Mozart

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 Thursday, December 11 at 11 a.m. A new series of special concert from the Mozart Festival 2014. This program features Robin Ticciati leading the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in allegro from Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in c minor, Op. 67. The Alina Ibragimóva, violin; Renaud Capuçon, violin; Gérard Caussé, viola; Léa Hennino, viola; and Clemens Hagan, cello will perform Mozart's Quintet in B-flat, KV 174. Hannes Eichmann will host.

Airs Monday, October 20 at 11 a.m.  This week on the Pittsburgh Sympony; Manfred Honeck will lead the orchestra in Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings; Leos Janceck’s Suite from Jenufa, Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8; and pianist Yulianna Avdeeva will be the guest soloist for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21. Jim Cunningham will be your host.

Airs Thursday, August 28 at 11 a.m. The San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas with guest soloist Jeremy Denk on piano will present Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3, Steven Mackey's Eating Greens, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503 and Aaron Copland's Symphonic Ode. Fred Child and Jeff Spurgeon will be your host for the encore broadcast.

LA Opera

Airs Saturday, August 9 at 12 noon. Mozart's delightful world filled with magic and melody will be presented this week on the LA Opera with Janai Brugger in the role of Pamina, Lawrence Brownlee as Tamino, and Erika Miklósa as the Queen of the Night. This performance also features Evan Boyer as Sarastro, Rodion Pogossov as Papageno and Amanda Woodbury as Papagena. James Conlon lead the LA Opera Orchstra and Chorus for this performance.

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