SymphonyCast http://iowapublicradio.org en Think Denk: Jeremy's Mozart from SF @7PM http://iowapublicradio.org/post/think-denk-jeremys-mozart-sf-7pm <p>Last year, &nbsp;<strong>Jeremy Denk</strong> won a MacArthur "Genius" fellowship, published a memoir in t<em>he New Yorker</em>, signed a contract with Random House to expand that article into a book, &nbsp;and - oh, yes - won a place on IPR's&nbsp;"<a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/favorite-classical-cds-2013" target="_blank">Favorite Classical CDs of 2013"</a>&nbsp;list for his recording of Bach's "Goldberg Variations." All of this makes us eager to hear him play one of Mozart's most celebrated piano concertos, no. 25 in C major. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 02:32:33 +0000 Barney Sherman 35753 at http://iowapublicradio.org Think Denk: Jeremy's Mozart from SF @7PM Midori's Mendelssohn, Gubaidulina's Fairytale http://iowapublicradio.org/post/midoris-mendelssohn-gubaidulinas-fairytale <p>Join us Tuesday at 7PM&nbsp;to hear Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto played by Midori, and the "Fairytale Poem" for orchestra by one of today's great composers, Sofia Gubaidulina, in a concert from the Houston Symphony. The Russian master wrote her "Fairytale" during the Soviet era; its hero is a piece of chalk - who stands for "the creative artist's destiny." Also on the program is Rachmaninov's Symphony no. 2. Conducting is Andres Orozco Estrada, the young Columbian violinist and conductor whom Houston recently chose as its next Music Director.</p> Sun, 08 Dec 2013 22:38:09 +0000 Barney Sherman 33224 at http://iowapublicradio.org Midori's Mendelssohn, Gubaidulina's Fairytale Yannick & Philadelphia at Carnegie http://iowapublicradio.org/post/yannick-philadelphia-carnegie <p>The Philadelphia Orchestra is back in its glory, and its 38-year-old music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is a big part of the reason.&nbsp; Tonight at 7, hear the inspiring Canadian and the fabulous Philadelphians in a recent Carnegie Hall appearance. They perform Ravel's La Valse, Szymanowski's Violin Concerto (with Leonidas Kavakos), and the Shostakovich Fifth.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 04:21:47 +0000 Barney Sherman 32956 at http://iowapublicradio.org Yannick & Philadelphia at Carnegie "Concerto Evening" on IPR Classical http://iowapublicradio.org/post/concerto-evening-ipr-classical <p>Tonight from 5-9 PM you can hear concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Bach, and Vivaldi, in live concert performances by some of today's great soloists. First, during Performance Today, Dame Mitsuko Uchida performs Mozart's radiant Piano Concerto no. 23 in A, conducting the Cleveland Orchestra from the keyboard. Then Argentine legend Martha Argerich solos in Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 2 and Schumann's Piano Concerto. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:54:23 +0000 Barney Sherman 32664 at http://iowapublicradio.org "Concerto Evening" on IPR Classical Beethoven 9th & more from Barenboim http://iowapublicradio.org/post/beethoven-9th-more-barenboim <p>Join us at 7PM for Beethoven&#39;s 9th Symphony (preceded by his 2nd) in a concert by Daniel Barenboim and his orchestra of young Israeli and Arab musicians, the West-Eastern Divan. Before, at 5 pm, you can hear him lead the Vienna Philharmonic in Johann Strauss, Jr., and - as pianist - play Mendelssohn, Mozart, and the Chopin Concerto no. 2 (conducted by the Boston Symphony&#39;s new music director, Andris Nelsons). You&#39;ll also hear him say, &quot;I pray every day that I will not get comfortable in my old age.&quot;</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 02:29:03 +0000 Barney Sherman 29888 at http://iowapublicradio.org Beethoven 9th & more from Barenboim Kim Performs Beethoven Third Concerto http://iowapublicradio.org/post/kim-performs-beethoven-third-concerto <p>Tune in Tuesday to sample the art of Sunwook Kim - the youngest pianist to win the prestigious Leeds Competition in 40 years and the first Asian winner. He performs Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto with the <span class="regular">Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, which also performs Janacek's Sinfonietta and Tchaikovsky's Symphony no. 3.</span>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 01:57:15 +0000 Barney Sherman 29545 at http://iowapublicradio.org Kim Performs Beethoven Third Concerto "Overwhelming" Mahler 2 from Jansons http://iowapublicradio.org/post/overwhelming-mahler-2-jansons <p>Tune in Tuesday at 7 as Mariss Jansons leads his Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony no. 2, the "Resurrection." One critic called it "quite astonishing" and "one of the best concerts I have attended." (Another wrote that it drove to "an overwhelming conclusion." Also on the broadcast: Andras Schiff performing Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto no. 2.</p><p></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 02:53:23 +0000 Barney Sherman 29186 at http://iowapublicradio.org "Overwhelming" Mahler 2 from Jansons MacMillan's Concerto for Repin http://iowapublicradio.org/post/macmillans-concerto-repin <p>Join us tonight at 7 to hear Vadim Repin (called "the best and most perfect violinist I've ever heard" by Yehudi Menuhin) perform the concerto written for him by James MacMillan, whose "musical language is flooded with influences from his Scottish heritage, Catholic faith, social conscience and close connection with Celtic folk music." The concert also includes Beethoven's 5th Symphony and Coriolan Overture. It features the BBC Scottish Symphony led by Donald Runnicles.</p><p></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 03:40:06 +0000 Barney Sherman 28456 at http://iowapublicradio.org MacMillan's Concerto for Repin Lewis in Mozart, Harding in Schumann, Sibelius http://iowapublicradio.org/post/lewis-mozart-harding-schumann-sibelius <p>Tune in tonight at 7 to hear pianist Paul Lewis - winner of many major awards-&nbsp; play one of Mozart's greatest concertos, his 25th in C major. Then, another acclaimed young Briton, Daniel Harding, conducts the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in two other masterpieces in C major: Schumann's Symphony no. 2 and Sibelius's Symphony no. 7.&nbsp; The concert broadcast begins with Mozart's Masonic Funeral Music.</p><p></p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 14:41:20 +0000 Barney Sherman 27738 at http://iowapublicradio.org Lewis in Mozart, Harding in Schumann, Sibelius Midori & Vanska in Sibelius, Debussy, Britten http://iowapublicradio.org/post/midori-vanska-sibelius-debussy-britten <p>Tune in tonight at 7 to hear the Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vanska perform Britten's Four Sea Pictures from <em>Peter Grimes,</em> Debussy<em>'s La Mer</em>, and with Midori&nbsp; - one of the world's foremost violinists - the concerto by Vanska's great compatriot Sibelius. This SymphonyCast concert broadcast also includes Debussy's <em>L'Isle joyeuse</em> ("The Joyful Island") and <em>Clare de Lune</em>, and the last two movements of Beethoven's <em>Eroica </em>Symphony.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 01:01:41 +0000 Barney Sherman 27360 at http://iowapublicradio.org Midori & Vanska in Sibelius, Debussy, Britten Dudamel/LA in Bach and More http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dudamella-bach-and-more <p>Tune in tonight at 7 &nbsp;as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and music director Gustavo Dudamel tread where few orchestras dare: they perform a Bach cantata ("Eternity, O Word of Thunder," BWV&nbsp;60). Also on the program is Felix Mendelssohn's&nbsp;Bach-inspired "Reformation" Symphony, Moravian composer Leos Janacek's&nbsp;Sinfonietta, and Mozart's Violin Concerto no. 3,with soloist Martin Chalfour.</p><p></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 01:52:42 +0000 Barney Sherman 26602 at http://iowapublicradio.org Dudamel/LA in Bach and More Concertgebouw/Boulez Mahler 7th Tues. http://iowapublicradio.org/post/concertgebouwboulez-mahler-7th-tues <p>Join us Tuesday at 7 PM as the Royal Concertgebouw, led by Pierre Boulez, performs Mahler's 7th Symphony in concert. The orchestra gave the work's second performance under Mahler's baton in 1909; Boulez is one of its noted interpreters. Mahler wrote the work, sometimes called "The Song of the Night," in his composition hut in the Austrian alps (pictured). Also on this SymphonyCast broadcast are Webern's Six Pieces for Orchestra.</p><p></p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 01:50:55 +0000 Barney Sherman 24053 at http://iowapublicradio.org Concertgebouw/Boulez Mahler 7th Tues. Hear Staatskapelle "Mesmerize" at Carnegie http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hear-staatskapelle-mesmerize-carnegie <p>Tune in tonight at 7 to hear the glorious Staatskapelle Dresden's recent Carnegie Hall appearance with their new music director, Christian Thielemann. The critics called their performance of Bruckner's&nbsp; magnum opus, his Eighth Symphony, "mesmerizing" and "rapturous." Hear it for yourself on tonight's SymphonyCast.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 03:19:56 +0000 Barney Sherman 23639 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hear Staatskapelle "Mesmerize" at Carnegie Vasks Premiere, Mozart from LA/ Dudamel http://iowapublicradio.org/post/vasks-premiere-mozart-la-dudamel <p>"Ethereal, it glitters like stars millions of light-years away" - that's <em>Distant Light</em>, by Latvian composer Peteris Vasks. Tune in Tuesday at 7 PM to hear the world premiere by the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by Gustavo Dudamel. Also on the program is Mozart's Posthorn Serenade and Marriage of Figaro overture.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:42:53 +0000 Barney Sherman 22609 at http://iowapublicradio.org Vasks Premiere, Mozart from LA/ Dudamel Sudbin, Vanska rock Beethoven, Sibelius http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sudbin-vanska-rock-beethoven-sibelius <p>Tune in tonight at 7PM&nbsp;to hear Yevgeny Sudbin - at 32 "hailed as potentially one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century"- perform Beethoven's Third Concerto with musicians famed for Beethoven, the Minnesota Orchestra with Osmo Vanska. Then Vanska conducts a work he's famed for, the Second Symphony of his fellow Finn, Jean Sibelius. Opening this concert is a new work by American composer Aaron Jay Kernis. The concert comes to us via SymphonyCast.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 01:43:33 +0000 Barney Sherman 22221 at http://iowapublicradio.org Sudbin, Vanska rock Beethoven, Sibelius Beethoven under the stars http://iowapublicradio.org/post/beethoven-under-stars <p>The Boston Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven's Fifth and Sixth (Pastoral) Symphonies and third Leonore&nbsp;Overture under the stars at Tanglewood&nbsp;with noted Beethovenian Christoph von Dohnanyi - sound enticing? Tune in Tuesday at 7 pm to hear it on&nbsp;SymphonyCast on IPRClassical.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 02:59:01 +0000 Barney Sherman 21443 at http://iowapublicradio.org Beethoven under the stars