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The Classical Performance podcast features the very best live classical performances, recorded by WCRB. From local up-and-comers to world-renowned masters, the Classical Performance podcast is your source for classical, on the go. Find episodes and subscribe in iTunes.
||CleanSchumann and Romance||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 the||6/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Passion of Rachmaninov with pianist Ya-fei Chuang||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.||4/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||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.“||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||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.||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.||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".||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.||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.||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.||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.||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.||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Chopin Celebration from WCRB's Studio||Celebrating the March birthday of Frederic Chopin - hear two performances from our WCRB Studio.||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Mozart Celebration from WCRB's Studios||It's a Mozart Birthday Celebration - hear three fabulous performances from our WGBH/WCRB Studios.||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.”||7/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlue Heron sings Du Fay||Blue Heron sings Guillaume Du Fay.||5/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrio Cleonice plays Beethoven||Beethoven, with Trio Cleonice.||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.”||3/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristina Day Martinson plays Biber||Biber's Mystery Sonatas, with violinist Christina Day Martinson.||2/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMax Levinson plays Schumann||Schumann, with pianist Max Levinson.||11/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIrina Muresanu plays Brahms and Hubay||Brahms and Hubay, with Boston-based violinist Irina Muresanu.||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."||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.||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.||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.||6/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBach, with Sergey Schepkin||Sergey Schepkin plays Bach.||5/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRavel, with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble||Ravel, with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble.||5/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeethoven, with Anton Nel||Pianist Anton Nel plays Beethoven and Mendelssohn.||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.||4/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRavel, with the Parker String Quartet||The Parker String Quartet plays Ravel.||4/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
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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.