Airs Thursday, December 11 at 8 p.m. Some historians believe that the origins of the string quartet can be traced back to the Baroque trio sonata, in which two solo instruments performed with a continuo section consisting of a bass instrument and a keyboard. Others suggest that the widespread practice of playing works written for string orchestra with just four players, covering the bass part with cello alone, helped formulate the idea of the string quartet. But everyone agrees that the string quartet rose to prominence through the work of Joseph Haydn, and that ever since, the string quartet has been prestigious, and considered a true test of a composer's art. In this program, we listen to string quartets by Haydn, Mozart and Mendelssohn, performed by the Miami String Quartet at the 2013 Savannah Music Festival.
Airs Monday, October 27 at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast, Concertmaster Noah Bendix Balgley performs the Bruch Scottish Fantasy. Plus, Nikolaj Znaider conducts Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 and the Hebrides Overture by Mendelssohn. Jim Cunningham will host this Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast.
Airs Monday, March 24 at 11 a.m. Join us for a new season of concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra each Monday morning at 11 a.m. The open concert for the season features conductor Manfred Honeck who will be joined by pianist Lang Lang for the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Franz Listz as well as Chopin’s Etude No. 5, Op. 10. The concert will also showcase Giuseppe Verdi’s Overture to “Forza del Destino;” Felix Mendelssohn’s Scherzo from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream;” Richard Wagner’s Overture to “Tannhauser;” Igor Stravinksy’s Danse Infernale from “The Firebird;” and Lu Wencheng’s “Autumn Moon on a Calm Lake.” Join us for a new season of concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony each Monday morning at 11 a.m. on Red River Radio.
Airs Monday, June 10 at 11 a.m. Join us this Monday for another concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony when Andre Previn takes the podium to lead the orchestra in his own Triple Concerto as well as Franz Josef Haydn’s Symphony No. 102 and Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, “Italian”. The soloists will be George Vosburgh on trumpet,William Caballero on horn and Craig Knox, tuba
Airs Saturday, October 6 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 we'll hear conductor Marek Janowski with violinist Arabella Steinbacher in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Opus 64. The concert opens with Weber's “Der Beherrscher der Geister” (“The Ruler of the Spirits Overture”) and closes with Schubert's Symphony in C major (“The Great”), D. 944