Classical 91.5

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

As available 8:00p on WXXI-FM Classical 91.5 and WXXY-FM 90.3

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s radio series season features 52 one hour programs drawn from live performances. The programs are hosted by Elliott Forrest, and include commentary from CMS Co-Artistic Director David Finckel and the performers. The CMS radio series is syndicated by the WFMT Radio Network, and heard by over six million listeners on more than sixty commercial and non-commercial stations across the U.S.

David Finckel and Wu Han, co-artistic directors of CMS
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The thrilling theme music for the program is the final variation of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50, performed by violinist Da-Hong Seetoo and CMS Artistic Directors cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han.

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5/6        Britten: Suite for Violin and Piano (Todd Phillips, v; Gloria Chien, p) Mendelssohn: Quartet, Op. 3 (Juho Pohjonen, p; Erin Keefe, v; Paul Neubauer, vla; Narek Hakhnazaryan, c)

5/13      Villa-Lobos: The Jet Whistle (Sooyun Kim, f; Mihai Marica, c) Stravinsky: Five Easy Pieces for Piano, Four Hands (Gilbert Kalish, Gilles Vonsattel, p) Dvorák:  Quartet for Strings (Schumann Quartet: Erik Schumann, Ken Schumann, v; Liisa Randalu, vla; Mark Schumann, c)

Anthony Dean Griffey is a professor at the Eastman School of Music. This month he is featured on a recording of Britten's Canticle II. The piece is subtitled Abraham and Isaac and is based on the story as depicted in the Chester Mystery Plays. Tune in this month to hear it. (4/8)

Matt Dine

Marc Goldberg plays Vivaldi's Bassoon Concerto this month with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Goldberg  is a member of the renowned New York Woodwind Quintet, he is currently principal bassoonist of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, American Ballet Theater, New York City Opera, and Riverside Symphony, having previously served as associate principal bassoonist with the New York Philharmonic (3/18).

The Appalachian Mountains and American Folk Songs serve as the inspiration for pieces shared this month from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The program (on 2/19) will feature works by Samuel Barber and Stephen Foster, as well as a suite from Copland's Appalachian Spring

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center returns to Classical 91.5 on New Year's Day, and brings us music arranged for three instruments on the Jan 8th broadcast.

Lincoln Center

4/1          Castillo: Incident for Violin and Piano Beethoven: Septet for Winds and Strings (Alexander Sitkovetsky, v; Wu Qian, p; Adam Barnett-Hart, v; Pierre Lapointe, vla; Brook Speltz, c; Edgar Meyer, db; David Shifrin, cl; Bram van Sambeek, bn; Radovan Vlatkovic, h)
4/8          Thomas Adès: Arcadiana Fauré: Violin Sonata No. 1 (Jupiter String Quartet; Elmar Oliveira, v; Inon Barnatan, p)

Alan Louis Smith's modern American song cycle Vignettes - Ellis Island, features mezzo soprano Stephanie Blythe, in the March 4th broadcast.

St Lawrence String Quartet

The St. Lawrence String Quartet performs The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind by  Osvaldo Golijov on the Feb 11th episode.

The New York Times

1/21        Different Moods Sibelius: Suite for Violin, Viola, and Cello Franck: Quintet for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello (Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Ani Kavafian, and Kristin Lee, v; Asbjørn Norgaard and Paul Neubauer, vla; Jakob Koranyi and David Requiro, c; Alessio Bax, p)