Happy Monday, November 1, “All Saints’ Day” as it is known in some circles. Today is actually the reason for Halloween – saints being holy, or “hallowed,” October 31 is “All Hallows’ Eve.” This morning we’ll have a few jelly doughnuts to go along with our Halloween candy, enjoy a Beethovian Symphonic Sunrise, and go on a quest for the holy grail with Richard Wagner. Also we’ll listen to the wood lark as we go fishing for trout – and don’t forget the Morning Mozart! Your KVNO News is at 6, 7, and 8 am with the Arts at 8:30. Listen from 6 to 10 am only on Classical 90.7, KVNO
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Join Clifford Jones for another enjoyable episode of Nocturnes. Tonight, we’ll hear music from a 1964 film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, directed by Grigori Kozintsev with music is by Dmitri Shostakovich. We’ll also hear symphonies by Mozart and Schumann and a cello concerto by Camille Saint-Saens. Tune in for Nocturnes from 10 pm to 2 am on member-supported, KVNO!
W. H. Auden’s Pulitzer Prize-winning poem “The Age of Anxiety” deals with mankind’s quest for identity and for substance in a world ravaged by World War II. Its bleak nature and quest for answers reflected Leonard Bernstein’s own views of life at that period in history. Bernstein completed his Second Symphony, “The Age of Anxiety” shortly thereafter. While fundamentally symphonic in nature, it features a solo pianist and is in just two movements. Also on the way during your overnight hours are a few pieces featuring marimba, Harty’s “John Field Suite,” and a few works that reflect the parting of lovers at daybreak. Tune in to Starlite Classics from 2 to 6 am on Classical 90.7, KVNO!
From the Top
From the Top, with host Christopher O’Riley, is a weekly radio series that showcases the nation’s most outstanding young classical musicians. Each one-hour program presents pre-collegiate musicians whose stunning individual performances are combined with lively interviews, unique pre-produced segments, lighthearted sketches and musical games.
New York Philharmonic
The New York Philharmonic brings you an all new season of two-hour concerts with the Alan Gilbert as the new Music Director. He will be one of the youngest Music Directors in the Orchestra’s history, and the only native New Yorker to hold the post. Emmy and Golden Globe winner Alec Baldwin is the host of The New York Philharmonic This Week.
This week’s program features a Russian spectacular – Tchaikovsky’s “Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra” and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 in E Minor.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra proudly brings one of the nation’s top-ranking orchestras to classical music lovers nationwide. Tune in this week for Aaron Copland’s El Salon Mexico; Samuel Barber’s Overture to The School for Scandal, Adagio for Strings and Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance. Also featured is John Williams’ Concerto for Horn and Orchestra and Aaron Copland’s Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo.
Going Beyond Words – Noon
Going Beyond Words is now in its 17th year with almost 800 shows produced. Listeners from more than a dozen states have streamed the program online. Join host Stan Schmidt at noon here on KVNO!
Collector’s Corner – 1 pm
Join Henry Fogel from1 until 3 pm for Collectors Corner. The series presents a wide range of recordings that “I feel are true classics of the industry. Recordings to be included will feature either unusual repertoire that I feel deserves a wider public, or performances unique in their interpretive profile, sense of commitment, and intensity. Many of these recordings will be long out-of-print, or hard to locate in the United States.”
This week continues the series on Alexander Glazunov.
Prepare for an afternoon of spooktacular music with host Chris Hopp this Sunday on KVNO.
A story in 5 movements, the Symphonie Fantastique, by Hector Berlioz, follows the depressing life of an artist driven to drug use after a dramatic encounter with the love of his life. The music, beginning as a simple daydream and dance, descends into chaos as the artist dreams of witches and monsters of every kind. If witches and monsters are not enough, Listz’s Totentanz was inspired by the same theme of Dies Irae that has driven artists for generations to create works with visions of death itself.
Join us as we listen to the haunting works of Liszt, Saint-Saens, Berlioz, and more, this Sunday on Classical 90.7 KVNO.
Spoleto Chamber Music Festival – 6 am
It’s a milestone season for one of the longest-running chamber-music series on public radio: Chamber Music from the Spoleto Festival USA returns with new host Lisa Simeone in a series of one-hour concerts that mark the final season of Spoleto’s venerable and one-of-a-kind Chamber Music Artistic Director Charles Wadsworth.
Center Stage from Wolftrap – 7 am
The nationally syndicated radio show Center Stage from Wolf Trap showcases performances from some of today’s finest chamber musicians, captured live during Wolf Trap’s Discovery Series. Recorded in the acoustically superb Barns at Wolf Trap, these one-hour programs also include unscripted and spontaneous conversation with hosts Rich Kleinfeldt and Bill McGlaughlin.
This week tune in for Beethoven…and more Beethoven!
Deutche Welle Festival Concert Series – 8 am
Hosted by Rick Fuller, Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts feature live performances, each one special: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts from that superpower or music, Germany, a place the stars can’t afford to ignore. The season’s highlights in concert recordings, Made in Germany. Stars like Manfred Honeck and Valery Gergiev, Emanuel Ax, Paavo Järvi and Hélène Grimaud don’t just play the notes, they also share their thoughts with the radio audience.
This week we travel to the Handle Festival in Halle for music based on “Orlando
Classical Guitar Alive! – 10 am
Classical Guitar Alive! is a unique program that celebrates the classical repertory of the world’s most-played musical instrument in a wide variety of musical settings, from solo guitar, to guitar with orchestra, to almost every imaginable combination in between.
The one-hour weekly program is hosted by Tony Morris, an award-winning performer who combines his passion for the music with his knowledge of the instrument and its history. The music is presented with fascinating, yet brief, historical/background information designed to increase the listener’s enjoyment and understanding.
Composer Spotlight – 11 am
This week join host Otis XII as we explore the life and music of Alexander Glazunov.
Happy Halloween from all of us here at Classical 90.7, KVNO! Halloween comes from “All Hallow’s Eve” – that is, the day before “All Saints Day.” Church attendance in 16th century Germany for All Saints Day was high, so the night before in 1517 Martin Luther supposedly posted his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg so that church goers would see them. (In those days a church door acted as a university bulletin board.)
Though Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” Symphony No 5 was written to commemorate a different occasion (the Augsburg Confession), it seems only fitting to play this work on the 493 anniversary of Luther’s actions. Also for your Halloween morning we have some ghostly music – check out our website kvno.org for a complete playlist or to listen live!
Tune in after the UNO Football game for some “timely” music from Haydn, music from Chopin that uses the “black keys” on the piano, and a visit to the “Farm Yard” with Sir Edward Elgar. Then join host Steven Ingemansen from 6 pm until midnight for more great classical music, including Poulenc’s Piano Concerto, the Symphony No 3 by Jean Siblius, and – though summer is long gone – the Swedish Rhapsody No 01 “A Midsummer Night Vigil” by Hugo Alfven. For a look at our complete playlist, surf on over to kvno.org!
Erich Wolfgang Korngold was known for his concert works and later his film scores. However, Korngold vowed to not compose (except film music, which was his family’s income) until Hitler had been defeated. He promptly set to work on his Violin Concerto after the end of World War II, and it was premiered by Jascha Heifetz and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra in 1947. You can hear a performance featuring Itzhak Perlman and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during your Classical Saturday, here on KVNO. We will also feature music from birthday boy Philip Arnold Heseltine (aka Peter Warlock), Franz Schubert, and Aaron Copland – tune in from 10 am to 1:30 pm on member-supported, KVNO!
Saturday mornings here on KVNO feature four great programs for your listening pleasure.
Millennium of Music (6 am, CST)
Millennium of Music is the world’s longest running program featuring early music. Host and producer Robert Aubry Davis regularly presents music from major European music festivals and produces specials for Public Radio International.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (7 am, CST)
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is hosted by Elliott Forrest, with commentary by the Chamber Music Society’s Music Director, David Finckel, these programs are recorded live by The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and produced by WQXR-FM in New York City.
This week’s episode features music from Rouse, Magnus Lindberg and Dello Joio’s Music for Piano Trio, “March of Folly.”
Gilmore Keyboard Festival (8 am, CST)
Listeners will be given an insider’s look into the music, guided by such luminaries as 2010 Gilmore Artist Kirill Gerstein, Ingrid Fliter, Ann Schein, Louis Lortie, Gilbert Kalish, and many others. From solo piano to chamber music, period harpsichord performances to concertos performed with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, the Gilmore Festival gives an exciting look at the expansive piano repertoire.
This week’s episode features selections from Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes, Opus 13 and Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Opus 8.
Civic Orchestra of Chicago
The Civic Orchestra of Chicago is the only training orchestra affiliated with a major American orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, with which it shares its music director, Daniel Barenboim. Civic alumni have joined orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland, Philadelphia, Minnesota and Louisville orchestras; the Los Angeles Philharmonic; the San Francisco, Boston, Pittsburgh, Houston, Baltimore, Saint Louis and National symphonies; the Metropolitan Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago orchestras; and many other symphony orchestras around the world.
This week join host Dennis Moore for Schumann’s “Rhenish” Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat as well as for some music from Johann Sebastian Bach.