Classical 91.5


Tuesdays, 10pm to 12am and Saturdays 7:00-8:00 p.m. on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1 and online at
  • Hosted by Frank Dominguez

Concierto is a weekly program of classical music presented in Spanish and English. The program features classical music by Latin American and Spanish composers and musicians.

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Sphinx Organization

ELENA URIOSTE, amusingly hailed by The Washington Post as “a drop-dead beauty who plays with equal parts passion, sensuality, brains and humor,” was recently selected as a BBC New Generation Artist and has been featured on the cover of Symphony magazine.

This time Frank Dominguez shares a performance by Sphinx competition winner Elena Urioste. She plays a sonata by Janacek, and the Simon Bolivar String Quartet debuts with a recording of the Quartet No. 1 by Alberto Ginastera.


This week your host Frank Dominguez shares Three Improvisations by the Catalan Isaac Albeniz, as played by the composer himself captured on a reproducing piano.

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Esta semana tu anfitrión Frank Domínguez comparte Tres Improvisaciones por el catalán Isaac Albéniz, interpretado por el propio compositor capturado en un piano que reproduce su técnica.

What's Up Magazine

In this edition of Concierto Frank Dominguez shares music from the Spanish national operetta form known as zarzuela, and Sharon Isbin plays the most famous guitar concerto of all: the Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo. Frank Dominguez is your host.

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En esta edición del Concierto de Frank Domínguez comparte música de la opereta nacional española—la zarzuela y Sharon Isbin toca el más famoso concierto para guitarra de todos: el Concierto de Aranjuez por Joaquín Rodrigo. Frank Dominguez es tu anfitrión.

Cincinnati Enquirer

This week, in the second hour of Concierto time hear a tribute to the late Spanish conductor Jesus Lopez Cobos. He leads the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra in music by Haydn, and the U.S. orchestra that named him Conductor Emeritus, the Cincinnati Symphony, performing music by his fellow Spaniards, Albeniz and Turina. Frank Dominguez is your host.

This week on Concierto pianist Horacio Gutiérrez plays his specialty, music by Rachmaninoff: the "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini." Frank Dominguez is your host.

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En esta edición de Concierto el pianista Horacio Gutiérrez toca su especialidad—la música por Rachmaninoff: "La rapsodia sobre una tema de Paganini." Frank Dominguez es tu anfitrión.

Christina Pluhar’s group L’Arpeggiata performs traditional music from Paraguay and Venezuela, as well as a modern masterpiece by Argentine composer Ariel Ramirez. Frank Dominguez is your host.

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El conjunto de Christina Pluhar, L’Arpeggiata, interpreta música tradicional de Paraguay y Venezuela, y así como una obra de arte moderno por el compositor argentino Ariel Ramirez. Frank Dominguez es tu anfitrión.

This week on Concierto Andrés Villamíl plays Colombian guitar music, and the Spanish brother and sister act, José and Amparo Iturbi, perform a concerto by Mozart. Frank Dominguez is your host.

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Esta semana en Concierto Andrés Villamíl toca música de guitarra colombiana, y el equipo de hermano y hermana españoles, José y Amparo Iturbi, interpreta Mozart. Frank Dominguez es tu anfitrión.

In this edition of Concierto your host Frank Dominguez shares classically-inspired pieces by Cuban dance bandleader Rene Touzet, and a Suite on Galician Songs by Granados performed by the Barcelona Symphony with conductor Pablo Gonzalez. 

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(photo: Georges Braunschweig)

The Spanish conductor Jesús López Cobos, former Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Teatro Real in Madrid, has died at age 78.

Read about the Maestro López Cobos' long career which included serving as General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper in Berlin from 1981 to 1990, Music Director of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra from 1991 to 2000 and Music Director of the Teatro Real in Madrid from 2003 to 2010.

This time on Concierto Uruguayan conductor Jose Serebrier leads the Russian National Orchestra in a Concerto “balata” by Alexander Glazunov, and Cuban guitarist Rafael Padrón plays an Arab Caprice by Francisco Tárrega.  Frank Dominguez is your host.

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