Classical Music Buzz > Classical Performance podcast
Classical Performance podcast
WGBH Educational Foundation
The Classical Performance podcast features the very best live classical performances, recorded by WGBH and broadcast on Classical New England. From local up-and-comers to world-renown masters, the Classical Performance podcast is your source for classical, on the go.
170 Episodes
The multi-faceted virtuoso violinist Rachel Barton Pine heads up the Trio Settecento, performing early music with John Mark Rozendaal, baroque cello, and David Schrader, harpsichord. They play music by the trend-setting composer Arcangelo Corelli, and by the frenchman, Georg Muffat.
***
Corelli: Sonata in C major, Op. 5 No. 3
Georg Muffat: Sonata in D major
Trio Settecento: Rachel Barton Pine, baroque violin; John Mark Rozendaal, baroque 'cello; David Schrader, harpsichord
+++
Recorded at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on May 16th, 2011.
©2011 WGBH Educational Foundation.
http://www.wgbh.org/classical email: classical@wgbh.org
6 years ago |
Tag
Things were looking up for Robert Schumann in 1840. He was finally getting permission to marry his sweetheart, Clara Wieck, over the objections of her father. And he poured all his joy into songs - hundreds of them in that year! Dichterliebe (Poet's love) consists of 16 songs, which follow the path of love from longing and anticipation to heartache and illusion, when the lover discovers that his sentiments are not returned.
***
Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48
William Hite, tenor; Judith Gordon, piano
+++
Recorded at WGBH's Studio One on February 9th, 2001.
©2011 WGBH Educational Foundation.
http://www.wgbh.org/classical email: classical@wgbh.org
6 years ago |
Tag
Pianist Charlie Albright has been counted "...among the most gifted musicians of his generation" by the Washington Post, and he's the winner of dozens of prizes and awards for his playing, but he has another life too, as an undergrad working hard to finish his Economics exams at Harvard! He talks about the life of a student-artist, and plays sublime Chopin in this Fraser Performance.
***
Chopin: Etudes, Op. 25: No. 1 in A-flat, No. 2 in F major, No. 7 in C-sharp minor, No. 9 in G-flat major, and No. 12 in C minor.
Charllie Albright, piano
+++
http://www.charliealbright.com/

Recorded at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on May 5th, 2011.
©2011 WGBH Educational Foundation.
http://www.wgbh.org/classical email: classical@wgbh.org
6 years ago |
Tag
Robert Schumann's great ambition was to become a concert pianist, and he was on his way to acheiving that goal when he permanently injured his hand, putting a stop to his performing career. But Clara Wieck, the love of his life, was also a great pianist, and she became the most brilliant and successful piano virtuoso of her time. So Robert was able to pour all his passion for the piano (and for Clara!) into his compositions. This is one of his best chamber pieces, the Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor.
***
Schumann, Robert: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63
The Gramercy Trio
+++
Randall Hodgkinson, piano; Sharan Leventhal, violin; Jonathan Miller, cello
http://gramercytrio.com/

Recorded at WGBH's Studio One on November 30th, 2004.
©2010 WGBH Educational Foundation.
http://www.wgbh.org/classical email: classical@wgbh.org

6 years ago |
Tag
They all laughed in 1851 when Franz Liszt claimed that Bach's works would "for coming centuries remain an object of admiration and astonishment." But how were they to know? Liszt had a great admiration for the baroque master, as you can hear in this arrangement from one of Bach's Cantata themes.
***
Liszt: Variations on a Theme By Bach
Martin Jones, piano
+++
Recorded at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on April 5th, 2011.
©2011 WGBH Educational Foundation.
http://www.wgbh.org/classical
email: classical@wgbh.org


6 years ago |
Tag
Ann Hobson Pilot played the harp with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for almost 40 years, until her retirement in 2008. She hasn't retired from music, though! A highly respected chamber musician, she got together with violinist Lucia Lin for this performance of Saint Saens before a live audience of WGBH members.
***
Saint Saens: Fantaisie in A major for violin and harp, Op. 124
Ann Hobson Pilot, harp; Lucia Lin, violin
+++
Recorded at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on March 4th, 2011.
©2011 WGBH Educational Foundation.
http://www.wgbh.org/classical email: classical@wgbh.org
6 years ago |
Tag
The male vocal ensemble Amarcord comes from Leipzig, so they have the heritage of Bach, but also of the great German romantics that lived that city - Mendelssohn and Schumann among them. It's a treat to hear them sing Elgar as well!
***
Elgar: From the Greek Anthology, Op. 45
Schumann: Die Minnesänger
Steinacker: An den Mond
Mendelssohn: LIebe und Wein

Amarcord: Holger Krause, bass; Martin Lattke, tenor; Frank Ozimek, baritone; Wolfram Lattke, tenor; Daniel Knauft, bass.
+++
Recorded at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on April 4th, 2011.
©2011 WGBH Educational Foundation.
http://www.wgbh.org/classical
email: classical@wgbh.org


6 years ago |
Tag
Robert Schumann set out to write a tribute to Beethoven. And he did that - sort of. There are themes by Beethoven - and the second movement sounds inspired by the great master. But the fact is, Schumann was in love, with the beautiful and talented Clara Wieck, and he couldn't help sounding like it in his music. See what you think.
***
Robert Schumann: Fantasy in C major, Op. 17
Gabriel Chodos, piano
+++
Recorded at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on February 1st, 2011.
©2011 WGBH Educational Foundation.
http://www.wgbh.org/classical
email: classical@wgbh.org


6 years ago |
Tag
it's the best birthday present ever! Richard Wagner's wife, Cosima, woke up on her birthday morning in 1870 to the sound of this music wafting up the stairs. The composer had written his "Idyll" especially for the occasion, and hired an orchestra to come and play it for her in their villa. Discovery Ensemble re-creates the moment in this performance in our Fraser Performance Studio.
***
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll.
Discovery Ensemble; Courtney Lewis, conductor.
+++
Recorded at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on March 18th, 2011.
©2011 WGBH Educational Foundation.
http://www.wgbh.org/classical email: classical@wgbh.org


6 years ago |
Tag
No, this is not music by Justin Bieber the 21st Century teen idol! It's amazing and beautiful violin music by the 17th century violinist and composer Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber. Biber wrote 15 of these pieces to go with engravings showing the fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary. The Canadian violinist, now resident in Boston, Christina Day Martinson played them with harpsichordist Martin Pearlman.
***
Biber: from the Mystery Sonatas, Sonata no. 9 (Jesus carries his cross); Sonata no. 10 (The Crucifixion); Sonata no. 11 (The Resurrection); Sonata no. 12 (The Ascension).
Christina Day Martinson, violin; Martin Pearlman, harpsichord.
+++
Recorded in a live broadcast in WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on April 6th, 2009.
©2011 WGBH Educational Foundation.
http://www.wgbh.org/classical email: classical@wgbh.org
6 years ago |
Tag
1 - 10  | 123456789 next
InstantEncore