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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July 25, 2013

9:00 AM
Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria Von Weber: Allegro
Artist :
Album : American Maestros
Catalog : 80606
Conductor : Robert Shaw, Conductor
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 8940806062
Label : Telarc
9:04 AM
Finlandia, Symphonic Poem, Op. 26
Artist :
Album : 100 Best Classics: 6 Compact Discs
Catalog : 70853
Conductor : John Barbirolli, Conductor
Orchestra : Halle Orchestra
Upc : 094637085325
Label : EMI
9:14 AM
Suite from Candide
Artist :
Album : Bernstein: Candide Suite, etc.
Catalog : 87
Conductor : Eiji Oue, Conductor
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 03091110872134
Label : Reference
9:33 AM
Artist :
Album : Richard Strauss:Metamorphosen/Oboe Concerto
Catalog : 10231
Conductor : Neville Marriner, Conductor
Orchestra : Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 4
Label : Capriccio
9:58 AM
El Marabino
Artist :
Album : La Paloma: Spanish and Latin American Favourites
Catalog : 432102
Instrument : Pepe Romero, Guitar
TrackNumber : 14
Upc : 2894321022
Label : Philips
10:04 AM
Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13. Etude 3
Artist :
Album : Variations
Catalog : 8765420862
Instrument : Emanuel Ax, piano
TrackNumber : 22
Label : Sony Classical
10:06 AM
Humoruesque No. 1
Artist :
Album : Sibelius & Prokofiev: Violin Concertos
Catalog : 84413
Conductor : Thomas Sondergard, Conductor
Orchestra : WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne
Instrument : Vilde Frang, Violin
TrackNumber : 7
Label : EMI
10:11 AM
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor: 3rd Movement (In Calmly flowing Motion)
Artist :
Album : Mahler:Symphony No 2Resurrection
Catalog : S2k89374
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa, Conductor
Orchestra : Saito Kinen Orchestra
Upc : 7699893742
Label : Sony
10:22 AM
Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Sinfonie Serieuse
Artist :
Album : Berwald: 4 Symphonien
Catalog : 415502
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi, Conductor
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 028941550224
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
10:54 AM
Polka in F - Sharp Minor
Artist :
Album : Russian Piano Music
Catalog : 8439
Instrument : Margaret Fingerhut, Piano
TrackNumber : 3
Label : Chandos
11:04 AM
Caprice No. 24
Artist :
Album : Violons d'enfer/ Infernal Violins
Catalog : 28718
Orchestra : Angele Dubeau & La Pieta
TrackNumber : 11
Label : Analekta
11:10 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody for Cello and Piano
Artist :
Album : Ofra Harnoy: Salut D'Amour
Catalog : 60697-2-RC
Instrument : Ofra Harnoy, Cello & Michael Dussek, Piano
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 090266069729
Label : RCA
11:19 AM
Concerto in E flat major, Op. 7/5: Allegro di molto
Artist :
Album : Bach: Keyboard Concertos
Conductor : Ralf Gothoni, conductor
Orchestra : Hamburger Camerata
Instrument : Anastasia Injushina, piano
Label : Ondine
11:37 AM
Concerto No 1
Artist :
Album :
Catalog : AN 2 9996-7
Conductor : Matthias Maute, Conductor
Orchestra : Ensemble Caprice
Label : Analekta
11:54 AM
Sonata in E Minor, Op. 1, No. 4
Artist :
Album : The London Piano School, Vol. 1
Catalog : 6594
Instrument : Ian Hobson, Piano
Upc : 2672406594
Label : Arabesque
12:04 PM
Moments Musicaux No. 5 in F Minor
Artist :
Album : Schubert:Sonata D784/Moments Musicaux D 780
Catalog : 427769
Instrument : Maria Joao Pires, Piano
TrackNumber : 8
Upc : 2894277692
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
12:07 PM
Andante and Hungarian Rondo for Bassoon & Orchestra
Artist :
Album : Hummel - Weber: Bassoon Concertos
Catalog : 432081
Conductor : Neville Marriner, Conductor
Orchestra : Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Instrument : Klaus Thunemann, Bassoon
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 2894320812
Label : Philips
12:18 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
12:38 PM
Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 3
Artist :
Album : Dvorak/Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 88224
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa, Conductor
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : Mstislav Rostropovitch, Cello
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 269658822427
Label : Erato
12:56 PM
Passepied from Soleriana, Suite for Orchestra
Artist :
Album : Complete Orchestral Works I
Catalog : 8.555844
Conductor : Maximiano Valdes, Conductor
Orchestra : Asturias Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 5
Upc : 4731358442
Label : Naxos
1:04 PM
The Last Rose of Summer
Artist :
Album : John O'Conor- Irish classics
Catalog : 14
Conductor : Mitch Farber, Conductor
Orchestra : Irish Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : John O'Conor, Piano
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 085527201420
Label : Warren Schatz Classics/Af
1:10 PM
Intermezzo from Fennimore and Gerda
Artist :
Album : Violin Concerto Opera Intermezzi
Catalog : 5144
Conductor : Georg Tintner, Conductor
Orchestra : Symphony Nova Scotia
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 7502051442
Label : Eloquence/CBC
1:17 PM
King Manfred Overture
Artist :
Album : Reinecke: Symphony No. 1/King Manfred
Catalog : 8.555397
Conductor : Alfred Walter, Conductor
Orchestra : Rhenish Philharmonic Orchestra
TrackNumber : 5
Upc : 4731353972
Label : Naxos
1:29 PM
Sonata for violin and piano in A major
Artist :
Album :
Instrument : Joshua Bell, violin and Jeremy Denk, piano
Label :
1:57 PM
Engima Variations: Variation V Richard Penrose Arnold
Artist :
Album : Elgar/Vaughn Williams
Catalog : RR-129
Conductor : Michael Stern, conductor
Orchestra : Kansas City Symphony
TrackNumber : 11
Label : Reference Recordings
2:04 PM
Wie Soll Ich Dich Empfangen (How Shall I Receive You)
Artist :
Album : In Dulci Jubilo
Catalog : 10014
Orchestra : Ludwig Guettler Brass Ensemble
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 4006408100140
Label : Capriccio
2:06 PM
Three Songs for Flute, Viola and Harp
Artist :
Album : Lyra Hebraique
Catalog : 1161
Orchestra : Trio Lyra
Upc : 059582116128
Label : CBC
2:13 PM
Divertimento In E-Flat Major, K563 (1788): Adagio
Artist :
Album :
Catalog : OX2008
Instrument : Jonathon Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; and Matt Haimovitz, cello
TrackNumber : 8
Label : Oxingale
2:27 PM
Symphonic Poem No. 2, Tasso
Artist :
Album : Liszt:Les Preludes/Orpheus/Tasso
Composer : FRANZ LISZT
Catalog : 12446
Conductor : Janos Ferencsik, Conductor
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
TrackNumber : 3
Label : Hungaroton
2:47 PM
William Tell Overture
Artist :
Album : Rossini and Verdi Overtures
Catalog : 74321680122
Conductor : Claudio Abbado, Conductor
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 6
Upc : 743216801220
Label : BMG
Arts and Culture
11:32 am
Wed April 23, 2014

CD of the Week: Jason Vieaux 'Play'

Jason Vieaux's new release is Play and it is KBIA's CD of the Week.
Credit Credit: GMD Three, Tyler Boye, Laura Watilo Blake, Lilian Finckel, Ken Blaze

This week on KBIA we're featuring music from the new release by guitarist Jason Vieaux, Play. You can hear tracks from the Azica Recrods release Play this week on KBIA. On this his thirteenth recording, Vieaux offers up a set of seventeen shorter pieces from guitarist-composers including Antonio Lauro and Andres Segovia.

Listen here to excerpts from a recent interview KBIA's Trevor Harris did with guitarist Jason Vieaux. The new release from Vieaux is 'Play' and it is KBIA's CD of the Week.

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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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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Arts and Culture
1:38 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Alarm WIll Sound updates, expands classical sound in two Columbia shows

The 20-member ensemble Alarm Will Sound performed two shows at Columbia's Missouri Theatre in late July.
Credit Carl Socolow

Corrected 10:32 a.m., Aug. 12, 2013

Alarm Will Sound made their fourth annual visit to Columbia last week and went where most orchestras fear to tread: they performed music by living, breathing composers.  The two shows by the 20-member ensemble offered a surprising look into the present and future of classical composition. 

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Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Classical music patron keeps genre vital

This week's Mizzou International Composers Festival is largely sponsored by a gift to the MU School of Music from Dr. Jeanne Sinquefeld.
Credit Sinquefeld Foundation

Some of the music playing in the Missouri Theatre this week will be heard publicly for the first time ever. That’s because starting Thursday, the University of Missouri School of Music’s annual Mizzou International Composers Festival takes the stage.

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Arts and Culture
9:44 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Live classical music morphs in search of its audience

Guest vocalist Gavin Hope will join the Missouri Symphony Orchestra July 13. Hope's take on the songs of Michael Jackson is one concert that MOSS expects will draw new and younger Columbians to see live classical performance.
Credit Missouri Symphony Society

Do you like live music performances? Classical music connoisseurs know when and where local performances happen. But what about our fellow Mid-Missourians who don’t go to the symphony? What’s keeping them away?

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Arts and Culture
2:13 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Can classical music make you happier? Sort of.

Recent research by MU Psychology researcher Ken Sheldon found that some classical music can make you happier. If you want to be happy, that is.
Credit Credit: University of Missouri

Does what we put in our heads impact our outlook on life? The media you consume influences how you feel, but how exactly do one’s choices influence mood? Can a dose of music by Aaron Copland get you out of your funk? Will a movement of Igor Stravinsky heard at the wrong time send an emotionally fragile person over the edge?

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Arts and Culture
3:58 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Born in Missouri, live Ragtime returns to Columbia

Norwegian ragtime pianist Morton Gunner Larson returns to Columbia this weekend for the Blind Boone Ragtime and Early Music Festival.
Credit Credit:

To call Lucille Salerno a ragtime champion is an understatement. Salerno was a New York native with a lifelong love of syncopated music.  In 1999, she started organizing ragtime concerts in Columbia.

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Arts and Culture
5:30 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Classical pianist turned jazz virtuoso Don Shirley dead at 86

The jazz and classical pianist Don Shirley seen on the cover of his Cadence LP "Pianist Extraordinary"
Credit Cadence Records

When the jazz pianist Don Shirley died on April 6, his passing was not widely reported.

A New York Times obituary noted that the Jamaican born virtuoso pianist was trained in the classical repertoire. Later, the impresario Sol Hurok advised Shirley “to pursue a career in popular music and jazz.” Hurok warned Shirley that “American audiences were not willing to accept a ‘colored’ pianist on the concert stage.”

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Arts and Culture
2:20 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Rachel Barton Pine's Violin Lullabies finds new niche for classical violin

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine performs 25 'cradle songs' with pianist Matthew Hagle on their new Cedille Records release Violin Lullabies.
Credit Cedille Records

After her daughter was born, the classical violinist Rachel Barton Pine started looking into the range of Berceuse or lullabies written for violin.

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Arts and Culture
2:49 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

A whole new Rite of Spring seen in animated video

Igor Stravinsky composed Rite of Spring 100 years ago this year.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Classical music fans who like a little visual to go with their orchestra may enjoy this video featuring an animated graphical score of Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, Part 1: Adoration of the Earth.

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Arts and Culture
5:41 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Columbia performance series presents classical music of the Show-Me State

Odyssey Artistic Director Ayako Tsurata

  Missouri culture might be better known for glittering Branson shows, down home fiddle music and hip-hop from our state’s urban centers, but a local performance organization aims to add classical music to the list of artistic creations born in the Show-Me State.

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Arts and Culture
2:45 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Classical and folk blend in new album, Night

Simone Dinnerstein and Tift Merritt collaborated on their newest album Night

Making music from the classical repertoire is standard fare for Simone Dinnerstein.

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Arts and Culture
11:35 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Period instruments take center stage for Viennese pianist Rudolf Buchbinder

If a classical musician wishes to replicate a sound from a specific period then the musician needs a period instrument. KBIA's Trevor Harris recently interviewed Vienna-based pianist Rudolf Buchbinder.

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