatles to the poetry of Rinehart’s wife, the album creates an intimate aural experience that is as personal to the listener as it is to the artist himself. The title track, composed by Michael Karmon, ...…
 
WHAT'S THAT YOU SAY? YOU'VE FOUND THE CLASSICAL MUSIC EQUIVALENT OF "ISN'T SHE LOVELY"???! FINALLY! Yes it's true, we've literally found it, it's in this episode and it's PRETTY GOOD ACTUALLY. Also included in this episode: ancient Hollywood trivia, oblique references to Monsters Inc and the most American music ever written (N.B. No eagles were ...…
 
Darren Young comes in to talk about classical guitar and intentional listening Playlist: Jason Noble, Steve Cowan - Shadow Prism Andrew Staniland, Rob MacDonald - Dreaded Sea Voyage Nikita Koshkin, Artyom Dervoed - The Prince's Toys Suite Gordon Lightfoot, Emma Rush - Canadian Railroad Trilogy Brian Johanson, Ralph Maier - Variations on a Finni ...…
 
The violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja is performing in Bonn at the annual Beethovenfest with the Camerata Bern. She prefers taking risks with her music rather than perfection and Sarah Willis finds out why.
 
The Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47, by Dmitri Shostakovich is a work for orchestra composed between April and July 1937. Its first performance was on November 21, 1937, in Leningrad by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra under Yevgeny Mravinsky. The premiere was a huge success and received an ovation that lasted well over half an hour.Condu ...…
 
Scriabin's "Poem of Ecstasy" was the perfect "cosmic trip" for the Summer of Love - even though it was written 60 years earlier.By publicrelations@sfsymphony.org (San Francisco Symphony).
 
MIND & MACHINE VOL. 2 is the second electro-acoustic compilation to be released on Ravello Records. Each of the seven composers featured on MIND & MACHINE VOL. 2 offers his or her own striking exploration into the means by which technology can be used to alter time and form to create entirely new musical experiences. This diverse assortment of ...…
 
This week we continue our exploration of Mozart's great masterpiece, "Cosi Fan Tutte," or "They're All Like That." We'll talk all about social mores of the time, why the two men are so persistent in their pursuit of the two sisters, the mounting hilarity and absurdity of the text, but more importantly perhaps, about the sublime music that Mozar ...…
 
The Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82, by Jean Sibelius is a symphony in three movements.Dominique Beaulieu, conductorCMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans
 
Peace and war, East and West, past, present, and future: find all this and more in BLACK SWAN OF PIANO, the latest album by award-winning composer and pianist Marta Brankovich. Brankovich, dubbed the “Black Swan of Piano” by the Miami Herald, invites listeners to explore the rich history of Serbia, her home country, in this captivating collecti ...…
 
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Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G Major), K. 525Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 "Serioso"Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114 "The Trout"Visit LaMusicaFestival.org for more information about the 2019 season.
 
Honens 2018 Laureate Nicolas Namoradze joins me in studio to talk about everything from neuroscience to paint dripping Playlist: Arvo Part, NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic - Symphony No 2 Elena Ruehr, New Orchestra of Washington - Shadow Light - Concerto for Viola & Strings Nicolas Namoradze - Etudes I, II, III Nicolas Namoradze - Walking Painting Har ...…
 
A central theme in Dr. Dennis Kam’s album SEVERAL TIMES is, predictably, time. Not so predictable is how time is used, manipulated, and developed throughout. Dr. Kam explores beyond expectation, using repetition and connectivity to experiment with form. This creates a unique sonic experience that pushes the boundaries of tonal and rhythmic conv ...…
 
Ed Martin's Ravello Records debut JOURNEYS could not be more aptly titled. This album of highly original piano compositions invites the listener on a voyage through mysterious realms where the limits of the sensual and the intuitive dissolve – a journey that is at times epic, and at other times epically quiet. The album commences with Three Pie ...…
 
Raymond Bisha introduces a new release of music by three Baroque titans: Lully, Telemann and Rameau. The latter two were hugely influenced by the music of Lully, who was powerfully positioned as the chief musician of King Louis XIV of France. Lully left a rich legacy of dramatic music scored for orchestra. It left an Read More ...…
 
For the first time, Sticky Notes tackles opera! This week, we'll take you through a brief history of the development of Opera up through the time of Mozart, featuring the music of Peri, Monteverdi, Cavalli, and more. Then we begin a two part exploration of one of the greatest masterpieces of the opera world, Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte. This opera ...…
 
Sarah Willis creates a concert for children about the American composer George Gershwin with the help of pianist Stefano Bollani, conductor Gustavo Gimeno and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg. Dance with us!
 
Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 in C minor is the last symphony the composer completed. It exists in two major versions of 1887 and 1890. It was premiered under conductor Hans Richter in 1892 in Vienna. It is dedicated to the Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria.This symphony is sometimes nicknamed The Apocalyptic, but this was not a name Bruckner ...…
 
La Musica International Chamber Music Festival performs:Mozart: String Quintet No. 6, K. 614Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2For more information, please visit:www.LaMusicaFestival.org
 
Amanda Smith from Honens comes in to speak about the festival and competition! Playlist: Jean Cartan, Stanislas Ensemble - Introduction & Allegro John Corigliano, Philippe Quint, William Wolfam - Sonata for Violin & Piano George Benjamin, Gilles Vonsattel - Shadowlines Sergei Prokofiev, Orchestra Dell'Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia - Pian ...…
 
VEILGREG D'ALESSIO Greg d'Alessio's VEIL offers a cross-section through all the facets encompassing modern classical composition as well as an impressive portrait of the composer's unique voice and development over two decades. VEIL's chronological track order allows the listener to follow the progression of both the music and the man behind it ...…
 
Die schweigsame Frau (The Silent Woman), Op. 80, is a 1935 comic opera in three acts by Richard Strauss with libretto by Stefan Zweig after Ben Jonson's Epicoene, or the Silent Woman.Joana Filipe Martinez - conductor/producerCMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain
 
All 40 works by Mozart at 24 years of age. Over 7 hours(!) of beautiful music by the world's greatest composer.Missa solemnis in C, K 337Symphony No. 34 in C Major, K 338Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K 339Kyrie in D minor, K 341O Gottes Lamm, K 343aAls aus Agypten K 343bZaide, K 344Thamos, King in Egypt, K 345Luci care, Lucibelle, nottu ...…
 
Dvorak came to the USA in December of 1892. Three years later, he returned to Bohemia. In the meantime, he wrote three of his most popular pieces and three of the most popular pieces in all of classical music, the American String Quartet, the Cello Concerto, and the topic for today, his New world Symphony. Season 4 of Sticky Notes begins with a ...…
 
Trumpet fanfares at the castle, practising horn at the beach, an open air concert in the garden – Sarah Willis meets the young musicians of the Brass Academy Alicante and enjoys their typically Spanish hospitality.
 
THE ELOQUENT SAXOPHONEDavid Tanner, saxophoneMarc Widner, piano Navona Records is proud to announce the re-release of David Tanner's 1988 album THE ELOQUENT SAXOPHONE. Tanner is no Stranger to Navona; his compositions and arrangements can be heard on two other Navona releases: Of Birds and Lemons (2012) and Dashing (2016). This was his first al ...…
 
All 40 works by Mozart at 24 years of age. Over 7 hours(!) of beautiful music by the world's greatest composer.Missa solemnis in C, K 337Symphony No. 34 in C Major, K 338Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K 339Kyrie in D minor, K 341O Gottes Lamm, K 343aAls aus Agypten K 343bZaide, K 344Thamos, King in Egypt, K 345Luci care, Lucibelle, nottu ...…
 
PLACES IN TIMERichard Brooks Richard Brooks’ PLACES IN TIME travels through the acclaimed composer’s personal history with each piece representing a different period in the composer’s life. Many of these recordings were originally released by Brooks’ label, Capstone Records. Each piece gains new life as Brooks and Navona Records team up to shar ...…
 
Luminous Voices & Spiritus Artistic Director Tim Shantz is in studio to talk about the exciting upcoming seasons! Playlist: Ted Hearne, The Crossing - Consent Jeffrey Ryan, Canadian Chamber Choir - Angeline on Ossabaw Jocelyn Morlock, Musica Intima - Exaudi Tarik O'Regan, Conspirare - Tal Vez Tenemos Tiempo Phoenix Chamber Choir, Jake Runestad ...…
 
Mass (formally: MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers) is a musical theatre work composed by Leonard Bernstein with text by Bernstein and additional text and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy, it premiered on September 8, 1971, conducted by Maurice Peress and choreographed by Alvin Ailey. The perfo ...…
 
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WHISPERING FRAGRANCEStephen Yip On WHISPERING FRAGRANCE, his first solo album with Navona Records, composer Stephen Yip merges serenity with agitation, earthiness with sophistication and the mundane with the sublime. The result is an original creation that is unapologetically post-modern, yet deeply rooted in Chinese traditionalism. The instrum ...…
 
Dmitri Shostakovich composed his Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Opus 43, between September 1935 and May 1936, after abandoning some preliminary sketch material. In January 1936, halfway through this period, Pravda—under direct orders from Joseph Stalin[1]—published an editorial "Muddle Instead of Music" that denounced the composer and targeted his ...…
 
MANIFOLDMichael Wittgraf Ravello Records welcomes Michael Wittgraf to its family of artists. Wittgraf is releasing his debut album MANIFOLD, an expansive effort with numerous layers hidden in the composition. Choosing texture over melody, the visceral compositions of MANIFOLD draw the listener in to the arresting music, and sound as if it would ...…
 
The Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63, is one of seven completed symphonies composed by Jean Sibelius. Written between 1910 and 1911, it was premiered in Helsinki on 3 April 1911 by the Philharmonia Society, with Sibelius conducting.CMD Paris Philharmonic in OrleansConducted by Dominique Beaulieu
 
Only one more week until the premiere of Season 4! In the meantime, take one more look back at a favorite episode of mine, Medieval Music in 60 Minutes. We'll explore some of the first ever composers that we have records of, and take a deep dive into topics such as the Ethiopian Saint Yared, Gregorian Chant, Polyphony, Musical Notation, Troubad ...…
 
Leonard Bernstein's magnificent music for Elia Kazan's equally-magnificent, multi Oscar-winning film On The Waterfront - with its landmark performance by Marlon Brando - has until now been available only as an oft-perfomed, re-arranged 19-minute "classical" suite, a brief 2-minute selection on "Leonard Bernstein's New York" album with the Orche ...…
 
TWO CELLS IN SEVILLA, OR: DON QUIXOTE IS HUNGRYWalter Steffens In many ways, Walter Steffens' TWO CELLS IN SEVILLA is a work of polar opposites. Quasi-tonal but modern, traditional but minimalist, the German composer has created an opera uniting two historical protagonists as multi-faceted as the music itself. The libretto, written by Steffens' ...…
 
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New Works Calgary artistic director Laurie Radford talks about their exciting 35th season Playlist: Stephen Sondheim - A Comedy Tonight Stephen Sondheim - Free Joan Tower, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra - Sequoia Paul Moravec, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, New England Conservatory Concert Choir & Chamber Singers - The Blizzard Voices 1. Prol ...…
 
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