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 Thursday, March 22, at 8 p.m. Eric Reed is a powerful, daring and elegant pianist who was blessed with perfect pitch and a desire to play piano for audiences. As a child prodigy raised in the Baptist church, he eventually found his true calling in performing ballads, blues and 4/4 swing, and has since become one of the finest instrumentalists in jazz today. This episode features Reed in a variety of performances at the Savannah Music Festival.