Classical Music

Mondays 9:00am-2:00pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9:00am-3:00pm, Friday 9:00am-2:00pm
Trevor Harris, Pat Akers

A full midday of the world's greatest music in definitive performances, with hosts Trevor Harris and Pat Akers.

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April 18, 2014

9:00 AM
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: 3rd Movement (Scherzo)
Artist :
Album : Beethoven: Symphonies No. 1 & 2
Catalog : 10001
Conductor : Herbert Kegel, Conductor
Orchestra : Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
TrackNumber : 7
Upc : 006408100010
Label : Capriccio
9:05 AM
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
Artist :
Album : 100 Best Classics: 6 Compact Discs
Catalog : 70853
Conductor : Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Upc : 094637085325
Label : EMI
9:10 AM
Isolde’s Liebestod
Artist :
Album :
Composer : FRANZ LISZT
Instrument : Ang Li, piano
TrackNumber : 1
Label :
9:19 AM
Symphony in C Minor
Artist :
Album : Grieg:Symphonie/Altnorwegische Romanze
Catalog : 427321
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi, Conductor
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
9:52 AM
Lagoon Waltz, Op. 411
Artist :
Album : Waltzes by Johann & Josef Strauss
Catalog : 49096
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky, Conductor
Orchestra : Strauss Orchestra of Vienna
TrackNumber : 9
Label : EMI
10:04 AM
Canon in D Major
Artist :
Album : Ombra Mai Fu/Pachelbel:Canon
Catalog : 73335
Orchestra : I Solisti Italiani
TrackNumber : 3
Label : Denon
10:10 AM
Asturias, from Suite Espanola, Op. 47
Artist :
Album : Classic Williams:Romance of the Guitar
Catalog : Sk89141
Instrument : John Williams, Guitar
TrackNumber : 5
Upc : 9699891412
Label : Sony
10:17 AM
Petite Suite for Orchestra: Children’s Games
Artist :
Album : Bizet: Carmen-Suite/L'Arlesienne-Suiten U.A.
Catalog : 431778
Conductor : Myung-Whun Chung, Conductor
Orchestra : Bastille Orchestra
Upc : 2894317782
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
10:30 AM
Concerto For Violin And Orchestra in D major op.35: Allegro Moderato
Artist :
Album : Tchaikovsky-Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos
Catalog : 88697984102
Conductor : Daniel Harding, conductor
Orchestra : Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : Ray Chen, violin
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Sony Classical
10:50 AM
Good Friday Spell from Parsifal
Artist :
Album : Wagner: Orchestral Music from Tristan Parsifal, etc.
Catalog : 447764
Conductor : James Levine, Conductor
Orchestra : MET Opera Orchestra
TrackNumber : 7
Upc : 2894377642
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
11:04 AM
Concerto in A Minor, Rv 161
Artist :
Album : Vivaldi: 9 Concertos for Strings and Continuo
Catalog : 411035
Orchestra : I Musici
Upc : 2894110352
Label : Philips
11:08 AM
Sonata Nona
Artist :
Album : Dario Castello/Giovanni Battista Fontana
Catalog : 2106
Instrument : John Holloway, violin; Lars Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichord; and Jane Gower, dulcian
TrackNumber : 5
Label : ECM
11:16 AM
Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 7, No. 2
Artist :
Album : Geminiani: 6 Concerti Grossi
Catalog : 47656
Orchestra : La Petite Bande
Label : EMI
11:26 AM
Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D 821
Artist :
Album :
Catalog : 9376a/b
Orchestra : Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
Label : Bridge
11:54 AM
St Matthew Passion: Ich will hier bei dir stehen and ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen
Artist :
Album : JS Bach: St. Matthew Passion
Conductor : John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Orchestra : The Monteverdi Choir with The English Baroque Soloists
Upc : 28942977327
Label : Archiv
12:04 PM
Artist :
Album : Encore Heinrich Schiff
Catalog : 420945
Instrument : Heinrich Schiff, Cello & Samuel Sanders, Piano
TrackNumber : 11
Label : Philips
12:08 PM
Agnus Dei
Artist :
Album : Evocation of the Spirit:Gorecki/Part/Martin
Catalog : 80406
Conductor : Robert Shaw, Conductor
Orchestra : Robert Shaw Festival Singers
TrackNumber : 8
Upc : 8940804062
Label : Telarc
12:20 PM
Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36
Artist :
Album : Marche Slav And Other Russian Favorites
Catalog : 80072
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin, Conductor
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 8940800722
Label : Telarc
12:36 PM
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68: Finale
Artist :
Album : Brahms: Symphony No. 1
Catalog : 423141
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan, Conductor
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
TrackNumber : 4
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
12:55 PM
Abduction from the Seraglio: Overture
Artist :
Album : Mozart Overtures
Catalog : 289469666
Conductor : Karl Boehm, Conductor
Orchestra : Dresden State Orchestra
TrackNumber : 2
Label : Eloquence
1:04 PM
Marble Halls
Artist :
Album : Unexpected Songs
Catalog : 3594882
Instrument : Julian Lloyd Webber, Cello & Catrin Finch, Harp
TrackNumber : 3
Upc : 094635948820
Label : EMI
1:08 PM
Trio in E Minor, Op. 90 Dumky: 1st Movement
Artist :
Album : The Eroica Trio: A. Dvorak Dumky; E. Lalo: Trio in c minor
Catalog : STM921
Orchestra : Eroica Trio
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 758118092126
Label : Strings in the Mountains
1:20 PM
Love for 3 Oranges Suite, Op. 33a
Artist :
Album : Prokofiev:Classical Symphony
Catalog : 39557
Conductor : Lorin Maazel, Conductor
Orchestra : National Orchestra of France
Upc : 7464395572
Label : CBS
1:37 PM
Ballet Suite No. 1
Artist :
Album : Shostakovich: Ballet Suites 1, 2 & 3
Catalog : 8730
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi, Conductor
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Upc : 014682873024
Label : Chandos
1:52 PM
Images for Orchestra: Rondes de Printemps
Artist :
Album : Debussy:Images/Nocturnes
Catalog : 425502
Conductor : Charles Dutoit, Conductor
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 5
Upc : 2894255022
Label : London


Arts and Culture
10:58 am
Thu April 17, 2014

A musical take on Missouri and the Civil War

The Battle of Westport
Credit: The State Historical Society of Missouri

When you think about the Civil War in Missouri what comes to mind? If Stefan Freund has anything to do with it you'll soon be more familiar with the sounds and images that the 1861-65 conflict produced. KBIA's Trevor Harris recently interviewed Freund, an MU School of Music faculty member about his new Civil War Oratorio that will have its premiere April 24 in Columbia's Jesse Auditorium.

Listen here to a preview of Stefan Freund's Civil War Oratorio. KBIA's Trevor Harris interviewed MU School of Music faculty member and composer Freund and the Museum of Art and Archaeology's Dr. Arthur Mehrhoff about the work and premiere happening April 24 in Columbia's Jesse Auditorium.

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Arts and Culture
4:54 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Thinking Out Loud: The Jim Brickman interview

Pianist and singer Jim Brickman brings his show to Jesse Auditorium this Monday, March 31
Credit Janet Macoska

Concert alert: Jim Brickman is coming to Columbia's Jesse Auditorium Monday, March 31. The adult contemporary star talked with KBIA's Trevor Harris recently about Brickman's training, his career and his genre-spanning collaborations.

Listen here to the recent KBIA interview with Jim Brickman. He performs Monday, March 31 in Jesse Auditorium.

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Arts and Culture
9:14 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Thinking Out Loud: Where are the female composers?

Ayako Tsuruta was a recent guest on KBIA's Thinking Out Loud. She discussed the experience of being a female in a male-dominated classical music field.
Credit Facebook/Odyssey Chamber Music Series

Settle in to listen to an hour of classical music on the radio and you'll mostly hear the works of male composers. It isn't that women do not compose in the classical genre, so why don't we hear them more often? KBIA's Ariel Morrision recently asked two local women what's behind the gender imbalance in classical compositions.

Listen to Thinking Out Loud about the hidden history of classical music's female composers.

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Arts and Culture
5:15 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Thinking Out Loud: The Anne Akiko Meyers Interview

Anne Akiko Meyers new release pairs Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons with Arvo Part's Passacaglia.
Credit Credit Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Rare violins, finding a balance, and revisiting a Baroque masterpiece filled this week's Thinking Out Loud. KBIA's Trevor Harris interviewed violinist Anne Akiko Meyers about her new release featuring Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.

Listen to the KBIA interview with classical violinist Anne Akiko Meyers.

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Arts and Culture
12:35 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

CD of the Week: Alisa Weilerstein's 'Dvorak'

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein is featured soloist on this week's KBIA CD of the Week, a recording of works by Czech composer Antonin Dvorak.

KBIA's CD of the Week this week is the new release from cellist Alisa Weilerstein. The January 2014 Decca issue pairs Weilerstein with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra for performances of works written by Czech Antonin Dvorak during a period the composer spent in the United States.

Listen to a sample of Alisa Weilerstein performing Antonin Dvorak's Cello Concerto in B minor, op.104. This recording is on this week's CD of the Week from KBIA.

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Arts and Culture
11:32 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Thinking Out Loud: So Percussion preview

So Percussion's Adam Sliwinski talked with KBIA's Trevor Harris on a recent Thinking Out Loud
Credit So Percussion

This Sunday, February 9 the chamber ensemble So Percussion brings their creative classical performance to Columbia's Missouri Theatre. KBIA's Trevor Harris recently asked So Percussion member Adam Sliwinski about the band's history, their repertoire and their commitment to teaching their craft to a new generation of percussion-oriented classical music students.

Listen to an episode of KBIA's Thinking Out Loud where Trevor Harris talks to So Percussion member Adam Sliwinski. The piece also features selections that the ensemble is expected to play in their upcoming Columbia show.

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Arts and Culture
11:24 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Thinking Out Loud: How music can heal

RavenWolf C. Felton Jennings II playing outside Columbia's Lakota Coffee Co.
Credit Pug Dog Records/Charle Powell

Listen here to the full Thinking Out Loud episode that aired January 14, 2014.

Negative experiences that humans live through can be evident or may be deeply buried. Music as an assistive therapy can guide healing from past traumas, help people be more productive or just relax. On this week's episode of Thinking Out Loud KBIA producer Trevor Harris visited with a pair of local musicians working in vastly different venues to heal others.

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Arts and Culture
8:18 am
Tue January 7, 2014

St. Louis Symphony showcases fast-rising composer, MU grad

Stephanie Berg is pictured with Symphony Music Director David Robertson and Jeanne Sinquefield, whose bequests led to the creation of the Mizzou New Music Initiative.
Credit St. Louis Symphony

Composer, musician and MU graduate Stephanie Berg will achieve a rare distinction when the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs her composition, “Ravish and Mayhem” at Powell Hall performances on Jan. 10 and 11. Berg, who is in her 20s, appears to be the youngest composer from St. Louis to have a work played by the SLSO during its subscription series.

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Classical Music
2:40 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

CD of the Week: French pianist Helene Grimaud and her close encounters with Brahms

Credit Mat Hennik/Deutsche Grammphon

The pianist Helene Grimaud is garnering increasing attention from fans and critics. Her 2012 release, Duo, with cellist Sol Gabetta, is regularly heard on KBIA and was recently nominated for a Grammy. On her latest effort, Brahms: The Piano Concertos, the French-born pianist presents a pair of works for piano and orchestra by 19th century Romantic era composer Johannes Brahms.

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Arts and Culture
11:54 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

CD of the Week: Levine returns for new recording with MET Orchestra

The veteran conductor James Levine is back as musical director of the MET Orchestra. The new CD from the MET Orchestra features pianist Evgeny Kissin and is KBIA's CD of the week.
Credit MET Orchestra

At an age when many would the considering retirement from active work, the conductor James Levine is back on the podium.

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Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Don't like what you see? Stick around. It'll change.

Two of Columbia's Elan Singers at last Friday's Odyssey Chamber Music Series Holiday Songs performance.
Credit Odyssey Chamber Music Series

If you are a fan of classical performance, opportunities were abundant this past weekend in Columbia. Classical music patrons had performances to choose from by the Odyssey Chamber Music Series, the Missouri Symphony Societies' Holiday Home Tour, The Columbia Chorale with the Columbia Civic Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony at the Missouri Theatre. That we should we be so rich in classical performance every weekend.

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Arts and Culture
12:46 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

CD of the Week: Makarski and Jarrett explore Bach sonatas

Michelle Makarski and Keith Jarrett have a new release out. The ECM CD of JS Bach's Sonatas for Violin and Piano is KBIA's CD of the Week.
Credit Today's Zaman

When violinist Michelle Makarski approached her friend, the pianist Keith Jarrett about playing some Johann Sebastian Bach sonatas, recording those works wasn’t necessarily in their initial plans.

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Arts and Culture
11:47 am
Mon November 18, 2013

CD of the Week: Quint and Maisky offer new violin-piano opera transcriptions

The violinist Phillipe Quint and pianist Lily Maisky collaborated on Opera Breve, a new release of opera transcriptions.
Credit Avanti Classic

In the world of opera, many classical music aficionados have their favorites. When it came time to select pieces for their new CD of piano-violin duets, Lily Maisky and Phillipe Quint did some soul searching to find works that were most personal for them. The result of that process is the new release Opera Breve, a CD featuring 13 tracks specifically tailored for Maisky and Quint’s violin-piano duets.

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Arts and Culture
4:18 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Russian-American Pianist Eldar Djangirov at Murry's this Sunday

Eldar Djangirov had both classical and jazz releases earlier this year. The pianist brings his trio to Murry's in Columbia this Sunday for two shows.
Credit Courtesy:

From experience I can confirm that it’s hard work to become decent on a musical instrument. No matter the musical genre or instrument, it takes consistent practice to become listenable. I’m not saying I’ve gotten listenable yet with my bass and guitar playing.

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Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Kickstarter campaign to fund free access to Chopin's output

Aaron Dunn, founder and president of
Credit Aaron Dunn

Classical music fans are increasingly using the web to share music. On any given evening you could curl up with your laptop or iPad and feast on performances of Beethoven’s Ninth, Durufle’s Requiem and lots more. Services such as the Naxos Music LIbrary make recordings available for a membership fee.

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