Airs Tuesday, November 20 at 11:00 a.m. With blocks of massive choral forces and contrasting moments of repose, the Missa solemnis is uniquely Beethovenian in its ability to convey a broad faith in humankind. Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, and The Monteverdi Choir come together to perform this grand plea for peace.
Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123 Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique The Monteverdi Choir Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor Soprano Elizabeth Meister, Mezzo-Soprano Jennifer Johnston, Tenor Michael Spyres, Bass Matthew Rose.
Airs Monday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. Description: The Ozarks have long been an isolated part of the country. Steep mountains break up the landscape into hills and hollows, making each little town into its own microcosm in this place some call the "State of the Ozarks;" the state line between Missouri and Arkansas meaning little to them. Here, families have stayed in the same hollows for generations with little influence from the outside world. Everyone knows everyone else, and their parents, and their grandparents. Which means that daily life here is steeped in the past, for better or for worse. In this episode, we go deep into the lives of people who live with the ghosts of their past: a family living with the legacy of a murder, young fiddlers learning songs passed down for centuries, and a married couple overcoming a history of domestic violence, together.
Airs Monday, November 19 at 11:00 a.m. This week on Summer Stages, we're headed to Charleston, South Carolina, rich in history, architecture and music! Join us for a visit to the Spoleto Festival USA where the Westminster Choir provides heavenly choral masterpieces and pianist Stephen Prutsman stops by to perform Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1 with the festival orchestra. That and more on SummerStages from Classical Public Radio.
Airs Saturday, November 17 at 3:00 p.m. Fiesta! is a new, original production devoted to Latino concert music, and brings artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to your listeners. The acclaimed composer, musician, performer, and professor Elbio Barilari is the host and creative force behind this series. He invites listeners to enjoy and learn about the lively and compelling sounds of Latin American classical music. On this week's program we'll hear a profile of Piazzolla, featuring his Suite for Oboe and String Orchestra, his Tres Movimientos Sinfonicos, and his Suite Punta del Este.
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.”