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
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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