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1 THURSDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
8:30 Morning Café with Gene Schiller. Get the day going with a refreshing blend of music, The Writer’s Almanac, special features…and more music. Today’s theme: Starting at the beginning (Opus One).
10:00 Special! New Year’s Concert 2015 The Vienna Philharmonic under the direction of Zubin Mehta in a dazzling performance of light classics by Strauss, Lumbye, Von Suppe, and others. Recorded live in the golden hall of the Musikverein in Vienna.
12:00 P.M. Performance Today  It wouldn't be New Year's Day without highlights from the annual New Year’s concert in Vienna. We'll go to the Musikverein to hear a sparkling Strauss waltz.
2:00 Exploring Music
with Bill McGlaughlin. Tchaikovsky, Part 1.
3:00 Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller. HANDEL Harp & Lute Conc. in B-flat; Osian Ellis, harp; Desmond Dupre, lute; Philomusica of London; Granville Jones, cond.; CORELLI Violin Sonata #12 in d, La Follia; Yehudi Menuhin, violin; George Malcolm, harpsichord; Robert Donnington, viola da gamba; BACH Brandenburg Conc. #5 in D; Murray Perahia, piano & cond.; Academy of St. Martin
6:06 Evening Concert with Joan Canfield. SCHUMANN Piano Conc. in a; Van Cliburn, piano; Chicago Sym. Orch.; Fritz Reiner, cond.; TCHAIKOVSKY Sym. #5 in e; Royal Phil. Orch.; Artur Rodzinski, cond.
8:00 New York Philharmonic MOZART German Dance in C, Sleigh Ride; TCHAIKOVSKY Sym. #1 in g, Winter Dreams; Leonard Bernstein, cond.; HENDERSON Winter Holiday; Skitch Henderson piano & conductor; PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf; Leonard Bernstein, narrator/conductor; J. STRAUSS JR Die Fledermaus Overt.; Danny Kaye, cond.
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2 FRIDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
8:30 Morning Café with Gene Schiller. Get the day going with a refreshing blend of music, The Writer’s Almanac, special features…and more music. Today’s theme: Thanks for the Memories.
10:00 Morning Concert with Gene Schiller. COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Symphonic Variations on an African Theme; Royal Liverpool Phil. Orch.; Grant Lewellyn, cond.; FOULDS Mantra of Bliss (from Three Mantras); London Phil. Orch.; Barry Wordsworth, cond.; ELGAR Sym. #1 in A-flat; Royal Phil. Orch.; Andre Previn, cond.
12:00 P.M. Performance Today  The Butterfly Lovers is often considered the Chinese equivalent of Romeo and Juliet. It's the story of two star-crossed lovers who, after their tragic deaths, are reincarnated and reunited as butterflies. We'll hear a musical interpretation of this tale performed by Gil Shaham and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
2:00 Exploring Music
with Bill McGlaughlin. Tchaikovsky, Part 1.
3:00 Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller. SATIE Parade; London Sym. Orch.; Antal Dorati, cond.; POULENC Piano Sextet; Jacques Fevrier, piano; Paris Wind Quintet
6:06 Evening Concert with Joan Canfield. WAGNER The Flying Dutchman Overt.; Berlin Phil. Orch.; Seiji Ozawa, cond.; RESPIGHI Rossiniana; Buffalo Phil. Orch.; JoAnn Falletta, cond.; BALAKIREV Sym. #1 in C; Russian State Sym. Orch.; Igor Golovschin, cond.
8:00 Deutsches Welle Festival Concerts BEETHOVEN Sym. #9 in d, 1st and 2nd mvts.; TOLGA YAYALAR Images of Resistance; BEETHOVEN Violin Conc. in D; Tobias Feldmann, violin; Bilkent Youth Orch.; Isin Metin, cond.
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3 SATURDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
5:00 Howard’s Day Off with Howard Dicus  The Neoclassical Movement of the Roaring Twenties  Classical music lightened up, and stayed that way for years in the hands of those composers who adopted it.
10:00 From the Top From Seattle, Washington, this week’s program features a local teenage violinst delivering an emotional performance of the music of Ernest Bloch, teenagers from Chicago perform a thrilling, wild and fun work for sax quartet, and we’ll enjoy the broadcast premiere of a new composition written by an 18-year-old from New York City – an intriguing and ethereal piece titled Tropholingua, which means “language of plants.”
11:00 Classical Guitar Alive! with Anthony Morris.  Music about Winter, and more, including works by Vivaldi, Piazzolla, and the young Polish guitarist-composer Marek Pasieczny’s piece for guitar and clarinet, titled “Winter’s Tale.”
1:00 P.M. Metropolitan Opera HUMPERDINCK Hansel und Gretel.  Heidi Stober (Gretel); Christine Rice (Gretel); Michaela Martens (Gertrude); Robert Brubaker (Witch); Dwayne Croft (Peter); Andrew Davis, cond.
3:30 Classical Music  VILLA-LOBOS Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra. The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Göran Söllscher guitar (Deutsche Grammaphon 4290232-2)  ALBINONI Oboe Concerto in D minor, Opus 9 No. 2. The English Concert, David Reichenberg oboe, Trevor Pinnock, conductor (Archiv 415 518-2)  MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Opus 25. London Symphony, Aldo Ceccato conductor, John Ogdon piano (Klavier KCD-11029)  COPLAND Music for the Theatre. New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, conductor (Sony SMK 60177)  GLAZUNOV Spring, Opus 34. Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Igor Golovschin, conductor (Naxos 8.553838)
5:00 Studio 360
with Kurt Andersen.  A former CIA man brings his Cold War experiences to light on the TV spy show "The Americans." We take a serious look at Mad Magazine, the goofy, bawdy, sarcastic kids’ magazine that made America snarky, and Brazilian cellist Dom La Nena performs live.
6:00 A Prairie Home Companion
with Garrison Keillor.  We're rebroadcasting a show from January 2012 at The Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Joshua Bell plays Chopin's Nocturne in C-sharp minor, and Jearlyn and Jevetta Sing "Rip it Up." In Lake Wobegon, unseasonably warm weather puts those who suffer from "Pump Handle Phobia" at ease.
8:00 The Thistle & Shamrock with Fiona Ritchie  Jean Redpath-Remembering Scotland’s International Voice of Song  Singer Jean Redpath first traveled from Scotland to the U.S. in 1961 and was soon immersed in the American folk scene. She went on to perform throughout the world, released over forty recordings, and won the hearts of public radio listeners through her many appearances on A Prairie Home Companion. Host Fiona Ritchie met with Jean to reminisce about five decades of sharing songs.
9:00 Fascinatin’ Rhythm with Michael Lasser  Sinatra Swings the Show  After his career collapsed in the 1950’s, Frank Sinatra recorded, among other things, a series of albums devoted to swinging songs everyone thought of as slow romantic ballads.
10:00 Millennium of Music with Robert Aubrey Davis  A Medieval Christmas  Keeping the tradition of the Twelve Day celebration, we’ll range from Florence to England to an exclusive service for St. Thomas a Beckett (whose Feast Day is Dec. 29).
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4 SUNDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
5:00 Classical 24
8:00 With Heart & Voice with Peter Dubois  Epiphany  We’ll listen to wonderful sacred choral and organ music to mark Epiphany, which brings the Christmas season to a close with the traditional arrival of the Three Kings.
9:00 Sunday Brunch with Gene Schiller. Enjoy three hours of your favorite music, as requested by the listeners of Hawaii Public Radio. To make your choice from our “musical brunch buffet” write to Sunday Brunch, Hawaii Public Radio, 738 Kaheka St., Honolulu, HI 96814. Or e-mail your request to us at: hprmusic@hawaiipublicradio.org (Subject: Sunday Brunch).
1:00 P.M. SymphonyCast MOZART Piano Conc. #20 in d; Jeremy Denk, piano; BEETHOVEN Sym. #3 in E-flat, Eroica; Los Angeles Phil. Orch.; Esa-Pekka Salonen, cond.
3:00 Sunday Baroque. A celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. Enjoy the tuneful and lively music of Bach, Vivaldi and Handel – and music by their talented contemporaries and predecessors – as part of the mix of familiar favorites and new surprises.
4:00 Harmonia with Angela Mariani  English Songs of Sinners and Saints  We’re exploring the concept of sin. We’ll hear some bawdy songs and tragic ballads, as well as more uplifting, devotional songs and hymns.
5:00 Weekend Radio with Robert Conrad. The first of two annual all-request shows. The Radio Essayists take a two week sabbatical.
6:00 The Dinner Party Download  We look back at our favorite moments from 2014, including conversations with comedy legend Mel Brooks and actress Anjelica Huston, a star-gazing session with Bill Nye, and a party soundtrack that'll have you swooning.
7:00 Singing and Other Sins
with Gary Hickling  Stoner Art Songs  Many of the poems that great composers set as art songs seem written while high. This program offers a chance to hear some of them. You already expect to hear Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky as a song, but there are also Lieder of Schubert and Brahms, as well as melodie of Berlioz and Debussy.
8:00 New Sounds  New Music for Banjo and Mandolin
9:00 The Early Muse with Ian Capps  A Venetian Vespers  Claudio Monteverdi set a pattern for Vespers music in 17th century Italy with his magnificent publication of 1610. Tonight we bring you a composite Vespers by four of his Venetian colleagues and successors, composed over a period of 50 years but so homogenous that it might be the work of only one.
10:00 Music from the Hearts of Space  Gymnosphere: Song of the Rose  A contemplative classic for the well-tuned piano.
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5 MONDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
8:30 Morning Café with Gene Schiller. Get the day going with a refreshing blend of music, The Writer’s Almanac, special features…and more music. Today’s theme: The Best of 2014.
10:00 Morning Concert with Gene Schiller. SCHUMANN Konzertstuck for Four Horns & Orch.; Luxembourg Radio Orch.; Pierre Cao, cond.; MOZART Clarinet Quintet in A; Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; Tokyo Quartet; SVENDSEN Sym. #2 in B-flat; Bournemouth Sym. Orch.; Bjarte Engeset, cond.
12:00 P.M. Performance Today  We feature final concert performances by three 20th century legends: violinist Nathan Milstein, conductor Leonard Bernstein, and pianist Vladimir Horowitz.
2:00 Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Tchaikovsky, Part 2. This week, we’ll explore the world and music of the great Russian Romantic, including his symphonies, ballets and life at the Moscow Conservatory.
3:00 Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller. FALLA Dances from The Three-Cornered Hat; Chicago Sym. Orch.; Fritz Reiner, cond.; VILLA-LOBOS Five Preludes; Pepe Romero, guitar
6:06 Evening Concert with Joan Canfield. SULLIVAN Princess Ida Overt.; Royal Ballet Sinfonia; Andrew Penny, cond.; SCHUMANN Overture, Scherzo & Finale; Philharmonia Orch.; Christian Thielemann, cond.; MEDTNER Piano Conc. #3 in e; Michael Ponti, piano; Luxembourg Radio Orch.; Pierre Cao, cond.
8:00 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra SCHUMANN Piano Conc. in a; Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; HERSCH Ashes of Memory, mvt. 2; SIBELIUS Sym. #2 in D; SIBELIUS Valse Triste; Mariss Jansons, cond.
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6 TUESDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
8:30 Morning Café with Gene Schiller. Get the day going with a refreshing blend of music, The Writer’s Almanac, special features…and more music. Today’s theme: Mostly Baroque.
10:00 Morning Concert with Gene Schiller. KUHLAU William Shakespeare Overt.; Odense Sym. Orch.; Edward Serov, cond.; FOERSTER From Shakespeare; Prague Sym. Orch.; Vaclav Smetacek, cond.; MENDELSSOHN Incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Arlene Saunders, soprano; Helen Vanni, mezzo-soprano; Boston Sym. Orch. & Chorus; Erich Leinsdorf, cond.
12:00 P.M. Performance Today
2:00 Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Tchaikovsky, Part 2.
3:00 Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller. MADETOJA Sym. #2 in E-flat; Iceland Sym. Orch.; Petri Sakari, cond.
6:06 Evening Concert with Joan Canfield. BRUCH Conc. for Clarinet & Viola; Guy Kadashl, clarinet; Donatus Katkus, viola; St. Christopher Chamber Orch. of Lithuania; Arie Lipsky, cond.; SCRIABIN Poem of Ecstasy; Philadelphia Orch.; Riccardo Muti, cond.; GOTTSCHALK A Night in the Tropics; Hot Springs Music Festival; Richard Rosenberg, cond.
8:00 Collector’s Corner with Henry Fogel. Kodaly Conducts Kodaly. Including Peacock Variations, Summer Evening, Budavari Te Deum, Conc. for Orch., and Psalmus Hungaricus.
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7 WEDNESDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
8:30 Morning Café with Gene Schiller. Get the day going with a refreshing blend of music, The Writer’s Almanac, special features…and more music. Today’s theme: Braein Food.
10:00 Morning Concert with Gene Schiller. SPOHR Concertante in G for Violin & Harp; Ruggiero Ricci, violin; Susanna Mildonian, harp; Luxembourg Radio Orch.; Louis de Froment, cond.; WARD Triple Conc., Dialogues; Nicholas Kitchen, violin; Yeesun Kim, cello; Meng-Chieh Liu, piano; Triangle Chamber Orch; Lorenzo Muti, cond.; SHOSTAKOVICH Sym. #6 in b; Vienna Phil. Orch.; Leonard Bernstein, cond.
12:00 P.M. Performance Today  Every week on our Piano Puzzler, composer Bruce Adolphe re-writes a familiar tune in the style of a classical composer. Play along to see if you can guess the tune and the composer whose style Bruce is mimicking.
2:00 Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Tchaikovsky, Part 2.
3:00 Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller. MCBRIDE Mexican Fantasy; Eastman-Rochester Orch.; Howard Hanson, cond.; CHARPENTIER Impressions d’Italie; Nice Phil. Orch.; Marco Guidarini, cond.
6:06 Evening Concert with Joan Canfield. POULENC Suite Francaise; Michael Murray, organ; Empire Brass; BRAHMS Clarinet Sonata #1 in E-flat; David Shifrin, clarinet; Carol Rosenberger, piano; DEBUSSY Le Martyredom de Saint Sebastian Suite; NDR Sym. Orch.; Gunter Wand, cond.
8:00 Chicago Symphony Orchestra LUTOSLAWSKI Musique Funebre; BEETHOVEN Piano Conc. #3 in c; Paul Lewis, piano; TCHAIKOVSKY Sym. #6 in b, Pathetique; Christoph von Dohnanyi, cond.; BORODIN In the Steppes of Central Asia; Tugan Sokhiev, cond.
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8 THURSDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
8:30 Morning Café with Gene Schiller. Get the day going with a refreshing blend of music, The Writer’s Almanac, special features…and more music. Today’s theme: Classics of Chamber Music.
10:00 Morning Concert with Gene Schiller. PETERSON-BERGER Romance in d; Ulf Wallin, violin; Norrkoping Sym. Orch.; Michail Jurowski, cond.; CHOPIN Piano Conc. #2 in f; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Rotterdam Phil. Orch.; Valery Gergiev, cond.; WAGNER Tannhauser Overt. & Venusberg Music; Sym. of the Air; Leopold Stokowski, cond.
12:00 P.M. Performance Today  On the picturesque hills of Lausanne, Switzerland, leafy grapevines scramble down the slopes to the waters of Lake Geneva, directly across from the snow-capped Alps. We'll go to Lausanne to hear music perfect for the setting: Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony.
2:00 Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Tchaikovsky, Part 2.
3:00 Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller. STILL Wood Notes; Fort Smith Sym. Orch.; John Jeter, cond.; COPLAND Appalachian Spring; Boston Sym. Orch.; Aaron Copland, cond.
6:06 Evening Concert with Joan Canfield. WEINBERGER Polka & Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper; Chicago Sym. Orch.; Fritz Reiner, cond.; ESCHER Le Tombeau de Couperin; Netherland Chamber Ensemble; SCHUBERT Piano Sonata in A, D.120; Vladimir Feltsman, piano
8:00 New York Philharmonic MOZART Piano Conc. #22 in E-flat; Emanuel Ax, piano; MOZART Mass in c; Jennifer Zetlan, soprano; Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Paul Appleby, tenor; Joshua Hopkins, baritone; New York Choral Artists; Alan Gilbert, cond.
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9 FRIDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
8:30 Morning Café with Gene Schiller. Get the day going with a refreshing blend of music, The Writer’s Almanac, special features…and more music. Today’s theme: Sea Pictures.
10:00 Morning Concert with Gene Schiller. SCHUBERT Sym. #2 in B-flat; Berlin Phil. Orch.; Herbert von Karajan, cond.; CHERUBINI Missa Solemnis in G (for the Coronation of Louis XVIII); London Phil. Orch. & Chorus; Riccardo Muti, cond.
12:00 P.M. Performance Today  We have something old and something new. We'll go to Paris to hear the French National Orchestra in concert, then we'll head to New York to hear a new piece for two marimbas by Argentine composer Alejandro Vinao.
2:00 Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Tchaikovsky, Part 2.
3:00 Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller. AMIROV Azerbaijan Capriccio; Moscow Radio & TV Sym. Orch.; Yalchin Adigezalov, cond.; JANACEK Lachian Dances; Slovak Radio Sym. Orch.; Ondrej Lenard, cond.
6:06 Evening Concert with Joan Canfield. RIMSKY-KORSAKOV May Night Overt.; Royal Scottish National Orch.; Neeme Jarvi, cond.; RAVEL Gaspard de la Nuit; Naida Cole, piano; PAINE Sym. #1 in c; New York Phil.; Zubin Mehta, cond.
8:00 Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts GUBAIDULINA Reflections on B-A-C-H (arr. Gidon Kremer); SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Sonata in G (arr. Michail Zinmann and Alexei Pushkarev); SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Conc. #2 in F; Anna Vinnitskaya, piano; GUBAIDULINA So sei es (So Be It) for violin, double bass, piano & percussion; SHOSTAKOVICH A Little Anti-Formalistic Paradise; Kremerata Baltica; Gidon Kremer, cond.
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10 SATURDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
5:00 Howard’s Day Off with Howard Dicus  All Operatic Music, Fat Ladies Not Included  The concert hall and the opera house seem very different places, but hours and hours of fine symphonic music came to us from operas.
10:00 From the Top From Norfolk, Virginia, we feature a violin-cello duo made up of two wonderfully talented brothers. Their unusually generous and easygoing humor with each other is not only charming, but it also makes for a seamless musical collaboration. We’ll also hear a spirited performance of Mozart’s Sonata No. 12 by a pianist who’s just 11 years old, and we’ll meet a 15-year-old violinist who happens to have some success as an actress: she recently landed a guest role in the new NBC series “Believe.”
11:00 Classical Guitar Alive! with Anthony Morris.  Music by Barrios, Brouwer, Carulli, and de Stefano.
1:00 P.M. Metropolitan Opera VERDI Aida. Tamara Wilson (Aida); Violeta Urmana (Amneris); Marcello Giordani (Radames); George Gagnidze (Amonasro); Dimitry Belosselskiy (Ramfis); Solomon Howard (The King); Marco Armiliato, cond.
5:00 Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen.  Adam Gopnik, former Paris correspondent for “The New Yorker,” provides some context for understanding the “Charlie Hebdo” attack. Also, director Mike Leigh, long known for his trenchant films about contemporary life, turns to one of the titans of 19th-century art, J.M.W. Turner. And the young composer Matthew Aucoin takes us inside his writing process. Aucoin has drawn comparisons with Leonard Bernstein and Mozart -- but he’d rather be himself.
6:00 A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.  We're live from the Nourse Theater in San Francisco, California, with special guests the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, and sibling harmonizers the T Sisters. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; pianist and musical director Richard Dworsky with Jonathan Dresel on drums, Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, guitarist Chris Siebold, and Larry Steen on bass; and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
8:00 The Thistle & Shamrock with Fiona Ritchie  New Year Sounds  Prepare your way for the year ahead with a fresh musical start and a chance to discover artists whose careers are destined to gather momentum in the coming months.
9:00 Fascinatin’ Rhythm with Michael Lasser  Satch and Bing  Friends at at a time when blacks and whites were rarely friends, Armstrong and Crosby had a rare chemistry when they performed together.
10:00 Millennium of Music with Robert Aubrey Davis  Naxos Distribution – More Holiday Discs  All of the programs this month feature recordings that are part of the expanded Naxos Distribution family. Keeping our tradition of the 12 days of Christmas, we turn to some new releases we missed for the season.
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11 SUNDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
5:00 Classical 24
8:00 With Heart & Voice with Peter Dubois  Baptism of the Lord  Among other wonderful sacred music, we’ll hear pieces that mark the traditional obvservance of the Baptism of the Lord, coming on the 8th day after Epiphany.
9:00 Sunday Brunch with Gene Schiller. Enjoy three hours of your favorite music, as requested by the listeners of Hawaii Public Radio. To make your choice from our “musical brunch buffet” write to Sunday Brunch, Hawaii Public Radio, 738 Kaheka St., Honolulu, HI 96814. Or e-mail your request to us at: hprmusic@hawaiipublicradio.org (Subject: Sunday Brunch).
1:00 P.M. SymphonyCast SCHREKER Scherzo for Strings; BEETHOVEN Romance #2 in F; VIEUXTEMPS Violin Conc. #5 in a, Gretry; Vivane Hagner, violin; MOZART Sym. #40 in g; Orpheus Chamber Orch.
3:00 Sunday Baroque. A celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. Enjoy the tuneful and lively music of Bach, Vivaldi and Handel – and music by their talented contemporaries and predecessors – as part of the mix of familiar favorites and new surprises.
4:00 Harmonia with Angela Mariani  Remembering Christopher Hogwood  We’re devoting the program to the life and accomplishments of this early music luminary. We’ll look back on his days with David Munrow and the Early Music Consort of London; we’ll hear from Hogwood as a solo harpsichordist; and we’ll sample from the over 200 recordings he made with the Academy of Ancient Music. Plus, we have a featured release from Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society, an organization for which he was conductor laureate. Join us as we remember Christopher Hogwood.
5:00 Weekend Radio with Robert Conrad. The second of our two annual all-request shows. This Week in the Media and the radio essayists Jan C. Snow, Mark Levy and Richard Howland-Bolton return next week.
6:00 The Dinner Party Download  Filmmaker JC Chandor talks grit, gravitas, and "A Most Violent Year"... Multi-hyphenate Mark Duplass (of HBO's new comedy "Togetherness") breaks down our etiquette questions, then breaks down in tears... Rising Aussie band Twerps crank the volume down... "Ask a Mexican" columnist Gustavo Arellano explains Michelada madness...  A tiny Woolly Mammoth leaps off the page... A San Francisco mom finds a new life, farming in New Zealand... And we toast the godfather of FM radio, who cleared the air -- once and for all.
7:00 Singing and Other Sins
with Gary Hickling  Recent Releases  You’ll hear samples from the ongoing recordings of the complete songs of Richard Strauss as well as Peter Cornelius and Mieczyslaw Weinberg. Bo Skhovus recorded “Nacht der Traume” and Welsh composer Garth Walters wrote a cycle for voice and string quartet.
8:00 New Sounds  New Soundtracks
9:00 The Early Muse with Ian Capps  The Icy North  What little music survives of composers from the northern fringes of Europe, whether classical or folk, has a particular flavor. We’ll hear some of both – from Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Russia; also a remarkable selection of folk hymns and ancient runic songs from Estonia by one of that nation’s many prize-winning choral groups.
10:00 Music from the Hearts of Space  Ice Night  An icy, mostly northern, electronic journey.
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12 MONDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
8:30 Morning Café with Gene Schiller. Get the day going with a refreshing blend of music, The Writer’s Almanac, special features…and more music. Today’s theme: Modern Classics.
10:00 Morning Concert with Gene Schiller. BEETHOVEN String Quartet #4 in c; Emerson Quartet; BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata #26 in E-flat, Les Adieux; Van Cliburn, piano; BRAHMS Serenade #2 in A; St. Louis Sym. Orch.; Leonard Slatkin, cond.
12:00 P.M. Performance Today  Mozart week is a big celebration that takes place every January in Mozart's hometown of Salzburg, Austria. We'll travel to the festival to hear the Vienna Philharmonic play Mozart's Haffner Serenade.
2:00 Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Game of Pairs, Part 1. Haydn and Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms, Copland and Bernstein – these are just a few of the legendary partnerships that have changed the course of musical history. With a tip of the hat to Bartok, we’ll listen to some of the music that resulted from these illustrious collaborations and connections.
3:00 Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller. BUSONI Rondo Arlecchinesco; NDR Sym. Orch.; Werner Andreas Albert, cond.; MACDOWELL Orch. Suite #1; Ulster Orch.; Takuo Yuasa, cond.
6:06 Evening Concert with Joan Canfield. WOLF-FERRARI Intermezzo from Jewels of the Madonna; Minnesota Orch.; Eiji Oue, cond.; WOLF-FERRARI Idillio-Concertino; Andrea Gullickson, oboe; Czech Chamber Orch.; Lucia Matos, cond.; DVORAK String Quintet in E-flat; Members of the Berlin Philharmonic
8:00 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra CASELLA Symphonic Fragments from La Donna Serpente; PROKOFIEV Piano Conc. #5; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano; SCHUMANN Sym. #2 in C; Gianandrea Noseda, cond.
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13 TUESDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
8:30 Morning Café with Gene Schiller. Get the day going with a refreshing blend of music, The Writer’s Almanac, special features…and more music. Today’s theme: Bassoon & Double-Bass.
10:00 Morning Concert with Gene Schiller. RAVEL Sheherazade; Victoria de los Angeles, soprano; Royal Concertgebouw Orch.; Pierre Monteux, cond.; PIERNE Paysages Franciscains; Lorraine Phil. Orch.; Jacques Mercier, cond.; HONEGGER Sym. #4, Deliciae Basiliennes; Lausanne Chamber Orch.; Jesus Lopez-Cobos, cond.
12:00 P.M. Performance Today  In 1964, pianist Leon Fleisher's right hand simply stopped working-he went from being one of the world's great pianists, to being a man with a tragic tale. Thankfully, his story has a happy ending; through the use of Botox, he eventually regained the use his right hand. We'll hear the now 86 year-old pianist playing music by Debussy in concert this season.
2:00 Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Game of Pairs, Part 1.
3:00 Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller. ARNE Sym.#4 in c; Bournemouth Sinfonietta; Kenneth Montgomery, cond.; SALIERI Conc. in C for Flute & Oboe; Aurele Nicolet, flute; Heinz Holliger, oboe; Academy of St. Martin; Kenneth Sillito, cond.
6:06 Evening Concert with Joan Canfield. CHADWICK Thalia Overt.; Nashville Sym. Orch.; Kenneth Schermerhorn, cond.; TCHAIKOVSKY The Sleeping Beauty Suite; Katia & Marielle Labeque, duo-piano; KALINNIKOV Sym. #1 in g; U.S.S.R. Sym. Orch.; Evgeny Svetlanov, cond.
8:00 Collector’s Corner with Henry Fogel. A Vanished Style of Bel Canto Singing. Recordings by Fernando De Lucia, Mattia Battistini, Giuseppe Anselmi, Alessandro Bonci, Luisa Tetrazzini, Maria Barrientos, Leon Campagnola, and other singers from a bygone era.
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14 WEDNESDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
8:30 Morning Café with Gene Schiller. Get the day going with a refreshing blend of music, The Writer’s Almanac, special features…and more music. Today’s theme: The Simple Songs.
10:00 Morning Concert with Gene Schiller. MARTINU Flute Sonata; James Galway, flute; Philip Moll, piano; MELARTIN Lyric Suite #3, Impressions of Belgium; Tampere Phil. Orch.; Leif Segerstam, cond.; JOACHIM Violin Conc. in d, in the Hungarian Style; Rachel Barton-Pine, violin; Chicago Sym. Orch.; Carlos Kalmar, cond.
12:00 P.M. Performance Today  Tchaikovsky wrote his Variations on a Rococo Theme in homage to his favorite composer, Mozart. We'll hear American cellist Joshua Roman perform this blistering set of variations in concert with the Bellingham Festival Orchestra.
2:00 Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Game of Pairs, Part 1.
3:00 Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller. MOZART Don Giovanni Overt.; National Phil. Orch.; Leopold Stokowski, cond.; BEETHOVEN Sym. #8 in F; Chicago Sym. Orch.; Georg Solti, cond.
6:06 Evening Concert with Joan Canfield. LISZT Venezia e Napoli; Lazar Berman, piano; VILLA-LOBOS Harp Conc.; Catherine Michel; Monte-Carlo National Opera Orch.; Antonio De Almeida, cond.; BRAHMS Piano Trio #2 in C; Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano; Itzhak Perlman, violin; Lynn Harrell, cello
8:00 Chicago Symphony Orchestra PROKOFIEV The Meeting of the Volga and the Don; SHOSTAKOVICH Suite of Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti; Ildar Abdrazakov, bass; BEETHOVEN Sym. #5 in c; Riccardo Muti, cond.; PROKOFIEV Three Scenes from Romeo & Juliet; CSO Brass
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15 THURSDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
8:30 Morning Café with Gene Schiller. Get the day going with a refreshing blend of music, The Writer’s Almanac, special features…and more music. Today’s theme: First Recordings.
10:00 Morning Concert with Gene Schiller. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Wasps Overt.; London Sym. Orch.; Andre Previn, cond.; ATTERBERG Sym. #3 in D, West Coast Pictures; Hannover Radio Phil.; Ari Rasilainen, cond.; TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Conc. #2 in G; Barry Douglas, piano; Philharmonia Orch.; Leonard Slatkin, cond.
12:00 P.M. Performance Today  He was one of the most amazing child prodigies in history. Mahler and Strauss and Puccini were all huge fans. We're not talking about Mozart; we're talking about 20th century composer Erich Korngold, and we'll hear his Piano Quintet from a concert in Charleston, South Carolina.
2:00 Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Game of Pairs, Part 1.
3:00 Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller. ALFVEN Swedish Rhapsody #1 (Midsummer Night’s Vigil); Philadelphia Orch.; Eugene Ormandy, cond.; PROKOFIEV Piano Conc. #3 in C; Michel Beroff, piano; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch.; Kurt Masur, cond.
6:06 Evening Concert with Joan Canfield. KERNIS Musica Celestis; City of Birmingham Sym. Orch.; Hugh Wolff, cond.; MOSCHELES Sonata Concertante; Er’ella Talmi, flute; Malcolm Frager, piano; PROKOFIEV Chout Suite; French National Orch.; Jean Martinon, cond.
8:00 New York Philharmonic DVORAK Cello Conc. in b; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; BEETHOVEN Sym. #9 in d, Choral; Sylvia McNair, soprano; Florence Quivar, mezzo-soprano; Stuart Neil, tenor; Rene Pape, bass; New York Choral Artists; American Boychoir; Kurt Masur, cond.
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16 FRIDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
8:30 Morning Café with Gene Schiller. Get the day going with a refreshing blend of music, The Writer’s Almanac, special features…and more music. Today’s theme: The Second Time
Around.
10:00 Morning Concert with Gene Schiller. SEVERAC Nymphes au Crepuscule; Chorus & Orch. de la Suisse Romande; Roberto Benzi, cond.; SEVERAC Baigneuses au Soleil & Coin de Cimetiere au Printemps; Jean-Joel Barbier, piano; GRIFFES Poeme for Flute; Carol Wincenc, flute; Buffalo Phil. Orch.; JoAnn Falletta, cond.; PROKOFIEV Cinderella Suite; Scottish National Orch.; Neeme Jarvi, cond.
12:00 P.M. Performance Today  Pianist Jonathan Biss loves playing for a concert audience, but playing by himself in a quiet, antiseptic studio while making a CD? Not so much. He joins us to discuss the joys and travails of his 9-year Beethoven project.
2:00 Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Game of Pairs, Part 1.
3:00 Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller. R. STRAUSS Oboe Conc. in D; Hansjorg Schellenberger, oboe; Berlin Phil. Orch.; James Levine, cond.; KREJCI Serenade; Czech Phil. Orch.; Karel Ancerl, cond.
6:06 Evening Concert with Joan Canfield. CHAUSSON Quelques Danses; Grant Johannesen, piano; KABALEVSKY The Comedians; RCA Victor Sym. Orch.; Kiril Kondrashin, cond.; BORODIN Sym. #1 in E-flat; Rotterdam Phil. Orch.; Valery Gergiev, cond.
8:00 Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts MUSSORGSKY Night on Bald Mountain; GRIEG Piano Conc. in a; Jan Lisiecki, piano; SIBELIUS Karelia Suite; GELGOTAS Never Ignore the Cosmic Ocean; KALNINS Rock Symphony: 1st mvt.; Baltic Sea Youth Phil.; Kristjan Jarvi, cond.
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17 SATURDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
5:00 Howard’s Day Off with Howard Dicus  Return from the Alternative Universe  From Bach to Bartok and back, jazzed up or rocked up versions of classical music, back to back with the original, and this time, in every instance, with the original version played second.
10:00 From the Top  From the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through the eyes of today’s teenagers. You’ll hear the superb Boston Children’s Chorus sing several inspiring pieces and meet a 17-year-old bassoonist whose path parallels Coretta Scott King’s early years in music.
11:00 Classical Guitar Alive! with Anthony Morris.  An interview with the Texas Guitar Quartet, who discuss music from their debut CD “Red.”
1:00 P.M. Metropolitan Opera LEHAR The Merry Widow. Renee Fleming (Hanna Glawari); Kelli O’Hara (Valencienne); Nathan Gunn (Danilo); Alek Shrader (Camille de Rosillon); Thomas Allen (Baron Mirko Zeta); Andrew Davis, cond.
4:00 Classical Music  BRAHMS Trio for viola, cello and piano, Ops 114 in a minor; Ronald Gorevic viola, Matthias Naegele cello, Judith Gordon piano (Centaur CRC 3051)  GARETH WALTER Divertimento for Strings; Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Roy Goodman, conductor (CBC Records SMCD 5227)  RACHMANINOFF  (orch. Respighi) Music from Five Etudes-Tableaux (Pictorial Studies): La Mer et les Mouettes, La Foire, and le Chaperon Rouge et le Loup; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor (Telarc CD-80396)
5:00 Studio 360
with Kurt Andersen.  Insiders have known for years that studios pay female stars less than men, but the Sony hack put numbers on the problem. One expert thinks that leaked data may begin to balance the scales. Glenn Close comes back to the stage in an Edward Albee play, and the Hubble Space Telescope, which made the world fall in love with images of space all over again, turns 25.
6:00 A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. We’re back at our home base, the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota, for a live broadcast with special guests, bluegrass siblings The Gibson Brothers, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Joe Newberry, and vocalist Heather Masse. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, and Fred Newman; pianist and musical director Richard Dworsky with drummer Bernie Dresel, Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, and guitarist Chris Siebold; and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
8:00 The Thistle & Shamrock with Fiona Ritchie  Winter Heat  Hot instrumentals and passionate vocals from Kristy MacColl, Saisa Celtica and Kila offer the perfect insulation against winter’s chill.
9:00 Fascinatin’ Rhythm with Michael Lasser  Wild, Simply, Wild  When the word “wild” appears in a lyric, it’s a safe bet the song comes from the Teens or Twenties, and it’s usually associated with jazz or dancing, or both.
10:00 Millennium of Music with Robert Aubrey Davis  Naxos Distribution – Medieval Discs  All of the programs this month feature recordings that are part of the expanded Naxos Distribution family. A new recording of Dufay’s masses written for the fateful year of 1453 is one example of recent releases.
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18 SUNDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
5:00 Classical 24
8:00 With Heart & Voice with Peter Dubois  Christian Unity  Choral and organ music for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
9:00 Sunday Brunch with Gene Schiller. Enjoy three hours of your favorite music, as requested by the listeners of Hawaii Public Radio. To make your choice from our “musical brunch buffet” write to Sunday Brunch, Hawaii Public Radio, 738 Kaheka St., Honolulu, HI 96814. Or e-mail your request to us at: hprmusic@hawaiipublicradio.org (Subject: Sunday Brunch).
1:00 P.M. SymphonyCast WAGNER Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin; ELGAR Cello Conc. in e; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; DVORAK Sym. #8 in G; Orpheus Chamber Orch.
3:00 Sunday Baroque. A celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. Enjoy the tuneful and lively music of Bach, Vivaldi and Handel – and music by their talented contemporaries and predecessors – as part of the mix of familiar favorites and new surprises.
4:00 Harmonia with Angela Mariani  Elegies  What’s the right way to commemorate loss? For many composers grappling with the death of a colleague or patron, the best memorial proved to be…music. Medieval, renaissance, and baroque-era composers penned lavish, sometimes tormented, elegies for departed mentors, partners and friends. This week on Harmonia, we’ll hear a selection of musical memorials.
5:00 Weekend Radio with Robert Conrad.  Peter Cook, Rowan Atkinson, John Cleese and Monty Python hold a seminar on bees. Stuart McLean tells the story of Dream Bunny. This Week in the Media and a Message from Richard Holland-Bolton – Arrow of Time.
6:00 The Dinner Party Download  Documentarian Laura Poitras captures history, from the eye of the Snowden storm... Chef Eddie Huang freshens up the family sitcom - and listeners' table manners... Comedian Nick Kroll on his sketch(y) characters...The Czech pastry Kolach trampolines off Texas to national prominence..."The Maltese Tenor" Joseph Calleja sings the praises of operatic moments in movies... America's biggest oil strike inspires a cocktail that's liquid gold... And the NOAA gives us license to grill (lionfish).
7:00 Singing and Other Sins
with Gary Hickling  Spirituals as Art Songs  To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, we’ll hear amazing recordings of spirituals by people like Marian Anderson, Jessye Norman, and Kathleen Battle.
8:00 New Sounds  Classical-Adjacent Music
9:00 The Early Muse with Ian Capps  Voices & Viols in 17th Century France  Early use of consorts of viols in Europe is often trumped by the later solo brilliance of Marin Marais. This week, the Early Muse explores the beautiful combination of viols with voices from the early 17th century championed by Anthoine Boesset and
Estienne Moulinie in both sacred and elegant art songs for the court.
10:00 Music from the Hearts of Space  Flotation  A weightless journey in inner space.
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19 MONDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
8:30 Morning Café with Gene Schiller. Get the day going with a refreshing blend of music, The Writer’s Almanac, special features…and more music. Today’s theme: Mostly Baroque.
10:00 Morning Concert with Gene Schiller. KONOYE Etenraku; Tokyo Metropolitan Sym. Orch.; Ryusuke Numajiri, cond.; DU MING-XIN/WU ZU-QIANG The Mermaid; Gumma Sym. Orch.; Lim Kek-tjiang, cond.; RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Sym. #3 in C; U.S.S.R. Sym. Orch.; Evgeny Svetlanov, cond.
12:00 P.M. Performance Today  We celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King with Joseph Schwantner's "New Morning for the World," an orchestral piece that features a narrator reading words by Dr. King. The composer will tell us how baseball star Willie Stargell became the first narrator of this now iconic piece.
2:00 Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Game of Pairs, Part 2. Our two-week series focusing on legendary partnerships between composers continues. Haydn and Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms, Copland and Bernstein – these are just a few of the legendary artistic partnerships that have changed the course of musical history.
3:00 Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller. DEBUSSY Petite Suite; Detroit Sym. Orch.; Paul Paray, cond.; GOUNDOD Sym. #2 in E-flat; Academy of St. Martin; Neville Marriner, cond.
6:06 Evening Concert with Joan Canfield. VERDI Ballet music from Il Trovatore; Monte-Carlo National Opera Orch.; Antonio De Almeida, cond.; SAINT-SAENS Cello Conc. #1 in a; Han-Na Chang, cello; London Phil. Orch.; Mstislav Rostropovich, cond.; GLAZUNOV Raymonda Suite; Scottish National Orch.; Neeme Jarvi, cond.
8:00 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra LALO Symphonie Espagnole; Joshua Bell, violin; LISZT A Faust Symphony; Gianandrea Noseda, cond.
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20 TUESDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
8:30 Morning Café with Gene Schiller. Get the day going with a refreshing blend of music, The Writer’s Almanac, special features…and more music. Today’s theme: A Family Affair.
10:00 Morning Concert with Gene Schiller. LALO Scherzo; Royal Phil. Orch; Yondani Butt, cond.; BARBER Violin Conc.; Hilary Hahn, violin; Saint Paul Chamber Orch.; Hugh Wolff, cond.; SCHMITT Excerpts from Antoine et Cleopatre; Lorraine Phil. Orch.; Jacques Mercier, cond.
12:00 P.M. Performance Today  PT takes you to wherever great music is happening - even if it's happening in a hydro-electric power plant. We'll take you to the Heimbach Power Plant in Germany to hear a Mozart Divertimento. Plus, we'll go to Munich to hear Martin Spangenburg play Copland's Clarinet Concerto.
2:00 Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Game of Pairs, Part 2.
3:00 Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller. WALDTEUFEL Waltzes; Cincinnati Pops Orch.; Erich Kunzel, cond.; GLAZUNOV Scenes de Ballet; Minnesota Orch.; Edo De Waart, cond.
6:06 Evening Concert with Joan Canfield. PISTON Tunbridge Fair; Cincinnati Wind Sym; Eugene Corporon, cond.; HINDEMITH Nobilissima Visione; Atlanta Sym. Orch.; Yoel Levi, cond.; CHAUSSON Conc. for Violin, Piano & String Quartet; Joshua Bell, violin; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Takacs Quartet
8:00 Collector’s Corner with Henry Fogel. The Art of Frederic Lamond – Pianist. One of the last of the Liszt pupils.
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21 WEDNESDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
8:30 Morning Café with Gene Schiller. Get the day going with a refreshing blend of music, The Writer’s Almanac, special features…and more music. Today’s theme: Presto-Digitation.
10:00 Morning Concert with Gene Schiller. TAKEMITSU To the Edge of Dream; John Williams, guitar; BERNARD Divertissement in F; Sylvan Winds; DVORAK Serenade for Strings; London Chamber Orch.; Christopher Warren-Green, cond.
12:00 P.M. Performance Today  It's like a game for composers: take a simple tune, then come up with as many twists on that tune as possible. It's called theme and variations, and composers have been having fun with it for centuries. We'll have fun with variations by Rachmaninoff, Bach, Bernstein, and Haydn.
2:00 Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Game of Pairs, Part 2.
3:00 Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller. WAGENAAR Saul og David; Royal Concertgebouw Orch.; Riccardo Chailly, cond.; NIELSEN Sym. #2, The Four Temperaments; Royal Danish Sym. Orch.; Leopold Stokowski, cond.
6:06 Evening Concert with Joan Canfield. DUPARC Lenore; Toulouse Sym. Orch.; Michel Plasson, cond.; MOZART Sym. #30 in E-flat; European Baroque Soloists; John Eliot Gardiner, cond.; JANACEK Sinfonietta; SWF Sym. Orch.; Vaclav Neumann, cond.
8:00 Chicago Symphony Orchestra BERLIOZ Waverly Overture.; DEBUSSY La Mer; TCHAIKOVSKY Sym. #4 in f; MARTUCCI Notturno; RAVEL Rapsodie Espagnol; Riccardo Muti, cond.
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22 THURSDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
8:30 Morning Café with Gene Schiller. Get the day going with a refreshing blend of music, The Writer’s Almanac, special features…and more music. Today’s theme: Film Fanatic.
10:00 Morning Concert with Gene Schiller. HAYDN String Quartet in D, Op. 64, No. 5, The Lark; Hagen Quartet; HAYDN Nocturne #8 in G; The Music Party; Alan Hacker, cond.; DRAESEKE Sym. #2 in F; Hannover Radio Phil. Orch.; Jorg-Peter Weigle, cond.
12:00 P.M. Performance Today  When Chad Lawson began creating his modern interpretations of Frederic Chopin's music, he considered how some might respond to his rather audacious project, but he didn't let that stop him! He joins us with his gentle versions of piano works by Chopin.
2:00 Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Game of Pairs, Part 2.
3:00 Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller. RACHMANINOFF Caprice Bohemienne; St. Louis Sym. Orch.; Leonard Slatkin, cond.; MONTSALVATGE Concierto Breve; Alicia de Larrocha, piano; Royal Phil. Orch.; Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, cond.
6:06 Evening Concert with Joan Canfield. SULLIVAN Ruddigore Overt.; Royal Ballet Sinfonia; Andrew Penny, cond.; REINECKE Flute Conc. in D; Aurele Nicolet, flute; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch.; Kurt Masur, cond.; DVORAK Piano Trio #1 in B-flat; Chung Trio
8:00 New York Philharmonic BACH Conc. for Violin & Oboe; Sheryl Staples, violin; Liang Wang, oboe; MOZART Sym. #33; BEETHOVEN Piano Conc. #1 in C; Jeffrey Kahane, piano & cond.
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23 FRIDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
8:30 Morning Café with Gene Schiller. Get the day going with a refreshing blend of music, The Writer’s Almanac, special features…and more music. Today’s theme: The Wonderful World of Vinyl.
10:00 Morning Concert with Gene Schiller. CHAUSSON Poeme; Chantal Juillet, violin; Montreal Sym. Orch.; Charles Dutoit, cond.; FAURE Dolly Suite; Boston Sym. Orch.; Seiji Ozawa, cond.; SCRIABIN Sym. #1 in E; Michael Myers, tenor; Stefania Toczyska, mezzo-soprano; Westminster Choir; Philadelphia Orch.; Riccardo Muti, cond.
12:00 P.M. Performance Today  Ivan Fischer believes that a conductor should never behave like a dictator; music-making should be a joyous activity. We'll hear Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra give a joyous performance of music by Dvorak.
2:00 Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Game of Pairs, Part 2.
3:00 Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller. ARENSKY Piano Suite #2, Silhouettes; Vassily Primakov, Nina Lavrova, pianos; LIADOV Baba Yaga, The Enchanted Lake & Kikimora; Krasnoyarsk Sym. Orch.; Ivan Shpiller, cond.
6:06 Evening Concert with Joan Canfield. CHAVEZ Sinfonia India; New World Sym. Orch.; Michael Tilson Thomas, cond.; LISZT Piano Conc. #1 in E-flat; Cecile Ousset, piano; City of Birmingham Sym. Orch.; Simon Rattle, cond.; MACDOWELL Indian Suite; Ulster Orch.; Takuo Yuasa, cond.
8:00 Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts MIASKOVSKY String Quartet #13 in a; GALYNIN String Quartet #2 in f; BEETHOVEN String Quartet #16 in F; SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet #14 in f-sharp; Borodin Quartet
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24 SATURDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
5:00 Howard’s Day Off with Howard Dicus  The Bach Three-Part Inventions  The spotlight is on 15 splendid Bach compositions, in performances by Wanda Landowska, Glenn Gould, the Swingle Singers, Bela Fleck and Jascha Heifitz.
10:00 From the Top This week, From the Top is broadcasting from The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College where the National Youth Orchestra of the USA has been in residence for two weeks, preparing for their national tour. You’ll hear 120 of America’s best and brightest young musicians that have been brought together by the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall performing works by Bernstein and Gershwin as well as premiering a new piece by Samuel Adams, all under the baton of conductor David Robertson.
11:00 Classical Guitar Alive! with Anthony Morris. An interview with Pepe Romero, the newly-issued Torroba “Concierto en Flamenco,” a 1997 live recording by the guitar duo of Antigoni Goni and Kevin Gallagher, and more.
1:00 P.M. Metropolitan Opera PUCCINI La Boheme. Kristine Opolais (Mimi); Marina Rebeka (Musetta); Jean-Francois Borras (Rodolfo); Mariusz Kwiecien (Marcello); Alessio Alduini (Schaunard); David Soar (Colline); John Del Carlo (Benoit/Alcindoro); Riccardo Frizza, cond.
5:00 Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen.  Peter Carey’s latest novel, "Amnesia," is about government surveillance, cyber-terrorism, and the legacy of America’s bullying intelligence agencies. He was inspired to write it after turning down an offer to ghostwrite Julian Assange’s autobiography. We hear how lifting the embargo will affect Cuba’s artists; and Havana gets its first Broadway transfer since the Revolution -- the critique of capitalism known as “Rent.”
6:00 A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.  A broadcast recorded earlier today from the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, with special guests singer-pianist-activist Nellie McKay, and our good friends Robin and Linda Williams. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; Rich Dworsky and The Exchange Street Quartet (drummer Bernie Dresel, Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, Gary Raynor on bass, and guitarist Chris Siebold); and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
8:00 The Thistle & Shamrock with Fiona Ritchie. Muir of Gormack. The area of wilderness known as the Muir of Gormack was first mentioned in 1776 by scholars who labeled it “Caledonian Camp” for its prehistoric remains of hut-circles, cairns and decorated stones. Dougie MacLean evokes the setting and imagines the ancient culture in “Muir of Gormack – a Pictish story.”
9:00 Fascinatin’ Rhythm with Michael Lasser. Abe Lincoln in Song – Campaign songs, comic songs, and soaring anthems: how the songs of his time portrayed America’s 16th president.
10:00 Millennium of Music with Robert Aubrey Davis. Naxos Distribution – Renaissance Discs. All of the programs this month feature recordings that are part of the expanded Naxos Distribution family. A new recording of Dufay’s masses written for the fateful year of 1453 is one example of recent releases.
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25 SUNDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
5:00 Classical 24
8:00 With Heart & Voice with Peter Dubois. What’s New? Our periodic exploration of new and recent recordings of sacred choral and organ music that have come across Peter’s desk. There are always some new gems to uncover, so join us for this treasure hunt. SCHRECKER Die Gezeichneten Overt.; Berlin Sym. Orch.; Lothar Zagrosek, cond.; JANACEK Concertino; Rudolf Firkusny, piano; Czech Phil. Orch.; Vaclav Neumann, cond.; REGER Serenade in G
9:00 Sunday Brunch with Gene Schiller. Enjoy three hours of your favorite music, as requested by the listeners of Hawaii Public Radio. To make your choice from our “musical brunch buffet” write to Sunday Brunch, Hawaii Public Radio, 738 Kaheka St., Honolulu, HI 96814. Or e-mail your request to us at: hprmusic@hawaiipublicradio.org (Subject: Sunday Brunch).
1:00 P.M. SymphonyCast DVORAK Sym. #9 in e, From the New World; SHOSTAKOVICH Sym. #5 in d; Bavarian Radio Sym. Orch.; Mariss Jansons, cond.
3:00 Sunday Baroque. A celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. Enjoy the tuneful and lively music of Bach, Vivaldi and Handel – and music by their talented contemporaries and predecessors – as part of the mix of familiar favorites and new surprises.
4:00 Harmonia with Angela Mariani. Flights of Fancy. We take to the skies as we explore music by, for, and about birds. Well, maybe not music by birds, but a wealth of music exists inspired by these “poets of the sky.” In addition, we’ll explore the evolution of the instrumental fantasia, from Byrd to Bach. Flights of fancy, indeed!
5:00 Weekend Radio with Robert Conrad. Joke telephone calls on the radio have diminished because the FCC now requires that you tell the person that they are on the radio. However, if you’re not on the radio, the victim is fair game. We revisit the golden age of calls with Don Imsu, Jim Gearhart and Albert Brooks, plus land line related items by Lily Tomlin, Nichols and May and Amy’s Answering Machine. This Week in the Media and The Wisdom of Mark Levy – Confessions of a Book Collector.
6:00 The Dinner Party Download  Frank Gehry muses on "friendly architecture" and on the reputation he's built... The incomparable Dame Edna dishes out etiquette advice... Rising Nashville singer Natalie Prass plays some tunes to catch Prince's ear...Multi-hyphenate Miranda July reads from her debut novel "The Bad Man"... This week's mealtime mash-up: Butter Coffee ... And an Oscar-nominated short doc views the North Dakota oil boom, through the eyes of children. Plus, the real life Robinson Crusoe, déjà vu times two, and a joke comes knocking.
7:00 Singing and Other Sins with Gary Hickling. Mozart’s Birthday. We often forget that among his many creations, Mozart wrote songs (Lieder). We’ll hear some first-rate performances of them, including those sung by Lotte Lehmann, Elly Ameling, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Barbara Bonney.
8:00 New Sounds  Music for Voices and Strings
9:00 The Early Muse with Ian Capps. Medieval Jewish Chant & Romances. There are few distinctions between the chant from medieval Jewish communities of the Ashkenazim in Europe and Sephardim of southern Spain and the Maghreb. After the diaspora from Spain in the 1490s, the traditions became even more intermingled in southern Europe and the Levant. The similarities with chant of other faiths is also significant. We celebrate Jewish music month with this chant.
10:00 Music from the Hearts of Space  Sounding the Deep : the psycho-acoustic world of resonant bronze.
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26 MONDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
8:30 Morning Café with Gene Schiller. Get the day going with a refreshing blend of music, The Writer’s Almanac, special features…and more music. Today’s theme: Classical Hijinks.
10:00 Morning Concert with Gene Schiller. SCHRECKER Die Gezeichneten Overt.; Berlin Sym. Orch.; Lothar Zagrosek, cond.; JANACEK Concertino; Rudolf Firkusny, piano; Czech Phil. Orch.; Vaclav Neumann, cond.; REGER Serenade in G; Bamberg Sym. Orch.; Horst Stein, cond.
12:00 P.M. Performance Today  Pianist Fazil Say played with the French National Orchestra in Paris this season. We'll hear two highlights from Paris: a crowd-pleasing piano concerto by Camille Saint-Saens, and a stunning encore composed - and played - by Say.
2:00 Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Mozart: Bright Lights, Big City. Mozart gets the boot from the Archbishop and moves to the city.
3:00 Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller. SAINT-SAENS Cello Conc. #2 in d; Lynn Harrell, cello; Berlin Radio Sym.; Riccardo Chailly, cond.; HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Weber; Philadelphia Orch.; Wolfgang Sawallisch, cond.
6:06 Evening Concert with Joan Canfield. CASTELLANOS Santa Cruz de Pacaraigua; Simon Bolivar Youth Orch.; Gustavo Dudamel, cond.; SCHUBERT Sym. #4 in c, Tragic; Hanover Band; Roy Goodman, cond.; ELGAR Cello Conc. in e; Jacqueline Du Pre, cello; Philadelphia Orch.; Daniel Barenboim, cond.
8:00 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra DUKAS The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; CAMILO Piano Conc. #2, Tenerife; Michel Camilo, piano; RAVEL Alborada del Gracioso; RAVEL Pavane pour une infant defunte; RAVEL Menuet Antique; RAVEL Bolero; Leonard Slatkin, cond.
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27 TUESDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
8:30 Morning Café with Gene Schiller. Get the day going with a refreshing blend of music, The Writer’s Almanac, special features…and more music. Today’s theme: Birthdays & Anniversaries.
10:00 Morning Concert with Gene Schiller. GILSON La Captive; Flemish Phil. Orch.; Martyn Brabbins, cond.; MACDOWELL Piano Conc. #1 in a; Donna Amato, piano; London Phil. Orch.; Paul Freeman, cond.; CARPENTER Adventures in a Perambulator; Eastman-Rochester Orch.; Howard Hanson, cond.
12:00 P.M. Performance Today  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born January 27th, 1756. We'll take you to Mozart Week, a big annual party in his hometown of Salzburg.
2:00 Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Mozart: Bright Lights, Big City.
3:00 Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller. LISZT Les Preludes; Berlin Phil. Orch.; Zubin Mehta, cond.; MENDELSSOHN Piano Conc. #1 in g; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch.; Kurt Masur, cond.
6:06 Evening Concert with Joan Canfield. LALO Rapsodie Norvegienne; Royal Phil. Orch.; Yondani Butt, cond.; PROKOFIEV Flute Sonata in D; Emanuel Pahud, flute; Stephen Kovacevich, piano; MOZART Piano Conc. #14 in E-flat; Jean-Philippe Collard, piano; Quatuor Muir
8:00 Collector’s Corner with Henry Fogel. Furtwangler/Vienna Philharmonic Live Performances – Part 1. BRUCKNER Sym. #8 in c; BEETHOVEN Leonore Overt. #3; MOZART Sym. #40 in g
10:00 Music Through the Night

 

28 WEDNESDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
8:30 Morning Café with Gene Schiller. Get the day going with a refreshing blend of music, The Writer’s Almanac, special features…and more music. Today’s theme: Rare Overtures.
10:00 Morning Concert with Gene Schiller. MCEWEN Moonlight from Solway Sym.; London Phil. Orch.; Alasdair Mitchell, cond.; ALWYN Pastoral Fantasia; Stephen Tees, viola; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox, cond.; BLISS A Colour Symphony; BBC National Orch. of Wales; Richard Hickox, cond.
12:00 P.M. Performance Today  Aaron Perdue is our newest PT Young Artist in Residence. He grew up in small-town Colorado; as a result, his family literally had to go to great lengths so that he could learn to play the flute. He'll join Fred in the studio for music and conversation.
2:00 Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Mozart: Bright Lights, Big City.
3:00 Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller. SCHUBERT Quartettsatz in c; Emerson Quartet; SPOHR Piano Quintet in c; Nash Ensemble
6:06 Evening Concert with Joan Canfield. HEROLD Zampa Overt.; Boston Pops Orch.; Arthur Fiedler, cond.; CHOPIN Piano Conc. #1 in e; Artur Rubinstein, piano; Sym. of the Air; Alfred Wallenstein, cond.; GLAZUNOV Sym. #5 in B-flat; Philharmonia Orch.; Yondani Butt, cond.
8:00 Chicago Symphony Orchestra CLYNE Night Ferry; BATES Alternative Energy; PROKOFIEV Suite from Romeo & Juliet; HONEGGER Pacific 231; Riccardo Muti, cond.
10:00 Music Through the Night

 

29 THURSDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
8:30 Morning Café with Gene Schiller. Get the day going with a refreshing blend of music, The Writer’s Almanac, special features…and more music. Today’s theme: Malcolm Arnold.
10:00 Morning Concert with Gene Schiller. GOLDMARK Sakuntala; Royal Phil. Orch.; Yondani Butt, cond.; DOHNANYI Variations on a Nursery Tune; Andras Schiff, piano; Chicago Sym. Orch.; Georg Solti, cond.; JENKINS Palladio; London Phil. Strings; Karl Jenkins, cond.; JENKINS Requiem : Five Haiku; Nicole Tibbels, soprano; Clive Bell, shakuhachi; Sam Landman, treble; Gavin Horsley, bass; Serendipity Choir; West Kazakhstan Sym. Orch.; Karl Jenkins, cond.
12:00 P.M. Performance Today  How does flutist Aaron Perdue deal the pressures of performing in front of an audience? He laces up his sneakers and hits the road. He's our fit PT Young Artist in Residence this week, and he'll join Fred Child in the studio for music and conversation.
2:00 Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Mozart: Bright Lights, Big City.
3:00 Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller. MOZART String Quartet #17 in B-flat, The Hunt; Alban Berg Quartet; BERWALD Sym. #3 in C, Sinfonie Singuliere; Helsingborg Sym. Orch.; Okko Kamu, cond.
6:06 Evening Concert with Joan Canfield. AUBER Ballet music from Gustave III; English Chamber Orch.; Richard Bonynge, cond.; MOZART Violin Conc. #5 in A, Turkish; Cho-Liang Lin, violin; DELIUS North Country Sketches; Welsh National Opera Orch.; Charles Mackerras, cond.
8:00 New York Philharmonic MUSSORGSKY (orch. RIMSKY-KORSAKOV) Khovanshchina: Prelude: Dawn on the Moskva River (from SMK 47607); KANCHELI And Farewell Goes Out Sighing… (from NYP Special Editions); BORODIN  In the Steppes of Central Asia (from SMK 63076); SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 7 in C, op. 60, “Leningrad” (from SMK 47616). CONDUCTORS Leonard Bernstein; Kurt Masur (Kancheli); SOLOISTS Gidon Kremer, violin; Derek Lee Ragin, countertenor.
10:00 Music Through the Night

 

30 FRIDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
8:30 Morning Café with Gene Schiller. Get the day going with a refreshing blend of music, The Writer’s Almanac, special features…and more music. Today’s theme: New Names, New Recordings.
10:00 Morning Concert with Gene Schiller. STILL La Giuablesse; Berlin Sym. Orch.; Isaiah Jackson, cond.; STILL Sahdji; London Sym. Orch. & Chorus; Paul Freeman, cond.; S. WAGNER Excerpts from Der Heidenkonig; Dagmar Schellenberger, soprano; Roman Trekel, baritone; Rheinland-Pfalz State Phil. Orch.; Werner Andreas Albert, cond.
12:00 P.M. Performance Today
2:00 Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Mozart: Bright Lights, Big City.
3:00 Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller. KLAMI Suomenlinna Overt; Lahti Sym. Orch.; Osmo Vanska, cond.; SIBELIUS Sym. #3 in C; Boston Sym. Orch.; Colin Davis, cond.
6:06 Evening Concert with Joan Canfield. QUANTZ Flute Conc. in D; James Galway, flute; Wurttemberg Chamber Orch.; Joerg Faerber, cond.; BRAHMS Klavierstucke; Op. 117; Lilya Zilberstein, piano; BEETHOVEN Cello Sonata #4 in C; Lynn Harrell, cello; Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano; BEETHOVEN Sym. #1 in C; Columbia Sym. Orch.; Bruno Walter, cond.
8:00 Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts DVORAK Carnival Overt.; DVORAK Sym. #9 in e, From the New World; R. STRAUSS Horn Conc. #2 in E-flat; Munich Phil. Orch.; Semyon Bychkov, cond.
10:00 Music Through the Night

 

31 SATURDAY
12:00 A.M. Music Through the Night
5:00 Howard’s Day Off with Howard Dicus  An Alternative Musical Universe  Compositions by Grieg, Prokofiev and Hanson played in two consecutive different versions, and the original version of Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet.”
10:00 From the Top
This week, we are broadcasting from Montclair State University with the Quartet-in-Residence at the John J. Cali School of Music, The Shanghai Quartet. You’ll hear amazing performances and inspiring stories from some of America’s best young classical musicians.
11:00 Classical Guitar Alive! with Anthony Morris.  An interview with British composer Stephen Goss, who discusses his commission to write a concerto for Chinese virtuoso Xuefei Yang based on music of Albeniz, plus music from Luis Bacalov's 1995 Academy Award winning score, Sergio Assad's Menino for cello andguitar duo, plus Baroque music by Giovanni Zamboni, Marcello, and Bach.
1:00 P.M. Metropolitan Opera
OFFENBACH Les Contes D’Hoffman. Erin Morley (Olympia); Hibla Gerzmava (Antoinetta/Stella); Christine Rice (Giulietta); Kate Lindsey (Niklausse ); Vittorio Grigolo (Hoffman); Thomas Hampson (Four Villains); Yves Abel, cond.
5:00 Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen
6:00 A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.
8:00 The Thistle & Shamrock with Fiona Ritchie. Song of the Bard. Hear a variety of artists in the intoxicating embrace of the songs, timeless and thriving, of Robert Burns – Scotland’s National Bard.
9:00 Fascinatin’ Rhythm with Michael Lasser. Meeting Again: The Love Songs of World War I – Like the love songs of any war, these ballads express the emotions of parting and separation in a dangerous time, but they also take the world beyond the lovers into account.
10:00 Millennium of Music with Robert Aubrey Davis.
11:00 Music Through the Night