Airs, Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. The Mozart Festival is recorded in Mozart's hometown of Salzburg, Austria and includes performances by some of the world's leading soloists and orchestras, backstage clips with performers, and location-recorded features touring the Mozarteum Foundation's priceless collections, including Mozart's original manuscripts and personal possessions. On this week's program we'll hear Salieri's Arias “Père barbare, arache-moi” & "Par les larmes” from Les Danaïdes with soprano Mojca Erdmann; Mozart's Sonata for Violin and Pianoforte in C featuring Robert Levin on piano forte and Frank Stadler on violin; and Gabriele Ramsauer shares with us a “Mozart Portrait.”
Airs Saturday, November 17 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. This week we'll hear conductor Franz Welser-Moest who will be joined by pianist Lang Lang for Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 2 followed by Bruckner's Symphony No. 4, the “Romantic”.
Airs Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. Hungarian fiddle playing is known the world over for its passion, romance and virtuosity. To most non-Hungarians, the music is synonymous with the campfire, the open road and the Gypsies. But is Hungarian fiddle music actually Gypsy music? Within the country you will find considerable resentment towards this stereotype, and while there is much appreciation of the skill of Gypsy fiddlers, it is considered to be Hungarian music, not Gypsy music. On this program we listen to violinist Roby Lakatos, who is not only a scorching virtuoso, but a musician of extraordinary versatility. This recording was captured during the opening weekend of the 2010 Savannah Music Festival at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts.
Airs Monday, November 12 at 11:00 a.m. This week on Summer Stages it's another program jam-packed with chamber delights from the Virginia Arts Festival. We'll have selections by Mozart and Dvorak and then violinist Tianwa Yang brings a bit of Bach and Hindemith. We'll hear Mozart's String Quartet No.23 in F and Dvorak's String Quartet No.14 in A-flat followed by Bach's Partita No.2 in D minor and the concert will close with Hindemith's Violin Sonata Op.31, No.2. Don’t miss this stop on Summer Stages from on Red River Radio!