20th Century Masterworks

We explore the “Romantic side” of three 20th century masters in this broadcast: Webern, Schoenberg, and Ives.

Romantic Schoenberg

The Quartetto di Cremona performs Schoenberg’s early-20th century Quartet No. 1.

Tilson Thomas & Denk

Michael Tilson Thomas leads the CSO in Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto with soloist Jeremy Denk.

Barenboim Conducts Schoenberg & Schubert

Daniel Barenboim leads Schoenberg’s Pelleas and Melisande and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C Minor. Haydn’s Symphony No. 95 in C Major opens the program.

Vienna Philharmonic

The world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic shares a program of Arnold Schoenberg and Richard Strauss.

Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Mitsuko Uchida

Mitsuko Uchida is an incomparable interpreter of Mozart.

Hrůša Conducts Dvořák 6

Hrůša also conducts music by Barber and Coleridge-Taylor.

Playlist: Classical Fire and Flames

The Great Chicago Fire began on October 8, 1871. Here’s some music that takes inspiration from flames.

Playlist: Pacifism in Classical Music

Listening to classical music can provide a general sense of peace and tranquility, but many great works promote pacifism as their central theme.

Playlist: 10 Celestial and Astronomical Classical Works

Composers have long looked to the sky for inspiration. Here are some of our favorite classical works inspired by the moon and night.