Music of the Baroque

Dame Jane Glover leads the chorus and orchestra in Bach’s Magnificat and Mozart’s Requiem.

Muti, Chen & Mozart Gran Partita

Plus Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major.

Season Finale: Dudamel Conducts Mozart

Mitsuko Uchida, one of the world’s great Mozart pianists, joins Dudamel for a sublime program.

Felix Klieser plays Mozart

Plus, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Kirill Karabits present Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 alongside a work by Karabits’s own father.

Playlist: WFMT Listeners’ First Favorites

We all came to love classical music in different ways. Here are some of the musical first loves of our WFMT listeners, in their own words.

Little Traveling Music, Please

Wanderers, farewells, and sightseeing; people are always on the go. This week, Bill calls up, “A Little Traveling Music, Please” from the pens of Handel, Smetana, Duke Ellington, and more. Reflections from such travels infuse themselves into their works, as we will discover throughout the week. We will hear selections from Beethoven’s Les Adieux, Schubert’s Die Schöne Mullerin, and Haydn’s …

Alan Gilbert Conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 6

“Throughout the work you can feel the desperate search for relief and happiness … but, for me, there’s always the sense that it is on the verge of collapse.”

Arnaud Sussmann & Michael Stephen Brown

Two alumni of the Ravinia Steans Music Institute — Arnaud Sussmann, violin, and Michael Stephen Brown, piano — join forces for a wide-ranging program of music from the 18th century to today.

RSMI Piano/Strings On Tour

Artists from the Ravinia Steans Music Institute — Ravinia’s training ensemble — join the program’s director, violinist Miriam Fried, to play a medley of quartets.

Playlist: Classical Music for Beach Days

Need some music for a day at the beach? These classical plays are the perfect soundtrack as you’re catching rays.

Solti Conducts Mahler 8

The multiple Grammy-winning release.

Kathryn Lewek, a Coloratura Queen

The American soprano performs her signature role in The Magic Flute next month at Ravinia Festival.

Northwestern’s Music Series Returns with Chamber Music, Piano, Guitar Luminaries

Including an all-women lineup of respected pianists.

Dudamel Conducts Adams, Mozart, and Orbón

Season Premiere: Music director Gustavo Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a program showcasing the orchestra’s principal flutist, Denis Bouriakov, and principal harpist Emmanuel Ceysson.

Beethoven’s Double Viola Quintet

A 26 year-old Mozart’s take on Bach’s Fugue in E Major BWV 878, and Beethoven’s double viola String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29. Plus, enjoy the New Mexico premiere of a work commissioned for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: Kaija Saariaho’s “Semafor for Eight Instruments”!

Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Mitsuko Uchida

Mitsuko Uchida is an incomparable interpreter of Mozart.

Playlist: Classical Music You Probably Know (But Can’t Name): Vol. 2

Whether it’s cartoons, famous commercials, or cross-genre collaborations, you may be surprised to learn that you recognize this batch of music.

Muti Conducts Mozart & Prokofiev

We celebrate Riccardo Muti’s 13th and culminating season as the CSO’s tenth music director.

Bronfman and van Zweden Perform Mozart & Bruckner

The very first work that was performed in the new Wu Tsai Theater at David Geffen Hall to help fine-tune the acoustics.

Playlist: Classical Music You Probably Know (But Can’t Name): Vol. 1

Classical music can be nigh on impossible to find unless you know exactly what you’re looking for. Let us help!

Tao and van Zweden Perform Debussy, Mozart, and Respighi

Music Director Jaap van Zweden conducts a gorgeous program from the orchestra’s residency at Oklahoma State University.

Dudamel Conducts Mozart & Mahler

Los Angeles Philharmonic’s charismatic music director Gustavo Dudamel visits Northern California to lead the SF Symphony in music by Mozart and Mahler.

Mozart’s “Dissonance” Quartet

The Dover Quartet plays Mozart’s “Dissonance Quartet” – String Quartet in C Major, K. 465. Then later, it’s the Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 67 by Dmitri Shostakovich, performed by Nicolas Namoradze, John Storgårds and Peter Stumpf.

Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte

One of opera’s most beloved works receives its first new Met staging in 19 years.

Music of the Baroque: Circles of Friends and ’23-24

We hear MOB’s May concert Circles of Friends — featuring selections by Haydn, Mozart, and contemporaries Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf and Johann Baptist Wanhal — with an intermission feature: Declan McGovern previews the 23-24 season.