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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September 16, 2013

9:00 AM
Canon in D Major
Artist :
Album : The Canadian Brass-Greatest Hits
Catalog : 4733
Orchestra : Canadian Brass Quintet
TrackNumber : 5
Upc : 786354733
Label : RCA
9:05 AM
Grand Trio in E Major:1st Movement
Artist :
Album : E.T.A. Hoffmann Chamber Works
Composer : E.T.A. HOFFMANN
Catalog : 999309
Orchestra : Ravensburg Beethoven Trio
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 6120393092
Label : CPO
9:17 AM
Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major
Artist :
Album : Haydn:Favorite Concertos
Catalog : 39310
Conductor : Raymond Leppard, Conductor
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orchestra.
Instrument : Wynton Marsalis, Trumpet
Upc : 7464393102
Label : CBS
9:32 AM
Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, Unfinished
Artist :
Album : Schubert: Symphonien Nr. 5 & 8 Unvollendete
Catalog : 427 645-2
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein, Conductor
Orchestra : Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra
Upc : 028942764521
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
9:59 AM
Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 4
Artist :
Album : for Book Lovers
Catalog : B0000636-12
Conductor : Neville Marriner, Conductor
Orchestra : Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 028947609193
Label : Decca
10:04 AM
Clair de Lune
Artist :
Album : Browns in Blue
Catalog : 8869711322
Instrument : Desirae, Deondra and Melody Brown, Piano
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 886971132229
Label : RCA
10:10 AM
Concertino for Piano and Orchestra, Op 15:2nd Movement (Allegro Giocoso)
Artist :
Album : Leo Weiner Works
Composer : LEO WEINER
Catalog : HCD31992
Conductor : Tibor Polgar, Conductor
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Instrument : Lajox Hernadi, Piano
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 991813199225
Label : Hungarton
10:18 AM
Ancient Airs & Dances Suite No. 1
Artist :
Album : Respighi:Ancient Airs and Dances
Catalog : 419868
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa, Conductor
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 2894198682
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
10:35 AM
Ramuntcho Suite No. 1
Artist :
Album : Pierne: Ramuntcho Suites; Piano Concerto in C minor
Catalog : 381
Conductor : Jacques Houtmann, Conductor
Orchestra : Lorraine Philharmonic
Upc : 318590003817
Label : BIS
10:56 AM
Chanson De Nuit
Artist :
Album : I Salonisti Transatlantic
Catalog : 425210
Orchestra : I Salonisti
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 2894252102
Label : London
11:04 AM
Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13. Etude 1
Artist :
Album : Variations
Catalog : 8765420862
Instrument : Emanuel Ax, piano
TrackNumber : 20
Label : Sony Classical
11:06 AM
The Trojans: Royal Hunt and Storm
Artist :
Album : Royal Hunt And Storm From The Trojans.
Catalog : 432 014
Conductor : Paul Paray, Conductor
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 13
Upc : 028943201421
Label : Mercury
11:16 AM
Angel of Death
Artist :
Album : Chadwick: Orchestral Works
Catalog : 8.559117
Conductor : Kenneth Schermerhorn, Conductor
Orchestra : Nashville Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 3694391172
Label : Naxos
11:31 AM
Carnival of the Animals
Artist :
Album : Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals
Catalog : 3951472
Orchestra : Ensemble Musique Oblique
Upc : 1374614722
Label : Harmonia Mundi
11:56 AM
String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op.18: 3rd Movement
Artist :
Album : Beethoven The Early Quartets
Catalog : 9342A/B
Orchestra : Budapest String Quartet
Upc : 090404934223
Label : Bridge
12:04 PM
Artist :
Album : A Very Classical Christmas
Catalog : 5191
Orchestra : Sonos Handbell Ensemble
Instrument : Timothy Day, Flute
TrackNumber : 12
Upc : 755425519124
Label : Well Tempered Productions
12:07 PM
Adagio in A Major, from Piano Sonata in D Major, K. 576
Artist :
Album : Manuel Barrueco plays Mozart & Sor
Catalog : 49368
Instrument : Manuel Barrueco, Guitar
TrackNumber : 18
Upc : 077774936828
Label : EMI
12:14 PM
Symphony No. 32 in G Major
Artist :
Album : Mozart:Symphonies No.32, 35 & 39
Catalog : 80203
Conductor : Charles Mackerras, Conductor
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Upc : 8940802032
Label : Telarc
12:23 PM
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, K.219
Artist :
Album : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 3405
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : Jose Luis Garcia, Violin
Label : Ensayo
12:54 PM
Eine Kleine Nachtmuzik:romance
Artist :
Album : Imago 1-Barcarolle
Catalog : 419406
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan, Conductor
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
TrackNumber : 7
Upc : 28941940629
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
1:04 PM
Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14
Artist :
Album : Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos, etc.
Catalog : 28946860
Instrument : Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
TrackNumber : 5
Upc : 2894686002
Label : Decca
1:11 PM
Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Artist :
Album : Russian Nights
Catalog : 80657
Conductor : Erich Kunzel, Conductor
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 08940806572
Label : Telarc
1:23 PM
Two Serenades for Violin and Orchestra
Artist :
Album : Sibelius: Concert Pieces for Violin & Orchestra
Catalog : 472
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi, Conductor
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : Dong-Suk Kang, Violin
Upc : 318590004722
Label : BIS
1:38 PM
Concerto in E Major for 2 Mandolins
Artist :
Album : Concerti Per Mandolini
Catalog : 88165
Conductor : Claudio Scimone, Conductor
Orchestra : I Solisti Veneti
Upc : 8908881652
Label : Erato
1:54 PM
Prelude in E-Flat Minor, BWV 853
Artist :
Album : Adagio II A 2 1/2 Hour Collection Of Orchestra Classics
Catalog : 7869
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski, Conductor
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Celestial Harmonies


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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