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6/09/2018
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Robert Schumann was born in this month in 1810, so we have Krista River and Judith Gordon performing  Schumann's great song-cycle, "Frauenliebe und Leben", "A Woman's Love and Life", composed in 1840, the year Schumann married Clara Wieck.  Also on t... Details
38:53
4/14/2018
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We're celebrating Rachmaninov's birthday! Ya-fei Chuang's virtuosity and passion are front and center in this live performance of his Piano Sonata No. 2. Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36 Ya-fei Chuang, piano Recorded in a live ... Details
22:29
3/19/2018
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Ravel once said: “We should always remember that sensitiveness and emotion constitute the real content of a work of art.“  Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska brings his art to life in "Jeux d'Eau".  Also, the Moet Trio was the first ensemble to parti... Details
34:04
2/10/2018
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February is Mendelssohn's birthday month, and it's also the month of Valentine's Day.  Felix wrote the Andante and Rondo Capriccioso for a girl he was smitten with, and his 2nd String Quartet is based on a gorgeous love song, "Ist es wahr?" ('Is it t... Details
38:24
1/06/2018
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Mozart's birthday is January 27th, and we're celebrating with a couple of great performances from our studio.  Mozart: Violin Sonata in G major, K.301. Haldan Martinson, violin; Sally Pinkas, piano Mozart, arr. Ulf-Guido Schäfer: Selections from “C... Details
32:41
12/09/2017
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It's Beethoven's birthday on December 16th! We celebrate with a studio performance featuring some of his more out-of-the way pieces. Beethoven: Sonata in F for Horn and Piano, Op. 17 William Purvis, horn; Mihae Lee, piano Beethoven: Three Irish and ... Details
27:56
11/11/2017
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The chamber music ensemble Mistral is in its 21st season. We take a look back at a studio performance of a scaled-down version of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons". Vivaldi:  The Four Seasons Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, "Spring" (Gabriela ... Details
41:28
10/07/2017
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Baritone Tyler Duncan sings Vaughan Williams's tribute to the open road: "Songs of Travel", set to the poetry of Robert Louis Stephenson. Ralph Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel (texts by Robert Louis Stevenson) 1. The Vagabond 2. Let Beauty Awake 3... Details
24:22
7/22/2017
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Cellist Alisa Weilerstein has been acclaimed world-wide since she performed in our studio back in 2008. We revisit that perfromance with Inon Barnatan, in honor of her appearance with the BSO at Tanglewood on August 11th, 2017. Chopin:  Sonata for P... Details
26:29
6/06/2017
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Looking forward to the Boston Early Music Festival, June 11-18, 2017, we remember three great performances from past festivals. Handel: Fuga in D; and Sweelink: Pavana Lacrimae, with the Flanders Recorder Quartet, (June 14, 2009). J.S. Bach: Brande... Details
35:29
5/06/2017
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Clarinetist James Campbell and pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin got together in our WCRB studio to celebrate Brahms: Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F minor, Op. 120 James Campbell, clarinet; Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano Recorded at WCRB’... Details
24:00
3/24/2017
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Celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach's birthday, with two fine performances from our WCRB studio: J.S. Bach: Partita No. 2 for Violin in D minor, BWV 1004 with Angelo Xiang Yu, violin J.S. Bach: Flute Sonata in B minor, BWV 1030 with Marten Root, flut... Details
35:30
3/08/2017
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Celebrating the March birthday of Frederic Chopin - Two performances from our WCRB Studio: Chopin: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.65 with Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano Chopin: Ballade No. 1 with Lise de la Salle, piano Recorded at WC... Details
37:36
1/26/2017
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It's a Mozart Birthday Celebration - three fabulous peformances from our WGBH/WCRB Studios: Mozart: Violin Sonata in E minor, K. 304, with Corey Cerovsek, violin; Jeremy Denk, piano Mozart: Exsultate Jubilate, Part II, "Tu Virginum Corona" with sopr... Details
44:48
7/21/2016
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According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Even having seen it, one cannot quite believe it. Such is the artistry of pianist-composer Daniil Trifonov.” Nicolai Medtner:  Fairy Tales (selections) - Fairy Tale in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2; Fairy Tale in E... Details
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5/28/2016
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Blue Heron sings Guillaume Du Fay Guillaume Du Fay: Entre vous, gentils amoureux Du Fay: Je me complains Du Fay: J’atendray tant qu’il vous playra Hugo de Lantins: Mon doulx espoir Du Fay: Puisque vous estez campieur Gilles Binchois: Tant plus ayme ... Details
36:22
4/29/2016
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Beethoven, with Trio Cleonice Beethoven: Piano Trio Op. 70, No. 2 in E-flat Major Trio Cleonice: Ari Isaacman-Beck, violin; Gwen Krosnick, cello; Emely Phelps, piano. Recorded at WGBH’s Fraser Performance Studio on February 22, 2013. Details
31:53
3/24/2016
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The Washington Post calls him “one of the most gifted musicians of his generation.” Robert Schumann, trans. Franz Liszt:  Widmung Frederic Chopin: Etudes, Op. 25:  No. 1 in A-flat, No. 2 in F major, No. 7 in C-sharp minor, No. 9 in G-flat major, and... Details
20:38
2/05/2016
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Biber's Mystery Sonatas, with violinist Christina Day Martinson Heinrich Biber:  Mystery Sonatas Nos. 9-12 Christina Day Martinson, violin; Martin Pearlman, harpsichord Recorded at WGBH Studio One on April 6, 2007. Details
32:22
11/27/2015
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Schumann, with pianist Max Levinson Robert Schumann:  Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13; Arabesque, Op. 18 Recorded at WGBH's Studio One on September 21, 2001. Details
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