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 18, 2013

9:00 AM
A New Irish Tune
Artist :
Album : The Segovia Collection, Vol. 4
Catalog : 42070
Instrument : Andres Segovia, Guitar
TrackNumber : 3
Upc : 7674220702
Label : MCA
9:01 AM
Sonata In E Major, K.403
Artist :
Album : Scarlatti:Keyboard Sonatas
Catalog : 421422
Instrument : Andras Schiff, Piano
TrackNumber : 4
Label : London
9:07 AM
Adagio con Variazioni
Artist :
Album : The Swan
Catalog : 57052
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin, Conductor
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Instrument : Han-Na Chang, Cello
TrackNumber : 5
Upc : 724355705228
Label : EMI
9:21 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
9:52 AM
Serenade for Strings: Finale
Artist :
Album : Tchaikovsky:Serenade for Strings:The Seasons
Catalog : 3255
Conductor : Constantine Orbelian, Conductor
Orchestra : Moscow Chamber Orchestra
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 1349132552
Label : Delos
10:04 AM
Sonata for Violin and Piano: Blues - Moderato
Artist :
Album :
Instrument : Joshua Bell, violin and Jeremy Denk, piano
TrackNumber : 10
Label :
10:10 AM
Rienzi Overture
Artist :
Album : Music of Wagner
Catalog : 80083
Conductor : Neville Marriner, Conductor
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
TrackNumber : 3
Label : Telarc
10:22 AM
Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2: 1st Movement
Artist :
Album : Beethoven - Gryphon Trio
Catalog : 29858
Orchestra : Gryphon Trio
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 774204985820
Label : Analekta
10:36 AM
The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2, Op. 1b
Artist :
Album : Elgar: The Wand of Youth (Suites No. 1 & 2)
Catalog : 8.557166
Conductor : James Judd, Conductor
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 4731321662
Label : Naxos
10:54 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
11:04 AM
Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor: Finale (Animé)
Artist :
Album : Duo
Catalog : 4790090
Instrument : Helene Grimaud, Piano and Sol Gabetta, Cello
TrackNumber : 9
Label : Deutche Gramophone
11:08 AM
The Happy Forest
Artist :
Album : Bax:4 Tone Poems
Composer : ARNOLD BAX
Catalog : 8307
Conductor : Bryden Thomson, Conductor
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
TrackNumber : 2
Label : Chandos
11:20 AM
The Planets: Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity
Artist :
Album : Holst: The Planets
Catalog : 429 730-2
Conductor : James Levine, Conductor
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 2894297302
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
11:29 AM
Symphony on a French Mountain Song, Op. 25
Artist :
Album : Franck/D'Indy: Symphonies
Catalog : 430278
Conductor : Charles Dutoit, Conductor
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 2894302782
Label : London
11:56 AM
Song of the Seashore (Hamabe No Uta)
Artist :
Album : James Galway Celebrating 70-A Collection of Personal Favorites
Catalog : 8869742201
Conductor : Hiroyuki Iwaki, Conductor
Orchestra : Tokyo String Orchestra
Instrument : James Galway, Flute; Susumu Miyashita, Koto & Ayako Shinozaki, Harp
TrackNumber : 17
Upc : 886974220121
Label : RCA
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
12:07 PM
Valse Brilliante, op. 34 No. 3 in F major
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
12:10 PM
Mazurka Op. 17, Nos 1-4
Artist :
Album : The Chopin Collection:The Mazurkas
Catalog : 5614
Instrument : Arthur Rubinstein, Piano
Upc : 7863556142
Label : RCA
12:25 PM
Sonata No. 2 in B Flat Minor, Op.35
Artist :
Album : Chopin
Catalog : 88691971292
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi, conductor
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Instrument : Khatia Buniatishvili, piano
Label : Sony
12:49 PM
Scherzo No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 31
Artist :
Album : Chopin:4 Scherzi/Polonaise/Fantaisie
Catalog : 412610
Instrument : Claudio Arrau, Piano
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 2894126102
Label : Philips
1:04 PM
Radetsky March
Artist :
Album : 100 Best Classics: 6 Compact Discs
Catalog : 70853
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky, Conductor
Orchestra : Johann Strauss Orchestra Vienna
Upc : 094637085325
Label : EMI
1:08 PM
Serenade for Strings
Artist :
Album : Holst/Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 47812
Conductor : Norman Del Mar, Conductor
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
TrackNumber : 16
Label : EMI
1:18 PM
Little Suite for Strings, Op. 1
Artist :
Album : Nielsen:Symphony No. 1
Catalog : 42321
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor
Orchestra : New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra
Upc : 7464423212
Label : CBS
1:34 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
1:58 PM
Con Amores, La Mi Madre
Artist :
Album : Jens Lindemann - Flying Solo
Catalog : 81295
Instrument : Jens Lindemann, Trumpet & Jennifer Snow, Piano
TrackNumber : 20
Upc : 7471812952
Label : Marquis Classics
2:04 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 5, Op. 6: 1st Movement
Artist :
Album : Handel: Concerti Grossi Op.6 Nr. 5-8
Catalog : 410898
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock, Conductor
Orchestra : English Concert
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 2894108982
Label : Archiv
2:07 PM
Artist :
Album : Classical Duo - Music for Cello & Guitar
Catalog : 3324
Instrument : Boris Andrianov, Cello and Dimitri Illarionov, Guitar
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 013491332420
Label : Delos
2:13 PM
Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major
Artist :
Album : Trumpet Concertos and Fanfares
Catalog : 5065
Conductor : Christopher Warren-Green, Conductor
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Instrument : John Wallace, Trumpet
Upc : 8360350652
Label : Nimbus
2:29 PM
Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 101
Artist :
Album : Trio Solisti - Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 74718132925
Orchestra : Trio Solisti
Upc : 774718132925
Label : Marquis
2:49 PM
The Veterans Waltz
Artist :
Album : Josef Strauss: Edition, Vol. 22
Catalog : 8.223624
Conductor : Karl Albert Geyer, Conductor
Orchestra : Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 3009936242
Label : Marco Polo


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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