Airs Saturday, August 25 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for Part six of an exploration of the piano music of Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky with commentary by Valery Gergiev, Alexander Toradze, Gianandrea Noseda and Joseph Horowitz. All performances on this program are live. This week we continue our exploration of the piano works of Stravinsky, with his two piano version of the Rite of Spring featuring Genadi Zagor and Edisher Savitski as pianists. Then Stravinsky's Danse sacrale from featuring Rex Lawson, pianolist (this is a pianola performance). The program concludes with the Sonata for Two Pianos featuring George Vatchnadze and Genadi Zagor as pianists.
Airs Friday, August 24 at 9:00 p.m. Johnny Cash made a mark on the world that went well beyond his songs. Musically, spiritually, politically – he was a complex man with qualities that generations have held in high regard. In this one hour radio special, you’ll hear from many of his old friends and new admirers - including Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Shelby Lynne, Rhett Miller, Brandi Carlisle, Amy Lee, Lucinda Williams, Shooter Jennings and Sam Beam. Hosted by Tony Lawson.
Airs Friday, August 24 at 12:00 noon. To celebrate Tanglewood's 75th Anniversary, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and Tanglewood Festival Chorus will all appear, along with conductors John Williams, Keith Lockhart, David Zinman, and Andris Nelsons; soloists Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Peter Serkin, James Taylor, and Anne-Sophie Mutter. The program will be wide-ranging and will include works by Tanglewood legends including Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein. Fred Child and Ron Della Chiesa are the co-hosts.
Airs Thursday, August 23 at 8:00 p.m. Tune in for part one of a two-part special featuring the Savannah Music Festival performance by a piano, guitar and reed trio featuring Dick Hyman, Howard Alden and Ken Peplowski. The term "piano trio" usually refers to to a group comprising a pianist, a double bass player and a drummer. The pianist is generally the leader of these trios, which are usually named after the pianist, such as the Bill Evans Trio or Oscar Peterson Trio. In 1937, however, Nat King Cole formed a piano-guitar-bass trio in Los Angeles, and it became the ensemble format that he would use for the remainder of his life, proving that you didn't need a drum kit to swing.
Airs Monday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. Program Three: Chuey’s Story Part Three introduces us to a single community and family. While adaptation to climate change is necessary, it will not be easy. And in the process, there will be winners and losers.