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The Lost Chord

Ross Amico Ross Amico is your host for The Lost Chord, heard Sundays at 10 pm (with a repeat Wednesday at 6 pm). The Lost Chord explores the unusual, the forgotten and the extraordinary in the world of classical music, plus occasional interviews to bring a subject alive.

These webcasts are made possible by a grant from the Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation and contributions from The Classical Network's listener-members. If you like what you hear, support our webcasts by becoming a member of The Classical Network.

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December 14
Hindemith Branches Out - Celebrating the holidays with the naughty fir puppet Tuttifantchen

December 7
Everything's Fine - Marking the centenary of the birth of Irving Fine

November 30
Schickele, P.D.Q. - Peter Schickele discusses his career, the evolution of P.D.Q. Bach, and his Dec. 5 appearance at The College of New Jersey

November 23
Georgia Peaches - American music performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

November 16
Italian Seasoning - Seasonal works by composers of La generazione dell'ottanta (the Generation of the '80s)

November 9
Indian Summer - The Hiawatha Melodrama, after Dvorak

November 2
Fall of the Leif - Autumnal meditations from the North

October 26
The Most Dangerous Game - Robert Moran discusses his setting of the Mystery Play, Game of the Antichrist

October 19
Mad Max - Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, English music's angry young man, turns 80

October 12
Harpeggione - Violinist Lara St. John and principal harpist of the Berlin Philharmonic, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, discuss their new album, "Schubert."

October 5
A Russian Cellobration - Eastern European works for cello and orchestra

September 28
Tones of Atonement - Selections for the Jewish High Holy Days

September 21
Andrzej the Giant - Andrzej Panufnik, sleeping giant of Polish music

September 14
In Good Hands - Leon Fleisher discusses his new album, "All the Things You Are"

September 7
Khach As Khach Can - Leopold Stokowski's rarely-heard recording of Aram Khachaturian's Symphony No. 2

August 31
The Last Roads of Summer - American composers hit the road for Labor Day

August 24
Grieg-arious - Works dedicated to Edvard Grieg by his friends and admirers

August 17
Bulgar Wheat - Seeking the cream of Bulgarian music

August 10
August Hanson - Music inspired by Bold Island, ME, the summer home of Howard Hanson

August 3
Power Plays - Power corrupts, with music inspired by "Macbeth" and "The Emperor Jones"

July 27
Bohemian Lifestyle - Illicit love in Czech music

July 20
Maazel, Farewell - Remembering Lorin Maazel with his recording of Alexander Zemlinsky's "Lyric Symphony"

July 13
Mediterranean Muse - Music souvenirs from the Mediterranean basin

July 6
Kinetic Yankees in King Arthur's Court - Treatments of the Arthurian legends by peipatetic American composers

June 29
Vintage Gershwin - Historic recordings of an American classic

June 22
Midsummer Night's Fiends - Music for St. John's Eve

June 15
Farewell to Frühbeck - Remembering Rafael Frühbeck de Burgo, who died on June 11, with his recording of Manuel de Falla's "Atlántida"

June 8
First Among Seconds - Celebrating the 150th anniversary of self-professed "first-class second-rate" composer Richard Strauss

June 1
Come on in, the Water's Fine - Siren songs for Rusalka Week

May 25
Flight of Fancy - Marc Blitzstein's "Airborne Symphony"

May 18
The Virgin Spring - Vernal expressions from Sweden

May 11
Erben Legends - Fairy tales of Karel Jaromir Erben

May 4
Mayo My! -Mexican music for Cinco de Mayo

April 27
Ullmann Victorious -The indomitable spirit of Holocaust fatality Viktor Ullman
The text to Ullmann's "Der Mensch und sein Tag" featured on the show can be found here.

April 20
Great Shakes - For the 450th anniversary of his birth, music inspired by the plays of William Shakespeare

April 13
Further Pulitzer Surprises - Another hour of Pulitzer Prize-winning music

April 6

Roses of Persia - A bouquet of Persian polyphonic music

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