Much like a gourmet dish, classical music is the result of many individual elements coming together. The composer, like a chef, must know the distinct flavor profiles of each instrument and how they complement each other.
This broadcast features symphonies by Haydn and Prokofiev, plus a selection of songs by Franz Schubert orchestrated by various composers and the Fantasy-Overture, Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky. The orchestra is joined by mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter for the Schubert.
Ravinia Steans Music Institute alumni Ariel Quartet, violinist Ayano Ninomiya, cellist Karen Ouzounian, and pianist Henry Kramer pay tribute to the retiring director of the RSMI program for piano & strings.
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 …
Season Premiere: Illinois State University piano professor Geoffrey Duce explores the musical genealogy of works by Wilhelm Friedmann Bach, Car Phillip Emanuel Bach, John McCabe, Franz Schubert, and Ernst von Dohnányi.
When the Orion Ensemble returns to the Levin Studio for this edition of Live From WFMT, they will collaborate with friends in a performance of one of the pinnacles of the chamber repertoire: Schubert’s great Octet in F major.