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06/22/17
On this date in 1871, Wagner’s "Kaiser March" had its American premiere at a Theodore Thomas Orchestra concert at Central Park Garden in New York...
Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in D “Clock”
06/20/17
This evening’s masterwork is Haydn’s 101st Symphony, nicknamed the “Clock” symphony. As is normally the case, the nickname did not come from the...
Antonin Dvorak: Piano Trio No. 4 in e-minor Op. 90 “Dumky”
06/20/17
 Folk music, or at least folk-like style, is a focal point in much of the music Dvorak produced, and this is quite evident in his final piano trio,...
Vinyl records
06/20/17
On this date in 1948, Edward Wallerstein conducted the first public demonstration of the revolutionary Columbia Records 33-rpm "Long Playing" record...
Yo-Yo Ma
06/19/17
On this date in 1869, it was the final concert of a five-day "Great National Peace Jubilee" involving an orchestra of 1000 and a chorus of 10,000...
Vincent Persichetti
06/16/17
On this date in 1950, the "Divertimento for Band" by the American composer, Vincent Persichetti, had its premiere with the composer conducting the...
Antonin Dvorak: Piano Trio No. 1 in Bb, Op. 21
06/15/17
Antonin Dvorak composed two piano trios in 1871, both of which were lost, so the third trio he wrote we now know as the Piano Trio No. 1. Dvorak...
Ludwig Van Beethoven
06/15/17
On this date in 1810, Beethoven’s "Egmont" Overture and Incidental Music, had its premiere at the Court Theater in Vienna, as part of a production of...
Sarasota Music Festival Concert *hosted by Russell Gant*
06/14/17
Classical WSMR 89.1 & 103.9. will bring you a broadcast of the Sarasota Music Festival’s first “Saturday Symphony” concert recorded at the...
George Gershwin
06/14/17
On this date in 1985, John Harbison’s Concerto for Oboe, Clarinet and Strings, had its premiere in Sarasota, with oboist Sarah Bloom and clarinetist...
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C “The Great”
06/13/17
Franz Schubert’s ninth symphony was completed in 1828, the year of the composer’s death. The symphony is sometimes considered Schubert’s greatest...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
06/13/17
On this date in 1784, several Mozart works had their premieres. The Piano & Winds Quintet, a Sonata for Two Pianos, and the Piano Concerto No. 17...
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Op. 35
06/12/17
The story goes that Tchaikovsky once had a childhood nightmare in which he was violently being rubbed against a giant brick of rosin, and this...
Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in a minor Op. 54
06/12/17
Robert Schumann’s only piano concerto was not always a concerto: in 1841 the composer produced a Fantaisie in a-minor for piano and orchestra, which...
Reinhold Gliere: Symphony No. 1
06/09/17
This Saturday’s Evening Masterwork was said to have an “obtrusively Russian style”.  Those were the words of Alexander Glazunov.  And he had good...
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
06/09/17
A rare performance of the piece that put John Adams on the map - Shaker Loops. STRAVINSKY: Danses Concertantes for Chamber Orchestra ADAMS: Shaker...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quintet No. 6 in E-flat K 614
06/08/17
The String Quintet No. 6 is the second to last chamber work that Mozart would compose before his death in 1791. Like the quintets that came before it...
Ottorino Respighi: Roman Festivals
06/07/17
Roman Festivals by Ottorino Respighi fits into his Roman Triptych, alongside The Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome. It is programmatic music at its...
Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in E-flat, “Drum Roll”
06/06/17
The Symphony No. 103 was the second-to-last symphony Franz Joseph Haydn ever wrote, and audiences and critics loved it. One newspaper reported that...
Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in E-flat, “Drum Roll”
06/06/17
The Symphony No. 103 was the second-to-last symphony Franz Joseph Haydn ever wrote, and audiences and critics loved it. One newspaper reported that...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in g-minor K 183
06/05/17
Mozart composed only two symphonies in a minor key, both of them in g-minor. Adding to this unusualness is the use of four horns, as opposed to two,...
Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat Op. 47
06/05/17
The year 1842 was a year of chamber music for Robert Schumann: he completed three string quartets, a piano trio, a piano quartet, and a piano quintet...
Mozart’s symphony no 28
06/04/17
Mozart’s symphony no 28 was written for his hometown audience in Salzburg. It’s one of several symphonies the teenaged Mozart wrote under the...
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
06/02/17
The Piano Concerto No. 1 by Tchaikovsky is certainly one of the most famous and most loved concertos in the entire classical music repertoire.  But...
Randy Brecker
06/02/17
Six time Grammy Award winning trumpeter Randy Brecker speaks with All Night Jazz host Mike Cornette as he prepares for an upcoming performance at the...