Monday, August 31 — Cavatina Duo
The 19th-century “salon music” repertoire was characterized by a combination of hit tunes from popular operas and great instrumental virtuosity. The Cavatina Duo (Eugenia Moliner, flute; Denis Azabagic, guitar) combine peerless technique with sensitive musicianship, making them the ideal interpreters of this repertoire.
Fantaisie brillante (on themes from Bizet’s Carmen) by François Borne
Tuesday, September 1 — Jorge Federico Osorio: The French Album
Distinguished international pianist Jorge Federico Osorio brings his flair for French music to works of the Baroque, Romantic, and early 20th century eras by Jean-Philippe Rameau, Emmanuel Chabrier, Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, and Maurice Ravel.
Music of Gabriel Fauré and Claude Debussy
Wednesday, September 2 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: From the Archives
Pianist Lee Dionne holds passion, imagination, and play at the core of his art. His performances have been described as “impressive” (New York Times) and “impeccable” (Fanfare Magazine) across a repertoire spanning six centuries. This is a rebroadcast from May 1, 2019.
Music of Johannes Brahms and Ludwig van Beethoven
Thursday, September 3 — Chicago Sinfonietta: Project W
Conductor Mei-Ann Chen and the Chicago Sinfonietta — the adventurous, MacArthur Award-winning orchestra that champions racial, ethnic, and gender diversity in classical music — give world-premiere recordings of newly commissioned American works by Jennifer Higdon, Clarice Assad, Jessie Montgomery, and Reena Esmail on Project W: Works by Diverse Women Composers.
Dance Card by Jennifer Higdon
Friday, September 4 — Impromptu Encore: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center offers programs curated to provide listeners a comprehensive perspective on the art of chamber music, presenting repertoire from over three centuries and numerous premieres by living composers. Four pianists associated with CMS (Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Anne-Marie McDermott, André-Michel Schub, and Wu Han) visited WFMT in 2012 taking turns in works for piano duo.
Music of Claude Debussy, Samuel Barber, and Georges Bizet