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Classical Music

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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 03, 2013

9:00 AM
Cassation in G, K. 63
Artist :
Album : Mozart; Marches and Dances
Catalog : 15653
Conductor : Sandor Vegh, Conductor
Orchestra : Salzburg Camerata Academica
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 018111565326
Label : LaserLight
9:03 AM
Symphony in B-Flat Major, Wq 182/2
Artist :
Album : Cpe.Bach: Sechs Sinfonien Fur Streicher
Catalog : 10106
Conductor : Hartmut Haenchen, Conductor
Orchestra : C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra
Upc : 006408101062
Label : Capriccio
9:14 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major
Artist :
Album : Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
Catalog : 0302
Orchestra : St. Lukes Chamber Ensemble
Upc : 013491030227
Label : Orchestra of St. Lukes
9:31 AM
Symphonic Variations, Op. 78
Artist :
Album : Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 From the New World
Catalog : 8.570714
Conductor : Marin Alsop, Conductor
Orchestra : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 747313071470
Label : Naxos
9:54 AM
Nabucco: Chorus of Hebrew Slaves (Va, Pensiero)
Artist :
Album : 100 Best Classics: 6 Compact Discs
Catalog : 70853
Conductor : Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Orchestra : Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Instrument : Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Chorus
Upc : 094637085325
Label : EMI
10:04 AM
Interlude (Lament) from Ecce Cor Meum (Behold My Heart)
Artist :
Album : Ecce Cor Meum
Catalog : 70424
Conductor : Gavin Greenaway, Conductor
Orchestra : Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & London Voices
TrackNumber : 3
Upc : 094637042427
Label : EMI Classics
10:09 AM
Overture to the School for Scandal
Artist :
Album : Samuel Barber:St. Louis Symphony/Slatkin
Catalog : 49463
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin, Conductor
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 7777494632
Label : Angel
10:18 AM
Symphony No. 4 The Poem of Ecstasy, Op. 54
Artist :
Album : Scriabin:Symphony No 3:Le Poeme de L'Extase
Catalog : 459681
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev, Conductor
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 2894596812
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
10:39 AM
Capriccio Italien, Op 45
Artist :
Album : Tschaikowsky:Ouverture Solennelle 1812/Capriccio Italien
Catalog : 400035
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim, Conductor
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 259140003526
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
10:56 AM
Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor: Finale (Animé)
Artist :
Album : Duo
Catalog : 4790090
Instrument : Helene Grimaud, Piano and Sol Gabetta, Cello
TrackNumber : 9
Label : Deutche Gramophone
11:04 AM
A New Irish Tune
Artist :
Album : The Segovia Collection, Vol. 4
Catalog : 42070
Instrument : Andres Segovia, Guitar
TrackNumber : 3
Upc : 7674220702
Label : MCA
11:06 AM
Concerto in G Major for Mandolin, Strings and Harpsichord
Artist :
Album : Concerti Per Mandolini
Catalog : 88165
Conductor : Claudio Scimone, Conductor
Orchestra : I Solisti Veneti
Upc : 8908881652
Label : Erato
11:19 AM
Overture No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18
Artist :
Album : J.C.Bach: Six Grand Overtures, Op. 18
Catalog : 5403
Conductor : William Boughton, Conductor
Orchestra : English Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 0836035470326
Label : Nimbus
11:33 AM
Flute Concerto No. 3 in D Major
Artist :
Album : Carl Friedrich Abel-Flute Concertos
Catalog : 999208
Conductor : Michael Schneider, Conductor
Orchestra : La Stagione Frankfurt
Instrument : Karl Kaiser, Transverse Flute
Upc : 6120392082
Label : CPO
11:50 AM
Violin Romance No. 2 in F Major
Artist :
Album : Beethoven/Dvorak/Schubert
Catalog : 420168
Conductor : Pinchas Zukerman, Soloist & Conductor
Orchestra : St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 2894201682
Label : Philips
12:04 PM
Scherzo No. 3 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 39
Artist :
Album : Jamie Parker, Piano
Catalog : 649
Instrument : Jamie Parker, Piano
TrackNumber : 6
Label : Radio Canada Internationa
12:13 PM
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2, op. 21 in F minor: Larghetto
Artist :
Album : Chopin: Piano Concertos, Nos. 1 & 2
Catalog : 3984-21089-2
Conductor : Armin Jordan, Conductor
Orchestra : National Orchestra of Monte Carlo
Instrument : Maria-Joao Pires, Piano
TrackNumber : 5
Label : Erato
12:24 PM
Fantasy on Polish Airs in A Major
Artist :
Album : Rhapsody In Blue/Warsaw Concerto
Catalog : 411123
Conductor : Neville Marriner, Conductor
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Instrument : Misha Dichter, Piano
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 2894111232
Label : Philips
12:39 PM
Krakowiak, Concert Rondo in F
Artist :
Album : Chopin:Piano Concerto No. 2
Catalog : 410042
Conductor : Neville Marriner, Conductor
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : Bella Davidovich, Piano
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 2894100422
Label : Philips
12:55 PM
Mazurka Op. 50, No. 3 in C-Sharp Minor
Artist :
Album : The Chopin Collection:The Mazurkas
Catalog : 5614
Instrument : Arthur Rubinstein, Piano
Upc : 7863556142
Label : RCA
1:04 PM
Concerto Grosso in G: Pastorale
Artist :
Album : The Most Soothing Lullabies in the Universe!
Catalog : 17352
Orchestra : I Solisti Italiani
Upc : 795041735225
Label : Denon
1:08 PM
Sarabande and Polka from the Ballet Solitaire
Artist :
Album : Arnold: Dances - Philharmonia/Thomson
Catalog : 8867
Conductor : Bryden Thomson, Conductor
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Upc : 9511588672
Label : Chandos
1:15 PM
Symphony No.1: Prelude
Artist :
Album : Music for Orchestra
Composer : LEE ACTOR
Catalog : MMC2140
Conductor : Kirk Trevor, conductor
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 3
Label : MMC Recordings
1:31 PM
Fantasy on Porgy and Bess
Artist :
Album : Ameriocan Serenade
Catalog : 2564 65765-7
Conductor : John Axelrod, Conductor
Orchestra : Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire
Instrument : Rachel Kolly d'Alba, violin
Label : Warner Classics
1:53 PM
Arabesque for Piano, Op. 18
Artist :
Album : Imago 3-Traumerei
Catalog : 419408
Instrument : Daniel Barenboim, Piano
TrackNumber : 11
Upc : 2894194082
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
2:04 PM
Procession of the Nobles
Artist :
Album : Zoltan Rozsnyai Conducts The Philharmonia Hungarica
Catalog : 2003
Conductor : Zoltan Rozsnyai, Conductor
Orchestra : Philharmonia Hungarica
TrackNumber : 8
Label : Realtime
2:10 PM
A Somerset Rhapsody
Artist :
Album : Holst/Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 47812
Conductor : Norman Del Mar, Conductor
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
TrackNumber : 1
Label : EMI
2:20 PM
2 Dances from the Bartered Bride
Artist :
Album : Smetana:The Bartered Bride/ From My Life
Catalog : 8412
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon, Conductor
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:32 PM
Symphony No. 39 in G Minor
Artist :
Album : Haydn:Symphonies, Vol. 7
Catalog : 37861
Conductor : Derek Solomons, Conductor
Orchestra : L'Estro Armonico
Upc : 7464378612
Label : CBS
2:53 PM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15 in A Minor Rákóczy March, S 244/15
Artist :
Album : Liszt, My Piano Hero
Composer : FRANZ LISZT
Catalog : 88697891412
Instrument : Lang Lang, Piano
TrackNumber : 8
Upc : 886978914125
Label : Sony Classical


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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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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