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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October 02, 2013

9:00 AM
American Quartet: Finale
Artist :
Album : Dvorak:Double Bass Quintet
Catalog : 6558
Orchestra : The Portland String Quartet
TrackNumber : 9
Label : Arabesque
9:06 AM
Arabesque for Piano, Op. 18
Artist :
Album : Imago 3-Traumerei
Catalog : 419408
Instrument : Daniel Barenboim, Piano
TrackNumber : 11
Upc : 2894194082
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
9:13 AM
5 German Dances, D. 90
Artist :
Album : Schubert: Symphony No. 5 - 5 Deutsche Tanze
Catalog : 60452
Conductor : Vladimir Spivakov, Conductor
Orchestra : Moscow Virtuosi
Upc : 9026604522
Label : RCA
9:30 AM
Symphony in A Major
Artist :
Album : Saint-Saens: Symphonies
Catalog : 62643
Conductor : Jean Martinon, Conductor
Orchestra : French Radio & Television National Orchestra
Upc : 7777623432
Label : EMI
9:56 AM
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: 2nd Movement (extract)
Artist :
Album : 100 Best Classics: 6 Compact Discs
Catalog : 70853
Conductor : Kurt Sanderling, Conductor
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Upc : 094637085325
Label : EMI
10:04 AM
Sonata in G Major, K.144
Artist :
Album : Scarlatti:Keyboard Sonatas
Catalog : 421422
Instrument : Andras Schiff, Piano
TrackNumber : 5
Label : London
10:09 AM
Trumpet Concerto in D Major
Artist :
Album : Telemann:Trumpet Concertos
Catalog : 420954
Conductor : Iona Brown, Conductor
Orchestra : Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Instrument : Hakan Hardenberger, Trumpet
Upc : 2894209542
Label : Philips
10:18 AM
Mandoline Concerto in E-flat Major
Artist :
Album : Concerti Per Mandolini
Catalog : 88165
Conductor : Claudio Scimone, Conductor
Orchestra : I Solisti Veneti
Upc : 8908881652
Label : Erato
10:34 AM
The Birds
Artist :
Album : Dorati Conducts Respighi
Catalog : 432507
Conductor : Antal Dorati, Conductor
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 2894320072
Label : Mercury
10:54 AM
Andante Festivo
Artist :
Album : Sibelius:Symphony No. 5, Etc.
Catalog : 222
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi, Conductor
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 318590002223
Label : BIS
11:04 AM
Contrapunctus 7, a 4, per augmentationem et diminutionem
Artist :
Album :
Instrument : Andrew Rangell, Piano
TrackNumber : 7
Label :
11:09 AM
Vienna Fancies Waltz
Artist :
Album : Johann Strauss 1:Edition Vol.1
Catalog : 8.225213
Conductor : Christian Pollack, Conductor
Orchestra : Camerata Cassovia
TrackNumber : 11
Upc : 3694352132
Label : Marco Polo
11:16 AM
Symphony in A Major
Artist :
Album : Dittersdorf: Metamorphoses Symphonies
Catalog : 50885.6
Conductor : Kurt Rapf, Conductor
Orchestra : Vienna Sinfonietta
Label : Calig
11:36 AM
Pelleas & Melisande Suite, Op. 80
Artist :
Album : Faure:Requiem/Pelleas & Melisande/Pavane
Catalog : 421440
Conductor : Charles Dutoit, Conductor
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 2894214402
Label : London
11:55 AM
Air for Strings
Artist :
Album : Members Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Catalog : 508
Conductor : David Amos, Conductor
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
TrackNumber : 7
Label : Crystal Records
12:04 PM
Mazurka Op. 41, No. 3 in B Major
Artist :
Album : The Rubinstein Collection, Vol. 27; Chopin: 51 Mazurkas, 3 Impromptus, Fantasie-Impromptu
Catalog : 63027
Instrument : Arthur Rubinstein, Piano
Upc : 090266302727
Label : RCA Red Seal
12:06 PM
Nocturne in E Minor, Op. 72
Artist :
Album : Chopin: Shura Cherkassky
Catalog : 5044
Instrument : Shura Cherkassky, Piano
TrackNumber : 8
Upc : 8360350442
Label : Nimbus
12:13 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21: 2nd Movement (larghetto)
Artist :
Album : Chopin:Piano Concertos No 1 & 2
Catalog : 289459684
Conductor : Krystian Zimerman, Soloist & Conductor
Orchestra : Polish Festival Orchestra
Upc : 028945968421
Label : Deutsche
12:25 PM
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58
Artist :
Album : Chopin
Catalog : 50999
Instrument : Ingrid Fliter, piano
Label : EMI
12:58 PM
Etude in F Minor, Op. 25, No. 2 (Presto)
Artist :
Album : Chopin: Etudes Op. 10 & Op.25
Catalog : 413794
Instrument : Maurizio Pollini, Piano
TrackNumber : 14
Upc : 2894137942
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
1:04 PM
Faust: Faust’s Waltz
Artist :
Album : Panorama: Colours of the Orchestra
Catalog : 289469238
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan, Conductor
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Upc : 028946923825
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
1:10 PM
Quartet No. 3 in D Major: 4th Movement
Artist :
Album : Mendolssohn String Quartets Vol.2
Catalog : 907287
Orchestra : Eroica Quartet
TrackNumber : 4
Label : Harmonia Mundi
1:19 PM
String Sextet in D minor for 2 violins, 2 violas and 2 cellos: 3rd and 4th movements
Artist :
Album :
Catalog : 887725470602
Orchestra : Emerson String Quartet
Instrument : Paul Neubauer, viola II and Colin Carr, cello II
Label : Sony Classical
1:33 PM
Symphonic Poem No. 3, The Preludes
Artist :
Album : Liszt:Les Preludes/Orpheus/Tasso
Composer : FRANZ LISZT
Catalog : 12446
Conductor : Janos Ferencsik, Conductor
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Hungaroton
1:51 PM
Concerto Grosso in G Minor, No. 5
Artist :
Album : Geminiani: 6 Concerti Grossi
Catalog : 47656
Orchestra : La Petite Bande
Label : EMI
2:04 PM
The Gullible One Overture
Artist :
Album : Cimarosa: Overtures Vol. 1
Catalog : 8.225181
Conductor : Alessandro Amoretti, Conductor
Orchestra : Nicolas Esterhazy Sinfonia
TrackNumber : 11
Upc : 3694351812
Label : Marco Polo
2:09 PM
Sonata In E flat Major For Violin And Piano, K302: Allegro
Artist :
Album : Mozart in Paris: Six Sonatas
Instrument : Gil Shaham, violin and Orli Shaham, piano
TrackNumber : 3
Label : Canary Classics
2:16 PM
Cello Concerto No. 7 in G Major
Artist :
Album : Boccherini:Concerti Per Violincello 1, 7, & 9
Catalog : 49083
Conductor : Hans-Martin Linde, Conductor
Orchestra : Linde Consort
Instrument : Wouter Moeller, Cello
Upc : 7777490832
Label : EMI
2:34 PM
Symphony No. 47 In G: The Palindrome
Artist :
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Label : Philips
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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