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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February 17, 2014

9:00 AM
Canon in D
Artist :
Album : 100 Best Classics: 6 Compact Discs
Catalog : 70853
Conductor : Neville Marriner, Conductor
Orchestra : Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Upc : 094637085325
Label : EMI
9:06 AM
Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: 3rd Movement (Allegro vivace)
Artist :
Album : Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 6
Catalog : 432964
Conductor : Frans Bruggen, Conductor
Orchestra : Orchestra of the 18th Century
TrackNumber : 3
Upc : 028943296427
Label : Philips
9:12 AM
Concerto for Oboe & Orchestra in F Major
Artist :
Album : Klassische Opobenkonzerte
Catalog : 10087
Conductor : Hartmut Haenchen, Conductor
Orchestra : C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : Burkhard Glaetzner, Oboe
Upc : 006408100874
Label : Capriccio
9:33 AM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major
Artist :
Album : Haydn: Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 & 11
Catalog : 56960
Orchestra : Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano
Upc : 724355696021
Label : EMI
9:52 AM
Etudes, Op. 10: Nos. 4-6
Artist :
Album : Chopin Etudes
Instrument : Jan Lisiecki, Piano
Label :
10:04 AM
Artist :
Album : Spanish Fireworks
Catalog : 417795
Instrument : Alicia de Larrocha, Piano
TrackNumber : 8
Label : London
10:11 AM
Adagio for Strings
Artist :
Album : Barber:Cello Concerto/Medea/Adagio
Catalog : 8.559088
Conductor : Marin Alsop, Conductor
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orchestra
TrackNumber : 11
Upc : 3694390882
Label : Naxos
10:20 AM
Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op.104: I. Allegro
Artist :
Album : Dvorak
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek, conductor
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orcheatra
Instrument : Alisa Weilerstein, Cello; and Anna Polonsky, piano
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Decca
10:36 AM
Bassoon Concerto in F Major
Artist :
Album : Rosetti:Basoon Concertos
Catalog : 8.555341
Conductor : Nicolas Pasquet, Conductor
Orchestra : New Brandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : Albrecht Holder, Bassoon
Upc : 4731353412
Label : Naxos
10:53 AM
Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, Trout: Finale
Artist :
Album : Franz Schubert in Performance
Catalog : 0003/4
Orchestra : Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
Instrument : Michael Tree, Viola and Julius Levine, Double Bass
Label : NPR Classics
11:04 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major: Andante
Artist :
Album : Bach's Adagios
Catalog : 3984238422
Conductor : Ton Koopman, Conductor
Orchestra : Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Upc : 63984238423
Label : Erato
11:09 AM
Concerto for Bassoon, Strings & Basso Continuo
Artist :
Album : Vivaldi:Concerti per vari strumenti
Catalog : 8679
Orchestra : Zefiro
Upc : 298490086797
Label : Astree
11:21 AM
Sonata for Flute and Piano
Artist :
Album : Poulenc:2 Sonata/Trio /Sextet, Etc
Catalog : 427639
Instrument : Wolfgang Schultz, Flute & James Levine, Piano
Upc : 2894276392
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
11:34 AM
Images for Orchestra
Artist :
Album : Debussy:La Damoiselle Elue/L'apres-Midi D'un Faune
Catalog : 423103
Conductor : Claudio Abbado, Conductor
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 2894231032
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
11:54 AM
The Hours: Morning Passages
Artist :
Album :
Catalog : 79693.2
Conductor : Nick Ingram, Conductor
Orchestra : The Lyric Quartet
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 9699877392
Label : Nonesuch
12:04 PM
Symphony No. 18 in F Major, K. 130: 1st Movement
Artist :
Album : Mozart: Symphonies 14, 18, 20, 39, 41
Catalog : 1001/02
Conductor : James Levine, Conductor
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 828020001520
Label : BSO Classics
12:10 PM
Don Giovanni: Overture
Artist :
Album : Mozart: Overtures
Catalog : 30479
Conductor : Rinaldo Alessandrini, Conductor
Orchestra : Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
TrackNumber : 15
Upc : 709861304790
Label : Naive
12:17 PM
Symphony No. 51 in D Major, K. 196
Artist :
Album : Mozart:The Early Symphonies
Catalog : 416471
Conductor : Neville Marriner, Conductor
Orchestra : Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Upc : 2894164712
Label : Philips
12:27 PM
Violin Concerto No.5 In A Major
Artist :
Album : Mozart: 5 Violin Concertos
Catalog : 419184
Conductor : James Levine, Conductor
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Upc : 2894191842
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
12:57 PM
Requiem in D Minor, KV 626: Dies irae
Artist :
Album : Mozart: Requiem etc
Catalog : 289463181
Conductor : Claudio Abbado, Conductor
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic & Swedish Radio Choir
TrackNumber : 3
Upc : 02894631812
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
1:04 PM
Symphonette No. 2 - Pavanne
Artist :
Album : The American Album
Catalog : 60778
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin, Conductor
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 6
Upc : 9026607782
Label : RCA
1:08 PM
An Irish Symphony: On the Shores of Lough Neagh
Artist :
Album : Harty: An Irish Symphony.
Catalog : 8.554732
Conductor : Proinssias O'Duinn, Conductor
Orchestra : National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
TrackNumber : 3
Upc : 3694347322
Label : Naxos
1:21 PM
Sadko, Op. 5
Artist :
Album : Rimsky-Korsakov:Capriccio Espagnole
Catalog : 411446
Conductor : David Zinman, Conductor
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
TrackNumber : 3
Upc : 2894114462
Label : Philips
1:33 PM
Tragic Overture Op.10
Artist :
Album : Ernst Boehe:Symphonic Poems Vol.1
Composer : ERNST BOEHE
Catalog : 999875
Conductor : Werner Andreas Albert, Conductor
Orchestra : Rhineland National Philharmonic
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 6120398752
Label : CPO
1:53 PM
Sonata for piano and violoncello No.1 in E minor: Allegro
Artist :
Album : Duo
Catalog : 4790090
Instrument : Helene Grimaud, Piano and Sol Gabetta, Cello
TrackNumber : 6
Label : Deutche Gramophone


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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