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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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195 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

195 Ratings
Average Ratings
139
27
15
5
9

Great classical music

By Framming - Mar 24 2016
Read more
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.
Cover image of Classical Performance

Classical Performance

Updated 9 days ago

Rank #85 in Music category

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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.

Rank #1: Schumann and Romance

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Robert Schumann was born in this month in 1810, so we have Krista River and Judith Gordon performing  Schumann's great song-cycle, "Frauenliebe und Leben", "A Woman's Love and Life", composed in 1840, the year Schumann married Clara Wieck.  Also on the program, Schumann's Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, played by oboist Keisuke Wakao with pianist Christoph Eschenbach.

Robert Schumann: Frauenliebe und Leben, Op.42
Krista River, mezzo-soprano; Judith Gordon, piano
Recorded in a live broadcast at WCRB's Fraser Performance Studio on February 4th, 2008.

Robert Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 94
Keisuke Wakao, oboe; Christoph Eschenbach, piano
Recorded in a live broadcast at WCRB's Fraser Performance Studio, March 1st, 2012

Jun 10 2018
38 mins
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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
37 mins
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Rank #3: The Passion of Rachmaninov with pianist Ya-fei Chuang

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We're celebrating Rachmaninov's birthday! Ya-fei Chuang's virtuosity and passion are front and center in this live performance of his Piano Sonata No. 2.

Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36
Ya-fei Chuang, piano

Recorded in a live broadcast in WGBH's Studio One on June 21st, 2005.

Apr 15 2018
22 mins
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Rank #4: 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
14 mins
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Rank #5: A Celebration of Maurice Ravel!

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Ravel once said: “We should always remember that sensitiveness and emotion constitute the real content of a work of art.“  Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska brings his art to life in "Jeux d'Eau".  Also, the Moet Trio was the first ensemble to participate in the New England Conservatory's Professional Piano Trio Training Program - and they did a great performance for us of Ravel's Trio.

Ravel: Jeux d'Eau
Janina Fialkowska, piano
Recorded in a live broadcast at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on October 6th, 2008.

Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor (1914)
Moet Trio: Yuri Namkung, violin; Yves Dharamraj, cello; Michael Mizrahi, piano
Recorded in a live broadcast at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on April 15th, 2008.

Mar 20 2018
33 mins
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Rank #6: 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
34 mins
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Rank #7: 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
44 mins
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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
20 mins
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Rank #9: 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
41 mins
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Rank #10: 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
31 mins
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