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 29, 2013

9:00 AM
Keyboard Sonata in C Major (K. 159, L. 104)
Artist :
Album : Perpetual Motion
Catalog : 89610
Instrument : Bela Fleck, Banjo with Chris Thile, Mandolin
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 696998961029
Label : Sony
9:03 AM
Concerto in D Major for 3 Trumpets
Artist :
Album : Telemann:Double & Triple Concertos
Catalog : 411949
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood, Conductor
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Upc : 2894119492
Label : L'oiseau-Lyre
9:13 AM
Cello Concerto in D Major, G. 478
Artist :
Album : Simply Baroque
Catalog : 60680
Conductor : Ton Koopman, Conductor
Orchestra : Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Instrument : Yo-Yo Ma, Cello
Upc : 074646068021
Label : Sony Classical
9:37 AM
Piano Trio in B-Flat Major, Op. 97 Archduke: 3rd Movement
Artist :
Album : Beethoven - Gryphon Trio
Catalog : 29858
Orchestra : Gryphon Trio
TrackNumber : 7
Upc : 774204985820
Label : Analekta
9:50 AM
The Banquet Overture
Artist :
Album : Cimarosa: Overtures Vol. 1
Catalog : 8.225181
Conductor : Alessandro Amoretti, Conductor
Orchestra : Nicolas Esterhazy Sinfonia
TrackNumber : 9
Upc : 3694351812
Label : Marco Polo
10:04 AM
Three German Dances
Artist :
Album : New Year's Concerto in Vienna 1991
Catalog : 431628
Conductor : Claudio Abbado, Conductor
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Upc : 2894316282
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
10:10 AM
Sinfonia in E-flat Major: 1st Movement
Artist :
Album : Dussek:Three Sinfonias
Catalog : 8.555878
Conductor : Marie-Louise Oschatz, Conductor
Orchestra : Helios 18
TrackNumber : 5
Upc : 4731358782
Label : Naxos
10:20 AM
Semiramide Overture
Artist :
Album : Rossini:Overtures
Catalog : 49155
Conductor : Neville Marriner, Conductor
Orchestra : Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 7777491552
Label : Angel
10:33 AM
La Mer (The Sea)
Artist :
Album : Full Dimensional Sound(Rimsky-Korsakov & Debussy)
Catalog : 7243567314
Conductor : Erich Leinsdorf, Conductor
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Upc : 2435673142
Label : EMI
10:57 AM
Green Garters
Artist :
Album : Elizabethan Ballads and Theatre Music
Composer : ANONYMOUS
Catalog : 90789
Orchestra : The Musicians of Swan Alley
TrackNumber : 13
Upc : 075679078926
Label : Virgin Records
11:04 AM
Early Hungarian Dances
Artist :
Album : A La Carte; Short Works for Winds
Catalog : 1128
Orchestra : Borealis Wind Quintet
Upc : 681585112823
Label : MSR Classics
11:13 AM
Irish Tune from County Derry
Artist :
Album : Vaughan Williams:Barber/Grainger/Faure/Satie
Catalog : 80059
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin, Conductor
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 6
Label : Telarc
11:21 AM
Artist :
Album : Chadwick: Orchestral Works
Catalog : 8.559117
Conductor : Kenneth Schermerhorn, Conductor
Orchestra : Nashville Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 5
Upc : 3694391172
Label : Naxos
11:36 AM
Cinderella: Act 1
Artist :
Album : Prokofiev: Cinderella (Highlights)
Catalog : 47969
Conductor : Andre Previn, Conductor
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 7777479692
Label : EMI
11:56 AM
String Serenade: 1st Movement
Artist :
Album : Panorama: Colours of the Orchestra
Catalog : 289469238
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Upc : 028946923825
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
12:04 PM
Etude in F, Op. 25, No. 3
Artist :
Album : Great Pianists, vol. 50: Byron Janis
Catalog : 4568462
Instrument : Byron Janis, Piano
Upc : 028945684727
Label : BMG
12:06 PM
Valse Brilliante, op. 34 No. 2 in A minor
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
Label : Erato
12:13 PM
Scherzo No. 4 in E, Op. 54
Artist :
Album : Chopin:4 Scherzi/Polonaise/Fantaisie
Catalog : 412610
Instrument : Claudio Arrau, Piano
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 2894126102
Label : Philips
12:26 PM
Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65
Artist :
Album : Brahms/Chopin/Franck:Cello Sonatas
Catalog : 74203
Instrument : Jacqueline Du Pre, Cello & Daniel Barenboim, Piano
Upc : 2435742032
Label : EMI
12:55 PM
Impromptu No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 66
Artist :
Album : Chopin:Ballades/Impromptus
Catalog : 411427
Instrument : Bella Davidovich, Piano
TrackNumber : 8
Upc : 2894114272
Label : Philips
1:04 PM
Artist :
Album : Salsa Baroque
Catalog : 29957
Conductor : Matthias Maute, Conductor
Orchestra : Ensemble Caprice
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 774204995720
Label : Analekta
1:07 PM
Sinfonia in D Major
Artist :
Album : Italian Trumpet Concertos
Catalog : 10020
Conductor : Max Pommer, Conductor
Orchestra : New Bach Collegium Musicum of Leipzig
Instrument : Ludwig Guettler, Trumpet
TrackNumber : 3
Upc : 006408100201
Label : Capriccio
1:17 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 7, Op. 6
Artist :
Album : Handel: Concerti Grossi Op.6 Nr. 5-8
Catalog : 410898
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock, Conductor
Orchestra : English Concert
Upc : 2894108982
Label : Archiv
1:33 PM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major BMV 1042
Artist :
Album :
Catalog : 11050
Conductor : Steven Mercurio, Conductor
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
Label : eOne
1:51 PM
Symphony No. 5 in D Major
Artist :
Album : Carl Friedrich Abel: Symphonies Op.10
Catalog : 999207
Conductor : Michael Schneider, Conductor
Orchestra : La Stagione Frankfurt
Upc : 6120392072
Label : CPO
2:04 PM
Artist :
Album : BRAVO! Virtuoso and Romantic Encores for Violin
Catalog : 09026-63960
Instrument : Nikolaj Znaider, Violin and Daniel Gortler, Piano
TrackNumber : 9
Upc : 090266396023
Label : RCA
2:09 PM
Masaniello Overture
Artist :
Album : Suppe and Auber Overtures
Catalog : 434309
Conductor : Paul Paray, Conductor
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 9
Upc : 2894343092
Label : Mercury
2:17 PM
Symphony No. 1 in D Minor: 2nd Movement (Molto Adagio)
Artist :
Album : Dohnanyi:Symphony No.1 in D minor
Catalog : 80511
Conductor : Leon Botstein, Conductor
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : Sue Bohling, English Horn
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 8940805112
Label : Telarc
2:31 PM
Concierto de Aranjuez
Artist :
Album : Julian Bream - Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Catalog : 6525
Conductor : John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
Orchestra : Montiverdi Orchestra
Instrument : Julian Bream, Guitar
Upc : 7863565252
Label : RCA
2:54 PM
Trumpet Concerto: Nocturne
Artist :
Album : Caprice: Trumpet Transcriptions
Catalog : 53255
Conductor : Edward Gardner, Conductor
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : Alison Balsom, Trumpet
TrackNumber : 17
Upc : 094635325522
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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