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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 23, 2013

9:00 AM
Sonata in C Minor, F. XVI, No. 1
Artist :
Album : Eroica Trio: Baroque
Catalog : 56873
Orchestra : Eroica Trio
Upc : 724355687326
Label : EMI
9:08 AM
String Quartet in D Major, K. 575: 2nd Movement
Artist :
Album : Emerson String Quartet Mozart: The Prussian Quartets
Catalog : 88697935982
Orchestra : Emerson String Quartet
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 886979359826
Label : Sony Classical
9:13 AM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58: 4th Movement (Rondo. Vivace)
Artist :
Album : Mozart:Symphony No.40/Beethoven:Concerto Op.58
Catalog : 93.014
Conductor : Karl Boehm, Conductor
Orchestra : Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : Branka Musulin, Piano
TrackNumber : 7
Upc : 4088830142
Label : Hanssler
9:24 AM
Fantasy on Porgy and Bess
Artist :
Album : Ameriocan Serenade
Catalog : 2564 65765-7
Conductor : John Axelrod, Conductor
Orchestra : Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire
Instrument : Rachel Kolly d'Alba, violin
Label : Warner Classics
9:46 AM
In Bohemia
Artist :
Album : Balakirev: Chopin Suite/Overtures
Catalog : 8.220324
Conductor : Choo Hoey, Conductor
Orchestra : Singapore Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 891030203242
Label : Marco Polo
10:04 AM
Medley of Hornpipes
Artist :
Album : John O'Conor- Irish classics
Catalog : 14
Conductor : Mitch Farber, Conductor
Orchestra : Irish Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : John O'Conor, Piano
TrackNumber : 7
Upc : 085527201420
Label : Warren Schatz Classics/Af
10:08 AM
Symphony No. 5 in D Major: 1st Movement
Artist :
Album : Mendelssohn
Catalog : 5144
Conductor : Mario Bernardi, Conductor
Orchestra : Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
TrackNumber : 6
Label : CBC
10:20 AM
Suite in the Old Style
Artist :
Album : Modern Portraits
Catalog : 60370
Conductor : Vladimir Spivakov, Conductor
Orchestra : Moscow Virtuosi
Upc : 9026603702
Label : RCA
10:37 AM
Cello Concerto No. 7 in G Major, G. 480
Artist :
Album : Simply Baroque
Catalog : 60680
Conductor : Ton Koopman, Conductor
Orchestra : Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Instrument : Yo-Yo Ma, Cello
Upc : 074646068021
Label : Sony Classical
10:56 AM
Harmonia artificioso-ariosa. Partita III: Ciacona (Canon in unisono)
Artist :
Album : Harmonia artificioso-ariosa
Catalog : SK 58 920
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon, Musical Director
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
TrackNumber : 16
Label : Sony Music
11:04 AM
Suite No.1 in G major for Cello: Prelude
Artist :
Album : Bach's Adagios
Catalog : 3984238422
Instrument : Jorg Baumann, Cello
Upc : 63984238423
Label : Erato
11:07 AM
Artist :
Album : Triada Guitar Trio
Catalog : TRI001
Orchestra : Triada, Guitar Trio
TrackNumber : 8
Upc : 837101064262
Label : Triada
11:10 AM
Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 14
Artist :
Album : Rare French Works for Violin and Orchestra
Catalog : 67294
Conductor : Thierry Fischer, Conductor
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Instrument : Philippe Graffin, Violin
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 3857260302
Label : Hyperion
11:27 AM
North Country Sketches
Artist :
Album : Delius: Brigg Fair, etc.
Catalog : 430 202
Conductor : Charles Mackerras, Conductor
Orchestra : Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Upc : 028943020220
Label : Argo
11:55 AM
Ritual Fire Dance
Artist :
Album : Villa-Lobos:Bachianas Brasileiras
Catalog : 420155
Conductor : Neville Marriner, Conductor
Orchestra : Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
TrackNumber : 3
Upc : 2894201552
Label : Philips
12:04 PM
The Creation: Mit Wurd und Hoheit Angetan (With Dignity & Grandeur)
Artist :
Album : The Priests
Catalog : 8869733969
Orchestra : The Priests
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 886973396926
Label : RCA
12:09 PM
Paradise Waltz
Artist :
Album : Lanner: Dance Music from Old Vienna
Catalog : 57974
Orchestra : Ensemble Vienna
TrackNumber : 10
Upc : 7464579742
Label : Sony
12:18 PM
Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op.40: Allegro non troppo
Artist :
Album : Duo
Catalog : 4790090
Instrument : Helene Grimaud, Piano and Sol Gabetta, Cello
TrackNumber : 10
Label : Deutche Gramophone
12:31 PM
Symphony No. 2 in A Minor
Artist :
Album : Saint-Saens:Symphonies
Catalog : 62643
Conductor : Jean Martinon, Conductor
Orchestra : French Radio & Television National Orchestra
Upc : 7777623432
Label : EMI
12:55 PM
Romeo and Juliet: Dance of the Knights
Artist :
Album : Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Scenes from the Ballet
Catalog : 82876-5942
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
Orchestra : San Francisco Symphony
TrackNumber : 11
Upc : 828795942423
Label : BMG
1:04 PM
Joshua March
Artist :
Album : Singt und Klinget Allzumal
Catalog : 10061
Orchestra : Ludwig Guettler Brass Ensemble
TrackNumber : 7
Upc : 4006408100614
Label : Capriccio
1:06 PM
Concerto Grosso in D Major
Artist :
Album : The Art of Baroque
Conductor : Jean-Pierre Wallez, Conductor
Orchestra : Orchestra of Paris
Upc : 7777677942
Label : ENC
1:19 PM
Quintet No. 6 : 3rd Movement
Artist :
Album : SPOHR:Complete String Quartets,Vol.3
Composer : LOUIS SPOHR
Catalog : 8.555967
Orchestra : Haydn Quartet; Sandor Papp, Viola
TrackNumber : 7
Upc : 4731359672
Label : Naxos
1:27 PM
Symfonie Singuliere (Symphony No. 3) in C Major
Artist :
Album : Symphony No. 3 In C Major.
Catalog : 415502
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi, Conductor
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 2894155022
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
1:55 PM
Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2
Artist :
Album : Jens Lindemann - Flying Solo
Catalog : 81295
Instrument : Jens Lindemann, Trumpet & Jennifer Snow, Piano
TrackNumber : 17
Upc : 7471812952
Label : Marquis Classics
2:04 PM
Concerto In G Major
Artist :
Album : Georg Philipp Telemann: Complete Violin Concertos Vol. 5
Catalog : 777-550-2
Conductor : Elizabeth Wallfisch, Solo Violin & Direction
Orchestra : The Wallfisch Band
Label : CPO
2:12 PM
Cato in Utica Overture
Artist :
Album : Johann Christian Bach Complete Overtures
Catalog : 999963
Conductor : Anthony Halstead, Conductor
Orchestra : The Hanover Band
Label : CPO
2:19 PM
Artist :
Album : Glazunov: Orchestral Works Vol. 16
Catalog : 8.553512
Conductor : Igor Golovchin, Conductor
Orchestra : Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
TrackNumber : 7
Upc : 3009945122
Label : Naxos
2:36 PM
Artist :
Album : French & Russian Orchestral Favourites
Catalog : 61901
Conductor : Dmitri Kitayenko, Conductor
Orchestra : Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Upc : 2435619012
Label : Virgin Classics
2:55 PM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26: 2nd Movement (opening)
Artist :
Album : 100 Best Classics: 6 Compact Discs
Composer : MAX BRUCH
Catalog : 70853
Conductor : Walter Susskind, Conductor
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Instrument : Yehudi Menuhin, Violin
Upc : 094637085325
Label : EMI


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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