Classical

Wednesday's Mystery Piece

Bedrich SmetanaBedrich Smetana

Today, June 2nd, we heard Smetana’s Overture to The Bartered Bride. Smetana was a Czech composer who founded a school in Prague in 1848. This piece is the overture to a hugely successful comic opera. The composer saw the 100th performance of this opera, which was a milestone in the history of Czech opera. By 1952, it had been performed a thousand times at Prague’s National Theater! Tomorrow, our mystery piece is from an opera inspired by Wagner’s "Ring" cycle.

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That mystery piece you heard . . .

Maurice RavelMaurice Ravel

Today's early morning mystery piece was Maurice Ravel's La Valse. Georges Pretre conducted the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart (Hanssler 93013.) Congratulations to Robert, who guessed via e-mail at btre...@wxxi.org. Tomorrow, we'll hear a work by a Czech composer which, by 1952, had been performed a thousand times at Prague’s National Theater. Hear a daily mystery piece at around 6:40 a.m. on Classical 91.5.

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The Grainger Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Classical 91.5

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 8:00pm

The Grainger Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents a selection of piano concertos.

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The Lyric Opera of Chicago on Classical 91.5

Sat, 06/05/2010 - 1:00pm

The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Giuseppe Verdi's "Ernani".

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The World of Robert Schumann on Classical 91.5

Wed, 06/02/2010 - 9:00pm

An extraordinary documentary on the life and works of Robert Schumann.

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The Grainger Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Classical 91.5

Thu, 05/27/2010 - 8:00pm

The Grainger Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents Verdi, Cilea, Brahms and Hindemith.

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Great Performances at the Met "Carmen" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 05/16/2010 - 12:00pm

Great Performances at the Met presents Bizet’s masterpiece, Carmen.

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Lyric Opera of Chicago on Classical 91.5

Sat, 05/15/2010 - 1:00pm

The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Faust.

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