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Classical Performance

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The Classical Performance podcast features the very best live classical performances, recorded by WCRB. From local up-and-comers to world-renowned masters, the Classical Performance podcast is your source for classical, on the go. Find episodes and subscribe in iTunes.

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The Classical Performance podcast features the very best live classical performances, recorded by WCRB. From local up-and-comers to world-renowned masters, the Classical Performance podcast is your source for classical, on the go. Find episodes and subscribe in iTunes.

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242 Ratings
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Great classical music

By Framming - Mar 24 2016
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The best. I always look forward to new episodes!

Best classical podcast

By aeynon - Apr 04 2015
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Wonderful performance and commentary of the diverse world of "classical" music.

iTunes Ratings

242 Ratings
Average Ratings
170
34
18
9
11

Great classical music

By Framming - Mar 24 2016
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The best. I always look forward to new episodes!

Best classical podcast

By aeynon - Apr 04 2015
Read more
Wonderful performance and commentary of the diverse world of "classical" music.
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Classical Performance

Latest release on Jun 10, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 17 days ago

Rank #1: Mistral plays Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons"

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The chamber music ensemble Mistral is in its 21st season. We take a look back at a studio performance of a scaled-down version of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons".

Vivaldi:  The Four Seasons

Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, "Spring" (Gabriela Diaz, solo violin);
Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "Summer" (Kristopher Tong, solo violin);
Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, "Autumn" (Yura Lee, solo violin);
Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, "Winter" (Irina Muresanu, solo violin)

Mistral: Irina Muresanu, Yura Lee, Gabriela Diaz, and Kristopher Tong, violins; Yura Lee, viola; Jan Muller-Szeraws, cello; Karl Doty, bass; Leon Schelhase, harpsichord 

Recorded in a live broadcast at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on December 3, 2009.

Nov 12 2017

41mins

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Rank #2: Tchaikovsky, with A Far Cry

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The self-conducted string orchestra A Far Cry plays Tchaikovsky's "Souvenir de Florence".

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Sextet in D minor, Op. 70 “Souvenir de Florence”

Recorded at WCRB’s Fraser Performance Studio on January 22, 2010.

Sep 29 2015

37mins

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Rank #3: A Beethoven Birthday celebration

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It's Beethoven's birthday on December 16th! We celebrate with a studio performance featuring some of his more out-of-the way pieces.

Beethoven: Sonata in F for Horn and Piano, Op. 17
William Purvis, horn; Mihae Lee, piano
Beethoven: Three Irish and Welsh Songs     Cupid’s Kindness, WoO 155 No.2     The Kiss, Dear Maid, Thy Lip Has Left, WoO 153, No. 9     Come Draw We Round The Cheerful Ring, WoO 152, No. 8
William Hite, tenor; Gilles Vonsattel, piano; Brian Howard, cello; Bruce Milano, mandolin
Beethoven: Two works for Mandolin and Fortepiano     Sonatina in C, Woo44a     Adagio in E flat, WoO 43b
Bryce Milano, mandolin; Sylvia Berry, fortepiano
Recorded at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on December 8, 2011.

Dec 10 2017

27mins

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Rank #4: Alisa Weilerstein plays Chopin with Inon Barnatan

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Cellist Alisa Weilerstein has been acclaimed world-wide since she performed in our studio back in 2008. We revisit that perfromance with Inon Barnatan, in honor of her appearance with the BSO at Tanglewood on August 11th, 2017.

Chopin:  Sonata for Piano and Cello in G minor, Op. 65
Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

Recorded at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on May 1st, 2008.

Jul 23 2017

26mins

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Rank #5: Max Levinson plays Schumann

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Schumann, with pianist Max Levinson

Robert Schumann:  Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13; Arabesque, Op. 18

Recorded at WGBH's Studio One on September 21, 2001.

Nov 28 2015

34mins

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Rank #6: A Mozart Celebration from WCRB's Studios

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It's a Mozart Birthday Celebration - three fabulous peformances from our WGBH/WCRB Studios:

Mozart: Violin Sonata in E minor, K. 304, with Corey Cerovsek, violin; Jeremy Denk, piano
Mozart: Exsultate Jubilate, Part II, "Tu Virginum Corona" with soprano Kristen Watson and the Acadia Players
Mozart: Sonata for two pianos in D major, K. 448, with pianists Alexander Korsantia and Yelena Beriyeva

Recorded at WGBH's Studio One (January 27, 2006) and WCRB’s Fraser Performance Studio (October 3,  2012 and March 24, 2009)

Jan 27 2017

44mins

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Rank #7: Daniil Trifonov plays Fairy Tales by Medtner

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According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Even having seen it, one cannot quite believe it. Such is the artistry of pianist-composer Daniil Trifonov.”

Nicolai Medtner:  Fairy Tales (selections) - Fairy Tale in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2; Fairy Tale in E-flat Major, Op. 26, No. 1; Fairy Tale in B-flat minor, Op. 20, No. 1
Igor Stravinsky (arr. Guido Agosti): Danse infernale du roi Katschei: Allegro feroce


Recorded at WCRB’s Fraser Performance Studio on October 3, 2012.

Jul 22 2016

14mins

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Rank #8: Charlie Albright plays Liszt and Chopin

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The Washington Post calls him “one of the most gifted musicians of his generation.”

Robert Schumann, trans. Franz Liszt:  Widmung
Frederic 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.

Charlie Albright, piano

Recorded at WCRB's Fraser Performance Studio on May 5, 2011.

Mar 25 2016

20mins

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Rank #9: Trio Cleonice plays Beethoven

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Beethoven, with Trio Cleonice

Beethoven: Piano Trio Op. 70, No. 2 in E-flat Major
Trio Cleonice: Ari Isaacman-Beck, violin; Gwen Krosnick, cello; Emely Phelps, piano.

Recorded at WGBH’s Fraser Performance Studio on February 22, 2013.

Apr 30 2016

31mins

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Rank #10: A Bach Celebration from WCRB's Studio

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Celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach's birthday, with two fine performances from our WCRB studio:

J.S. Bach: Partita No. 2 for Violin in D minor, BWV 1004 with Angelo Xiang Yu, violin

J.S. Bach: Flute Sonata in B minor, BWV 1030 with Marten Root, flute; Menno van Delft, harpsichord

Recorded at WCRB’s Fraser Performance Studio (January 4, 2013 and April 1, 2008)

Mar 25 2017

35mins

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