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 29, 2012

9:00 AM
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring (Jesus Bleibet Meine Freude)
Artist :
Album : 100 Best Classics: 6 Compact Discs
Catalog : 70853
Conductor : Neville Marriner, Conductor
Orchestra : Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Instrument : Celia Nicklin , Oboe
Upc : 094637085325
Label : EMI
9:06 AM
Impromptu No. 2 in A-Flat Major, Op. 142, D. 935
Artist :
Album : A Schubert Recital
Catalog : 147
Instrument : Peter Miyamoto, Piano
TrackNumber : 7
Upc : 649288350027
Label : Blue Griffin Recordings
9:15 AM
The Prodigal Son (Suite from the Ballet)
Artist :
Album : Alfven:Symphony No. 2/ The Prodigal Son
Composer : HUGO ALFVEN
Catalog : 8.555072
Conductor : Niklas Willen, Conductor
Orchestra : National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Upc : 747313057221
Label : Naxos
9:36 AM
Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture
Artist :
Album : Tchaikovsky:Romeo & Juliet/Francesca Da Rimini
Catalog : 414159
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly, Conductor
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 2894141592
Label : London
9:56 AM
String Quartet in C-Sharp Major, Op. 131: 2nd Movement- Allegro molto vivace
Artist :
Album : Beethoven: The Late String Quartets
Catalog : CSQBC012
Orchestra : Cypress String Quartet
Upc : 666449766121
Label : Cypress Performing Arts A
10:04 AM
Hungarian March from The Damnation of Faust
Artist :
Album : Classic Marches
Catalog : 7716
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin, Conductor
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 7863577162
Label : RCA
10:10 AM
Symphony in G Major, 182/1
Artist :
Album : Cpe.Bach: Sechs Sinfonien Fur Streicher
Catalog : 10106
Conductor : Hartmut Haenchen, Conductor
Orchestra : C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra
Upc : 006408101062
Label : Capriccio
10:23 AM
Concertante for Flute and Oboe in G
Artist :
Album : Salieri/Cimarosa/Stamitz:Double Concertos
Catalog : 416359
Conductor : Kenneth Sillito, Conductor
Orchestra : Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Instrument : Aurele Nicolet, Flute & Heinz Holliger, Oboe
Upc : 2894163592
Label : Philips
10:41 AM
Concerto in the Hungarian Style Sophie-Menter Concerto
Artist :
Album : Franz Liszt:The Concerti
Composer : FRANZ LISZT
Catalog : 5202
Conductor : Hans Graf, Conductor
Orchestra : Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : Janina Fialkowska, Piano
TrackNumber : 10
Upc : 5958252022
Label : CBC
10:57 AM
La Huella (The Path)
Artist :
Album : Within Earshot
Catalog : 384
Orchestra : Boston Brass
TrackNumber : 10
Upc : 099402384924
Label : Summit Records
11:04 AM
Artist :
Album : French & Russian Orchestral Favourites
Catalog : 61901
Conductor : Dmitri Kitayenko, Conductor
Orchestra : Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Upc : 2435619012
Label : Virgin Classics
11:08 AM
Dream Children, Op. 43
Artist :
Album : Elgar: The Wand of Youth (Suites No. 1 & 2)
Catalog : 8.557166
Conductor : James Judd, Conductor
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 4731321661
Label : Naxos
11:18 AM
Symphony No. 2: Finale
Artist :
Album : Grechaninov:Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
Catalog : 8.555410
Conductor : Johannes Wildner, Conductor
Orchestra : Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
TrackNumber : 8
Upc : 4731354102
Label : Naxos
11:29 AM
Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Major, Op. 6
Artist :
Album : Strauss: Don Quixote/ Romanze in F/Cello Sonata
Catalog : 7432175398
Instrument : Steven Isserlis, Cello and Stephen Hough, Piano
Upc : 743217539825
Label : RCA
11:55 AM
Symphonic Metamorphosis: Allegro
Artist :
Album : American Maestros
Catalog : 80606
Conductor : Robert Shaw, Conductor
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 8940806062
Label : Telarc
12:04 PM
March in C, K.214
Artist :
Album : Mozart: Marches and Dances
Catalog : 15886
Conductor : Hans Graf, Conductor
Orchestra : Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
TrackNumber : 3
Upc : 018111588621
Label : LaserLight
12:09 PM
Church Sonata in C Major, K. 329
Artist :
Album : Mozart: Church Sonatas
Catalog : 421297
Orchestra : Amsterdam Mozart Players
Instrument : Peter Hurford, Organ
TrackNumber : 17
Upc : 028942129726
Label : London
12:14 PM
Symphony No. 28 in C Major, K. 200
Artist :
Album : Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 15, 24, 28 & 29
Catalog : 60715
Conductor : Vladimir Spivakov, Conductor
Orchestra : Moscow Virtuosi
Upc : 9026607152
Label : RCA
12:34 PM
A Musical Joke, K. 522.
Artist :
Album : Mozart:Eine Kleine Nachtmusik/Ein Musikalischer
Catalog : 412269
Orchestra : Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
Upc : 2894122692
Label : Philips
12:56 PM
Serenade No. 10 in B-flat Major, K. 361: 7th Movement (Rondo)
Artist :
Album : Mozart:Strauss:Milhaud
Catalog : 289434399
Conductor : Frederick Fennell, Conductor
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
TrackNumber : 7
Upc : 2894343992
Label : Mercury
1:04 PM
La Plus Que Lente.
Artist :
Album : Annie's Song And Other Galway Favorites
Catalog : 13061
Conductor : Charles Gerhardt, Conductor
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : James Galway, Flute
TrackNumber : 8
Upc : 7863530612
Label : RCA
1:10 PM
Polonaise for Orchestra, Op. 16
Artist :
Album : Polonaise For Orchestra, Op. 16.
Catalog : 129
Conductor : Yevgeny Svetlanov, Conductor
Orchestra : USSR Academic Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 015524001292
Label : Melodiya
1:18 PM
Sonatine For Oboe & Guitar
Artist :
Album : Classic Discoveries for Oboe
Composer : KARL PILSS
Catalog : 1050
Instrument : Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, Oboe & James Ferla, Guitar
Upc : 8188110502
Label : Boston
1:34 PM
Bohemian Caprice
Artist :
Album : Rachmaninov:The Complete Symphonies and Piano Concertos
Catalog : 8.505177A
Conductor : Alexander Anissimov, Conductor
Orchestra : National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Naxos
1:54 PM
Serenata Espanola
Artist :
Album : Reflections of Spain for Guitar
Catalog : 80576
Instrument : David Russell, Guitar
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 8940805762
Label : Telarc


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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