WPR Music Hosts Share Songs Inspired By Our Flying, Crawling Friends
Friday, August 23, 2019, 9:35am
Late summer brings us overflowing vegetable gardens, crops nearing harvest time and also plenty of crawling and buzzing things. There’s lots of great music inspired by our summertime companions. The WPR Music Staff has put together a fun list of things to listen to, including some interesting pieces that might be new discoveries for many of us.
Eilen Jewell Likes To Go To The Source
Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 12:55pm
When so often the latest thing is considered the greatest thing, Eilen Jewell prefers her music with the word "early" in front of it.
Bion Tsang Plays Dvorak And Enescu
Friday, August 16, 2019, 10:00am
American cellist Bion Tsang performs the cello concertos by Antonín Dvořák and George Enescu, two emotional and dramatic works.
Dance: Jason Vieaux, Guitar and The Escher Quartet
Friday, August 9, 2019, 10:00am
American classical guitarist Jason Vieaux and the Escher Quartet have released "Dance," a new recording that includes music by Boccherini, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Kernis.
Hinterland Music Festival's 5th Year Is Biggest Yet
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 12:00pm
Music lovers of all ages flocked to Saint Charles, Iowa, over the weekend for the fifth Hinterland Music Festival. Over the course of three days, headliners Hozier, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and Brandi Carlile brought Hinterland its most impressive lineup yet.
Schumann, Brahms & Mahler: Lieder
Friday, July 26, 2019, 10:30am
Soprano Renée Fleming's new release includes lieder by Brahms and Schumann for voice and piano, and Mahler’s "Rückert-Lieder," performed with the Munich Philharmonic.
The New York Concert
Thursday, July 11, 2019, 5:30pm
New double CD recorded live at Carnegie Hall featuring the music of Mozart, Fauré and Dvořák.
Friday, July 5, 2019, 9:15am
Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra under Ward Stare team up for a world premiere by Jennifer Higdon; the recording also includes a world premiere by Patrick Harlin and the Barber Symphony No. 1.
Folk Music Travels The Galaxy
Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 1:20pm
July 20 marks the 50-year anniversary of the first humans on the moon, when Apollo 11 landed on the lunar surface. If you could pick a soundtrack to go with space travel, what would it include?
WPR Music Hosts Share Songs Of Summer
Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 6:10am
Now that summer is finally here, the WPR music staff has put together a collection of music that evokes the warm summer months.
Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 9
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 1:40pm
Another installment in the cycle of Bruckner symphonies from the Gewandhaus Orchestra and their new conductor, Andris Nelsons.
For Dads, It’s About Love — Mistakes And All
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 2:40pm
On this Father’s Day, it's good to take a moment to reflect on our experience of being a dad or having a dad, even if that father isn't around or the relationship is complicated. Music helps us do that in powerful ways.
Midsummer's Music Celebrates Live Performances
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 11:10am
For more than 30 years, Midsummer’s Music has been brining chamber music to Door County. Its performances have included world premieres and feature world-class artists.
Locus Iste: Sacred Choral Music
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 10:50am
Sacred choral music performed by the Choir of St. John's, Cambridge celebrates the 150th anniversary of the college chapel and the choir's 100th recording.
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 109, 110 & 111
Thursday, June 6, 2019, 6:10pm
Scottish pianist Steven Osborne plays Beethoven's final three piano sonatas on a recording "Gramophone Magazine" calls "a magnificent achievement."