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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December 20, 2012

9:00 AM
Forest Quietude
Artist :
Album : Works For Cello And Piano
Catalog : 73498
Instrument : Alisa Weilerstein, Cello & Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, Piano
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 2435734982
Label : EMI
9:06 AM
We Three Kings
Artist :
Album : Paulus: Carols for Christmas
Catalog : 100
Conductor : Dale Warland, Conductor
Orchestra : Dale Warland Singers
TrackNumber : 15
Label : Ten Thousand Lakes
9:12 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
9:31 AM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor
Artist :
Album : Tchaikovsky/Wieniawski:Violin Concertos
Catalog : 421716
Conductor : Vladimir Ashkenazy, Conductor
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Instrument : Joshua Bell, Violin
Upc : 2894217162
Label : London
9:55 AM
March in F, K.248
Artist :
Album : Mozart: Marches and Dances
Catalog : 15886
Conductor : Hans Graf, Conductor
Orchestra : Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
TrackNumber : 9
Upc : 018111588621
Label : LaserLight
10:04 AM
The Holly and the Ivy
Artist :
Album : This Christmas
Composer : CECIL SHARP
Catalog : 7748
Orchestra : Imani Winds
TrackNumber : 6
Upc : 099923774822
Label : Koch
10:09 AM
Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra
Artist :
Album : Saint-Saens/Sarasate/Chausson/Ravel
Catalog : 423063
Conductor : Zubin Mehta, Conductor
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : Itzhak Perlman, Violin
TrackNumber : 7
Upc : 2894230632
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
10:19 AM
Norwegian Rhapsody
Artist :
Album : Bizet: Roma/ Lalo: Le Roi d'Ys
Catalog : 16564
Conductor : Roberto Benzi, Conductor
Orchestra : Bordeaux Aquitaine Orchestra
Upc : 298490165645
Label : Forlane
10:33 AM
Suite Concertante for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25
Artist :
Album : Cui: Suite Concertante, Op. 25
Composer : CESAR CUI
Catalog : 8.220308
Conductor : Kenneth Schermerhorn, Conductor
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : Takako Nishizaki, Violin
Upc : 4891030203082
Label : Marco Polo
10:56 AM
Serenade No. 1, Op. 7
Artist :
Album : Glazunov: Orchestral Works Volume 17
Catalog : 8.555048
Conductor : Vladimir Ziva, Conductor
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 747313504824
Label : Naxos
11:04 AM
The Hosts Of Angels
Artist :
Album : The Ultimate Christmas Album OAT
Catalog : 87771
Conductor : Frieder Bernius
Orchestra : Kammerchor and Barockorchester Stuttgart
Upc : 9699877712
Label : Sony
11:07 AM
Suite for Brass
Artist :
Album : Music for the Courts of Europe
Catalog : 417524
Orchestra : Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Upc : 2894175242
Label : London
11:20 AM
Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2: 2nd Movement
Artist :
Album : Beethoven - Gryphon Trio
Catalog : 29858
Orchestra : Gryphon Trio
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 774204985820
Label : Analekta
11:31 AM
Symphony No. 10: Adagio
Artist :
Album : Mahler: Symphony Nos 9 & 10
Catalog : 423564
Conductor : Claudio Abbado, Conductor
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Upc : 2894235642
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
11:57 AM
The Red Sarafan
Artist :
Album : Russian Romance
Catalog : 8.555331
Conductor : Peter Breiner, Conductor
Orchestra : Queensland Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 7
Upc : 4731353312
Label : Naxos
12:04 PM
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Artist :
Album : A Song of Christmas
Catalog : 3029
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Brass
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 754612302921
Label : Four Winds
12:06 PM
Concerto No. 8 in G Minor
Artist :
Album : Vivaldi:Il Cimento dell'Armonia (vol.2)
Catalog : 1520
Orchestra : I Solisti Italiani
Upc : 8175715202
Label : Denon
12:18 PM
Crown of India Suite
Artist :
Album : Elgar: Nursery Suite, Etc.
Catalog : 63280
Conductor : Charles Groves, Conductor
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Upc : 077776328027
Label : EMI
12:37 PM
Fantasia on a Theme by Tallis
Artist :
Album : Vaughan Williams Orchestral Works
Catalog : 5019
Conductor : William Boughton, Conductor
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 8360350192
Label : Nimbus
12:53 PM
Arabesque, Op. 18
Artist :
Album : Adventures in Good Music/ Romantic Piano
Catalog : KH-1
Instrument : Karl Haas, Piano
TrackNumber : 6
Label : Karl Haas
1:04 PM
El Marabino
Artist :
Album : La Paloma: Spanish and Latin American Favourites
Catalog : 432102
Instrument : Pepe Romero, Guitar
TrackNumber : 14
Upc : 2894321022
Label : Philips
1:06 PM
Sonata in B Minor
Artist :
Album : Eroica Trio: Baroque
Catalog : 56873
Orchestra : Eroica Trio
Upc : 724355687326
Label : EMI
1:16 PM
Symphony in G Major
Artist :
Album : Richter/Kohout: Sinfonies
Catalog : 165881
Conductor : Bohdan Warchal, Conductor
Orchestra : Slovak Chamber Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
1:32 PM
Cello Concerto in D Major, Op.101
Artist :
Album : Haydn:Favorite Concertos
Catalog : 39310
Conductor : Jose-Luis Garcia, Conductor
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : Yo-Yo Ma, Cello
Upc : 7464393102
Label : CBS
1:57 PM
Artist :
Album : Salsa Baroque
Catalog : 29957
Conductor : Matthias Maute, Conductor
Orchestra : Ensemble Caprice
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 774204995720
Label : Analekta
2:04 PM
Artist :
Album : Sun-Flute IV
Catalog : 350
Conductor : Jan-Olav Wedin, Conductor
Orchestra : Musica Vitae
Instrument : Gunilla von Bahr, Flute
TrackNumber : 8
Label : BIS
2:07 PM
Symphony No. 2 in F Major
Artist :
Album : Thomas Arne:Symphonies 1-4
Composer : THOMAS ARNE
Catalog : 8403
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd, Conductor
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
2:17 PM
Concerto in A Minor for Recorder
Artist :
Album : Telemann/Heberle:2 Concertos/2 Trios Orchestra.
Catalog : 420243
Conductor : Pinchas Zukerman, Conductor
Orchestra : St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : Michala Petri, Recorder
Upc : 2894202432
Label : Philips
2:33 PM
Quintet in F Major
Artist :
Album : Rombert:Flute Quintets
Catalog : 8.554765
Orchestra : Vladislav Brunner, Flute; Viktor Simcisko, Violin; Milan Telecky & Jan Cut, Viola; Juraj Alexander,
Upc : 3694347652
Label : Naxos
2:57 PM
What Child Is This?
Artist :
Orchestra : Royal College of Music Chamber Choir and Brass Ensemble
Label : RYK


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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