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 15, 2013

9:00 AM
Folk Suite No. 4 for Flute, Clarinet, Cello & Piano
Artist :
Album : Get on Board!
Catalog : 1083
Orchestra : Sierra Winds
Upc : 2147510832
Label : Cambria
9:05 AM
The Merry Widow Waltzes
Artist :
Album : Lehar:Waltzes
Composer : FRANZ LEHAR
Catalog : 47020
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky, Conductor
Orchestra : Strauss Orchestra of Vienna
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 7777470202
Label : Angel
9:13 AM
Giselle Ballet Suite
Artist :
Album : The Ultimate Ballet Album
Catalog : 8.570011-12
Conductor : Ondrej Lenard, Conductor
Orchestra : CSR Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 0747313001170
Label : Naxos
9:31 AM
Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129
Artist :
Album : Schumann: Cello Concerto
Catalog : 42663
Conductor : Colin Davis, Conductor
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : Yo-Yo Ma, Cello
Upc : 07464426632
Label : CBS
9:57 AM
Church Sonata in F Major, K.145
Artist :
Album : Mozart:Church Sonatas
Catalog : 421297
Orchestra : Amsterdam Mozart Players
TrackNumber : 5
Upc : 2894212972
Label : London
10:04 AM
Canon in D Major
Artist :
Album : Pops In Love
Catalog : 416361
Conductor : John Williams, Conductor
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
TrackNumber : 10
Upc : 2894163612
Label : Philips
10:10 AM
Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 9, No. 5
Artist :
Album : The Devil's Thrill
Catalog : 1078
Instrument : Mela Tenenbaum, Violin & Richard Kapp, Piano
Upc : 9099810792
Label : Essay
10:27 AM
Flute Concerto in C Major
Artist :
Album : Jean-Pierre Rampal:Flute Concertos
Catalog : 420719
Conductor : Jacques Roussel, Conductor
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua of France
Instrument : Jean-Pierre Rampal, Flute
Upc : 2894207192
Label : Philips
10:42 AM
Symphony in E Minor, Wq 178
Artist :
Album : Cpe Bach:Berlin Symphonies
Catalog : 10103
Conductor : Hartmut Haenchen, Conductor
Orchestra : C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra
Upc : 006408101031
Label : Capriccio
10:55 AM
French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816: Sarabande
Artist :
Album : Bach on a Steinway
Catalog : 30001
Instrument : Jeffrey Biegel, Piano
TrackNumber : 21
Upc : 034062300013
Label : Steinway & Sons
11:04 AM
Casta Diva from Norma
Artist :
Album : Joshua Bell-Romance of the Violin
Catalog : 9699-87894
Conductor : Michael Stern, Director
Orchestra : Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Instrument : Joshua Bell, Violin
TrackNumber : 6
Upc : 9699878942
Label : Sony
11:10 AM
Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20
Artist :
Album : Chopin: 4 Scherzi/ Polonaise/ Fantaisie
Catalog : 412610
Instrument : Claudio Arrau, Piano
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 2894126102
Label : Philips
11:22 AM
Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major
Artist :
Album : Haydn:Favorite Concertos
Catalog : 39310
Conductor : Raymond Leppard, Conductor
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orchestra.
Instrument : Wynton Marsalis, Trumpet
Upc : 7464393102
Label : CBS
11:38 AM
Ancient Dances & Airs Suite No. 1
Artist :
Album : Respighi: Ancient Dances & Airs
Catalog : 434304
Conductor : Antal Dorati, Conductor
Orchestra : Philharmonia Hungarica
Upc : 2894343042
Label : Mercury
11:55 AM
Introduction from Suite for Love’s Labours Lost
Artist :
Album : Finzi
Catalog : 1402
Conductor : William Boughton, Conductor
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Nimbus
12:04 PM
Clair De Lune
Artist :
Album : The Most Soothing Lullabies in the Universe!
Catalog : 17352
Instrument : Alain Planes, Piano
Upc : 795041735225
Label : Denon
12:10 PM
Grand Trio in E Major: 4th Movement
Artist :
Album : E.T.A. Hoffmann Chamber Works
Composer : E.T.A. HOFFMANN
Catalog : 999309
Orchestra : Ravensburg Beethoven Trio
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 6120393092
Label : CPO
12:17 PM
Canzone for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 55
Artist :
Album : Bloch: Schelomo/ Bruch: Kol Nidrei
Composer : MAX BRUCH
Catalog : 60757
Conductor : Charles Mackerras, Conductor
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : Ofra Harnoy, Cello
TrackNumber : 3
Upc : 9026607572
Label : RCA
12:27 PM
Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, Unfinished
Artist :
Album : Schubert: Symphonies 5 & 8
Catalog : 433072
Conductor : Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor
Orchestra : San Francisco Symphony
Upc : 028943307222
Label : London
12:54 PM
Artist :
Album : Class Brass:Classical Favorites For Brass
Catalog : 80220
Orchestra : Empire Brass Quintet
TrackNumber : 12
Upc : 8940802202
Label : Telarc
1:04 PM
Tancredi Overture
Artist :
Album : Rossini and Verdi Overtures
Catalog : 74321680122
Conductor : Claudio Abbado, Conductor
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 5
Upc : 743216801220
Label : BMG
1:11 PM
Very Pretty Waltz, Op. 159
Artist :
Album : Waldteufel:Famous Waltzes
Catalog : 400012
Conductor : Franz Bauer-Theussl, Conductor
Orchestra : Vienna National Opera Orchestra
TrackNumber : 2
Label : Philips
1:21 PM
Suite Miniature, Op. 20
Artist :
Album : Cui: Suite Concertante, Op. 25
Composer : CESAR CUI
Catalog : 8.220308
Conductor : Kenneth Schermerhorn, Conductor
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Upc : 891030203082
Label : Marco Polo
1:37 PM
Symphony No. 2 in D: 3rd & 4th Movement
Artist :
Album : Sibelius:Symphony No.2/Finlandia
Catalog : 80095
Conductor : Yoel Levi, Conductor
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
TrackNumber : 3
Label : Telarc
1:57 PM
Carnival of the Animals: Aquarium
Artist :
Album : Browns in Blue
Catalog : 8869711322
Instrument : Desirae Brown, Deondra Brown, Pianos; Gil Shaham, Violin
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 886971132229
Label : RCA


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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