Classical Performance Highlights from performances recorded in our studios and around town are yours to keep with our weekly podcast, hosted by 99.5 classical music producer Alan McLellan.

Classical Performance

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Highlights from performances recorded in our studios and around town are yours to keep with our weekly podcast, hosted by 99.5 classical music producer Alan McLellan.

Most Recent Episodes

Mistral plays Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons"

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. © 2017 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts

Mistral plays Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons"

Tyler Duncan sings "Songs of Travel" by Vaughan Williams

Baritone Tyler Duncan sings Vaughan Williams's tribute to the open road: "Songs of Travel", set to the poetry of Robert Louis Stephenson. Ralph Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel (texts by Robert Louis Stevenson) 1. The Vagabond 2. Let Beauty Awake 3. The Roadside Fire 4. Youth and Love 5. In Dreams 6. The Infinite Shining Heavens 7. Whither Must I Wander? 8. Bright is the ring of words 9. I have trod the upward and the downward slope Tyler Duncan, baritone; Erika Switzer, piano Recorded in a live broadcast at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on January 10, 2008. © 2017 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts

Tyler Duncan sings "Songs of Travel" by Vaughan Williams

Alisa Weilerstein plays Chopin with Inon Barnatan

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. © 2017 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts

Alisa Weilerstein plays Chopin with Inon Barnatan

The Boston Early Music Festival - Retrospective

Looking forward to the Boston Early Music Festival, June 11-18, 2017, we remember three great performances from past festivals. Handel: Fuga in D; and Sweelink: Pavana Lacrimae, with the Flanders Recorder Quartet, (June 14, 2009). J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050, with the Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble, Paul O'Dette and Robert Mealy, directors; Sandra Miller, baroque flute; Robert Mealy baroque violin; Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord (June 11, 2009). Purcell: Sweeter than Roses, with Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Elizabeth Kenny, lute; Paul O'Dette, theorbo; Stephen Stubbs, Baroque guitar (June 14, 2007). Recorded at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston. © 2017 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts

The Boston Early Music Festival - Retrospective

A Brahms Celebration with James Campbell and Marc-Andre Hamelin

Clarinetist James Campbell and pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin got together in our WCRB studio to celebrate Brahms: Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F minor, Op. 120 James Campbell, clarinet; Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano Recorded at WCRB's Fraser Performance Studio (October 20, 2010) © 2017 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts

A Brahms Celebration with James Campbell and Marc-Andre Hamelin

A Bach Celebration from WCRB's Studio

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) © 2017 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts

A Chopin Celebration from WCRB's Studio

Celebrating the March birthday of Frederic Chopin - Two performances from our WCRB Studio: Chopin: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.65 with Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano Chopin: Ballade No. 1 with Lise de la Salle, piano Recorded at WCRB's Fraser Performance Studio (May 1, 2008 and November 10, 2009) © 2017 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts

A Mozart Celebration from WCRB's Studios

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) © 2017 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts

Daniil Trifonov plays Fairy Tales by Medtner

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. © 2016 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

Daniil Trifonov plays Fairy Tales by Medtner

Blue Heron sings Du Fay

Blue Heron sings Guillaume Du Fay Guillaume Du Fay: Entre vous, gentils amoureux Du Fay: Je me complains Du Fay: J'atendray tant qu'il vous playra Hugo de Lantins: Mon doulx espoir Du Fay: Puisque vous estez campieur Gilles Binchois: Tant plus ayme Du Fay: Helas, mon dueil Du Fay: Adieu m'amour Du Fay: Par droit je puis complaindre Recorded at WGBH's Studio One on February 28, 2006. © 2015 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www.classicalwcrb.org/podcasts

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