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 27, 2012

9:00 AM
La Jotta
Artist :
Album : Salsa Baroque
Catalog : 29957
Conductor : Matthias Maute, Conductor
Orchestra : Ensemble Caprice
TrackNumber : 20
Upc : 774204995720
Label : Analekta
9:05 AM
Cello Concerto in F Major, Rv 412
Artist :
Album : Vivaldi:Six Cello Concertos
Catalog : 421732
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood, Conductor
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Instrument : Christophe Coin, Cello
Label : L'oiseau-Lyre
9:13 AM
Quintet No. 5 in D for Guitar & Strings
Artist :
Album : Boccherini:Quintets Nos. 4,5 & 6
Catalog : 420385
Orchestra : Academy Chamber Ensemble
Instrument : Pepe Romero, Guitar
Upc : 2894203852
Label : Philips
9:32 AM
The Isle of the Dead, Op. 29
Artist :
Album : Rachmininov: Isle of the Dead/ Symphonic Dances
Catalog : 410124
Conductor : Vladimir Ashkenazy, Conductor
Orchestra : Concertgebouw Orchestra
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 2894101242
Label : London
9:54 AM
In The Garden
Artist :
Album : Russian Piano Music
Catalog : 8439
Instrument : Margaret Fingerhut, Piano
TrackNumber : 2
Label : Chandos
10:04 AM
Concerto Grosso in C: 1st Movement
Artist :
Album : The Most Soothing Lullabies in the Universe!
Catalog : 17352
Orchestra : I Solisti Italiani
Upc : 795041735225
Label : Denon
10:09 AM
Sinfonie No. 1 in D Major
Artist :
Album : Brescianello: La Cetra Barockorchester Basel
Catalog : 905262
Conductor : Vaclav Luks, Conductor
Orchestra : La Cetra, Baroque Orchestra Basel
Upc : 794881731527
Label : Harmonia Mundi
10:16 AM
The Banquet Overture
Artist :
Album : Cimarosa: Overtures Vol. 1
Catalog : 8.225181
Conductor : Alessandro Amoretti, Conductor
Orchestra : Nicolas Esterhazy Sinfonia
TrackNumber : 9
Upc : 3694351812
Label : Marco Polo
10:27 AM
Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52
Artist :
Album : Sibelius:The Symphonies
Catalog : 416600
Conductor : Colin Davis, Conductor
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 2894166002
Label : Philips
10:57 AM
To a Wild Rose, Op. 51, No. 1
Artist :
Album : Unexpected Songs
Catalog : 3594882
Instrument : Julian Lloyd Webber, Cello & John Lenehan, Piano
TrackNumber : 19
Upc : 094635948820
Label : EMI
11:04 AM
Artist :
Album : Josef Strauss: Edition, Vol. 22
Catalog : 8.223624
Conductor : Karl Albert Geyer, Conductor
Orchestra : Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
TrackNumber : 3
Upc : 3009936242
Label : Marco Polo
11:08 AM
Florida Suite; Sunset
Artist :
Album : Delius: Sea Drift/Florida Suite
Catalog : 430206
Conductor : Charles Mackerras, Conductor
Orchestra : Welsh National Orchestra
TrackNumber : 9
Upc : 2894302062
Label : Argo
11:19 AM
Cyrano De Bergerac Overture, Op. 23
Artist :
Album : Wagenaar: Orchestral Works
Catalog : 425833
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly, Conductor
Orchestra : Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra
TrackNumber : 7
Upc : 2894258332
Label : London
11:34 AM
Severn Suite
Artist :
Album : Elgar: Nursery Suite, Etc.
Catalog : 63280
Conductor : Charles Groves, Conductor
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Upc : 077776328027
Label : EMI
11:54 AM
Concerto for Violin in A minor: Andante
Artist :
Album : Bach's Adagios
Catalog : 3984238422
Conductor : Ton Koopman, Conductor
Orchestra : Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Instrument : Monica Huggett, Violin
Upc : 63984238423
Label : Erato
12:04 PM
Moments Musicaux No. 5 in F Minor
Artist :
Album : Schubert:Sonata D784/Moments Musicaux D 780
Catalog : 427769
Instrument : Maria Joao Pires, Piano
TrackNumber : 8
Upc : 2894277692
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
12:07 PM
Concerto for Orchestra: Finale
Artist :
Album : Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra/Dance Suite
Composer : BELA BARTOK
Catalog : 400052
Conductor : Georg Solti, Conductor
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 5
Upc : 259140005223
Label : London
12:18 PM
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
12:31 PM
Le Coq d’Or Suite
Artist :
Album : Rimsky-Korsakov:Suites
Catalog : 411435
Conductor : David Zinman, Conductor
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Upc : 2894114352
Label : Philips
12:57 PM
Finale No. 8 from Pas de Quatre
Artist :
Album : Ballet Favorites
Catalog : 80625
Conductor : Erich Kunzel, Conductor
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
TrackNumber : 11
Upc : 8940806252
Label : Telarc
1:04 PM
Song to the Moon from Rusalka
Artist :
Album : Joshua Bell - Voice of the Violin
Catalog : 8279697779
Conductor : Michael Stern, Conductor
Orchestra : Orchestra of St. Luke's
Instrument : Joshua Bell, Violin
TrackNumber : 5
Upc : 827969777923
Label : Sony Classical
1:10 PM
Damnation of Faust: Dance of the Will-o-the -Wisps
Artist :
Album : Panorama: Colours of the Orchestra
Catalog : 289469238
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan, Conductor
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Upc : 028946923825
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
1:18 PM
Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-Flat Major
Artist :
Album : R. Strauss:Horn Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Catalog : 412237
Conductor : Kurt Masur, Conductor
Orchestra : Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Instrument : Hermann Baumann, Horn
Upc : 2894122372
Label : Philips
1:39 PM
Symphonic Poem - Zelazowa Wolz, Op. 37
Artist :
Album : S. Lyapunov (1859-1924
Catalog : 129
Conductor : Yevgeny Svetlanov, Conductor
Orchestra : USSR Academic Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 015524001292
Label : Melodiya
1:55 PM
Easy Winners
Artist :
Album : Uptown String Quartet
Catalog : 838358
Orchestra : Uptown String Quartet
TrackNumber : 5
Upc : 04228383582
Label : Philips
2:04 PM
Estudiantina Waltz, Op. 191
Artist :
Album : Waldteufel:Famous Waltzes
Catalog : 400012
Conductor : Franz Bauer-Theussl, Conductor
Orchestra : Vienna National Opera Orchestra
TrackNumber : 3
Label : Philips
2:11 PM
Divertimento In E-Flat Major, K563 (1788): Allegro II
Artist :
Album :
Instrument : Jonathon Crow, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; and Matt Haimovitz, cello
TrackNumber : 12
Label :
2:19 PM
Polonaise Brilliante
Artist :
Album : Rhapsody In Blue/Warsaw Concerto
Composer : FRANZ LISZT
Catalog : 411123
Conductor : Neville Marriner, Conductor
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Instrument : Misha Dichter, Piano
TrackNumber : 5
Upc : 2894111232
Label : Philips
2:29 PM
String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9, No. 3
Artist :
Album : Beethoven:The String Trios
Catalog : 427687
Instrument : Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin; Bruno Giuranna, Viola and Mstislav Rostropovich, Cello
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
2:54 PM
The Seasons: December; Christmas
Artist :
Album : Tchaikovsky:Serenade for Strings:The Seasons
Catalog : 3255
Conductor : Constantine Orbelian, Conductor
Orchestra : Moscow Chamber Orchestra
TrackNumber : 16
Upc : 1349132552
Label : Delos


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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