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16012 PARMA Recordings - Harmony of Dissonance
Oct 13 • 4 min
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16003 PARMA Recordings - Somewhere
Oct 4 • 1 min
This broadcast is available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/8ZmkJ3Ozlk0 SOMEWHERE ANDREA CHEESEMAN CLARINET Clarinetist Andrea Cheeseman infuses every note of her performances with a sense of passion and purpose. It is with this intentionality that she…
PARMA Recordings - Amor fati
Oct 3 • 1 min
This broadcast is available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/SvrfDUN-yjE PARMA artist and performer David William Ross presents Ravello Records’ AMOR FATI, an album of solo guitar works that travel through the varied grounds of Ross’s guitar prowess.…
16001 PARMA Recordings Musical Images
Oct 1 • 1 min
Listen to this broadcast at: https://youtu.be/tgYRcnt7qjo With Mark John McEncroe’s MUSICAL IMAGES FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, the composer proves that an academic background is not a prerequisite for musical excellence. His latest Navona Records release brims…
La Musica International Chamber Music Festival - promo 1
Oct 1 • 1 min
We are proud to announce that La Musica International Chamber Music Festival will be sponsoring us for Season 16. Be sure to visit their website at: LaMusicaFestival.org for more information. Please view our broadcasts for Season 16 on YouTube.
15199 PARMA Recordings Playing on the Edge
Sep 25 • 1 min
This broadcast is available on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkVPjaT640c NYC-based Sirius Quartet deftly navigates the peaks and valleys of PLAYING ON THE EDGE, a Navona Records release featuring the genius of five contemporary composers.…
15200 PARMA Recordings To One
Sep 25 • 1 min
This broadcast is available on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veZIx157dn0&feature=youtu.be Delivering a message of individual empowerment through song, acclaimed vocalist Lela Kaplowitz says that the sole purpose of Big Round Records’ TO ONE…
15198 PARMA Recordings - Windswept
Sep 24 • 1 min
This broadcast may be heard on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/ex5oIDj7Nlk The title of Navona Records’ WINDSWEPT refers to more than just the wind quintet whose sounds make up the musical landscape of this album. It reflects the way the listener is consumed…
15197 PARMA Recordings Then Elephant Speaks
Sep 23 • 1 min
This broadcast is available for viewing at: https://youtu.be/qdWKsfb2rEI In the triumphant THEN ELEPHANT SPEAKS, composer Bill Whitley tells stories of strength and power through acoustic and electric sound. He leads listeners on a journey through…
Debussy: Snowflakes are Dancing
Sep 20 • 2 min
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15196 Donizetti: Il fortunato inganno (The Happy Deception)
Sep 18 • 149 min
Now online on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/h1JzUXV9lzE Il fortunato inganno (The Happy Deception) is an opera buffa in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti, to a libretto by Andrea Leone Tottola. Composed in 1823, it was first given on September 3 of that year…
15195 PARMA Recordings - Alla Elana Cohen
Sep 18 • 1 min
This broadcast is available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/yRl83Ro7icM Russian-born emmigrant, composer and pianist, Alla Cohen presents her double album QUAESTIONES ET RESPONSA. Her latest Ravello Records release features chamber music works with highly…
15194 PARMA Recordings - Patterns
Sep 16 • 1 min
Listen to this broadcast on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/9_TdrJYyvmE With an intimate look at each instrument and each section, no note is ever wasted in the chamber performance. PATTERNS highlights the underlying motifs and musical patterns that weave…
15193 PARMA Recordings - Lachlan Skipworth
Sep 12 • 1 min
This broadcast is available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/qgprucLQ8J4 Australian composer, clarinetist, and shakuhachi flute student Lachlan Skipworth not only delves into complexities in tone, color, and texture in his eponymous album on Navona Records…
15192 PARMA Recordings - Preach Sister Preach
Sep 11 • 53 min
This broadcast is available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/xGzNmQSm3zo Soprano Katherine Jolly delivers a mesmerizing performance on PREACH SISTER PREACH, an assemblage of compositions which draw their inspiration from the poetry of Emily Dickinson,…
15191 3 Works by César-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert Franck
Sep 7 • 89 min
Psyche Le Chasseur maudit Symphony in D minor Psyche - archive recording from 1954 Le Chasseur and Symphony performed by the CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans Conducted by Dominique Beaulieu Watch on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/J8YdITGzAW0 Download album…
15090 PARMA Recordings - Tangos and Something More
Sep 2 • 68 min
This broadcast is also available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/f4PH48EThBQ TANGOS… & SOMETHING MORE GRUPO ENCUENTROS ALICIA TERZIAN conductor Marta Blanco mezzo Claudio Espector piano Sergio Polizzi violin Carlos Nozzi cello Fabio Mazzitelli flute…
15189B Mozart - Cosi fan tutte
Aug 31 • 186 min
Così fan tutte, ossia La scuola degli amanti, K. 588, is an Italian-language opera buffa in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart first performed on 26 January 1790 at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria. The libretto was written by Lorenzo Da Ponte who also…
15189A Cosi fan tutte - detailed analysis
Aug 30 • 78 min
A detailed analysis of our upcoming production of Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte”
15154 PARMA Recordings - Jitro in Heaven
May 3 • 63 min
JITRO IN HEAVEN, the fourth release on Navona Records from the Jitro Czech Girls Choir, balances the liturgical with the lighthearted. Propelled by the fusion of Petr Eben’s compositions, the Choir’s virtuosic ability to capture the emotional essence of…
15153 ClickBait Composers
May 2 • 110 min
In this broadcast we venture to the darkside of YouTube of music videos that promise everything from re-growing your hair to changing your sex. This is the world of ClickBait, videos in which their only objective is to get you to listen to their videos…
15149 PARMA Recordings - Tacit-Citat-Ion
Apr 27 • 64 min
TACIT-CITAT-ION MODERN CHAMBER WORKS REBECKA SOFIA AHVENNIEMI Rebecka Sofia Ahvenniemi’s debut TACIT-CITAT-ION is a reflection of contemporary Scandinavian composition – gestural, yet empowered by painstaking attention to detail. Where other composers’…
15152 Ives: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
Apr 25 • 82 min
Charles Ives Symphony No. 1 and Symphony No. 2 Sylvia Wagner - conductor/producer CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra
15150 Borodin 2 and Mendelssohn 3
Apr 23 • 72 min
Borodin: Symphony No. 2 in B minor Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 “Scottish” Dominique Beaulieu - conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans Download now at:…
14148 Schubert and Kalinnikov Symphony No. 2
Apr 20 • 78 min
Schubert: Symphony No. 2 in B-flat Major, D. 125 Kalinnikov: Symphony No. 2 in A Major Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p908/Schubert_2_and_Kalinnikov_2.html
15147 PARMA Recordings - Voices of Earth and Air, Vol. 2
Apr 17 • 65 min
VOICES OF EARTH & AIR VOL II WORKS FOR CHORUS SCOTT SOLAK JONATHAN DAVID LITTLE HELEN MACKINNON L PETER DEUTSCH JULI NUNLIST DANIEL MORSE PETER GREVE WHITMAN BROWN VOICES OF EARTH AND AIR 2 presents the best that modern choral compositions have to offer.…
15145 Shostakovich 10 and Tchaikovsky 5
Apr 13 • 107 min
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 Kathryn Cavanaugh - Producer/Conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Orchestra Download now at:…
15144 PARMA Recordings - Ecumenical Spirit
Apr 12 • 72 min
ECUMENICAL SPIRIT MICHAEL G. CUNNINGHAM Composer Michael G. Cunningham introduces the beauty of sacred choral compositions with the unique energy of the live recording. “Ecumenical” is defined as the promotion of unity among different Christian churches…
15143 PARMA Recordings - Migration
Apr 9 • 62 min
MIGRATION FUEGO QUARTET Nicki Roman soprano saxophone Erik Elmgren alto saxophone Harrison Clarke tenor saxophone Gabriel Piqué baritone saxophone The Fuego Quartet, featuring saxophonists Nicki Roman, Erik Elmgren, Harrison Clarke, and Gabriel Piqué,…
15142 PARMA Recordings - Between Worlds
Apr 8 • 53 min
BETWEEN WORLDS GIOVANNI PIACENTINI Composed almost entirely in 2018 and performed by composer Giovanni Piacentini, the music on BETWEEN WORLDS serves as a brand-new snapshot of a musician’s prowess at the height of his creative capabilities. For more…
15141 PARMA Recordings - Virtuosity
Apr 1 • 86 min
VIRTUOSITY JOHN ROBERTSON Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra Anthony Armoré conductor Characterized by a unique style of instrumentation and experimentation with formality, VIRTUOSITY is the colorful expression of composer John Robertson’s symphonic creativity.…
15140 PARMA Recordings - Yes…It’s a Thing!
Mar 30 • 76 min
YES…IT’S A THING! WORLD PREMIERE RECORDINGS OF NEW MUSIC FOR FLUTE & CLASSICAL GUITAR DUO SEQUENZA Debra Silvert flute, alto flute, piccolo Paul Bowman classical guitar The long-awaited release from the chamber ensemble Duo Sequenza, YES…IT’S A THING!,…
15139 PARMA Recordings - Sustain
Mar 27 • 73 min
SUSTAIN WORKS FOR PIANO & PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS DANIEL ADAMS JOHN A. CAROLLO JOHN DANTE PREVEDINI ROBERT E. THOMAS WILLEM VAN TWILLERT Within their varied appearances and sounds, the piano, vibraphone, and marimba make up a unique family. Nonetheless,…
15138 PARMA Recordings - Ferruccio Busoni The Late Works
Mar 27 • 63 min
FERRUCCIO BUSONI: THE LATE WORKS - Svetlana Belsky Music lovers are familiar with Ferruccio Busoni due to his extensive revisions of Johann Sebastian Bach’s keyboard works, but the Italian’s own compositions have long been reserved for the pleasure of a…
15137 PARMA Recordings - Peace, Nature and Renewal
Mar 25 • 58 min
PEACE, NATURE & RENEWAL THE MUSIC OF MARK DAL PORTO Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra | Petr Vronský conductor Vox Futura | Andrew Shenton conductor Tracy Carr oboe Mark Dal Porto piano Arcadian Winds Purchase CD at:…
15136 PARMA Recordings - Live in Ostrava
Mar 25 • 49 min
LIVE IN OSTRAVA MARK JOHN MCENCROE Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra Anthony Armore conductor Heiko Mathias Förster conductor Mark John McEncroe, who started his musical training in his late 30’s, had always exhibited a varied, profound interest in music –…
15135 Gounod: Romeo and Juliet
Mar 23 • 153 min
Roméo et Juliette (Romeo and Juliet) is an opera in five acts by Charles Gounod to a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, based on Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. It was first performed at the Théâtre Lyrique (Théâtre-Lyrique…
15133 La Musica Chamber Music Hour
Mar 20 • 101 min
Kodaly: Duo for Violin and Cello Bilik: Quintet for Piano and Strings, Op. 30 Brahms: Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26 For more information, please visit: https://www.lamusicafestival.org/
15132 PARMA Recordings - Renmen Laments
Mar 19 • 53 min
RENMEN LAMENTS RENAISSANCE MEN Eric Christopher Perry Tenor, Conductor, and Artistic Director Alexander Nishibun Tenor Kilian Mooney Tenor Garry McLinn Tenor Peter Schilling Baritone and Business Manager Will Prapestis Baritone Brian Church Baritone…
15131 Prokofiev: The Tale of the Stone Flower, Op. 118
Mar 19 • 147 min
The Tale of the Stone Flower, Op. 118 is Sergei Prokofiev’s eighth and last ballet, written between 1948 and 1953. It is based on the Russian Ural folk tale The Stone Flower by Pavel Bazhov and is also the last of the trilogy of ballets Prokofiev wrote in…
15130 Brahms 3 and Tchaikovsky 4
Mar 16 • 90 min
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 Dominique Beaulieu - conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans Download at:…
15128 PARMA Recordings - With Strings
Mar 15 • 60 min
WITH STRINGS LIVE SAMPLING IN COUNTERPOINT JEFF MORRIS Ulrich Maiß electric cello Eric KM Clark violin Jeff Morris’s second album, WITH STRINGS, explores the possibilities of 21st-century counterpoint. He builds up rich musical textures by sampling violin…
15127 PARMA Recordings - Imaginary Birds
Mar 14 • 74 min
IMAGINARY BIRDS MUSIC FOR OBOE & ENGLISH HORN PHIL SALATHÉ Ling-Fei Kang oboe Charles Huang english horn, oboe Andrew Knebel viola Annabelle Taubl harp Yu-Chen Shih piano/celesta Katie Kennedy cello Mohamed Shams piano John Birt guitar What can one expect…
15126 PARMA Recordings - Beneath the Tide
Mar 14 • 74 min
PARMA Recordings is excited to bring you a collection of concertos that provides a stunning look into the minds of five of Navona Records’ premiere composers, as well as a reflection on the human experience itself. BENEATH THE TIDE explores human emotion…
15125 PARMA Recordings - Schoenberg Piano Music
Mar 12 • 62 min
Although Schoenberg is often seen as a composer strictly concerned with pitch, his interests in timbre and sonority are ever-present in all five of his completed piano works. Pianist Yoko Hirota performs three of Schoenberg’s completed works along with…
15124 PARMA Recordings - SUEÑOS DE ESPAÑA
Mar 12 • 76 min
Soprano Shudong Braamse blends vocal artistry with technical skill in her recording of SUEÑOS DE ESPAÑA. This treasury of Spanish art song relates stories of passionate love, broken promises, and heartfelt prayers. Braamse’s performance demonstrates both…
15123 PARMA Recordings - 3 Rhapsodies
Mar 11 • 67 min
It is tempting to compare Meštrović’s compositional style to his great predecessors in the late-Romantic tradition. After all, much of the Croatian composer’s style and techniques would be right at home in Rachmaninoff’s concertos, Tchaikovsky’s works, or…
15122 Berlioz - Romeo and Juliet, Op. 17
Mar 9 • 97 min
Roméo et Juliette is a symphonie dramatique, a large-scale choral symphony by French composer Hector Berlioz, which was first performed on 24 November 1839. The libretto was written by Émile Deschamps, and the completed work was assigned the catalogue…
15121 La Musica Chamber Music Hour
Mar 9 • 107 min
The final concert of La Musica’s 2018 Season. Bernstein: Piano Trio Brahms: Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40 Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, Op. 163 For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.lamusicafestival.org/
15120 PARMA Recordings - Music with Silent Aitakes
Mar 7 • 47 min
D’Haene creates a remarkable musical world in MUSIC WITH SILENT AITAKE’S. When he was 25 years old, he began his life-long fascination with gagaku music, or traditional Japanese court music, that has informed his compositional style throughout his career.…
15118 Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet Ballet
Mar 6 • 148 min
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64, is a ballet by Sergei Prokofiev based on William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. Prokofiev reused music from the ballet in three suites for orchestra and a solo piano work. Sylvia Wagner - Conductor/Producer CMD German Opera…
15117 PARMA Recordings - Parallel Realms
Mar 5 • 57 min
Sergio Cervetti, born in Uruguay, immigrated to the United States in 1962 to study contemporary composition, and his work contains a certain cosmopolitan quality reflective of his past and present. Although essentially a minimalist since 1970, he has…
15116 Shostakovich - Symphony 8 and Piano Concerto 2
Mar 4 • 97 min
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65 Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102 Featuring CMD Piano Competition Winner - Viktoria Shevchenko Kathryn Cavanaugh - Conductor/Producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Orchestra Joana…
15114 Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio
Mar 2 • 143 min
“The Abduction from the Seraglio” is an opera Singspiel in three acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The German libretto is by Gottlieb Stephanie, based on Christoph Friedrich Bretzner’s Belmont und Constanze, oder Die Entführung aus dem Serail. The plot…
15112 PARMA Recordings - Deviant Resonances
Feb 28 • 131 min
DEVIANT RESONANCES carries the concept of “creative listening” into new dimensions. In addition to the unconventional ways in which the everyday listener is called on to interpret the music, composer David Rosenboom literally uses the action of…
15111 A Private Concert for Dignitaries
Feb 27 • 103 min
Enesco: Romanian Rhapsody Smetana: The Moldau Ravel: Bolero Resphigi: Church Windows Khatchaturian: Sabre Dance Resphigi: Pines of Rome Sylvia Wagner - conductor Ken Hedgecock - producer CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra Download now at:…
15110 La Musica Chamber Music Hour
Feb 27 • 96 min
This concert from April 15, 2018 features: Paganini: Terzetto Concertante in D Major Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet in F Major Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57 For more information, please visit:…
15109 Mozart Wind Serenades
Feb 26 • 165 min
Mozart: Serenade in B-flat, K. 361 “Gran Partita” Mozart: Serenade in E-flat, K. 375 Mozart: Serenade in C minor, K. 388 “Nacht Musik” Mozart: Divertimento in B-flat, K. 240 Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat, K. 252 Mozart: Divertimento in F, K. 253 Mozart:…
15108 Prokofiev: Symphony 5 and Lieutenant Kije
Feb 25 • 73 min
Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100 Sylvia Wagner - Conductor/Producer CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra Sergei Prokofiev Lieutenant Kije, Op. 60 Kathryn Cavanaugh - Conductor/Producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice…
15107 PARMA Recordings - Souls in Transitions
Feb 24 • 65 min
SOULS IN TRANSITIONS CARL VOLLRATH SUMMA TRIO MAIANI DA SILVA VIOLIN JENNIFER BEWERSE CELLO KAROLINA ROJAHN PIANO Beginning with just the spark to write three trios, composer Carl Vollrath created an intense yet reflective collection of works in SOULS IN…
15106 La Musica Chamber Music Hour
Feb 22 • 91 min
Mendelssohn: String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 87 Popper: Requiem in F-sharp minor for Three Cellos and Piano, Op. 66 Rachmaninoff: Trio Elegiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9 For more information, please visit: LaMusicaFestival.org
15105 PARMA Recordings - Resistance
Feb 21 • 86 min
Composer Garth Baxter calls his commitment to form and aesthetic “modern traditionalism.” And indeed, his new album RESISTANCE may just offer the best of both worlds in one captivating experience. Each piece has certain features in common: they are…
15104 Prokofiev: Symphony No. 4 and Piano Concerto No. 2
Feb 20 • 80 min
Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No. 4 in C Major, Op. 112 Sylvia Wagner - conductor/producer CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16 Joana Filipe Martinez - Piano Soloist Dominique Beaulieu -…
15103 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7, Op. 60 “Leningrad”
Feb 19 • 77 min
Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60 (titled Leningrad), was written c. 1939–40. Initially dedicated to the life and deeds of Vladimir Lenin, Shostakovich decided instead to dedicate the symphony to the besieged city of Leningrad on its…
15102 Salieri: Prima la musica e poi le parole
Feb 18 • 62 min
Prima la musica e poi le parole (First the music and then the words) is an opera in one act by Antonio Salieri to a libretto by Giovanni Battista Casti. The work was first performed on 7 February 1786 in Vienna, following a commission by the Emperor…
15100 Verdi: Sicilian Vespers
Feb 12 • 201 min
Les vêpres siciliennes (The Sicilian Vespers) is a grand opéra in five acts by the Italian romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi set to a French libretto by Eugène Scribe and Charles Duveyrier from their work Le duc d’Albe, which was written in 1838. Les…
15098 PARMA Recordings - The Mask in the Mirror
Feb 9 • 140 min
Composer Richard Thompson’s three-act opera presents the life behind the name of Paul Laurence Dunbar, one of the most prominent African American poets of the early 20th Century. This dramatic performance, inspired by the hundreds of letters exchanged…
15097 La Musica International Chamber Music Hour
Feb 8 • 80 min
Villa-Lobos: Assobio a Jato Williams: Piano Quintet in C minor Brahms: String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111 For more information, please visit: https://www.lamusicafestival.org/
15096 R Strauss - Capriccio Op. 85
Feb 6 • 147 min
Capriccio, Op. 85, is the final opera by German composer Richard Strauss, subtitled “A Conversation Piece for Music”. The opera received its premiere performance at the Nationaltheater München on 28 October 1942. Clemens Krauss and Strauss wrote the…
15095 PARMA Recordings - A Bissel Rhythm
Feb 4 • 56 min
A BISSEL RHYTHM is composer and clarinetist Paul Green’s PARMA Recordings debut, although it marks his second recorded exploration into the fusion between jazz and Jewish music. A performance at Merkin Concert Hall resulted in the New York Times extolling…
15094 PARMA Recordings - Mythical Spaces
Jan 31 • 53 min
MYTHICAL SPACES STEVEN KEMPER Steven Kemper makes his debut on Ravello Records with his electroacoustic album MYTHICAL SPACES. Kemper combines acoustic instruments and electronics to create meditative compositions that explore the connections between real…
15093 PARMA Recordings - Kid Stuff
Jan 30 • 83 min
KID STUFF: SOLI FOR PIANO WITH PERCUSSION ORCHESTRA McCormick Percussion Group Juxtaposing the loud and abrasive with the soft and subtle, the McCormick Percussion Group balances tumult and tender in KID STUFF. Led by director Robert McCormick, Professor…
15092 La Musica Chamber Music Hour
Jan 29 • 90 min
Mozart: Duo for Violin and Viola, K. 424 Dohnanyi: Serenade in C Major for Violin, Viola and Cello Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25 For more information, please visit: https://www.lamusicafestival.org/
15091 La Musica Chamber Music Hour
Jan 29 • 72 min
Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23 Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello Shostakovich: Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147 For more information, please visit: https://www.lamusicafestival.org/
15090 PARMA Recordings - The Myth of Tomorrow
Jan 29 • 82 min
THE MYTH OF TOMORROW Eric Klein Klein’s work is smart and sophisticated, accessible even to the untrained ear, and a cool, clever blend of things both old and new. Purchase CD at:…
15089 La Musica Chamber Music Hour
Jan 28 • 98 min
Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 29 Harbison: Piano Trio No. 3 Dvorak: Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor For more information about this year’s festival, please visit: https://www.lamusicafestival.org/
15088 PARMA Recordings - The Ceiling Floats Away
Jan 28 • 44 min
THE CEILING FLOATS AWAY MATTHEW BURTNER & RITA DOVE EcoSono Ensemble Ravello Records proudly presents THE CEILING FLOATS AWAY, a groundbreaking new collaboration between sound artist Matthew Burtner, former US poet laureate Rita Dove, and ecoacoustic…
15087 Verdi: Stiffelio
Jan 26 • 122 min
Her husband is on a mission and has been completely loyal. Meanwhile, the wife has not as she has had a torrid love affair. Now he returns from his mission. The love affair is over and she knows that her love for her husband is all she wants from life.…
15086 PARMA Recordings - Rippling
Jan 26 • 55 min
RIPPLING Robert Morris Ravello Records is proud to present RIPPLING, a new album by composer Robert Morris. Morris recorded the album live at a “Summer at Eastman Concert” in Hatch Recital Hall, in Rochester, NY. Consisting of only two tracks, “Mountain…
15085 PARMA Recordings - Rosewood Cafe
Jan 25 • 42 min
Fusion lovers will enjoy the PARMA recordings debut of oboist Margaret Herlehy in this fresh, new collection of Latin-inspired jazz. Uniquely, oboe is the central instrument in each composition. Herlehy not only meets the demands of such a challenge but…
15084 Erik-Peter Mortensen: Magnificat Octavi Toni
Jan 24 • 11 min
As a 4th generation musician Erik-Peter Mortensen (AKA Erik or EP) started singing professionally since the age of 9, first at the Metropolitan & New York City Opera Children’s Choruses, and then in many professional choirs through the present (most…
15083 PARMA Recordings - Small Stones
Jan 24 • 41 min
SMALL STONES Nancy Zipay DeSalvo, piano SMALL STONES showcases Dr. Nancy Zipay Desalvo’s exploration into both minute and immense concepts. Recorded on solo piano, DeSalvo performs the compositions translating the compressed beauty of Jason Tad Howard and…
15082 Verdi: The battaglia di Legnano
Jan 23 • 117 min
La battaglia di Legnano (The Battle of Legnano) is an opera in four acts, with music by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian-language libretto by Salvadore Cammarano. It was based on the play La Bataille de Toulouse by Joseph Méry, later the co-librettist of Don…
15081 PARMA Recordings - Formika
Jan 23 • 81 min
Mexican composer Felipe Pérez Santiago introduces the follow up to his 2013 album, Mantis with his first Navona release, FORMIKA, an album of chamber music. Pérez Santiago continues his series with a vast notational layering and timing propelled by…
15080 PARMA Recordings - Exhaling Space
Jan 22 • 79 min
EXHALING SPACE Alejandro Rutty With EXHALING SPACE, Alejandro Rutty and his cast of remarkable performers create one hour of fresh, captivating music combining Latin and world music styles with the classical tradition. With tracks like the futuristic…
15079 PARMA Recordings - Musical Images for Piano
Jan 21 • 142 min
MUSICAL IMAGES FOR PIANO Mark John McEncroe Composer Mark John McEncroe’s latest album MUSICAL IMAGES FOR PIANO presents a theater of the mind, performed with a delicacy that is both melancholic and nostalgic. Rather than attempting to shatter musical…
15078 Verdi: The Bandits
Jan 21 • 126 min
Verdi’s rarely performed masterpiece “I masnadieri” (The Bandit) A man becomes involved with a group of bandits. However, his innocent and highly moral fiance also becomes intrigued. How he deals with the situation is unique and heartbreaking. Performed…
15077 PARMA Recordings - I Carry Your Heart
Jan 20 • 80 min
In light of all the musical beauty and palpable excellence of this new release, it is hard to tell whose merit it is: the Chamber Singers’, or conductor David Holdhusen’s? Most likely, the answer lies within the question: One cannot tell, because all…
15076 PARMA Recordings - Crosswind
Jan 19 • 82 min
CROSSWIND TOWER DUO ERIN HELGESON TORRES FLUTE MICHAEL RENE TORRES SAXOPHONE On CROSSWIND, flutist Erin Helgeson Torres and saxophonist Michael Rene Torres, who have performed as Tower Duo since 2007, deliver a stunning set of performances which utilize…
15075 PARMA Recordings - When the Soul Speaks
Jan 18 • 51 min
WHEN THE SOUL SPEAKS CHORAL MUSIC BY JAN JIRÁSEK BONIFANTES BOYS CHOIR & CZECH SOLOIST CONSORT JAN MÍŠEK CONDUCTOR The Bonifantes Boys Choir showcases the best of the best of the Czech boy singers and composer Jan Jirásek over the past 20 years. WHEN THE…
15074 PARMA Recordings - Great Southern Land
Jan 17 • 75 min
GREAT SOUTHERN LAND marks trumpeter Phillip Chase Hawkins’ recording debut. Hawkins’ decision to present the music of internationally renowned composer Brendan Collins in both duo and trio configurations clearly illustrates the exceptional synergy that…
15073 PARMA Recordings - Pieces of Mind and Matter
Jan 17 • 55 min
PIECES OF MIND AND MATTER features five string duos in chronological order of their creation, though even the precise instrumental set-up of the individual parts betrays long, careful thought. With the mathematical precision and analytical construction in…
15072 PARMA Recordings - John Psathas Percussion Project
Jan 17 • 82 min
The idea for THE JOHN PSATHAS PERCUSSION PROJECT: VOLUME ONE began in 2013 with John Psathas’ piano and gamelan piece Waiting: Still which Omar Carmenates arranged for percussion trio. While unknown at the time, this arrangement launched a five-year-long…
15071 PARMA Recordings - Toker Messing Around
Jan 16 • 64 min
TOKER MESSING AROUND …WITH THE CLASSICS ;) HAKAN A. TOKER “Music is a game we play… It is to be respected, but not to be taken too seriously. It belongs to all of us. It is ours to create and recreate, to mess around with, as long as we give credit.” In…
15069 PARMA Recordings - Glacier Music
Jan 14 • 84 min
Matthew Burtner presents the haunting beauty of GLACIER MUSIC, an electroacoustic collection featuring the Alaskan natural landscape as the central instrument. with the sounds of snow, trickling streams, and the cracks, pops, and thundering as glaciers…
15068 PARMA Recordings - From the Valley of Baca
Jan 14 • 74 min
FROM THE VALLEY OF BACA THE CHAMBER MUSIC OF DAVID CARPENTER Charles Abramovic piano Katelyn Bouska piano Rebecca Harris violin Cassia Harvey cello Myanna Harvey viola Lawrence Indik baritone Composer David Carpenter’s PARMA debut, FROM THE VALLEY OF…
15067 PARMA Recordings - Young Prometheus
Jan 11 • 75 min
YOUNG PROMETHEUS Mark Volker Inspired by poetry and prose, composer Mark Volker’s latest release YOUNG PROMETHEUS is about reactions. From the philosophical reaction to the “Three Quotations” to the physical reactions in “Echoes of Yesterday,” Volker…
15065 PARMA Recordings - Piano Works by Sara Feigin
Jan 9 • 56 min
PIANO WORKS BY SARA FEIGIN Performed by Benjamin Goodman This latest record from Navona Records is a treasure trove of piano music by the late composer and pianist Sara Feigin. Led by Carmela O’Flaherty, the composer’s daughter, the project consists…
15066 R Strauss - The Love of Danae, Op. 83
Jan 7 • 172 min
Die Liebe der Danae (The Love of Danae) is an opera in three acts by Richard Strauss to a February 1937 German libretto by Joseph Gregor, based on an outline written in 1920, “Danae, or The Marriage of Convenience”, by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Strauss…
15064 PARMA Recordings - Notes to Loved Ones
Jan 4 • 73 min
NOTES TO LOVED ONES PETER DAYTON Up-and-coming composer Peter Dayton makes his Navona Records debut with the release of Notes to Loved Ones, an album of works for piano and strings. Dayton’s style of composition is heavily influenced by people with whom…
15063 PARMA Recordings - Something More
Jan 2 • 66 min
SOMETHING MORE Timothy Lee Miller Timothy Lee Miller presents SOMETHING MORE, eight original jazz compositions that explore the unique relationships that the composer has with his family. Expanding upon something as simple as a photograph or a memory,…
15061 PARMA Recordings - Spoon Hanging from My Nose
Dec 31, 2018 • 80 min
Dr. J.A. Kawarsky has been bringing his work to the PARMA Recordings playing field for years; however, this month marks a momentous occasion for both PARMA and this prolific composer, who up to this point has had his work performed on compilation albums…
15060 PARMA Recordings - Works for Dance
Dec 31, 2018 • 72 min
WORKS FOR DANCE TED COFFEY Using the sounds of handmade paper, electronics, and surf guitar among others, Ted Coffey composes a sometimes fragile, sometimes brutal order that swings from texturalism to song. Written for dance, both fixed media and live…
15059 PARMA Recordings - Many New Trails to Blaze
Dec 31, 2018 • 68 min
MANY NEW TRAILS TO BLAZE The UAB Chamber Trio James Zingara trumpet Denise Gainey clarinet Chris Steele piano MANY NEW TRAILS TO BLAZE showcases three musicians in an intellectually driven, globally inspired set of compositions. Each work, from the…
15058 PARMA Recordings - Concertante Modern Works for Guitar
Dec 30, 2018 • 109 min
CONCERTANTE MODERN WORKS FOR GUITAR Campbell Ross Ariel Dirié Gerardo Dirié While New Zealand guitarist and composer Campbell Ross cites influences as varied as Claude Bolling, Manuel Ponce and Benjamin Britten when discussing the works featured on…
15057 PARMA Recordings - Universo
Dec 29, 2018 • 47 min
MÚSICA UNIVERSAL - Vocal Universal With Ansonica Records’ release of MÚSICA UNIVERSAL, traditional Cuban tunes and wider genres of pop and soul stand side by side. Vocal Universo’s performances intend to appeal to all varieties of musical tastes, with the…
15056 PARMA Recordings - Espontaneo - The Abdala Sessions
Dec 29, 2018 • 57 min
ESPONTÁNEO: The Abdala Sessions - Ortega, Silveira & Elizarde ESPONTÁNEO demonstrates a different side of the music production world — one where the craft of performance itself and the shared musical moment is not lost in the effort for a perfect take.…
15055 PARMA Recordings - Centuria S-Quark
Dec 27, 2018 • 55 min
CENTURIA S-QUARK - Stas Namin For composer and legendary Russian art and music figure Stas Namin, the current state of the world points towards a trajectory of violence and dissonance, as humanity curiously turns from a collective to an individual mind.…
15054 Vittoria Ricci Performs Mozart
Dec 24, 2018 • 65 min
Vittoria Ricci, principle horn of the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, performs Mozart. 1 - Horn Concerto in D Major, K. 412 2 - Horn Concerto in E-flat Major, K. 417 3 - Horn Concerto in E-flat Major, K. 447 4 - Horn Concerto in E-flat Major, K. 495…
15052 Introducing Rhonda Skaggs
Dec 23, 2018 • 85 min
Rhonda Skaggs, principle oboe Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans 1 - R Strauss: Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra in D Major 2 - Vaughan-Williams: Concerto for Oboe and Strings 3 - JS Bach: Sonata for Oboe and Continuo 4 -…
15051 Introducing Tina Vivaldi
Dec 21, 2018 • 104 min
Tina Vivaldi is a wonderful example of our “Women in Classical Music Program.” Tina was working as a checkout clerk in Naples when we were alerted to a girl that was a fabulous flutist, but due to her lack of formal music education, could not find a job…
15050 The Lyrical Sounds of Amy Shaw
Dec 20, 2018 • 74 min
Amy Shaw is our first musician, of ours, that we have ever featured. We discovered Amy while she was practicing in her apartment. Her 2nd story window was open and we could hear her from the street. Several people had gathered to listen to her and we…
15049 Our Favorite New Year Selections
Dec 19, 2018 • 431 min
Over 100 of our favorite music selections for the New Year. Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p769/Our_Favorite_New_Year_Works_%28digital_download%29.html
15048 Mozart: Idomeneo, re di Creta ossia Ilia e Idamante, K. 366
Dec 18, 2018 • 162 min
Idomeneo, re di Creta ossia Ilia e Idamante, K. 366 is an Italian language opera seria by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The libretto was adapted by Giambattista Varesco from a French text by Antoine Danchet, which had been set to music by André Campra as…
15047 R Strauss: Daphne
Dec 17, 2018 • 107 min
Considered by many to be the greatest of ALL Strauss operas that you’ve never heard of. Although Strauss described Daphne as a “bucolic tragedy,” based on Greek myth, it is not an opera about loss, as is Orpheus, or about retribution, as in Elektra, but…
15046 Tchaikovsky
Dec 16, 2018 • 364 min
Over 100 of our favorite works by Tchaikovsky. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p766/Tchaikovsky.html
15045 JS Bach Favorites
Dec 15, 2018 • 406 min
Over 100 tracks of our favorite works by JS Bach. Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p765/JS_Bach_Favorites.html
15043 Beethoven!
Dec 12, 2018 • 442 min
Over 7 hours from our newest compilation of over 10 hours of music by Beethoven. Over 100 tracks! Available for download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p763/Beethoven%21.html
15042 Can You HANDEL This?
Dec 8, 2018 • 330 min
Over 100 of our favorite works by Handel. Includes a complete performance of “Messiah”, “Water Music”, “Royal Fireworks” and much more! Over 6 hours of Handel! Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p762/Can_You_HANDEL_This%3F.html
14060 Tchaikovsky: Iolanta, Op. 69
Dec 6, 2018 • 106 min
Iolanta, Op. 69, is a lyric opera in one act by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. It was the last opera he composed. The libretto was written by the composer’s brother Modest Tchaikovsky, and is based on the Danish play Kong Renés Datter (King René’s Daughter) by Henrik…
15039 Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71
Dec 5, 2018 • 95 min
Tchaikovsky’s most popular and final ballet. Performed by the CMD Philharmonic of Paris and conducted by Dominique Beaulieu. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p511/Tchaikovsky%3A_The_Nutcracker_%28complete%29.html
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66
Dec 3, 2018 • 171 min
The Sleeping Beauty is a ballet in a prologue and three acts, first performed in 1890. The music was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (his opus 66). The score was completed in 1889, and is the second of his three ballets. The original scenario was…
15036 Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20
Dec 1, 2018 • 153 min
Swan Lake, Op. 20, is a ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875–76. Despite its initial failure, it is now one of the most popular of all ballets. Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans Download at:…
15037 PARMA Recordings - Phoenix Ensemble Clarinet Quintets
Nov 30, 2018 • 66 min
The Phoenix Ensemble’s latest album JOHANNES BRAHMS / ELLIOTT CARTER: CLARINET QUINTETS is, of course, masterful. The Phoenix Ensemble now looks back on almost three decades of being a fixture in the national chamber music scene, focusing on performances…
15035 Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 2 and 3
Nov 29, 2018 • 84 min
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 “Little Russian” Symphony No. 3 in D, Op. 29 “Polish” Sylvia Wagner CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Download Digital Copy at:…
15034 PARMA Recordings - Songs Without Words
Nov 28, 2018 • 66 min
As “early” musicians, the members of Les Délices have committed their professional lives to gaining an understanding of old music and instruments that inspire and excite them. However, while reading about or exploring scores from the 17th or 18th…
15033 100 Most Requested Baroque Masterpieces
Nov 27, 2018 • 430 min
During our 15 years of broadcasting, we have built up quite a list of requests from our Happy Listeners. Here are 100 of our most requested Baroque Period Masterpieces. Download your digital copy at:…
15032 PARMA Recordings - Gentle Winds
Nov 24, 2018 • 64 min
When composing the music for GENTLE WINDS, Skip Livingston had one overarching goal in mind: write music that people will enjoy playing and listening to. In GENTLE WINDS you’ll hear the rich effects that come with doing what one truly finds joy in. For…
15031 PARMA Recordings - Whispers of Heavenly Death
Nov 24, 2018 • 91 min
Contemporary song cycles generally lead a marginal existence in the shadow of Schubert’s perennial, towering example. Connecticut-native composer Scott Perkins nevertheless audaciously marches to the beat of his own drum on WHISPERS OF HEAVENLY DEATH,…
15028 Classical Christmas
Nov 23, 2018 • 372 min
6 hours of the most requested Classical Christmas Music by our listeners over the past 14 seasons. Download all 100 tracks at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p745/100_Most_Requested_Works_for_Christmas.html
15030 PARMA Recordings - Butterfly Effects
Nov 21, 2018 • 76 min
Elizabeth Vercoe’s newest album BUTTERFLY EFFECTS AND OTHER WORKS begins with a quotation. The Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi asked “Am I a human who dreamt of being a butterfly or am I now a butterfly who dreams of being a human?” This sense of oneness and…
15029 PARMA Recordings - Boundless
Nov 20, 2018 • 73 min
Choi has been a champion of contemporary composers throughout her career, and her debut album demonstrates this championship while also celebrating the many cultures and customs that make up American music. BOUNDLESS proves that there are no boundaries —…
15027 PARMA Recordings - When You Are Reminded by the Instruments
Nov 19, 2018 • 73 min
WHEN YOU ARE REMINDED BY THE INSTRUMENTS THE MUSIC OF HAYES BIGGS In short, WHEN YOU ARE REMINDED BY THE INSTRUMENTS manages to shed light on Biggs’s incredibly versatile musical output – light which, indeed, is well deserved. For more information, please…
15024 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 61
Nov 14, 2018 • 83 min
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…
15023 PARMA Recordings - In Your Head
Nov 13, 2018 • 80 min
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…
14244 Verdi: La Traviata
Sep 30, 2018 • 129 min
La traviata (The Fallen Woman) is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. It is based on La Dame aux Camélias (1852), a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas fils. The opera was originally…
14243 Classical Newspapers
Sep 27, 2018 • 305 min
Our “Music to Deliver Newspapers By” has been one of our most popular shows now, for over 2 years. So, we thought we would do another edition. “Classical Newspapers” contains 5 hours of classical music that has been requested to be played by our Happy…
14232 Schoenberg - Transfigured Night - 5 Pieces for Orchestra
Sep 22, 2018 • 56 min
Arnold Schoenberg’s masterpieces that Jean Sibelius protested against and the direction they were taking music. Transfigured Night, Op 4 5 Pieces for Orchestra Op. 16 Dominique Beaulieu conducts the CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Purchase Digital…
14236 Paris mon Amour - Pamela Coats and Carmen Stefanescu
Sep 21, 2018 • 57 min
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…
14235 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 59
Sep 20, 2018 • 92 min
Featuring music of Beethoven, Ravel and Dvorak.
14229 Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47
Sep 15, 2018 • 58 min
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…
14230 Sibelius - Symphony No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 82
Sep 13, 2018 • 39 min
The Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82, by Jean Sibelius is a symphony in three movements. Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans
14224 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 58
Sep 11, 2018 • 83 min
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G Major), K. 525 Beethoven: 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…
14223 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 57
Sep 4, 2018 • 65 min
La Musica International Chamber Music Festival performs: Mozart: String Quintet No. 6, K. 614 Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2 For more information, please visit: www.LaMusicaFestival.org
14221 R Strauss - The Silent Woman
Sep 1, 2018 • 191 min
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/producer CMD Grand Opera Company of…
14220 Mozart at 24 - Part 2
Aug 31, 2018 • 227 min
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 337 Symphony No. 34 in C Major, K 338 Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K 339 Kyrie in D minor, K 341 O Gottes Lamm,…
14219 Mozart at 24 - Part 1
Aug 29, 2018 • 222 min
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 337 Symphony No. 34 in C Major, K 338 Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K 339 Kyrie in D minor, K 341 O Gottes Lamm,…
14218 Bernstein - Mass
Aug 27, 2018 • 116 min
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…
14198 Shostakovich - Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op. 43
Aug 25, 2018 • 69 min
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…
14216 Sibelius - Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63
Aug 23, 2018 • 40 min
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…
Bernstein - On the Waterfront
Aug 23, 2018 • 60 min
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…
14215 Bernstein - Wonderful Town
Aug 19, 2018 • 74 min
Wonderful Town is a 1953 musical with book written by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and music by Leonard Bernstein. The musical tells the story of two sisters who aspire to be a writer and actress…
14214 Bernstein: West Side Story
Aug 17, 2018 • 82 min
West Side Story is a musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. It was inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City…
14213 Bernstein: On the Town
Aug 15, 2018 • 81 min
Like Fancy Free, On the Town tells the story of three sailors during World War II and their amorous adventures on a 24-hour shore leave in New York City. The framework of a full-length musical piece, however, permitted the development of complete…
14212 Bernstein - Candide
Aug 13, 2018 • 120 min
In 1953, the renowned playwright Lillian Hellman proposed to Leonard Bernstein that they adapt Voltaire’s Candide for the musical theater. Voltaire’s 1758 novella satirized the fashionable philosophies of his day and, especially, the Catholic Church whose…
14211 Bernstein - A Quiet Place
Aug 9, 2018 • 101 min
A Quiet Place is a 1983 American opera with music by Leonard Bernstein and a libretto by Stephen Wadsworth. It is a sequel to Bernstein’s 1951 “opera in seven scenes” Trouble in Tahiti. In its original form, A Quiet Place was in one act. Bernstein spoke…
14210 Bernstein - Trouble in Tahiti
Aug 7, 2018 • 51 min
Leonard Bernstein was on his honeymoon in 1951 when he began composing his one-act opera, Trouble in Tahiti, a candid portrait of the troubled marriage of a young suburban couple. Written between his biggest Broadway successes— On the Town in 1944 and…
14209 Leonard Bernstein - The Complete Ballets
Aug 5, 2018 • 101 min
Fancy Free Facsimile - Choreographic Essay for Orchestra Dybbuk Conducted by Leonard Bernstein
14180 Richard Strauss - Arabella Op. 79
Aug 4, 2018 • 156 min
Arabella, Op. 79, is a lyric comedy or opera in three acts by Richard Strauss to a German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, their sixth and last operatic collaboration. Joana Filipe Martinez - conductor and producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona…
14208 Bernstein: Peter Pan
Aug 2, 2018 • 67 min
Peter Pan is a 1950 musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up with music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein; it opened on Broadway on April 24, 1950.[1] This version starred Jean Arthur as Peter Pan, Boris Karloff…
14207 Jane Leslie - Starlight Reflection
Jul 31, 2018 • 24 min
Soft and reflective piano solos dedicated to those who love beautiful, peaceful melodies, and the warm sound of the piano. Winner of several ASCAP Awards for her music, Jane Leslie holds two degrees from Juilliard.
14206 Sibelius - Belshazzar’s Feast and Symphony No. 3
Jul 29, 2018 • 57 min
Belshazzar’s Feast, Op. 51, is incidental music by Jean Sibelius to a play of the same name by the journalist, poet and playwright Hjalmar Fredrik Eugen Procopé. Sibelius composed in 1906 eight movements, scored for orchestra, with singers also being…
14204 Mozart at 23
Jul 25, 2018 • 108 min
Coronation Mass in C Major, K 317 Symphony No. 32 in G Major, K. 318 Symphony No. 33 in B-flat Major, K. 319 Posthorn Serenade for Orchestra No. 9 in D Major, K. 320 Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Boys Choir of France CMD Paris Philharmonic and Chorus…
14190 The First Symphonies 13
Jul 9, 2018 • 57 min
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10 Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25 Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans
14176 R Strauss - The Egyptian Helen Op 75
Jul 7, 2018 • 140 min
Die ägyptische Helena (The Egyptian Helen), Op. 75, is an opera in two acts by Richard Strauss to a German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. It premiered at the Dresden Semperoper on 6 June 1928. Strauss had written the title role with Maria Jeritza in…
14149 Mozart at 22
Jun 9, 2018 • 50 min
The Little Nothings Ballet, K. 299b Symphony No. 31 in D Major, K. 297 CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Dominique Beaulieu, conductor Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p594/Mozart_at_22.html
14148 R Strauss - Intermezzo
Jun 4, 2018 • 144 min
Intermezzo, Op. 72, is an opera in two acts by Richard Strauss to his own German libretto, described as a Bürgerliche Komödie mit sinfonischen Zwischenspielen (bourgeois comedy with symphonic interludes). It premiered at the Dresden Semperoper on 4…
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
May 27, 2018 • 54 min
The Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43, by Jean Sibelius was started in winter 1901 in Rapallo, Italy, shortly after the successful premiere of the popular Finlandia, and finished in 1902 in Finland. Sibelius said, “My second symphony is a confession of…
14143 Bruckner: Symphony No. 2 in C minor (first version)
May 20, 2018 • 80 min
Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 2 in C minor, sometimes known as the “Symphony of Pauses,” was completed in 1872. It was actually the fourth symphony composed by Bruckner, after the Study Symphony in F minor (1863), the Symphony No. 1 in C minor (1866), and…
14142 Leonard Bernstein - The Three Symphonies
May 18, 2018 • 111 min
Symphony No. 1 - Jeremiah Symphony No. 2 - The Age of Anxiety Symphony No. 3 - Kaddish Dominique Beaulieu and Joana Filipe Martinez, conductors CMD Paris Philharmonic of Orleans CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain Joana Filipe Martinez, solo piano…
14141 Bruckner: Symphony No. 0 in D minor, WAB 100, “Nullte”, Nowak Critical Edition
May 15, 2018 • 58 min
The Symphony in D minor, WAB 100, was composed by Anton Bruckner in 1869 between Symphony No. 1 (1866) and Symphony No. 2 (1872). In 1895 Bruckner declared that this symphony “gilt nicht” (does not count) and he did not assign a number to it. The work was…
14140 R Strauss - The Woman without a Shadow
May 14, 2018 • 190 min
Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow), Op. 65, is an opera in three acts by Richard Strauss with a libretto by his long-time collaborator, the poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal. It was written between 1911 and either 1915 or 1917. When it premiered…
14135 The First Symphonies 12
Apr 20, 2018 • 104 min
14135 The First Symphonies 12 Grechaninov: Symphony No. 1 in B minor, Op. 6 Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra Conducted by Kenneth Hedgecock…
14134 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 56
Apr 17, 2018 • 123 min
APRIL 9, 2018 OPERA HOUSE CONCERT Program I Monday, April 9, 2018 8:00 p.m. Sarasota Opera House Mozart, String Quintet in G minor, K.516 Federico Agostini, Ruth Lenz, Bruno Giuranna, Daniel Palmizio, Erica Piccotti Glazunov, String Quintet in A major,…
14133 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 55
Apr 10, 2018 • 111 min
In this broadcast we preview the April 18, 2018 concert of La Musica International Chamber Music Festival. Bernstein, Piano Trio Federico Agostini, Christine Lee, Derek Han Brahms, Trio for Horn, Violin, and Piano in Eb major, Op. 40 (viola version) Ruth…
14132 The First Symphonies 11
Apr 9, 2018 • 83 min
Halvorsen: Symphony No. 1 in C minor Grieg: Symphony in C minor Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans
14131 R Strauss - Ariadne auf Naxos
Apr 6, 2018 • 100 min
Ariadne auf Naxos (Ariadne on Naxos), Op. 60, is an opera by Richard Strauss with a German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Combining slapstick comedy and consummately beautiful music, the opera’s theme is the competition between high and low art for…
14129 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 54
Apr 2, 2018 • 87 min
Program III Sunday, April 15, 2018 3:00 p.m. Sarasota Opera House Paganini, Terzetto Concertante in D major, MS 114 Daniel Palmizio, Christine Lee, Jason Vieaux Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet in F major, Op. 143 Jason Vieaux,…
14127 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 53
Mar 26, 2018 • 91 min
Preview of April 12, 2018 concert at the Sarasota Opera House Program II Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:00 p.m. Sarasota Opera House Mendelssohn, String Quintet No. 2 in Bb major, Op. 87 Federico Agostini, Ruth Lenz, Bruno Giuranna, Daniel Palmizio, Christine…
14126 The First Symphonies 10
Mar 24, 2018 • 84 min
Schubert: ​Symphony No. 1 in D major, D. 82 Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 ​Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p574/The_First_Symphonies_10.html
14125 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 52
Mar 23, 2018 • 128 min
A look ahead to the opening 2018 concert of La Musica International Chamber Music Festival. APRIL 9, 2018 OPERA HOUSE CONCERT Program I Monday, April 9, 2018 8:00 p.m. Sarasota Opera House Mozart, String Quintet in G minor, K.516 Federico Agostini, Ruth…
14124 The First Symphonies 9
Mar 16, 2018 • 90 min
Bruckner: Symphony No. 00 Study Symphony in F minor Meij: Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p572/The_First_Symphonies_9.html
14123 Verdi - Oberto
Mar 13, 2018 • 136 min
Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio is an opera in two acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera, based on an existing libretto by Antonio Piazza probably called Rocester. It was Verdi’s first opera, written over a period of four years…
14122 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 51
Mar 12, 2018 • 80 min
Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478 Rossini: Sonata a quattro No. 5 in E-flat Schoenberg: Transfigured Night
14121 Mahler - Songs of a Wayfarer
Mar 10, 2018 • 31 min
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen ( Songs of a Wayfarer ) is a song cycle by Gustav Mahler on his own texts. The cycle of four songs for medium voice (oft Performed by women as well as men) what written around 1884-85 in the wake of Mahler’s unhappy love…
14120 R Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
Mar 9, 2018 • 204 min
Richard Strauss’ most popular comedic opera. Joana Filipe Martinez, conductor/producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p570/R_Strauss%3A_Der_Rosenkavalier%2C_Op._59.html
14117 The First Symphonies 8
Mar 6, 2018 • 86 min
Kalinnikov: Symphony No. 1 in G minor Rimsky-Korsakov: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 1 Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Kalinnikov: Finale from Symphony No. 1 in G minor Ken Hedgecock, conductor (age 15) Kansas State…
14116 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 50
Mar 5, 2018 • 90 min
Our landmark 50th edition of La Musica Chamber Music Hour from our sponsor, La Musica International Chamber Music Festival. Mozart: Serenade No. 13 for Strings in G Major, K. 525 “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95…
14114 The First Symphonies 7
Feb 27, 2018 • 86 min
Stravinsky: Symphony in E-flat Major, Op. 1 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 11 Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p563/The_First_Symphonies_%237.html
14113 Minkus: Don Quixote
Feb 25, 2018 • 149 min
Don Quixote is a ballet in four acts and eight scenes, based on episodes taken from the famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. It was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus and first presented by the…
14112 Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina Movie Soundtrack
Feb 24, 2018 • 73 min
Music skated to by Olympic Silver medalist, Yevgenia Medvedeva. Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, op. 74 (Pathetique) Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky) Performed by The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Georg…
14111 Holst - The Planets
Feb 21, 2018 • 55 min
The Planets, Op. 32, is a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English composer Gustav Holst, written between 1914 and 1916. Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character as defined…
14110 The First Symphonies #6
Feb 19, 2018 • 118 min
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 13 Rachmaninoff: Symphony Movement in D minor, “Youth Symphony” Balakirev: Symphony No. 1 in C Major Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Purchase now at:…
14109 Mozart Flute Commissions
Feb 16, 2018 • 79 min
Flute Quartet No. 1 in D Major, K. 285 Flute Quartet No. 2 in G Major, K. 285a Flute Quartet No. 3 in C Major, K. 285b Flute Concerto No. 1 in G, K. 313 Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p558/Mozart%3A_Flute_Commissions.html
14108 Valentine’s Day
Feb 14, 2018 • 95 min
For this show, we take a small time out in celebration of Valentine’s Day. 95 minutes of some of our favorite music for Valentine’s Day. Nothing more, nothing less.
14106 The First Symphonies #5
Feb 12, 2018 • 97 min
Barber: First Symphony, Op. 9 Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C, Op. 105 Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39 Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Purchase now at:…
14104 The First Symphonies #4
Feb 9, 2018 • 76 min
Walton: Symphony No. 1 in B♭ minor Bizet: Symphony in C Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p549/The_First_Symphonies_%234.html
14103 Mozart - Oops! I Did It Again!
Feb 8, 2018 • 41 min
Adagio in E for Violin and Orchestra, K. 261 Rondo in B-flat for Violin and Orchestra, K. 269 Serenade for 4 Orchestras in D minor, K. 286 Dominique Beaulieu, conductor and solo violinist CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Chartres Community Orchestra…
14101 The First Symphonies #3
Feb 6, 2018 • 97 min
Bruckner: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, WAB 101 Borodin: Symphony No. 1 in C-flat Major Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orlean Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p546/The_First_Symphonies_%233.html
14100 R Strauss - Elektra
Feb 5, 2018 • 113 min
Elektra, Op. 58, is a one-act opera by Richard Strauss, to a German-language libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, which he adapted from his 1903 drama Elektra. The opera was the first of many collaborations between Strauss and Hofmannsthal. It was first…
14098 Mozart - All Mixed-Up
Feb 2, 2018 • 69 min
Mass in C, K. 257 “Credo” Missa brevis in C, K. 258 “Spaur” Missa brevis in C, K. 259 “Organ Solo” Conducted by Dominique Beaulieu CMD Chorus and Philharmonic of Paris in Orlean Purchase now at ClassicalRecordings.co
14096 The First Symphonies Series #2
Jan 31, 2018 • 89 min
Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 38 “Spring Symphony” Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 1 in G minor, Op. 13 “Winter Dreams” Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orlean Purchase now at ClassicalRecordings.co
14095 The First Symphonies Series #1
Jan 30, 2018 • 61 min
Haydn: Symphony No. 1 in D Major ​Mozart: Symphony No. 1 in E-flat, K. 16 ​Krommer: Symphony No 1 in F Major, Op. 12 Dominique Beaulieu, conductor ​CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orlean Purchase now at ClassicalRecordings.co
14094 Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Jan 27, 2018 • 69 min
Das Lied von der Erde (“The Song of the Earth”) is a composition for two voices and orchestra written by the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler between 1908 and 1909. Described as a symphony when published, it comprises six songs for two singers who…
14093 Mahler: Kindertotenlieder
Jan 26, 2018 • 32 min
Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children) is a song cycle (1904) for voice and orchestra by Gustav Mahler. The words of the songs are poems by Friedrich Rückert. Natalie Schoenberg, Mezzo-Soprano Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of…
14092 Mozart: Concerto for 3 Pianos/Piano Concerto 8
Jan 25, 2018 • 56 min
Concerto for 3 Pianos in F Major, K. 242 “Lodron” Piano Concerto No. 8 in C Major, K. 246 “Lutzow” Joana Filipe Martinez, piano Dominique Beaulieu, piano/conductor ​CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orlean Purchase now at ClassicalRecordings.co
Mahler: Symphony No. 10 in F-sharp minor
Jan 23, 2018 • 100 min
Symphony No. 10 by Gustav Mahler was written in the summer of 1910, and was his final composition. At the time of Mahler’s death the composition was substantially complete in the form of a continuous draft, but not fully elaborated or orchestrated, and…
14089 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 6 and Serenade No. 6
Jan 18, 2018 • 43 min
Piano Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, K. 238 Serenade No. 6 for Orchestra in D major K. 239 Dominique Beaulieu - conductor and pianist CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orlean Purchase now at:…
14088 Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D Major
Jan 17, 2018 • 97 min
Gustav Mahler’s last completed symphony and his most emotional work. CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra Conducted by Kenneth Hedgecock Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p533/Mahler%3A_Symphony_No._9_in_D_Major.html
14086 Scott Joplin: Treemonisha
Jan 15, 2018 • 100 min
Scott Joplin’s 2nd and final opera. This landmark first ever recording of this opera will surprise you! Listed as a “ragtime opera” this description couldn’t be further from the truth. This is more in line with a Gilbert and Sullivan production and…
14085 Lost Stravinsky
Jan 13, 2018 • 83 min
Riccardo Chailly makes his debut recording with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra with the first ever recording of Stravinsky’s ‘Chant Funèbre’ (Funeral Song), a piece everyone believed lost forever. Purchase now at:…
14084 Joana Filipe Martinez Plays Scott Joplin
Jan 12, 2018 • 51 min
Joana has played the rags of Scott Joplin since she was 5 years old and has the complete library of Scott Joplin Rags committed to memory. This broadcast features 10 rags from her new CMD release: The Complete Rags of Scott Joplin Purchase now, for only…
14083 Brahms: Hungarian Dances 1-21
Jan 11, 2018 • 64 min
The Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms, are a set of 21 lively dance tunes based mostly on Hungarian themes, completed in 1869. ​ They vary from about a minute to five minutes in length. They are among Brahms’s most popular works, and were certainly the…
14082 La Musica Chamber Music Hour #49
Jan 10, 2018 • 82 min
Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K. 478 Rossini: Sonata a quattro No. 5 in E-flat Schoenberg: Transfigured Night, Op. 4 For more information on La Musica International Chamber Music Festival, please visit their website at:…
14080 Salieri: Les Danaïdes
Jan 8, 2018 • 121 min
Les Danaïdes is an opera by Antonio Salieri, in 5 acts: more specifically, it is a tragédie lyrique. The opera was set to a libretto by François-Louis Gand Le Bland Du Roullet and Louis-Théodore de Tschudi, who in turn adapted the work of Ranieri de’…
14079 R Strauss: Salome
Jan 6, 2018 • 125 min
Salome, Op. 54, is an opera in one act by Richard Strauss to a German libretto by the composer, based on Hedwig Lachmann’s German translation of the French play Salomé by Oscar Wilde. Strauss dedicated the opera to his friend Sir Edgar Speyer. The opera…
14066 The Glory of Christmas
Dec 23, 2017 • 78 min
A dramatization of the Nativity with familiar beloved Christmas carols lovingly and beautifully rearranged. This production will become a staple for your Christmas tradition. Purchase now at:…
14065 Fritz, the Reindeer
Dec 22, 2017 • 40 min
Back by popular demand is our entirely family created story of Fritz, the Reindeer. This has become a holiday classic here at Classical Music Discoveries enjoyed by families the world over. An original story by Ken Hedgecock. The character was created by…
14064 Tchaikovsky: Snow Maiden, Op. 12
Dec 21, 2017 • 85 min
Tchaikovsky’s incidental music to the play “Snow Maiden” Sylvia Wagner, conductor CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p514/Tchaikovsky%3A_The_Snow_Maiden%2C_Op._12.html
14063 Sandy’s Favorite Christmas Music 2
Dec 20, 2017 • 58 min
Our broadcast of “Sandy’s Favorite Christmas Music” has been a favorite of our listeners for years. Now we are proud to present a follow-up broadcast which we are sure will also become a favorite of our listeners year after year. Songs in this broadcast…
14062 Sandy’s Favorite Christmas Music 1
Dec 19, 2017 • 62 min
CMD Hostess Sandy Hedgecock plays her favorite Christmas music. Tracks are: 1. I’ll Be Home for Christmas 2. Merry Christmas Darling 3. The Peace Carol 4. Somewhere in My Memory 5. The Best Gift 6. The Secret of Christmas 7. Have Yourself a Merry Little…
14058 Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors
Dec 13, 2017 • 57 min
Amahl and the Night Visitors is an opera in one act by Gian Carlo Menotti with an original English libretto by the composer.[1] It was commissioned by NBC and first performed by the NBC Opera Theatre on December 24, 1951, in New York City at NBC studio 8H…
15044 Handel: Messiah
Dec 9, 2017 • 148 min
Our annual Christmas broadcast of Handel’s “Messiah.” Hosted by Redd Horrocks Sir Neville Marriner, conductor Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p764/Handel%3A_Messiah.html
14054 Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel
Dec 6, 2017 • 109 min
Hansel and Gretel (German: Hänsel und Gretel) is an opera by nineteenth-century composer Engelbert Humperdinck, who described it as a Märchenoper (fairy-tale opera). The libretto was written by Humperdinck’s sister, Adelheid Wette, based on the Grimm…
14051 Dickens: A Christmas Carol
Dec 1, 2017 • 204 min
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol as acted by the CMD Players of London
15053 Bach: Christmas Oratorio (complete)
Nov 28, 2017 • 169 min
Our most popular Christmas broadcast in our 15-year history, back by popular demand. The Complete Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach Conducted by Joana Filipa Martinez Performed by the CMD German Opera Orchestra of Berlin and the Berlin Community…
14047 Christmas Music for Newspaper Carriers
Nov 27, 2017 • 285 min
Our most requested Christmas broadcast returns! “Christmas Music for Newspaper Carriers” helps newspaper carriers everywhere relieve the enormous tension and stress put on them during the holiday season (non-carriers have NO idea!). Newspaper customers,…
14044 Mahler Symphony No. 8
Nov 25, 2017 • 90 min
The Symphony No. 8 in E-flat major by Gustav Mahler is one of the largest-scale choral works in the classical concert repertoire. Because it requires huge instrumental and vocal forces it is frequently called the “Symphony of a Thousand”, although the…
14045 Prokofiev Violin Concerti 1 and 2
Nov 23, 2017 • 57 min
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D, Op. 19 Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63 Sergei Prokofiev Diana Semenova, violin Sylvia Wagner, conductor CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Purchase now at:…
14043 Mozart Violin Concerti 4 and 5
Nov 22, 2017 • 61 min
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218 Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, K. 219 Performed and conducted by Dominique Beaulieu ​CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orlean Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p497/Mozart_Violin_Concerti_4_and_5.html
14046 Thanksgiving Dinner Music
Nov 21, 2017 • 144 min
Classical Thanksgiving Dinner Music 2 hours and 24 minutes of light classical music to be used as background music for Thanksgiving Dinner.
14041 Mozart Violin Concerti 2 and 3
Nov 18, 2017 • 49 min
Violin Concerto No. 2 in D, K. 211 ​​Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, “Straßburg”, K. 216 Dominique Beaulieu, conductor and violin soloist CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orlean Purchase now at:…
14038 La Musica Chamber Music Hour #48
Nov 11, 2017 • 89 min
Francaix: String Trio Beethoven: Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2 Dvorak: String Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 97 For more information on La Musica’s 2018 Season, please visit: http://www.LaMusicaFestival.org
14037 Mozart Age 18 Finale
Nov 10, 2017 • 62 min
The final works composed by Mozart when he was 18 years old. Mozart: Violin Concerto No 1 in B-flat Major, K. 207 Dominique Beaulieu, violin soloist and conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orlean Piano Sonata No. 6 in D, K. 284 ​Joana Filipe Martinez,…
14036 Music to Deliver Newspapers 1
Nov 9, 2017 • 249 min
Our #1 show from Season 12. 4 hours of soundtrack, pop, old vocals and classical music to keep newspaper carriers alert while delivering their morning papers.
14035 Verdi: Macbeth
Nov 8, 2017 • 173 min
Macbeth is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi, with an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and additions by Andrea Maffei, based on William Shakespeare’s play of the same name. Written for the Teatro della Pergola in Florence, it was Verdi’s…
14032 R Strauss: Feuersnot, Op. 50
Nov 4, 2017 • 98 min
Feuersnot (Need for (or lack of) fire), Op. 50, is a Singgedicht (sung poem) or opera in one act by Richard Strauss. The German libretto was written by Ernst von Wolzogen, based on J. Ketel’s report “Das erloschene Feuer zu Audenaerde”. It was Strauss’…
14031 R Strauss: Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53
Nov 3, 2017 • 54 min
Symphonia Domestica (Domestic Symphony), Op. 53, is a tone poem for large orchestra by Richard Strauss. The work is a musical reflection of the secure domestic life so valued by the composer himself and, as such, harmoniously conveys daily events and…
14030 Mozart: Il re pastore, K. 208
Nov 2, 2017 • 117 min
Il re pastore (The Shepherd King) is an opera, K. 208, written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to an Italian libretto by Metastasio, edited by Giambattista Varesco. It is an opera seria. The opera was first performed on 23 April 1775 in Salzburg, at the Palace…
14028 Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K. 626
Oct 31, 2017 • 56 min
The Requiem in D minor, K. 626, is a requiem mass by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart composed part of the Requiem in Vienna in late 1791, but it was unfinished at his death on 5 December the same year. A completed version dated 1792 by Franz Xaver…
14027 Verdi: Messa da Requiem
Oct 30, 2017 • 93 min
The Messa da Requiem is a musical setting of the Catholic funeral mass (Requiem) for four soloists, double choir and orchestra by Giuseppe Verdi. It was composed in memory of Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian poet and novelist whom Verdi admired. The first…
14026 Salieri: Requiem in C minor
Oct 29, 2017 • 50 min
Salieri was committed to medical care and suffered dementia for the last year and a half of his life. He died in Vienna on 7 May 1825, aged 74 and was buried in the Matzleinsdorfer Friedhof on 10 May. At his memorial service on 22 June 1825 his own…
14025 Mahler: Symphony No. 7
Oct 28, 2017 • 87 min
Symphony No. 7 by Gustav Mahler was written in 1904–05, with repeated revisions to the scoring. It is sometimes referred to by the title Song of the Night (German: Lied der Nacht), which Mahler never knew (and certainly would be unlikely to have…
14024 Berlioz: Grande Messe Des Morts - Requiem, Op. 5
Oct 27, 2017 • 92 min
The Grande Messe des morts (or Requiem), Op. 5, by Hector Berlioz was composed in 1837. The Grande Messe des Morts is one of Berlioz’s best-known works, with a tremendous orchestration of woodwind and brass instruments, including four antiphonal off-stage…
14023 Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66
Oct 26, 2017 • 91 min
The War Requiem, Op. 66, is a large-scale, non-liturgical setting of the Requiem composed by Benjamin Britten mostly in 1961 and completed in January 1962. The War Requiem was performed for the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral, which was built…
14022 Franz von Suppé: Requiem in D minor
Oct 25, 2017 • 84 min
Requiem in D minor (1855) is for soli, choir and orchestra. Despite his success in the operetta world, Suppé repeatedly strove to leave his mark in other, completely different, musical domains. We can see this especially in his sacred works, many of which…
14021 Durante: Requiem in C minor
Oct 24, 2017 • 60 min
The most popular requiem of the 18th century. CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Conducted by Dominique Beaulieu Performed and recorded at ​Cathedral of the Holy Cross of Orléans Purchase now at:…
14019 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 47
Oct 22, 2017 • 76 min
Arinsky: String Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 35 Rossini: Duo for Cello and Double Bass Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57 Visit La Musica International Chamber Music Festival at: http://www.LaMusicaFestival.org
14018 Brahms: A German Requiem
Oct 21, 2017 • 83 min
A German Requiem, to Words of the Holy Scriptures, Op. 45 (German: ”Ein deutsches Requiem, nach Worten der heiligen Schrift”) by Johannes Brahms, is a large-scale work for chorus, orchestra, a soprano and a baritone soloist, composed between 1865 and…
14017 Rutter: Requiem
Oct 20, 2017 • 43 min
John Rutter’s Requiem is a musical setting of parts of the Latin Requiem with added psalms and biblical verses in English, completed in 1985. It is scored for soprano, mixed choir and orchestra or chamber ensemble. ​ Five of its seven movements are based…
14016 Durufle: Requiem
Oct 19, 2017 • 48 min
The SATB choir and organ version of Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, Op. 9 was published in 1948 by the French firm Durand. It had been commissioned six years earlier under the collaborationist Vichy regime, but Duruflé was still working on it in 1944 when the…
14015 Gabriel Fauré: Requiem in D minor, Op. 48
Oct 18, 2017 • 44 min
Gabriel Fauré composed his Requiem in D minor, Op. 48, between 1887 and 1890. The choral-orchestral setting of the shortened Catholic Mass for the Dead in Latin is the best-known of his large works. Its focus is on eternal rest and consolation. Fauré’s…
14012 Miklós Rózsa: Ben-Hur Complete Restored Soundtrack
Oct 14, 2017 • 165 min
Tadlow Music is proud to announce the release of the classic film music event of the decade – a special collector’s edition of one of the greatest film scores of all time – Ben-Hur composed by Miklós Rózsa. The complete 157-minute score, including…
14011 R Strauss: Ein Heldenleben
Oct 13, 2017 • 52 min
Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), Op. 40 is a tone poem by Richard Strauss. The work was completed in 1898. It was his eighth work in the genre, and exceeded any of its predecessors in its orchestral demands. Generally agreed to be autobiographical in…
14010 Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
Oct 12, 2017 • 63 min
Daphnis et Chloé is a ballet in one act with three parts by Maurice Ravel described as a choreographic symphony. The story concerns the love between the goat herd Daphnis and the shepherdess Chloé. ​ Ravel began work on the score in 1909. It was premiered…
14009 Mozart - Working at the Webers
Oct 11, 2017 • 48 min
Symphony No. 28 in C Major, K. 200 Tantum ergo in D, K. 197 Sparrow Mass in C Major, K. 220 Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p467/Mozart_-_Working_at_the_Webers.html
14007 Mozart - Stolen Opera
Oct 9, 2017 • 221 min
“The Pretend Garden-Girl” is an Italian opera and was mentally copied from Mozart’s hearing of the 1774 opera of the same name by Pasquale Anfossi which Mozart heard while at the Weber’s in Munich. This amazing mental feat of hearing an entire opera, only…
14006 R Strauss: Don Quixote, Op. 35
Oct 7, 2017 • 51 min
The misadventures of the Knight of the Woeful Countenance as only Richard Strauss could illustrate through music. Joana Filipe Martinez, conductor/producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Orchestra Purchase this digital download now at:…
14005 Verdi: Nabucco (rebroadcast)
Oct 6, 2017 • 140 min
Nabucco is an Italian-language opera in four acts composed in 1841 by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera. The libretto is based on biblical stories from the Book of Jeremiah and the Book of Daniel and the 1836 play by Auguste…
14004 Mozart - Runaway
Oct 5, 2017 • 77 min
Sonata No. 1 in C Major, K. 279 Sonata No. 2 in F Major, K. 280 Sonata No. 3 in B-flat Major, K. 281 Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, K. 282 Sonata No. 5 in G Major, K. 283 Joana Filipe Martinez, piano Purchase now at:…
14002 Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op. 25
Oct 3, 2017 • 36 min
The World’s Most Difficult Piano Concertos Prokofiev: PIano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op. 25 Joana Filipe Martinez, soloist and conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Orchestra Facebook Purchase now at:…
14001 R Strauss: Guntram
Oct 2, 2017 • 125 min
Set in medieval Germany, the triangular Wagnerian-style story of love and redemption is about the minstrel Guntram, the evil Duke Robert and his saintly wife Freihild. Produced and Conducted by Joana Filipe Martinez Performed by the CMD Grand Opera…
1336 Wagner: Parsifal (rebroadcast)
Sep 30, 2017 • 272 min
The final opera in our Wagner Opera Series, sponsored by Flowers.FM Parsifal is an opera in three acts by German composer Richard Wagner. It is loosely based on Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach, a 13th-century epic poem of the Arthurian knight Parzival…
1349 R Strauss: Eulenspiegel and Zarathustra
Sep 29, 2017 • 61 min
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Op. 28 Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 Produced and Conducted by Joana Filipe Martinez ​CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Orchestra Purchase now at ClassicalRecordings.co
1333 Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (rebroadcast)
Sep 28, 2017 • 270 min
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is a music drama in three acts, written and composed by Richard Wagner. It is among the longest operas commonly performed, usually taking around four and a half hours. It was first performed at the Bavarian State Opera, in…
1328 Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (rebroadcast)
Sep 26, 2017 • 251 min
Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde”, an opera in 3 acts based on a libretto by the composer, was composed between 1857 and 1859. The opera’s premiere was at the National Theater in Munich on June 10, 1865. Wagner referred to the work not as an opera, but as an…
1348 R Strauss: Macbeth - Death and Transfiguration
Sep 25, 2017 • 56 min
Macbeth, Op. 23 Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24 Joana Filipe Martinez, conductor ​CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Orchestra Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p455/R_Strauss%3A_Macbeth_-_Death_and_Transfiguration.html
1347 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 46
Sep 23, 2017 • 82 min
Rossini: Sonata for String Quartet, No. 1 in G Major Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97 “Archduke Trio” Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 For more information on La Musica International Chamber Music Festival, please visit their…
Wagner: Götterdämmerung (rebroadcast)
Sep 22, 2017 • 288 min
Götterdämmerung or Twilight of the Gods, WWV 86D, is the last in Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle. It received its premiere at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus on August 17, 1876, as part of the first complete performance of the Ring. The title is a translation into…
1320 Wagner: Siegfried (rebroadcast)
Sep 20, 2017 • 255 min
Siegfried, WWV 86C, is the third of the four music dramas that constitute Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), by Richard Wagner. It premiered at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus on 16 August 1876, as part of the first complete performance of The…
1316 Wagner: Die Walküre (rebroadcast)
Sep 18, 2017 • 250 min
Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), WWV 86B, is a music drama in three acts by Richard Wagner with a German libretto by the composer. It is the second of the four works that form Wagner’s cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). The story of Die…
1310 Wagner: Das Rheingold (rebroadcast)
Sep 16, 2017 • 164 min
Das Rheingold, WWV 86A, is the first of the four music dramas that constitute Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, or in English, ‘The Ring of the Nibelung’. Das Rheingold premiered at the National Theatre Munich on 22 September 1869, with August…
1203 Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (rebroadcast)
Sep 15, 2017 • 54 min
Rimsky-Korsakov’s best known work. An excellent example of outstanding orchestration and melody. This work is a MUST for every classical music library. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p451/Rimsky-Korsakov%3A_Scheherazade.html
1201 Verdi: Il Corsaro (rebroadcast)
Sep 14, 2017 • 105 min
A rebroadcast from Season 12. Pirates, intrigue and a harem for good measure. This rarely performed masterpiece is a must for any true fan of Giuseppe Verdi. Performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice. Recorded by Classical Music Discoveries.…
1306 Wagner: Lohengrin (rebroadcast)
Sep 13, 2017 • 236 min
Lohengrin, WWV 75, is a Romantic opera in three acts composed and written by Richard Wagner, first performed in 1850. The story of the eponymous character is taken from medieval German romance, notably the Parzival of Wolfram von Eschenbach and its…
1305 Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (rebroadcast)
Sep 12, 2017 • 60 min
Fantastic Symphony: An Episode in the Life of an Artist, Opus 14, is one of the landmark programmed works of the early Romantic era. Leonard Bernstein described the symphony as the first musical expedition into psychedelic drugs because of its…
1301 Wagner: Tannhäuser (rebroadcast)
Sep 9, 2017 • 193 min
Tannhäuser (full title Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg - Tannhäuser and the Minstrel’s Contest at the Wartburg) is an 1845 opera in three acts, music and text by Richard Wagner, based on two German legends; Tannhäuser, the legendary medieval…
13212 Richard Strauss: Don Juan and Korngold: Sea Hawk
Sep 8, 2017 • 136 min
Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20 Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Sea Hawk (complete restored version) Joana Filipe Martinez - Producer and Conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain Orchestra Purchase HERE
1346 Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 1
Sep 7, 2017 • 31 min
The World’s Most Difficult Piano Concertos, Vol. 2 Bela Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 1 Joana Filipe Martinez, solo piano and producer Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Orchestra
1253 Wagner: Flying Dutchman (rebroadcast)
Sep 6, 2017 • 151 min
The Flying Dutchman (German: Der fliegende Holländer), WWV 63, is a German-language opera, with libretto and music by Richard Wagner. Wagner claimed in his 1870 autobiography Mein Leben that he had been inspired to write the opera following a stormy sea…
1249 Wagner: Rienzi, the Last of the Tribunes
Sep 2, 2017 • 171 min
The opera is set in Rome and is based on the life of Cola di Rienzi (1313–1354), a late medieval Italian populist figure who succeeds in outwitting and then defeating the nobles and their followers and in raising the power of the people. Magnanimous at…
13212 R Strauss: Aus Italien, Op. 16
Sep 1, 2017 • 50 min
Aus Italien (From Italy), Op. 16, is a tone poem for full orchestra composed by Richard Strauss in 1886 when he was 22 years old. It was inspired by the composer’s visit to Italy (encouraged by Johannes Brahms) in the summer of the same year, where he…
1114 Verdi: Attila (rebroadcast)
Aug 30, 2017 • 121 min
Attila is an opera in a prologue and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera, based on the 1809 play Attila, König der Hunnen (Attila, King of the Huns) by Zacharias Werner. The opera received its first performance at La…
R Strauss: An Alpine Symphony
Aug 25, 2017 • 59 min
An Alpine Symphony (Eine Alpensinfonie), Op. 64, is a tone poem written by German composer Richard Strauss in 1915. Though labelled as a symphony by the composer, this piece forgoes the conventions of the traditional multi-movement symphony and consists…
1345 Mahler Symphony 6
Aug 23, 2017 • 94 min
Symphony No. 6 in A minor by Gustav Mahler is a symphony in four movements, composed in 1903 and 1904 (revised 1906; scoring repeatedly revised). Mahler conducted the work’s first performance at the Saalbau concert hall in Essen on May 27, 1906. It is…
1110 Verdi - Simon Boccanegra (rebroadcast)
Aug 23, 2017 • 152 min
Simon Boccanegra is an opera with a prologue and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the play Simón Bocanegra (1843) by Antonio García Gutiérrez, whose play El trovador had been the basis for Verdi’s 1853…
1102 La Musica Chamber Music Hour #20 (rebroadcast)
Aug 19, 2017 • 92 min
Rebroadcast from Oct. 9, 2014 of La Musica International Chamber Music Festival in Sarasota Florida. For information, please visit: www.LaMusicaFestival.org In this episode we will hear: Francaix: String Trio Beethoven: Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1, No. 1…