Music

Live from Hochstein: Music from Roberts Wesleyan

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:15pm - 11:00pm

Music by Brahms, Bridge, and Hubeau, along with a couple spirituals in a program from musicians who teach at Roberts Wesleyan College: Michael Landrum, Jeffrey McGhee, Paul Shewan, and Alex Trygstad.

The dagger in his smile

There are bad relationships and there are Bad Relationships.  The MacBeths of Shakepeare's "Scottish Play" push the boundaries of evil, to say the least. This summer bass-baritone Eric Owens made his debut as the title character of Verdi's Shakespearean opera, with Melody Moore as his scheming wife.  During the Glimmerglass Festival, we sat down to talk about twisted love, ambition, treachery, murder, and the House of Cards.

Vespers of 1610

As promised, here's a conversation about Claudio Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 with Deborah Fox of Pegasus Early Music and conductor Paul O'Dette. Why is the Vespers so extraordinary?  Why, if it's so amazing, is it rarely performed?  Why isn't it as famous as Handel's Messiah?  Paul and Deb answer these questions and touch on the raw emotional power of the work in our conversation.  I'm thrilled you'll be able to hear this on the radio, thanks to Deborah Fox and recording engineer Carl Pultz of Alembic Productions.  Hear the Vespers Monday, November 2 at 8 p.m. on Classical 91.5 and FM 90.3, streaming at wxxi.org.  ~ Brenda

Classical 91.5 Celebrates Thanksgiving with Two Holiday Specials

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 6:00am

To kick of the holiday season, Classical 91.5 will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day with two holiday specials.

First You Dream – The Music of Kander & Ebb

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 9:00pm

The legendary Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winning songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb provides the soundtrack for PBS’ First You Dream – The Music of Kander & Ebb

The Haunting Music of Broadway

Sat, 10/31/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

BOO! Robert Hammond hosts the sixth spooktacular edition of The Haunting Music of Broadway.

Taloa: An Exploration of Music by American Indian and Māori Composers

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 8:00pm

Taloa, which is from the Chickasaw word for song, explores the fascinating connections in the music of contemporary Māori and American Indian composers.

Happy Birthday Stage Notes

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

It seems Like Stage Notes began airing yesterday - Saturday marks its sixth anniversary on Classical 91.5.

Pegasus Early Music presents Monteverdi Vespers

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 8:00pm

Last April Pegasus Early Music performed Monteverdi's Vespers at Hochstein Performance Hall. Now you can share the experience.

Live from Lincoln Center "Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton"

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 9:00pm

Composer and performer Danny Elfman descends on Lincoln Center with a symphony orchestra and choir, led by conductor John Mauceri, as well as a colorful assortment of Tim Burton fans.

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