Mozart & Brahms

The lush Op. 18 Sextet by Brahms is a highlight on this week’s episode, recorded live at the Santa Fe Chamber Music festival.

Marc Neikrug’s Oboe Quartet in Ten Parts

The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival presents the world premiere of Marc Neikrug’s Oboe Quartet. Also on the program: Bach’s Violin Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042, plus a duet from soprano Ana Maria Martinez and Craig Terry. 

Ravel & Schubert

Harpist Grace Browning joins a super group consisting of Bart Feller, Todd Levy, Rachel Barton Pine, William Hagen, Heiichiro Ohyama, and Felix Fan to perform Ravel’s impressionistic Introduction and Allegro. A stunning performance of Schubert’s wildly popular “Trout” Quintet closes the program.

Popper’s Requiem, Op. 66

This broadcast opens with a composition by one of the finest cellists of the 19th century – David Popper. Popper wrote his Requiem for an uncommon ensemble featuring three cellos with piano. Next, we have Beethoven’s Septet, Op. 20. Written in 1799 when Beethoven was not yet thirty, this amiable, symphonic Septet convinced Viennese audiences that he was not just …

Season Premiere: Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A Minor

The 2024 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival radio series begins with two gorgeous Romantic works: Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio, Op. 50, “In Memory of a Great Artist,” a beautiful homage to his friend and mentor Nicolai Rubenstein, preceeded by Norwegian composer Johan Halvorsen’s Passacaglia.

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

This week, we hear the Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44 by Robert Schumann and J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.

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”!

Souvenir de Florence and Songs for Sue

A dedication from Oliver Knussen to his late wife, and Tchaikovsky’s romantic reflections on Florence, Italy. Performers include the Miami String Quartet, soprano Tony Arnold, pianist Zoltán Fejérvári, and more.