Airs Friday, July 20 at 9:00 p.m. David Bowie's landmark record The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars celebrated its 40th birthday in June and to mark that occasion we present this special which looks back on the making and legacy of David Bowie’s 1972 album, Ziggy Stardust. Frank insights from both David Bowie and the late guitarist, Mick Ronson, detail how they developed the Ziggy Stardust character and all the music from this landmark album. Most of the album’s songs are heard throughout the show, including Ziggy Stardust, Starman and Suffragette City – three definitive examples of the 70s Glam-Rock as the bridge between the psychedelic 60s and punk rock.
Airs Saturday, July 21 at 12:00 noon. Red River Radio is pleased to bring back the Cleveland Orchestra for another superb season of broadcast concerts from the orchestra's home at Severance Hall in Cleveland and from concerts performed around the country and the world. On this week's concert Music Director Franz Welser-Möst will take the podium to lead the orchestra in Stravinsky's Concerto in D for Strings and his Ballet music from Agon. The concert will close with a performance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 in f, Op. 30.
Airs Saturday, July 21 at 2:00 p.m. Join us for a new season of conert programs from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, celebrating its 40th season as one of the world’s leading performing arts festivals. Artistic director Marc Neikrug and broadcast host Kerry Frumkin will take you through 13 weeks of world class chamber performances. This week we open the season with music by Haydn and Beethoven. The Orion String Quartet plays Haydn’s String Quartet in d, Op. 76, No. 2, Quinten, and then the piano trio Opus One featuring Ida Kavafian, violin; Peter Wiley, cello; Anne-Marie McDermott will performs Beethoven's Piano Trio in Eb, Op.70, No. 2.
Airs Saturday, July 21 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for Part one of an exploration of the piano music of Rachmaninoff with commentary by Valery Gergiev, Alexander Toradze, Gianandrea Noseda and Joseph Horowitz. All performances on this program are live except for Rachmaninoff's 1929 performance. In this hour we'll hear four works by Rachmaninoff: Excerpts from Second Piano Concerto (Rachmaninoff, piano - 1929) Etude Tableau in E-Flat Minor, Op. 39 (Vakhtang Kodanashvili, piano) Variations on a Theme by Chopin (Alexander Korsantia, piano) Excerpts from Preludes, Op. 32 (Ketevan Badridze, piano)
Airs Friday, July 20 at 12:00 noon. Spring for Music showcases some of North America’s most exciting orchestras at Carnegie Hall. In Program 1, the Houston Symphony performs an all-Shostakovich program including a rarity, Anti-Formalist Rayok, a protest piece that was not performed publicly until the Soviet Union was self-destructing. Also on the program is Shostakovich’s iconic Symphony No. 11. Music director Hans Graf conducts, with bass soloist Mikhail Svetlov.