Classical Performance Podcast
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The Classical Performance podcast features the very best live classical performances, recorded by WGBH and broadcast on WCRB. From local up-and-comers to world-renowned masters, the Classical Performance podcast is your source for classical music, on the go.
||CleanA Celebration of Maurice Ravel!||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 participate in the New England Conservatory's Professional Piano Trio Training Program - and they did a great performance for us of Ravel's Trio. Ravel: Jeux d'Eau Janina Fialkowska, piano Recorded in a live broadcast at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on October 6th, 2008. Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor (1914) Moet Trio: Yuri Namkung, violin; Yves Dharamraj, cello; Michael Mizrahi, piano Recorded in a live broadcast at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on April 15th, 2008. © 2018 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt's Mendelssohn's birthday! Let's celebrate!||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 true?')! Felix Mendelssohn: Andante and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14 Benjamin Grosvenor, piano Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 12 Pacifica String Quartet: Simin Ganatra, violin; Sibbi Bernhardsson, violin; Masumi Per Rostad, viola; Brandon Vamos, cello Recorded at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on November 5, 2013, and October 18, 2007 (string quartet). © 2018 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts||2/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHappy Birthday Mozart!||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 “Cosi fan tutte”. Ma’Alot Wind Quintet: Christina Fassbender, flute; Christian Wetzel, oboe; Ulf-Guido Schäfer, clarinet; Volker Tessmann, bassoon; Volker Grewel, horn Recorded at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studioon February 26, 2009 (violin sonata), and at WGBH's, Studio One, February 6, 2004 (wind quintet). © 2018 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts||1/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Beethoven Birthday celebration||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 Welsh Songs Cupid’s Kindness, WoO 155 No.2 The Kiss, Dear Maid, Thy Lip Has Left, WoO 153, No. 9 Come Draw We Round The Cheerful Ring, WoO 152, No. 8 William Hite, tenor; Gilles Vonsattel, piano; Brian Howard, cello; Bruce Milano, mandolin Beethoven: Two works for Mandolin and Fortepiano Sonatina in C, Woo44a Adagio in E flat, WoO 43b Bryce Milano, mandolin; Sylvia Berry, fortepiano Recorded at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on December 8, 2011. © 2017 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts||12/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMistral plays Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons"||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 Diaz, solo violin); Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "Summer" (Kristopher Tong, solo violin); Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, "Autumn" (Yura Lee, solo violin); Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, "Winter" (Irina Muresanu, solo violin) Mistral: Irina Muresanu, Yura Lee, Gabriela Diaz, and Kristopher Tong, violins; Yura Lee, viola; Jan Muller-Szeraws, cello; Karl Doty, bass; Leon Schelhase, harpsichord Recorded in a live broadcast at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on December 3, 2009. © 2017 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts||11/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTyler Duncan sings "Songs of Travel" by Vaughan Williams||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. The Roadside Fire 4. Youth and Love 5. In Dreams 6. The Infinite Shining Heavens 7. Whither Must I Wander? 8. Bright is the ring of words 9. I have trod the upward and the downward slope Tyler Duncan, baritone; Erika Switzer, piano Recorded in a live broadcast at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on January 10, 2008. © 2017 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts||10/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlisa Weilerstein plays Chopin with Inon Barnatan||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 Piano and Cello in G minor, Op. 65 Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano Recorded at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on May 1st, 2008. © 2017 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts||7/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Boston Early Music Festival - Retrospective||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: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050, with the Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble, Paul O’Dette and Robert Mealy, directors; Sandra Miller, baroque flute; Robert Mealy baroque violin; Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord (June 11, 2009). Purcell: Sweeter than Roses, with Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Elizabeth Kenny, lute; Paul O’Dette, theorbo; Stephen Stubbs, Baroque guitar (June 14, 2007). Recorded at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston. © 2017 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Brahms Celebration with James Campbell and Marc-Andre Hamelin||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’s Fraser Performance Studio (October 20, 2010) © 2017 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts||5/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Bach Celebration from WCRB's Studio||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, flute; Menno van Delft, harpsichord Recorded at WCRB’s Fraser Performance Studio (January 4, 2013 and April 1, 2008) © 2017 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Chopin Celebration from WCRB's Studio||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 WCRB’s Fraser Performance Studio (May 1, 2008 and November 10, 2009) © 2017 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Mozart Celebration from WCRB's Studios||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 soprano Kristen Watson and the Acadia Players Mozart: Sonata for two pianos in D major, K. 448, with pianists Alexander Korsantia and Yelena Beriyeva Recorded at WGBH's Studio One (January 27, 2006) and WCRB’s Fraser Performance Studio (October 3, 2012 and March 24, 2009) © 2017 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDaniil Trifonov plays Fairy Tales by Medtner||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-flat Major, Op. 26, No. 1; Fairy Tale in B-flat minor, Op. 20, No. 1 Igor Stravinsky (arr. Guido Agosti): Danse infernale du roi Katschei: Allegro feroce Recorded at WCRB’s Fraser Performance Studio on October 3, 2012. © 2016 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni||7/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlue Heron sings Du Fay||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 Du Fay: Helas, mon dueil Du Fay: Adieu m’amour Du Fay: Par droit je puis complaindre Recorded at WGBH’s Studio One on February 28, 2006. © 2015 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts||5/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrio Cleonice plays Beethoven||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. © 2015 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts Photo: Michael Markham||4/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlie Albright plays Liszt and Chopin||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 No. 12 in C minor. Charlie Albright, piano Recorded at WCRB's Fraser Performance Studio on May 5, 2011. © 2015 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts||3/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristina Day Martinson plays Biber||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. © 2015 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts||2/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMax Levinson plays Schumann||Schumann, with pianist Max Levinson Robert Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13; Arabesque, Op. 18 Recorded at WGBH's Studio One on September 21, 2001. © 2015 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts||11/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIrina Muresanu plays Brahms and Hubay||Brahms and Hubay, with Boston-based violinist Irina Muresanu Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 Irina Muresanu, violin; Dana Ciocarlie, piano Jeno Hubay: Czardas Scene No. 2 Irina Muresanu, violin; New England String Ensemble, Federico Cortese, conductor Recorded at WCRB’s Fraser Performance Studio on February 14, 2008 (Brahms) and September 20, 2007 (Hubay). © 2015 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts||10/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTchaikovsky, with A Far Cry||The self-conducted string orchestra A Far Cry plays Tchaikovsky's "Souvenir de Florence". Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Sextet in D minor, Op. 70 “Souvenir de Florence” Recorded at WCRB’s Fraser Performance Studio on January 22, 2010. © 2015 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts Photo credit: Yoon S. Byun||9/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeethoven, with the Warner-Nuzova Duo||Cellist Wendy Warner and pianist Irina Nuzova play Beethoven's arrangement of a Mozart aria. Ludwig van Beethoven: Variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen”, from Mozart’s “Magic Flute” Recorded at WCRB’s Fraser Performance Studio on November 18, 2010. © 2015 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts||8/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrahms, with David Deveau and the Shanghai Quartet||Pianist David Deveau and the Shanghai String Quartet play Brahms at the 2015 Rockport Chamber Music Festival. Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25 David Deveau, piano; Shanghai String Quartet Recorded at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport Massachusetts on June 7, 2015. © 2015 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts Photo: Paul Carey Goldberg, courtesy Rockport Chamber Music Festival||7/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeethoven, with the Shanghai String Quartet||The Shanghai Quartet play Beethoven on opening weekend of the 2015 Rockport Chamber Music Festival Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat, Op. 18 No. 6 Shanghai String Quartet Recorded at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport Massachusetts on June 6, 2015. © 2015 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts||6/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBach, with Sergey Schepkin||Bach, with Sergey Schepkin Johann Sebastian Bach: Capriccio on the Departure of His Most Beloved Brother, BWV. 992 Sergey Schepkin, piano Recorded in WCRB’s Fraser Performance Studio, March 7, 2013. © 2015 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts Photo credit: Kathy Chapman||5/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRavel, with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble||Ravel, with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble Maurice Ravel: Introduction and Allegro Members of the Chameleon Arts Ensemble: Anna Reinersman, harp; Deborah Boldin, flute; Kelli O'Connor, clarinet; Joanna Kurkowicz, violin; Heidi Braun-Hill, violin; Scott Woolweaver, viola; Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello Recorded in WGBH's Studio One, May 16, 2003. © 2015 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts Photo credit: Susan Wilson||5/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeethoven, with Anton Nel||Pianist Anton Nel plays Beethoven and Mendelssohn Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 6 in F, Op. 10 No. 2 Mendelssohn: Fantasy in F-sharp minor, Op. 28 Anton Nel, piano Recorded in WCRB’s Fraser Performance Studio, December 4, 2008. © 2015 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts||5/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSarah Chang plays Franck and Elgar||Violinist Sarah Chang is joined by pianist Andrew von Oeyen for music by Franck and Elgar Cesar Franck: Sonata in A major, Mvt. 4 (Allegretto poco mosso) Edward Elgar: Salut d’Amour Sarah Chang, violin; Andrew von Oeyen, piano Recorded in WCRB’s Fraser Performance Studio, October 14, 2011. © 2015 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts||4/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRavel, with the Parker String Quartet||Ravel, with the Parker String Quartet Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F major Parker String Quartet: Daniel Chong, violin; Karen Kim, violin; Jessica Bodner, viola; Kee-Hyun Kim, cello Recorded in WCRB’s Fraser Performance Studio, February 22, 2007 © 2015 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts||4/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChopin, with Daniil Trifonov||Chopin, with Daniil Trifonov Frederic Chopin: Etudes, Op. 25 Daniil Trifonov, piano Recorded in WCRB’s Fraser Performance Studio, October 3, 2012 © 2015 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts Watch video of Daniil Trifonov in our studio Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni||3/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeethoven, with the Concord Chamber Players||Beethoven, with the Concord Chamber Players Beethoven: String Trio in C minor, Op.9 No.3 Wendy Putnam, violin; Karen Dreyfus, viola; Mihail Jojatu, cello Recorded at the Concord Academy Performing Arts Center, September 26, 2004 © 2015 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts photo of Wendy Putnam courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra||3/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Virtuosos perform new interpretations on classics, live in a studio in Boston.
This is probably the best podcast of its genre. The only downside is that one is forced to listen to a spoken introduction before each piece of music, keep one from putting these podcasts in a regular music playlist.
A gem for the classic music lover!!!!