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These two episodes feature music from a series recorded live in Washington DC with PostClassical Ensemble called 'Native American Inspirations' - music of the American Indianist Movement from the late 19th and early 20th century, focusing on the music of Arthur Farwell and also music from contemporary composers of Native American heritage part of the South Dakota Symphony's Lakota Project.

On this week’s episode of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Virgil Thomson Award winning program Between the Keys, the Classical Network’s Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler explores the legacy of Clara Schumann as teacher and composer. Pianists Lara Downes and Susanne Grützmann will be heard in Clara Schumann’s original piano works. In addition, Distler will present rare recordings by pianists Natalia Janotha, Adelina de Lara, Ilona Eibenschutz and Fanny Davies, all of whom studied with Madame Schumann.

Another program rich with offerings from the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University in Philadelphia. This broadcast features the Temple University Symphony Orchestra led by Maestro Andreas Delfs performing works by Verdi, Ravel & Respighi along with the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Dmitri Shostakovich with a soloist whose artistry you hear often on this station as he is a core member of the Philadelphia-based Dolce Suono Ensemble, Charles Abramovic along with trumpet soloist Eric Schweingruber

Host Deborah Simpkin King explores two settings of the "Great O" Antiphons.

Listen to Sounds Choral this Sunday  at 2 pm.

Soprano Emma Kirkby joins Gothic Voices on our last Distant Mirror program this Friday (12/6) with three selections by 12th century abbess and mystic Hildegard of Bingen from the cd A Feather on the Breath of God under the direction of Christopher Page. Then Ms. Kirkby returns along with lutenist Anthony Rooley for three songs from John Dowland's last cycle, "A Pilgrim's Solace". Join Allan Kelly for his swan song Friday night at 10. 

On St. Nicholas’ Day, 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.

On this week’s episode of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Virgil Thomson Award winning program Between the Keys, the Classical Network’s Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler welcomes again as his guest the Toronto-based pianist and writer Stephen Cera. For Episode 232, Mr. Cera has put together a musical portrait of the Polish-born composer/pianist André Tchaikowsky (1935-1982)

Composer Steven Sametz, Artistic Director of The Princeton Singers hosts a program presenting the concert given by the Princeton Singers focusing on the wide spectrum of choral styles & treasures called 'Infinite Variety'.

15th Century French composer and poet Antoine Busnois was the leading figure of the Burgundian school after the death of Dufay. Busnois was most noted for his secular music, especially his rondos, but some of his sacrred music was very notable as well, especially his Missa O Crux Lignum, which you can hear on Friday's (11/29) Distant Mirror performed by the Orlando Consort.  Join Allan Kelly at 10pm.

Defer to the natural wisdom of the animal kingdom on Black Friday, with music from “Born Free” (John Barry), “National Geographic’s ‘Grizzly!’” (Jerome Moross), “Hatari!” (Henry Mancini), and “The Jungle Book” (Miklós Rózsa).  An hour with Shere Khan is preferable to mall traffic, this Friday at 6 pm. 

On Episode 231 of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Virgil Thomson Award winning program Between the Keys, The Classical Network’s Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler digs deep his vast music library for rare piano performances of music by J.S. Bach

Boasting one of the most respected music programs in the country this week’s broadcast will focus on one the University of North Texas College of Music’s treasures the North Texas Wind Symphony led by their director Eugene Migliaro Corporon. The concert will feature music by British composer Adam Gorb and three Americans John Corigliano, Vincent Persichetti and Michael Colgrass.

Host Gabriel Crouch, director of choral activities at Princeton University, concludes his two-week exploration of the rich choral legacy of great psalms. This week - Psalm #150 the "Musician's Psalm".

It's music from Elizabethan England on Friday's (11/22) Distant Mirror as countertenor Alfred Deller and the Deller Consort perform selections from their CD  The English Madrigal School. Hear selections by Thomas Morley, Thomas Weelkes, John Willbye and others. Hoin Allan Kelly at 10pm.

This episode begins our fifth season of our very popular series ‘What Makes It Great’ with host composer, conductor, author and commentator Rob Kapilow. Rob will be joined by the Horszowski Trio and the program will feature one of the most beloved and well-known chamber works The Piano Trio in Bb Major, Op 97 “Archduke” of Beethoven.

It’s a cornucopia of Thanksgiving music, with selections from “Friendly Persuasion” (Dimitri Tiomkin), “Our Town” (Aaron Copland), “Plymouth Adventure” (Miklós Rózsa), and the building-the-barn sequence from “Witness” (Maurice Jarre).  Count your blessings – there’s not a turkey among them, this Friday at 6 pm.

Episode 230 of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Virgil Thomson Award winning program Between the Keys finds The Classical Network’s Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler in a mixing and matching mood.

This episode presents a  concert as performed by the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra & Chorale and the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble all under the direction of Donald Nally. The evening features two works by two young and important American composers: David T. Little and Judd Greenstein. Both works are inspired by Brooklyn: one drawing inspiration from a painting of Brooklyn at the beginning of the 19th century the other setting words of Walt Whitman.

Host Gabriel Crouch, director of choral activities at Princeton University, begins his two-week exploration of the rich choral legacy of great psalms. This week - Psalm 51 including the famous setting by Girogio Allegri. Listen Sunday (11/24) at 2 pm.

Music of late 15th, early 16th century English composer Robert Fayrfax on Friday's (11/15) Distant Mirror.  Fayrfax was the most prominent musician in the employ of Kings Hnery VII and Henry VIII, and his music influenced many who  followed, such as Thomas Tallis and John Taverner.  He was closely associated with St. Albans Abbey and wrote a mass specifically for it, the Missa Albanus, which you can hear performed by the Cardinall's Musick under the direction of Andrew Carwood.  Join Allan Kelly at 10pm.

This episode begins our fourth season of broadcasting this world-class ensemble made up of preeminent musicians from across the country. This week’s broadcast presents three symphonies…all very different in style and temperament: Dvorak’s 8th Mozart’s 35th “Haffner” and the 3rd Symphony of Charles Ives ‘The Camp Meeting’…also the 8 Orchestral Miniatures by Igor Stravinsky. 

Together, Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock produced a string of commercial and artistic successes, most notably “Vertigo,” “North by Northwest” and “Psycho.”  But the two collaborated on no less than nine films, including “The Birds,” for which Herrmann acted as sound consultant.  Tune in to hear selections from the other five – among them, Herrmann’s reworking of Arthur Benjamin’s “Storm Clouds Cantata” for “The Man Who Knew Too Much” and the rejected score for “Torn Curtain,” a project that ended the Herrmann-Hitchcock association.  Hitch yourself to Herrmann, this Friday at 6 pm.

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