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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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May 27, 2013

9:00 AM
Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: 3rd Movement (Allegro vivace)
Artist :
Album : Beethoven: Symphonies No. 4 & 5
Catalog : 421580
Conductor : Georg Solti, Conductor
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 7
Upc : 028942158023
Label : London
9:06 AM
Romanian Rhapsody No. 1
Artist :
Album : Panorama: Colours of the Orchestra
Catalog : 289469238
Conductor : Antal Dorati, Conductor
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 028946923825
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
9:19 AM
Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise, Op. 22
Artist :
Album : Chopin-The Orchestral Works
Catalog : Z6702
Conductor : Kazimierz Kord, Conductor
Orchestra : Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : Garrick Ohlssohn, Piano
Upc : 2672467022
Label : Arabesque
9:34 AM
Chopin Suite
Artist :
Album : Balakirev: Chopin Suite/ Overtures
Catalog : 8.220324
Conductor : Choo Hoey, Conductor
Orchestra : Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Label : Marco Polo
9:56 AM
Gymnopedie No. 3
Artist :
Album : Fete A La Francaise
Composer : ERIK SATIE
Catalog : 421527
Conductor : Charles Dutoit, Conductor
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 5
Label : London
10:04 AM
Rondo in D Major for Flute and Orchestra
Artist :
Album : Special Edition Speciale
Catalog : 89
Conductor : Franco Mannino, Conductor
Orchestra : National Arts Centre Orchestra
Instrument : Robert Aitken, Flute
TrackNumber : 8
Upc : 5958200720
Label : CBC
10:11 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056: Allegro
Artist :
Album : Bach Strange Beauty
Catalog : 88697817422
Orchestra : Berlin State Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : Simone Dinnerstein, Piano
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 886978174222
Label : Sony Classical
10:15 AM
Incidental Music for Thomas Shadwell’s version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest
Artist :
Album : Four and Twenty Fiddlers
Catalog : 66667
Conductor : Peter Holman, Director
Orchestra : The Parley of Instruments Renaissance Violin Band
Upc : 034571166674
Label : Hyperion
10:33 AM
Overture, Scherzo and Finale
Artist :
Album : Schumann:Overture, Scherzo & Finale
Catalog : 3084
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz, Conductor
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
10:52 AM
Scenes from Norwegian Fairy Tales, Op. 37
Artist :
Album : Norwegian Classical Favourites - 2
Catalog : 8.557018
Conductor : Bjarte Engeset, Conductor
Orchestra : Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 747313201822
Label : Naxos
11:04 AM
Un sospiro in D Flat Major from Trois Études de Concert, S144/3
Artist :
Album : Liszt, My Piano Hero
Composer : FRANZ LISZT
Catalog : 88697891412
Instrument : Lang Lang, Piano
TrackNumber : 7
Upc : 886978914125
Label : Sony Classical
11:10 AM
Symphony No. 7 in E Major: 3rd Movement
Artist :
Album : Bruckner:Symphony No.7
Catalog : 289466574
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly, Conductor
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 3
Upc : 2894665742
Label : Decca
11:21 AM
Quintet for Brass, Op. 5
Artist :
Album : German Brass
Catalog : 361401
Orchestra : German Brass Quintet
TrackNumber : 7
Label : Audite
11:36 AM
Souvenirs for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 28
Artist :
Album : Barber-Symphony No. 1/Piano Concerto/Souvenirs
Catalog : 60732
Instrument : John Browning & Leonard Slatkin, Piano
Upc : 9026607322
Label : RCA
11:55 AM
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: 2nd Movement
Artist :
Album : 100 Best Classics: 6 Compact Discs
Catalog : 70853
Conductor : Efrem Kurtz, Conductor
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Instrument : Yehudi Menuhin, Violin
Upc : 094637085325
Label : EMI
12:04 PM
Requiem (II. Kyrie)
Artist :
Album : Mozart: Requiem
Conductor : Nikolas Harnoncourt, conductor
Orchestra : Arnold Schoenberg Choir with Concentus Musicus Wien
TrackNumber : 2
Label : BMG
12:08 PM
Symphony No. 24 in B-Flat Major, K. 182
Artist :
Album : Mozart:Symphonies No. 21, 22, 23, 24
Catalog : 423365
Conductor : James Levine, Conductor
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Upc : 2894233652
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
12:19 PM
Divertimento in E-Flat Major, K. 252
Artist :
Album : Mozart: Wind Divertimenti
Catalog : 425819
Orchestra : Amadeus Winds
Upc : 028942581920
Label : L'Oiseau-Lyre
12:31 PM
Oboe Concerto in C Major, K. 314
Artist :
Album : Mozart: Horn Concertos Nos 2 & 3
Catalog : 423623
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : Randall Wolfgang, Oboe
Upc : 2894236232
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
12:52 PM
Rondo in C Major for Guitar and Orchestra
Artist :
Album : Carulli/Molino: Guitar Concertos
Catalog : 426263
Conductor : Iona Brown, Conductor
Orchestra : Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Instrument : Pepe Romero, Guitar
TrackNumber : 8
Upc : 2894262632
Label : Philips
1:04 PM
Air for Strings
Artist :
Album : Members Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Catalog : 508
Conductor : David Amos, Conductor
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
TrackNumber : 7
Label : Crystal Records
1:09 PM
Benvenuto Cellini Overture
Artist :
Album : Berlioz: La Marseillaise
Catalog : 80164
Conductor : David Zinman, Conductor
Orchestra : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 089408016524
Label : Telarc
1:21 PM
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
Artist :
Album : Strauss: Don Quiote/Till Eulenspiegel
Catalog : 60561
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin, Conductor
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 9026605612
Label : RCA
1:38 PM
The Meeting of the Volga and the Don
Artist :
Album : Prokoviev: Symphony No. 5/ The Meeting of the Volga and the Don
Catalog : 432083
Conductor : Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Orchestra : Philadelphia Orchestra
TrackNumber : 5
Upc : 2894320832
Label : Philips
1:54 PM
Romanian Folk Dances
Artist :
Album : Linda Tosenthal, Violin
Composer : BELA BARTOK
Catalog : 1412
Instrument : Linda Rosenthal, Violin & Lisa Bergman, Piano
TrackNumber : 3
Label : Topaz


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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