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This Wednesday (5-16) at noon on Curtis Calls we hear Beethoven's 4th and 6th Piano Sonatas and Henryk Wieniawski's Legende.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evenings at 10. 

Well Tempered Pianists on Between the Keys May 15th

May 15, 2018

This week's edition of the ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award winning program Between the Keys features several generations of notable Bach pianists in Preludes and Fugues from both books of the Well  Tempered Clavier.

Artists include Craig Sheppard, Angela Hewitt, Glenn Gould, Roger Woodward, Evelyne Crochet, Edwin Fischer, Wilhelm Kempff, Evgeni Koroliov, Samuel Feinberg, Harriet Cohen, Harold Samuel and Youri Egorov.

Tune in Tuesday May 15th at 10:00 PM for Between the Keys, produced and hosted by The Classical Network's Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler, 

This Sunday night (5-13) on Half Past we'll hear Paul Chihara's Viola Concerto, Light Refracted by Jennifer Higdon & Draft by George Liderman.  Music from the past half-century on Half Past. 

A performance of his Symphony No. 3 sold over a million copies, making it one of the best-selling classical records of all time.  Henryk Górecki’s Symphony No. 4, completed in short score 30 years later, was to be the composer’s last major work.  Subtitled “Tansman Episodes,” the piece was written in tribute to his compatriot, Alexandre Tansman.  Tansman’s “Partita for Cello and Piano,” dedicated to the famed Spanish cellist Gaspar Cassadó, will also be featured.  Górecki does not repeat, this Sunday at 10 pm. 

This Sunday night, May 13, we have highlights from Verdi's Simon Boccanegra. Simon Boccanegra is produced frequently enough, but considering its music, why isn't it more popular? The answer is the libretto, a gloomy convoluted story with various political revenge and love elements that are hard to follow even in live performance.

Sounds Choral this Sunday (5/13 at 2 pm) highlights The Princeton Singers, a professional chamber choir celebrating its 35th anniversary, including an interview with Artistic Director Steven Sametz.  Gabriel Crouch, director of choral activities at Princeton University, hosts this week's program. 

Listeners are in store for an hour of wonderful singing on this week’s “Dress Circle”  (5/13  7:00 p.m.) when Dinah Shore is featured singing songs from Broadway and Hollywood including songs from her film outing with Alan Jones and Robert Merrill entitled “Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick." 

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, revisit familiar tales learned in childhood with music from “The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm” (Leigh Harline), “The Company of Wolves” (George Fenton), “Puss in Boots” (Henry Jackman), and “La Belle et La Bête” (Georges Auric).  It’s an hour of once-upon-a-time and happily-ever-after, this Friday at 6 pm. 

The Martin Best Ensemble visit Distant Mirror Friday night with several of the Cantigas of Santa Maria from the 13th century court of King Alfonso X, the Wise, of Castille.  These songs are in honor of the Virgin Mary in the tradition of the Provencal troubadours.  Also on the program: The Tallis Scholars perform William Byrd's Mass  for 4 Voices.  Join Allan Kelly at 10pm.  

The IRIS Orchestra performs a program entitled "Powerful Vision" on this Friday's IRIS Wired (5/11) at 8 pm.

Wednesday (5/9) at noon we'll hear students from the Curtis Institute in Anton Arensky's first piano trio and George Rochberg's Sonata for Viola & Piano.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10. 

May 8th/Between the Keys remembers Michael Sahl

May 7, 2018

The Classical Network's Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler remembers the multi-faceted, style-bending composer and pianist Michael Sahl (1934-2018) on Tuesday's edition of Between the Keys, at 10:00 PM May 8th. Mr. Sahl, 83, had been in poor health for some time before he passed away peacefully on March 28th in New York City.

On Half Past this Sunday  evening (5/6) at 11  we'll hear: Samuel Adler's Harpsichord Sonata, Judgement by Matthew Levy,  Vincent Persichhetti's English Horn Concerto & the Flute Sonata by Lowell Lieberman.  Music from the past half-century on Half Past.