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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May 27, 2013

9:00 AM
Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: 3rd Movement (Allegro vivace)
Artist :
Album : Beethoven: Symphonies No. 4 & 5
Catalog : 421580
Conductor : Georg Solti, Conductor
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 7
Upc : 028942158023
Label : London
9:06 AM
Romanian Rhapsody No. 1
Artist :
Album : Panorama: Colours of the Orchestra
Catalog : 289469238
Conductor : Antal Dorati, Conductor
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 028946923825
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
9:19 AM
Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise, Op. 22
Artist :
Album : Chopin-The Orchestral Works
Catalog : Z6702
Conductor : Kazimierz Kord, Conductor
Orchestra : Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : Garrick Ohlssohn, Piano
Upc : 2672467022
Label : Arabesque
9:34 AM
Chopin Suite
Artist :
Album : Balakirev: Chopin Suite/ Overtures
Catalog : 8.220324
Conductor : Choo Hoey, Conductor
Orchestra : Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Label : Marco Polo
9:56 AM
Gymnopedie No. 3
Artist :
Album : Fete A La Francaise
Composer : ERIK SATIE
Catalog : 421527
Conductor : Charles Dutoit, Conductor
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 5
Label : London
10:04 AM
Rondo in D Major for Flute and Orchestra
Artist :
Album : Special Edition Speciale
Catalog : 89
Conductor : Franco Mannino, Conductor
Orchestra : National Arts Centre Orchestra
Instrument : Robert Aitken, Flute
TrackNumber : 8
Upc : 5958200720
Label : CBC
10:11 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056: Allegro
Artist :
Album : Bach Strange Beauty
Catalog : 88697817422
Orchestra : Berlin State Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : Simone Dinnerstein, Piano
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 886978174222
Label : Sony Classical
10:15 AM
Incidental Music for Thomas Shadwell’s version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest
Artist :
Album : Four and Twenty Fiddlers
Catalog : 66667
Conductor : Peter Holman, Director
Orchestra : The Parley of Instruments Renaissance Violin Band
Upc : 034571166674
Label : Hyperion
10:33 AM
Overture, Scherzo and Finale
Artist :
Album : Schumann:Overture, Scherzo & Finale
Catalog : 3084
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz, Conductor
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
10:52 AM
Scenes from Norwegian Fairy Tales, Op. 37
Artist :
Album : Norwegian Classical Favourites - 2
Catalog : 8.557018
Conductor : Bjarte Engeset, Conductor
Orchestra : Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 747313201822
Label : Naxos
11:04 AM
Un sospiro in D Flat Major from Trois Études de Concert, S144/3
Artist :
Album : Liszt, My Piano Hero
Composer : FRANZ LISZT
Catalog : 88697891412
Instrument : Lang Lang, Piano
TrackNumber : 7
Upc : 886978914125
Label : Sony Classical
11:10 AM
Symphony No. 7 in E Major: 3rd Movement
Artist :
Album : Bruckner:Symphony No.7
Catalog : 289466574
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly, Conductor
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 3
Upc : 2894665742
Label : Decca
11:21 AM
Quintet for Brass, Op. 5
Artist :
Album : German Brass
Catalog : 361401
Orchestra : German Brass Quintet
TrackNumber : 7
Label : Audite
11:36 AM
Souvenirs for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 28
Artist :
Album : Barber-Symphony No. 1/Piano Concerto/Souvenirs
Catalog : 60732
Instrument : John Browning & Leonard Slatkin, Piano
Upc : 9026607322
Label : RCA
11:55 AM
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: 2nd Movement
Artist :
Album : 100 Best Classics: 6 Compact Discs
Catalog : 70853
Conductor : Efrem Kurtz, Conductor
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Instrument : Yehudi Menuhin, Violin
Upc : 094637085325
Label : EMI
12:04 PM
Requiem (II. Kyrie)
Artist :
Album : Mozart: Requiem
Conductor : Nikolas Harnoncourt, conductor
Orchestra : Arnold Schoenberg Choir with Concentus Musicus Wien
TrackNumber : 2
Label : BMG
12:08 PM
Symphony No. 24 in B-Flat Major, K. 182
Artist :
Album : Mozart:Symphonies No. 21, 22, 23, 24
Catalog : 423365
Conductor : James Levine, Conductor
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Upc : 2894233652
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
12:19 PM
Divertimento in E-Flat Major, K. 252
Artist :
Album : Mozart: Wind Divertimenti
Catalog : 425819
Orchestra : Amadeus Winds
Upc : 028942581920
Label : L'Oiseau-Lyre
12:31 PM
Oboe Concerto in C Major, K. 314
Artist :
Album : Mozart: Horn Concertos Nos 2 & 3
Catalog : 423623
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : Randall Wolfgang, Oboe
Upc : 2894236232
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
12:52 PM
Rondo in C Major for Guitar and Orchestra
Artist :
Album : Carulli/Molino: Guitar Concertos
Catalog : 426263
Conductor : Iona Brown, Conductor
Orchestra : Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Instrument : Pepe Romero, Guitar
TrackNumber : 8
Upc : 2894262632
Label : Philips
1:04 PM
Air for Strings
Artist :
Album : Members Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Catalog : 508
Conductor : David Amos, Conductor
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
TrackNumber : 7
Label : Crystal Records
1:09 PM
Benvenuto Cellini Overture
Artist :
Album : Berlioz: La Marseillaise
Catalog : 80164
Conductor : David Zinman, Conductor
Orchestra : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 089408016524
Label : Telarc
1:21 PM
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
Artist :
Album : Strauss: Don Quiote/Till Eulenspiegel
Catalog : 60561
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin, Conductor
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 9026605612
Label : RCA
1:38 PM
The Meeting of the Volga and the Don
Artist :
Album : Prokoviev: Symphony No. 5/ The Meeting of the Volga and the Don
Catalog : 432083
Conductor : Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Orchestra : Philadelphia Orchestra
TrackNumber : 5
Upc : 2894320832
Label : Philips
1:54 PM
Romanian Folk Dances
Artist :
Album : Linda Tosenthal, Violin
Composer : BELA BARTOK
Catalog : 1412
Instrument : Linda Rosenthal, Violin & Lisa Bergman, Piano
TrackNumber : 3
Label : Topaz


Arts and Culture
11:38 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Can classical music work outdoors?

Maestro Kirk Trevor conducts the Missouri Symphony in an outdoor performance at Stephens Lake Park.
Credit Missouri Symphony Society

Classical music seems like a genre that was made to be performed indoors. Symphonic music was born in the chambers of European royalty and in Catholic churches. The music was created by patrons who wanted to support the arts and also demonstrate their largesse. Take the classical music out of the concert hall and what do you have?

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Arts and Culture
1:38 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Alarm WIll Sound updates, expands classical sound in two Columbia shows

The 20-member ensemble Alarm Will Sound performed two shows at Columbia's Missouri Theatre in late July.
Credit Carl Socolow

Corrected 10:32 a.m., Aug. 12, 2013

Alarm Will Sound made their fourth annual visit to Columbia last week and went where most orchestras fear to tread: they performed music by living, breathing composers.  The two shows by the 20-member ensemble offered a surprising look into the present and future of classical composition. 

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Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Classical music patron keeps genre vital

This week's Mizzou International Composers Festival is largely sponsored by a gift to the MU School of Music from Dr. Jeanne Sinquefeld.
Credit Sinquefeld Foundation

Some of the music playing in the Missouri Theatre this week will be heard publicly for the first time ever. That’s because starting Thursday, the University of Missouri School of Music’s annual Mizzou International Composers Festival takes the stage.

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Arts and Culture
9:44 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Live classical music morphs in search of its audience

Guest vocalist Gavin Hope will join the Missouri Symphony Orchestra July 13. Hope's take on the songs of Michael Jackson is one concert that MOSS expects will draw new and younger Columbians to see live classical performance.
Credit Missouri Symphony Society

Do you like live music performances? Classical music connoisseurs know when and where local performances happen. But what about our fellow Mid-Missourians who don’t go to the symphony? What’s keeping them away?

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Arts and Culture
2:13 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Can classical music make you happier? Sort of.

Recent research by MU Psychology researcher Ken Sheldon found that some classical music can make you happier. If you want to be happy, that is.
Credit Credit: University of Missouri

Does what we put in our heads impact our outlook on life? The media you consume influences how you feel, but how exactly do one’s choices influence mood? Can a dose of music by Aaron Copland get you out of your funk? Will a movement of Igor Stravinsky heard at the wrong time send an emotionally fragile person over the edge?

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Arts and Culture
3:58 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Born in Missouri, live Ragtime returns to Columbia

Norwegian ragtime pianist Morton Gunner Larson returns to Columbia this weekend for the Blind Boone Ragtime and Early Music Festival.
Credit Credit:

To call Lucille Salerno a ragtime champion is an understatement. Salerno was a New York native with a lifelong love of syncopated music.  In 1999, she started organizing ragtime concerts in Columbia.

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Arts and Culture
5:30 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Classical pianist turned jazz virtuoso Don Shirley dead at 86

The jazz and classical pianist Don Shirley seen on the cover of his Cadence LP "Pianist Extraordinary"
Credit Cadence Records

When the jazz pianist Don Shirley died on April 6, his passing was not widely reported.

A New York Times obituary noted that the Jamaican born virtuoso pianist was trained in the classical repertoire. Later, the impresario Sol Hurok advised Shirley “to pursue a career in popular music and jazz.” Hurok warned Shirley that “American audiences were not willing to accept a ‘colored’ pianist on the concert stage.”

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Arts and Culture
2:20 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Rachel Barton Pine's Violin Lullabies finds new niche for classical violin

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine performs 25 'cradle songs' with pianist Matthew Hagle on their new Cedille Records release Violin Lullabies.
Credit Cedille Records

After her daughter was born, the classical violinist Rachel Barton Pine started looking into the range of Berceuse or lullabies written for violin.

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Arts and Culture
2:49 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

A whole new Rite of Spring seen in animated video

Igor Stravinsky composed Rite of Spring 100 years ago this year.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Classical music fans who like a little visual to go with their orchestra may enjoy this video featuring an animated graphical score of Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, Part 1: Adoration of the Earth.

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Arts and Culture
5:41 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Columbia performance series presents classical music of the Show-Me State

Odyssey Artistic Director Ayako Tsurata

  Missouri culture might be better known for glittering Branson shows, down home fiddle music and hip-hop from our state’s urban centers, but a local performance organization aims to add classical music to the list of artistic creations born in the Show-Me State.

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Arts and Culture
2:45 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Classical and folk blend in new album, Night

Simone Dinnerstein and Tift Merritt collaborated on their newest album Night

Making music from the classical repertoire is standard fare for Simone Dinnerstein.

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Arts and Culture
11:35 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Period instruments take center stage for Viennese pianist Rudolf Buchbinder

If a classical musician wishes to replicate a sound from a specific period then the musician needs a period instrument. KBIA's Trevor Harris recently interviewed Vienna-based pianist Rudolf Buchbinder.

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