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Cellist Will Chow joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in September 2016.  This week on Curtis Calls, from his graduation recital at the Curtis Institute we broadcast the Cello Sonata by Chopin and Beethoven's 3rd sonata for Piano and Cello.  Composer Andrew Hsu, now at the Julliard School is the pianist.

http://wwfm-od.streamguys1.com/Webcasts/cc041917.mp3 

Half Past: April 16 - Philip Glass Violin Concerto

Apr 16, 2017

Roven for soprano & orchestra by Tigron Mansurian, the Violin Concerto by Philip Glass and the String Quartet No. 2 by Jacques Hétu.

The Lost Chord: April 16 - Donne Deal

Apr 16, 2017

Donne Deal, an hour of metaphysical therapy, with music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Alwyn, and John Hilton, inspired by works of metaphysical poets George Herbert, Giles Fletcher, and John Donne.

Giuseppe di Stefano was called the bad boy of opera for choosing an exuberant life style over of a complete dedication to his art. But many still say he was one of the great tenors of the twentieth century and his early recordings show us why.

This week's program will once again wax nostalgic as we remember Gordon MacRae through his work in films like CAROUSEL, OKLAHOMA!, THREE SAILORS AND A GIRL, TEA FOR TWO, and BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON along with some of his pop recordings.  

The Lives of the Saints.

An All-Beethoven Curtis Calls Monday at 11 pm

Apr 12, 2017

This week features Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 18 and the String Quartet in F major, op. 18 no. 1.

Performances by: Chelsea Wang, piano, Brandon Garbot, violin, Grace Clifford, violin, En-Chi Cheng, viola, Timotheos Petrin, cello.

Settings of the Song of Songs.

Half Past: April 9th

Apr 9, 2017

Symphony No. 6 by Malcolm Arnold

Wind Quintet No. 2 by Jean Francaix

Russian Photographs by Rodion Shchedrin

 

The salon opera was a staple of the 19th century, and this week we have Pauline Viardot's one act Cendrillon. Based on Cinderella, it is more comic than tragic. She first presented it at her famous Parisian salon in 1904.

Children performers are essential for many shows, and we'll be taking a look at some of these young actors through shows such as OLIVER!, ANNIE, FUN HOME, MATILDA,  FLOWER DRUM SONG, and SCHOOL OF ROCK.

This week on Well-Tempered Baroque, Dr. Lewis Baratz explores the operas of Francesco Cavalli.  From humble origins in Crema to the illustrious Basicilia of St. Mark's to the opera houses of Venice and the court of Louis XIV, Francesco Cavalli was celebrated as the foremost opera composer of the mid-17th century.   Tune in this week to Well-Tempered Baroque to hear samples of this outstanding composer's music.  Friday night at 11.

Just in time for Passover, Picture Perfect host Ross Amico explores a 6-CD set, on the Intrada label, of music from Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments.  This exhaustive collection includes the complete score, as heard in the film, alternate takes, trailer music, three commercial soundtrack releases, and rare demos prepared for Mr. DeMille by the composer, Elmer Bernstein, who plays some of his themes at the piano.

Performances by: Won Suk Lee, percussion, Gergana Haralampieva, violin, Eric Huckins, horn, Daniel Hsu, piano, Abigail Fayette, violin, Kevin Lin, violin, Sung Jin Lee, viola, T.J. Cole, piano, Niles Watson, flute, Slavko Popovic, clarinet, Shannon Lee, violin, Audrey Anne, cello, and Michael Davidman, piano.

Musical evocations of Odysseus’ homeward journey.

Three singers in the early prime of their careers, Ettore Bastianini, Renata Scotto and Alfredo Krause sing highlights from Verdi's Rigoletto in this 1960 Studio Recording.

  If the old adage is right, and "April showers bring May flowers," we're in for some pretty bad allergic reactions in the upcoming months. To assuage that, we'll begin April with some pleasant music from some of the shows that opened this month including: FOLLIES, BARNUM, STEEL PIER, CHESS, WAITRESS, A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN and more.

If the old adage is right, and "April showers bring May flowers," we're in for some pretty bad allergic reactions in the upcoming months. To assuage that, we'll begin April with some pleasant music from some of the shows that opened this month including: Follies, Barnum, Steel Pier, Chess, Waitress, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and more.

Join Dr. Lewis Baratz and his guests cornettist, Nathaniel Cox and early bassoonist, Allen Hamrick, both considered rising stars of the early music world, as they discuss their journey into the realm of historical performance.  

The Tudors.

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