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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November 04, 2013

9:00 AM
Sleeping Beauty Suite: Puss in Boots from Act 3
Artist :
Album : Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites
Catalog : 289466379
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan, Conductor
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
TrackNumber : 17
Upc : 028946637920
Label : Decca
9:02 AM
Meditation for Violin and Orchestra
Artist :
Album : Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Catalog : Showcase
Conductor : Alessandro Siciliani, Conductor
Orchestra : Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : Charles Wetherbee, Violin
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 3379234852
Label : CSO Classic
9:10 AM
Artist :
Album : English String Miniatures Vol.2
Composer : HAYDN WOOD
Catalog : 8555068
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones, Conductor
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Upc : 4731350682
Label : Naxos
9:25 AM
Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Sinfonie Serieuse
Artist :
Album : Berwald: 4 Symphonien
Catalog : 415502
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi, Conductor
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 028941550224
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
9:56 AM
Variation on a Shaker’s Melody
Artist :
Album : Home for the Harvest; Music for Thanksgiving
Catalog : 1058
Conductor : Frank Battisti, Conductor
Orchestra : New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble
TrackNumber : 18
Upc : 034061105824
Label : Troy
10:04 AM
Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
Artist :
Album : Russian Nights
Catalog : 80657
Conductor : Erich Kunzel, Conductor
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 08940806572
Label : Telarc
10:10 AM
Colonial Song
Artist :
Album : Grainger:Dished up for Piano, Vol. 1
Catalog : 5220
Instrument : Martin Jones, Piano
TrackNumber : 16
Upc : 8360352202
Label : Nimbus
10:18 AM
Hungarian Fantasy
Artist :
Album : Liszt: Piano Concertos - Totentanz
Composer : FRANZ LISZT
Catalog : 433075
Conductor : Charles Dutoit, Conductor
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 2894330752
Label : London
10:34 AM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor
Artist :
Album : Saint-Saens/Wieniawski: Violinkonzerte
Catalog : 410526
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim, Conductor
Orchestra : Orchestra of Paris
Instrument : Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Upc : 2894105262
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
10:57 AM
Porgy and Bess: Summertime
Artist :
Album : Ofra Harnoy: Salut D'Amour
Catalog : 60697-2-RC
Instrument : Ofra Harnoy, Cello & Catherine Wilson, Piano
TrackNumber : 17
Upc : 090266069729
Label : RCA
11:04 AM
Symphony No. 36 in C, Linz: 3rd Movement
Artist :
Album : Mozart:Symphonies Nos. 32, 35 & 36
Catalog : 422419
Conductor : John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
Orchestra : English Baroque Soloists
TrackNumber : 8
Upc : 2894224192
Label : Philips
11:09 AM
Piano Concerto in D - Flat Major: 1st Movement (allegro)
Artist :
Album : The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 5
Catalog : 5068
Conductor : Jorg Faerber, Conductor
Orchestra : Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : Roland Keller, Piano
Upc : 04716350682
Label : VoxBox
11:20 AM
Mississippi Suite
Artist :
Album : Grofe:Orchestral Works
Composer : FERDE GROFE
Catalog : 8.559007
Conductor : William T. Stromberg, Conductor
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 3694390072
Label : Naxos
11:35 AM
Sonata for Piano Duet and String Quartet in G major
Artist :
Album : Chamber Music of Herrmann & Moross
Catalog : 301
Orchestra : Texas Festival Chamber Ensemble
Upc : 034061030126
Label : Albany
11:56 AM
Engima Variations: Nimrod
Artist :
Album : 100 Best Classics: 6 Compact Discs
Catalog : 70853
Conductor : Adrian Boult, Conductor
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 094637085325
Label : EMI
12:04 PM
Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-Flat: Andante
Artist :
Album : Music Through the Night
Catalog : 7037
Conductor : Roy Goodman, Conductor
Orchestra : The Hanover Band
Instrument : Anthony Halstead, Natural Horn
TrackNumber : 10
Upc : 1035770372
Label : Nimbus
12:08 PM
Six Landler, K. 606
Artist :
Album : Mozart; Marches and Dances
Catalog : 15653
Conductor : Hans Graf, Conductor
Orchestra : Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
TrackNumber : 14
Upc : 018111565326
Label : LaserLight
12:15 PM
Concerto Rondo in D Major, K. 382
Artist :
Album : Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 5 & 6/ Rondo K.382
Catalog : 432082
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate, Conductor
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : Mitsuko Uchida, Piano
Upc : 2894320822
Label : Philips
12:24 PM
Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504
Artist :
Album : Mozart: Symphony No. 36 Linzer & No. 38 Prager
Catalog : 415962
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein, Conductor
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Upc : 2894159622
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
12:57 PM
Ave Verum
Artist :
Catalog : 7015
Conductor : LARRY BISER
TrackNumber : 14
1:04 PM
Sonata in G major for 2 Flutes and Continuo: Adagio e piano
Artist :
Album : Bach's Adagios
Catalog : 3984238422
Orchestra : Jean-Pierre Rampal, Alain Marion, Flutes; Robert Veyron-Lacroix, Harpsichord; Jordi Sevall, Viola da
Upc : 63984238423
Label : Erato
1:07 PM
Der Corregidor: Prelude and Intermezzo
Artist :
Album : Wolf: Penthesilea/ Italian Serenade
Composer : HUGO WOLF
Catalog : 229245416
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim, Conductor
Orchestra : Orchestra of Paris
Upc : 022924541629
Label : Erato
1:16 PM
Symphony in D Minor
Artist :
Album : Vanhal:Symphonies Vol. 2
Catalog : 8.554138
Conductor : Andrew Watkinson, Conductor
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Upc : 3694341382
Label : Naxos
1:34 PM
Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat
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
1:54 PM
Romance for Violin and Piano
Artist :
Album : Amy Beach:Chanson d'Amour
Composer : AMY BEACH
Catalog : 1245
Orchestra : Romantic Chamber Group of London
Instrument : Paul Barritt, Violin and James Lisney, Piano
TrackNumber : 9
Upc : 318590012451
Label : Bis


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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