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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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November 02, 2012

9:00 AM
Sleeping Beauty Suite: Introduction and Lilac Fairy
Artist :
Album : Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites
Catalog : 289468379
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan, Conductor
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
TrackNumber : 15
Upc : 028946637920
Label : Decca
9:06 AM
Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 66
Artist :
Album : Dvorak: 9 Symphonien
Catalog : 423120
Conductor : Rafael Kubelik, Conductor
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
9:20 AM
Solemn Overture on Russian Themes, Op. 7
Artist :
Album : S. Lyapunov
Catalog : 129
Conductor : Yevgeny Svetlanov, Conductor
Orchestra : USSR Academic Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 015524001292
Label : Melodiya
9:37 AM
Simple Symphony
Artist :
Album : Prokofiew/Britten/Bizet:Symphonies
Catalog : 423624
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Upc : 2894236242
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
9:56 AM
Prelude in E-flat Major, Op. 23, No. 6
Artist :
Album : The World's Favorite Piano Music - Cliburn
Catalog : 09026-609732
Instrument : Van Cliburn, Piano
TrackNumber : 5
Upc : 090266097326
Label : BMG
10:04 AM
Don Giovanni: Overture
Artist :
Album : Mozart: Overtures
Catalog : 30479
Conductor : Rinaldo Alessandrini, Conductor
Orchestra : Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
TrackNumber : 15
Upc : 709861304790
Label : Naive
10:11 AM
Triumphal March from Aida
Artist :
Album : Classic Marches
Catalog : 7716
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin, Conductor
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 10
Upc : 7863577162
Label : RCA
10:18 AM
Introduction, Theme & Variations for Oboe and Orchestra
Artist :
Album : Haydn/Hummel/Martinu: Oboenkonzerte
Catalog : 10308
Conductor : Neville Marriner, Conductor
Orchestra : Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : Lajos Lencses, Oboe
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 006408103080
Label : Capriccio
10:33 AM
Serenade in E Minor for Strings, Op. 21
Artist :
Album : Josef Suk/ Edward Elgar/ Robert Fuchs: Serenade for Strings
Catalog : 150 022-2
Conductor : Thomas Furi, Conductor
Orchestra : Camerata Bern
Upc : 7619915002226
Label : Novalis
10:52 AM
Introduction & Fandango
Artist :
Album : Fandangos y Zarzuelas
Catalog : 299
Instrument : Dagoberto Linhares, Maya le Roux Obradovic, Raymond Migy, Guitars & Pascal Stauffer, Percussion
TrackNumber : 8
Upc : 689076615792
Label : Phoenix Records
11:04 AM
Le Roi Malgre Lui (King in Spite of Himself): Slave Dance
Artist :
Album : Chabrier:Espana
Catalog : 88018
Conductor : Armin Jordan, Conductor
Orchestra : National Orchestra of France
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 269658701828
Label : Erato
11:10 AM
Off after One Another! Waltz
Artist :
Album : Johann Stauss 1: Edition Vol. 2
Catalog : 8.225252
Conductor : Christian Pollack, Conductor
Orchestra : Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina
TrackNumber : 9
Upc : 3694352522
Label : Marco Polo
11:16 AM
Symphony in E Minor (Gaelic): 1st Movement
Artist :
Album : Beach:Gaelic Symphony/Piano Concerto
Composer : AMY BEACH
Catalog : 8.559139
Conductor : Kenneth Schermerhorn, Conductor
Orchestra : Nashville Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 5
Upc : 3694391392
Label : Naxos
11:28 AM
Belkis, Queen of Sheba Suite
Artist :
Album : Respighi: Belkis Queen of Sheba & Metamorphoseon
Catalog : 8405
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon, Conductor
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Upc : 24356764125
Label : Chandos
11:52 AM
Flute Sonata in D Major, Wq. 129
Artist :
Album : Cpe Bach: Flute Sonata
Catalog : 10101
Orchestra : Eckart Haupt, Flute; Siegfried Pank, Viola Da Gamba & Armin Thalheim, Harpsichord
Upc : 006408101017
Label : Capriccio
12:04 PM
Appalachaian Spring: Simple Gifts
Artist :
Album : for Book Lovers
Catalog : B0000636-12
Conductor : Zubin Mehta, Conductor
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
TrackNumber : 16
Upc : 028947609193
Label : Decca
12:08 PM
Symphony No. 22:1st Movement
Artist :
Album : Hovhaness:Symphony No.22
Catalog : 8559158
Conductor : Alan Hovhaness, Conductor
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 3694391582
Label : Naxos
12:19 PM
Goldberg Variations Bwv 988
Artist :
Album : National Public Radio-Milestones of the Millenium J.S. Bach
Catalog : SMK60990
Orchestra : Glenn Gould,Piano
Upc : 7464609902
Label : Sony
12:33 PM
Trio No. 1 for Piano, Violin, & Cello in G Minor, Op. 11
Artist :
Album : Chamber Works by Women Composers
Catalog : 5029
Orchestra : Macalester Trio
Upc : 04716350292
Label : VoxBox
12:57 PM
Pearl Treasure Yarn
Artist :
Album : Triada Guitar Trio
Catalog : TRI001
Orchestra : Triada, Guitar Trio
TrackNumber : 13
Upc : 837101064262
Label : Triada
1:04 PM
Chaconne in A Major
Artist :
Album : Brescianello: La Cetra Barockorchester Basel
Catalog : 905262
Conductor : Vaclav Luks, Conductor
Orchestra : La Cetra, Baroque Orchestra Basel
TrackNumber : 24
Upc : 794881731527
Label : Harmonia Mundi
1:10 PM
Dance of the Elves (La Ronde des Lutins)
Artist :
Album : Italian Serenade
Catalog : 5679-2-RC
Instrument : James Galway, Flute and Kazuhito Yamashita, Guitar
TrackNumber : 13
Upc : 07863556792
Label : RCA
1:17 PM
Italian Serenade in G Major
Artist :
Album : Janacek:String Quartet No. 1 & 2
Composer : HUGO WOLF
Catalog : 427669
Orchestra : Hagen Quartet
TrackNumber : 9
Upc : 2894276692
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
1:25 PM
Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Sinfonie Serieuse
Artist :
Album : Berwald: 4 Symphonien
Catalog : 415502
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi, Conductor
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 028941550224
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
1:56 PM
Marguerita Waltz
Artist :
Album : Titanic Anniversary Edition
Catalog : 88691914752
Orchestra : I Salonisti
Upc : 886919147520
Label : Sony Classical


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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