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 01, 2013

9:00 AM
Little Fugue in G Minor
Artist :
Album : The Stokowski Sound
Catalog : 80129
Conductor : Erich Kunzel, Conductor
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
TrackNumber : 3
Upc : 8940801292
Label : Telarc
9:05 AM
Concerto Polonois
Artist :
Album : Telemann:Double & Triple Concertos
Catalog : 411949
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood, Conductor
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Upc : 2894119492
Label : L'oiseau-Lyre
9:14 AM
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: 4th Movement (Allegro Molto)
Artist :
Album : Beethoven: Symphonies No. 1 & 2
Catalog : 10001
Conductor : Herbert Kegel, Conductor
Orchestra : Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
TrackNumber : 8
Upc : 006408100010
Label : Capriccio
9:22 AM
Guitar Concerto No.1 in A Major
Artist :
Album : John Williams:Schubert/Giuliani
Catalog : 63385
Orchestra : Australian Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : John Williams, Guitar
Upc : 7464633852
Label : Sony
9:53 AM
Alexander in the Indies Overture
Artist :
Album : Johann Christian Bach Complete Overtures
Catalog : 999963
Conductor : Anthony Halstead, Conductor
Orchestra : The Hanover Band
Label : CPO
10:04 AM
Ballade in B Major, Op. 10, No. 4
Artist :
Album : Brahms:Piano Quintet In F Minor/Solo Pieces
Catalog : 6673
Instrument : Barry Douglas, Piano
TrackNumber : 5
Upc : 7863566732
Label : RCA
10:13 AM
From Bohemia’s Meadows and Forests, from Ma Vlast, (My Fatherland)
Artist :
Album : Smetana: Mein Vaterland - Kubelik
Catalog : 115841
Conductor : Rafael Kubelik, Conductor
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 4
Label : Orfeo
10:27 AM
Symphony No.1 in D Minor:3rd Movement
Artist :
Album : Rachmaninov:The Complete Symphonies and Piano Concertos
Catalog : 8.505177A
Conductor : Alexander Anissimov, Conductor
Orchestra : National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
TrackNumber : 5
Label : Naxos
10:42 AM
Dances from Marouf, Cobbler of Cairo
Artist :
Album : Exotic Dances from the Opera
Catalog : 71
Conductor : Eiji Oue, Conductor
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
TrackNumber : 5
Upc : 3091110712
Label : Reference Recordings
10:58 AM
Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13. Etude 5
Artist :
Album : Variations
Catalog : 8765420862
Instrument : Emanuel Ax, piano
TrackNumber : 24
Label : Sony Classical
11:04 AM
Sonata for violin and piano in A major: Allegro
Artist :
Album :
Instrument : Joshua Bell, violin and Jeremy Denk, piano
TrackNumber : 6
Label :
11:13 AM
Concerto in G Minor
Artist :
Album : Brescianello: La Cetra Barockorchester Basel
Catalog : 905262
Conductor : Vaclav Luks, Conductor
Orchestra : La Cetra, Baroque Orchestra Basel
Upc : 794881731527
Label : Harmonia Mundi
11:24 AM
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
11:39 AM
Concertino for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 15
Artist :
Album : Leo Weiner: Works
Composer : LEO WEINER
Catalog : 31992
Conductor : Tibor Polgar, Conductor
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Instrument : Lajos Hernadi, Piano
Upc : 991813199225
Label : Hungarton
11:58 AM
Spinning Song, Op. 67, No. 4
Artist :
Album : Imago 3-Traumerei
Catalog : 419408
Instrument : Daniel Barenboim, Piano
TrackNumber : 8
Upc : 2894194082
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
12:04 PM
Etude in E-Flat Minor, Op. 10, No. 6
Artist :
Album : Chopin: Etudes Op. 10 & Op.25
Catalog : 413794
Instrument : Maurizio Pollini, Piano
TrackNumber : 6
Upc : 2894137942
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
12:08 PM
Waltz in C-sharp minor op.64/2
Artist :
Album : Chopin
Catalog : 88691971292
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi, conductor
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Instrument : Khatia Buniatishvili, piano
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Sony
12:12 PM
Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
Artist :
Album : Chopin:Ballades/Impromptus
Catalog : 411427
Instrument : Bella Davidovich, Piano
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 2894114272
Label : Philips
12:24 PM
Trio in G Minor, Op. 8
Artist :
Album : Lalo/Chopin: Piano Trios
Catalog : CO-2300
Orchestra : New Prague Trio
Upc : 081759016405
Label : Supraphon
12:55 PM
Nocturne in E Minor, Op. 72
Artist :
Album : Chopin: Shura Cherkassky
Catalog : 5044
Instrument : Shura Cherkassky, Piano
TrackNumber : 9
Upc : 8360350442
Label : Nimbus
1:04 PM
Fiesta de las Calderas from 5 Gypsy Dances
Artist :
Album : Romantic Brass: Music of France & Spain
Catalog : 80301
Orchestra : Empire Brass Quintet
TrackNumber : 13
Upc : 8940803012
Label : Telarc
1:08 PM
The Two Blind Men Overture
Artist :
Album : Offenbach:Overtures
Catalog : 411476
Conductor : Neville Marriner, Conductor
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
TrackNumber : 6
Upc : 2894114762
Label : Philips
1:13 PM
Piano Trio in E-flat major, D. 929 (op. 100): Allegro moderato
Artist :
Album :
Catalog : 9376a/b
Orchestra : Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
Label : Bridge
1:28 PM
Variations on a Nursery Song
Artist :
Album : Liszt:The Piano Concertos
Catalog : 422380
Conductor : Ivan Fischer, Conductor
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Instrument : Zoltan Kocsis, Piano
Label : Philips
1:52 PM
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in G major, KV 564: 1st Movement (Allegro)
Artist :
Album : Altenberg Trio Wien
Catalog : 99192
Orchestra : Altenberg Trio Vienna
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 3351470991921
Label : Vanguard Classics
2:04 PM
Sleeping Beauty: Waltz from Act 1
Artist :
Album : Tchaikovsky:Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty,Nutcracker
Catalog : 289467403
Conductor : Richard Bonynge, Conductor
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orchestra
TrackNumber : 15
Upc : 2894674032
Label : Decca
2:09 PM
Symphony No. 2: Finale
Artist :
Album : Grechaninov:Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
Catalog : 8.555410
Conductor : Johannes Wildner, Conductor
Orchestra : Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
TrackNumber : 8
Upc : 4731354102
Label : Naxos
2:21 PM
Artist :
Album : Glazunov: Orchestral Works Vol. 16
Catalog : 8.553512
Conductor : Igor Golovchin, Conductor
Orchestra : Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
TrackNumber : 7
Upc : 3009945122
Label : Naxos
2:37 PM
Rapsodia Espanola
Artist :
Album : Falla:Nights In The Gardens of Spain
Catalog : 410289
Conductor : Rafael Fruhbeck De Burgos, Conductor
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : Alicia de Larrocha, Piano
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 2894102892
Label : London
2:56 PM
Humoruesque No. 2
Artist :
Album : Sibelius & Prokofiev: Violin Concertos
Catalog : 84413
Conductor : Thomas Sondergard, Conductor
Orchestra : WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne
Instrument : Vilde Frang, Violin
TrackNumber : 8
Label : EMI


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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