Airs, Sunday, March 25 at 6:00 a.m. An hour-long program of music, exploring the life and continuing popular appeal of medieval Abbess, composer, and mystic Hildegard von Bingen. In the past 50 years, we've learned much more about the music of women composers in earlier ages. One of the most studied, discussed, and performed of these composers is the medieval Abbess and mystic Hildegard von Bingen. On this edition of Harmonia, we'll explore the continuing popularity of Hildegard, and some different approaches to her music. Hosted by Angela Mariani.
A scene from Verdi's "Macbeth" with Nadja Michael as Lady Macbeth
Credit Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera
Airs Saturday, March 24 at 12:00 noon. The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Macbeth, starring Thomas Hampson in the title role. Gianandrea Noseda conducts his first Met performances of Verdi’s opera, adapted from the Shakespeare tragedy, which also stars German soprano Nadja Michael in her Met debut run as Lady Macbeth.
Airs, Monday, March 26 at 11:00 a.m. Carnegie Hall Live: Bach's St. John Passion - Just before Holy Week, this top-flight Canadian ensemble with an international cast of soloists performs one of Bach's crowning religious works.
Airs Monday, March 19 at 11:00 a.m. August in Vermont is perfect on the idyllic shores of Lake Champlain. Bed and breakfasts abound in the natural beauty of the Vermont woods, and musicians have understandably chosen this spot for the home of the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival. Located only a five minute drive from Burlington, Lake Champlain offers a retreat for the world-weary and allows musicians to fully recharge their batteries before giving electrifying performances. Learn more here: http://www.lccmf.org/
The final scene of Mussorgsky’s “Khovananshchina.”
Credit Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera
Airs Saturday, March 17 at 12:00 noon. The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, conducted by Kirill Petrenko and featuring an acclaimed Russian, Georgian, and Ukrainian cast. Anatoli Kotscherga makes his network debut as Ivan Khovansky, the leader of a conspiracy against Peter the Great, with Misha Didyk as his son, Andrei.