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Troisieme Valse brillante

  • Composer:Cecile Chaminade
  • Soloists:
    • Peter Jacobs, piano
  • Hyperion 66846

Schedule for May 20, 2024

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5:01 AM
  • Symphony No. 1 "Serious Symphony"
  • Composer: Franz Berwald
  • Conductor: Roy Goodman
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Hyperion 67081
5:34 AM
  • D'un soir triste (Of a sad evening)
  • Composer: Lili Boulanger
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Neave Trio
  • Chandos 20238
5:44 AM
  • Pohjola's Daughter
  • Composer: Jean Sibelius
  • Conductor: Leif Segerstam
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Chandos 8965
6:01 AM
  • Heroic Berceuse
  • Composer: Claude Debussy
  • Soloists: Kirill Gerstein, piano
  • Myrios 905
6:08 AM
  • Symphony No. 1 "Winter Dreams"
  • Composer: Peter Tchaikovsky
  • Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • London/Decca 4834942
7:01 AM
  • Violin Concerto
  • Composer: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Soloists: Tasmin Little, violin
  • Chandos 10879
7:34 AM
  • Widmung (Dedication)
  • Composer: Robert Schumann
  • Soloists: Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
  • London/Decca 4850020
7:37 AM
  • Concerto on Themes by Donizetti
  • Composer: Antonio Pasculli
  • Conductor: Claus Peter Flor
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Symphony Orchestra
  • Soloists: Burkhard Glaetzner, oboe
  • Capriccio 10281
7:52 AM
  • Allegretto
  • Composer: Gyorgy Ligeti
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Parker Quartet
  • Naxos 570781
8:01 AM
  • Serenade for Winds
  • Composer: Antonin Dvorak
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • DG 415364
8:27 AM
  • Lullaby for Pegi
  • Composer: John Rutter
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Sinfonia Cymru
  • Soloists: Catrin Finch, harp
  • DG 17606
8:33 AM
  • Piano Trio No. 2
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Newstead Trio
  • Prince 9807
9:01 AM
  • Prayer of Saint Gregory
  • Composer: Alan Hovhaness
  • Conductor: Richard Auldon Clark
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
  • Soloists: Chris Gekker, trumpet
  • Koch 7311
9:26 AM
  • Trio Sonata
  • Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Pacifica
  • Dorian 90704
9:37 AM
  • Violin Concerto
  • Composer: Joseph White
  • Conductor: Daniel Hege
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Encore Chamber Orchestra
  • Soloists: Rachel Barton Pine, violin
  • Cedille 214
10:10 AM
  • White Flowers Take Their Bath
  • Composer: Meredi
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Scoring Berlin
  • Soloists: Mari Samuelsen, violin
  • DG 4862097
10:15 AM
  • Song without Words
  • Composer: Alexander Ivanov-Kramskoi
  • Soloists: David Leisner, guitar
  • Azica 71268
10:18 AM
  • Flute Concerto
  • Composer: Frederick the Great
  • Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra
  • Soloists: Manfred Friedrich, flute
  • Capriccio 10064
10:34 AM
  • Overture "Water Music"
  • Composer: Georg Philipp Telemann
  • Conductor: Reinhard Goebel
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Cologne
  • Archiv 413788
11:02 AM
  • Minuet in Blue
  • Composer: Ron Goodwin
  • Conductor: Ron Goodwin
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
  • Marco Polo 223518
11:06 AM
  • Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Composer: George Frideric Handel
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • DG 429390
11:10 AM
  • Concert Piece for Clarinet and Basset Horn
  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Wiener Virtuosen
  • DG 4811917
11:19 AM
  • Siegfried: Forest Murmurs
  • Composer: Richard Wagner
  • Conductor: George Szell
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
  • Sony 46286
11:27 AM
  • Picciola serenata
  • Composer: Antonio Salieri
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Armonia Ensemble
  • Genuin 21740
11:41 AM
  • Rondo for Violin and Orchestra
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Soloists: Julia Fischer, violin
  • PentaTone 64
11:48 AM
  • Suite for Piano: Gavotte and Bourree
  • Composer: Ethel Smyth
  • Soloists: Liana Serbescu, piano
  • CPO 999327
11:51 AM
  • Symphony No. 6: Scherzo
  • Composer: Emilie Mayer
  • Conductor: Marc Niemann
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Bremerhaven Symphony Orchestra
  • Hanssler 22016
12:01 PM
  • Concerto for 2 Horns: Rondo
  • Composer: Antonio Rosetti
  • Conductor: Johannes Moesus
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Chamber Philharmonic
  • Soloists: Klaus Wallendorf, horn
  • CPO 999734
12:06 PM
  • Carmen: Prelude
  • Composer: Georges Bizet
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • London/Decca 467632
12:09 PM
  • Concerto Grosso No. 11
  • Composer: Arcangelo Corelli
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: I Solisti Italiani
  • Denon 74168
12:19 PM
  • Chaconne
  • Composer: Tarquinio Merula
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Zurich Chamber Orchestra
  • Soloists: Daniel Hope, violin
  • DG 4865454
12:23 PM
  • 12 Contredanses
  • Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of St. Luke's
  • Sony 44516
12:32 PM
  • Miniatures for Small Orchestra
  • Composer: Roque Cordero
  • Conductor: Paul Freeman
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Sony 86215
12:46 PM
  • Eubie's Luckey Day
  • Composer: William Bolcom
  • Soloists: Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
  • Hyperion 68391
12:52 PM
  • Sinfonia Concertante: 3rd movement
  • Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Soloists: Stefan Schilli, oboe
  • Sony 41233
1:01 PM
  • Scherzo
  • Composer: Alfredo Catalani
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
  • Sony 63025
1:06 PM
  • Eugene Onegin: Waltz
  • Composer: Peter Tchaikovsky
  • Conductor: Erich Kunzel
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  • Moss Music 7127
1:14 PM
  • Ballet de Cour: The King's Minuet
  • Composer: Gabriel Pierne
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Chamber Music Palm Beach
  • Klavier 11142
1:18 PM
  • La Cambiale di Matrimonio (The Marriage Contract): Overture
  • Composer: Gioacchino Rossini
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • London/Decca 414407
1:25 PM
  • Braveheart: The Secret Wedding
  • Composer: James Horner
  • Conductor: James Horner
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • London/Decca 448295
1:31 PM
  • Capriol Suite
  • Composer: Peter Warlock
  • Conductor: Jonathan Rees
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble
  • Virgin 91112
1:47 PM
  • Pierrot of the Minute: Comedy Overture
  • Composer: Granville Bantock
  • Conductor: Norman Del Mar
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Bournemouth Sinfonietta
  • Chandos 8373
2:01 PM
  • Symphony: 2nd movement
  • Composer: Johann Vanhal
  • Conductor: Matthias Bamert
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: London Mozart Players
  • Soloists: Celia Nicklin, oboe
  • Chandos 9607
2:06 PM
  • Beautiful Rosemary (Schon Rosmarin)
  • Composer: Fritz Kreisler
  • Soloists: Lara St. John, violin
  • Ancalagon 144
2:09 PM
  • La Belle Helene (Beautiful Helene): Overture
  • Composer: Jacques Offenbach
  • Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Chandos 9765
2:20 PM
  • Piano Concerto No. 1
  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • Conductor: Neville Marriner
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Soloists: Murray Perahia, piano
  • Sony 42401
2:41 PM
  • Turandot: Nessun dorma
  • Composer: Giacomo Puccini
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Prague Philharmonia
  • Soloists: Jonathan Tetelman, tenor
  • DG 4864684
2:45 PM
  • Bolero
  • Composer: Maurice Ravel
  • Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Chandos 7031
3:01 PM
  • String Quartet: 3rd movement
  • Composer: Johan Svendsen
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Oslo String Quartet
  • CPO 999858
3:17 PM
  • Three Dances: Divertissement
  • Composer: Maurice Durufle
  • Conductor: John Wilson
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Sinfonia of London
  • Chandos 5252
3:26 PM
  • Piano Sonata
  • Composer: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
  • Soloists: Danny Driver, piano
  • Hyperion 67908
3:43 PM
  • Tannhauser: Overture
  • Composer: Richard Wagner
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Teldec 99595
4:01 PM
  • Schnofler-Dance
  • Composer: Johann Mayer
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Bella Musica Vienna
  • Harmonia Mundi 901013
4:06 PM
  • Divertimento No. 1: Allegro
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Conductor: Richard Edlinger
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
  • Naxos 556653
4:11 PM
  • Straussiana
  • Composer: Erich Korngold
  • Conductor: Kazuki Yamada
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra de la Suisse Romande
  • PentaTone 518
4:20 PM
  • Concert Piece for Four Horns
  • Composer: Robert Schumann
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Seattle Symphony
  • Delos 3084
4:40 PM
  • Re-Invention No. 1
  • Composer: Elena Kats-Chernin
  • Conductor: Angele Dubeau
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: La Pieta
  • Soloists: Angele Dubeau, violin
  • Analekta 8754
4:44 PM
  • Serenade for Strings
  • Composer: Edward Elgar
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • DG 423679
5:01 PM
  • Suite No. 1 for Two Pianos: Waltz
  • Composer: Anton Arensky
  • Soloists: Aglika Genova, piano
  • CPO 777651
5:06 PM
  • Slavonic Dance No. 1
  • Composer: Antonin Dvorak
  • Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
  • London/Decca 430171
5:11 PM
  • Csardas
  • Composer: Vittorio Monti
  • Soloists: Avi Avital, mandolin
  • DG 19758
5:17 PM
  • Serenade for Strings
  • Composer: Peter Tchaikovsky
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Philips 438748
5:48 PM
  • Fantasy on Mozart's "La ci darem la mano"
  • Composer: Franz Danzi
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Potsdam Chamber Academy
  • Soloists: Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet
  • London/Decca 4814711
6:01 PM
  • Valse Triste
  • Composer: Jean Sibelius
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • DG 453908
6:06 PM
  • Tragic Overture
  • Composer: Johannes Brahms
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
  • DG 429765
6:19 PM
  • Troisieme Valse brillante
  • Composer: Cecile Chaminade
  • Soloists: Peter Jacobs, piano
  • Hyperion 66846
6:26 PM
  • Otello: Ballet Music
  • Composer: Gioacchino Rossini
  • Conductor: Antonio de Almeida
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra
  • Philips 422843
6:47 PM
  • Four Seasons: Autumn
  • Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of St. Luke's
  • Soloists: Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
  • EMI 49767
7:01 PM
  • Tarantella
  • Composer: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
  • Soloists: Stein-Erik Olsen, guitar
  • Simax 1084
7:06 PM
  • Overture to an unfinished comedy opera
  • Composer: Camille Saint-Saens
  • Conductor: Jun Markl
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Malmo Symphony Orchestra
  • Naxos 574033
7:13 PM
  • Piano Sonata No. 11
  • Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Soloists: Garrick Ohlsson, piano
  • Arabesque 6773
7:41 PM
  • Violin Concerto No. 2
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Soloists: Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
  • Koch 7785
8:01 PM
  • From Foreign Lands: Italy
  • Composer: Moritz Moszkowski
  • Conductor: Martin West
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
  • Reference 138
8:06 PM
  • Brook Green Suite
  • Composer: Gustav Holst
  • Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
  • Koch 7058
8:14 PM
  • Airs for the Seasons: Ranunculus (Spring)
  • Composer: James Oswald
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble
  • Soloists: Rezan Onen-Lapointe, violin
  • Leaf Music 266
8:19 PM
  • Symphony No. 3
  • Composer: Franz Schubert
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
  • DG 423653
8:44 PM
  • Grand Duo Concertant: Rondo
  • Composer: Carl Maria von Weber
  • Soloists: Anthony McGill, clarinet, Gloria Chien, piano
  • Cedille 207
8:50 PM
  • Jean de Paris: Overture
  • Composer: Francois Boieldieu
  • Conductor: Howard Griffiths
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Swiss Italian Orchestra
  • CPO 555244
9:03 PM
  • Las Dos Hermanitas (Two Sisters)
  • Composer: Francisco Tarrega
  • Soloists: Celedonio Romero, guitar
  • Delos 1004
9:06 PM
  • Morning Song
  • Composer: Edward Elgar
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Zurich Chamber Orchestra
  • Soloists: Daniel Hope, violin, Jane Berthe, harp
  • DG 4837244
9:10 PM
  • Symphony No. 16
  • Composer: Michael Haydn
  • Conductor: Matthias Bamert
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: London Mozart Players
  • Chandos 9352
9:26 PM
  • Romance
  • Composer: Camille Saint-Saens
  • Soloists: Nicholas Canellakis, cello, Michael Stephen Brown, piano
  • First Hand 134
9:29 PM
  • Concerto for Orchestra: Finale
  • Composer: Bela Bartok
  • Conductor: Karina Canellakis
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Pentatone 7027
9:41 PM
  • Prelude No. 13 "Airs de fete"
  • Composer: Joseph Jongen
  • Soloists: Ivan Ilic, piano
  • Chandos 20264
9:46 PM
  • Aida: Triumphal March
  • Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • London/Decca 430226
10:01 PM
  • Czech Suite: Sousedska
  • Composer: Antonin Dvorak
  • Conductor: Jose Serebrier
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Warner 66656-3
10:06 PM
  • Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue No. 1
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Soloists: Lang Lang, piano
  • DG 4797528
10:09 PM
  • Doctor Zhivago: Lara's Theme
  • Composer: Maurice Jarre
  • Conductor: Erich Kunzel
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  • Telarc 80168
10:16 PM
  • Ebb and Flow
  • Composer: Tony Banks
  • Conductor: Nick Ingman
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech National Symphony Orchestra
  • BMG 56892
10:30 PM
  • String Quartet No. 4
  • Composer: Maddalena Laura Sirmen
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Allegri String Quartet
  • Cala 1019
10:41 PM
  • Oscar Tango
  • Composer: Simon Jeffes
  • Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra
  • London/Decca 425218
10:45 PM
  • Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9
  • Composer: Franz Liszt
  • Conductor: Anatole Fistoulari
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Vanguard 5007
11:01 PM
  • Sonata for Cello and Guitar: Allegretto comodo
  • Composer: Radames Gnattali
  • Soloists: Rupert Boyd, guitar, Laura Metcalf, cello
  • Dorian 92217
11:06 PM
  • Overture di Ballo
  • Composer: Arthur Sullivan
  • Conductor: Neville Marriner
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Philips 434916
11:18 PM
  • Waltz No. 5 "Grande Valse"
  • Composer: Frederic Chopin
  • Soloists: Zoltan Kocsis, piano
  • Philips 412890
11:23 PM
  • Symphony No. 34
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Prague Chamber Orchestra
  • Telarc 80190
11:46 PM
  • On a Blue Hill
  • Composer: Lauren Scott
  • Soloists: Lauren Scott, harp, Keziah Thomas, harp
  • Avie 2675
11:51 PM
  • Images for Orchestra: Iberia: On Highways and Byways
  • Composer: Claude Debussy
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Virgin 61424
12:01 AM
  • Nonetto: 1st movement
  • Composer: Bohuslav Martinu
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Lahti Chamber Ensemble
  • Bis 653
12:06 AM
  • The Anonymous Lover: Overture-Symphony
  • Composer: Chevalier de Saint-Georges
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Tafelmusik
  • CBC 5225
12:14 AM
  • Syncopation
  • Composer: Fritz Kreisler
  • Soloists: Gili Schwarzman, flute, Guy Braunstein, violin, Amihai Grosz, viola, Alisa Weilerstein, cello
  • Pentatone 6815
12:18 AM
  • Symphony No. 1
  • Composer: Georges Enescu
  • Conductor: Cristian Macelaru
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: French National Orchestra
  • DG 4865737
12:52 AM
  • Du bist die Ruh (You are repose)
  • Composer: Franz Schubert
  • Soloists: Barry Douglas, piano
1:01 AM
  • Milonga
  • Composer: Jorge Cardoso
  • Soloists: Milos Karadaglic, guitar
  • DG 17000
1:06 AM
  • Intermezzo No. 2
  • Composer: Johannes Brahms
  • Soloists: Stewart Goodyear, piano
  • Dorian 92220
1:14 AM
  • Symphony No. 9 "Choral": 3rd movement
  • Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Conductor: Osmo Vanska
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra
  • Bis 1616
1:30 AM
  • Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten
  • Composer: Arvo Part
  • Conductor: Richard Studt
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Bournemouth Sinfonietta
  • Virgin 45314
1:38 AM
  • Symphony No. 7
  • Composer: Jean Sibelius
  • Conductor: Thomas Sondergard
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Linn 462
2:01 AM
  • Opacity
  • Composer: Una Sveinbjarnardottir
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Siggi String Quartet
  • Dorian 92232
2:06 AM
  • Soir, Matin
  • Composer: Mel Bonis
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Trio George Sand
2:15 AM
  • Violin Concerto No. 2 "In Evening Light"
  • Composer: Peteris Vasks
  • Conductor: Sergej Bolkhovets
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Munich Chamber Orchestra
  • Soloists: Sebastian Bohren, violin
  • Avie 2662
2:55 AM
  • Vespers: Praise the Name of the Lord
  • Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Conductor: Dale Warland
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Dale Warland Singers
  • American Choral Catalog 121
3:01 AM
  • Intermezzo for String Trio
  • Composer: Zoltan Kodaly
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Domus
  • Virgin 45015
3:06 AM
  • Pavane
  • Composer: Gabriel Faure
  • Soloists: Lang Lang, piano
  • DG 4859230
3:14 AM
  • String Quartet
  • Composer: Emilie Mayer
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Erato Quartet
  • CPO 999679
3:45 AM
  • Rain
  • Composer: Suzanne Ciani
  • Soloists: Vanessa Wagner, piano
  • InFine 1070
3:47 AM
  • Renascence
  • Composer: Lita Grier
  • Conductor: Paul Freeman
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech National Symphony Orchestra
  • Soloists: Mary Stolper, flute
  • Cedille 46
4:01 AM
  • Lachrimae Tristes
  • Composer: John Dowland
  • Conductor: Jakob Lindberg
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: The Dowland Consort
  • Bis 315
4:06 AM
  • Violin Concerto
  • Composer: Edward Elgar
  • Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Soloists: Nicola Benedetti, violin
  • London/Decca 4850949
4:55 AM
  • Valsa sem nome (Waltz without a Name)
  • Composer: Baden Powell
  • Soloists: Marc Regnier, guitar
Julie Amacher

Julie Amacher

Julie Amacher's desire to introduce others to great music is what led her to radio. She began her professional broadcast career at a station in Sun Prairie, WI. She went from rock 'n' roll to the Rocky Mountains, where she found her niche in public radio at KUNC in Greeley, Colo. Julie spent 13 years at KUNC, where she managed the announcers and their eclectic music format. During that time, she earned four national awards for best announcer. She joined Classical 24 in 1997 as a host and producer. She has managed the service since 2007.

Scott Blankenship

Scott Blankenship

Scott Blankenship started his radio career in college when he began working as a volunteer at a local cable radio station, announcing alternative and new rock music. His love and appreciation of classical music began at public radio station KVNO in Omaha, where he spent 13 years in various on-air and management roles, five of those years as the morning drive-time host.

Jeff Esworthy

Jeff Esworthy

Jeff Esworthy has been a host of Classical 24 since 1996. He’s a public radio veteran with more than 20 years behind the microphone, where he’s hosted everything from folk to jazz to progressive rock. A hobbyist musician and collector of instruments from around the world, Jeff has what he describes as a “passable” command of southern string-band music on fiddle and banjo, and he is a long-time student of the classical music of Northern India on instruments such as the sitar, sarangi and tabla.

Ward Jacobson

Ward Jacobson

Ward Jacobson has enjoyed a radio career spanning over two decades as a morning show host and sportscaster, as well as producer/host of an interview program where he chatted with authors, musicians, politicians and newsmakers.

Valerie Kahler

Valerie Kahler

Valerie Kahler started playing cello and piano in 3rd grade, but didn't officially fall under the spell of classical music until high school when she began exploring her parents' LP collection. There, tucked between the Herb Alpert and an abandoned children's record, she found an album of the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Zubin Mehta. She played the A side (Ravel's Bolero and Tchaikovsky's Marche Slave) over and over again, mesmerized by the changes of color the composers could produce with different instruments, and by the images the music conjured in her imagination.  Thanks to teachers and professors with high expectations and a taste for demanding repertoire, Valerie was able to explore orchestral, chamber and vocal music from the inside out, all through high school and college. At some point during an unfocused pursuit of a bachelor's degree, she wandered into the studios of KNAU (now Arizona Public Radio) in Flagstaff, Arizona. A stint as a volunteer in the music library inevitably led to being placed, unwillingly, in front of a microphone. It became surprisingly less terrifying each time, so she stayed. Ten years later, she packed her bike and her cat into a small pickup truck and drove to St. Paul, Minnesota to work for Classical24. When she's not playing classical music or talking about classical music, she's likely to be reading, sewing, singing or cooking. Valerie shares her life with her partner John, an artist, and their two cats: Mirra and Dieter.

Jillene Khan

Jillene Khan

Jillene Khan works for Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media as an overnight classical host. She studied radio broadcasting at Brown College in St. Paul and kept her Midwestern roots after graduation by hosting at radio stations in Minneapolis; Milwaukee; Davenport, Iowa; and Madison, Wisconsin. She has received local and national recognition for her work from the Country Music Association and Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. She recently won the Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media. Outside of radio, her favorite things include spending time with loved ones, a great hug, an animal of any kind, and the thrill of a new experience. She absolutely loves doing things for the first time or going places she has never been before. She also enjoys being outdoors, no matter what the weather. “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing,” she says.

Elizabeth Lyon

Elizabeth Lyon

Elizabeth Lyon joins the classical ranks as our assistant program director and fill-in host after six years working for us as a master control specialist, board operator and producer. Her new role combines her love of working technically, behind-the-scenes, as well as stepping in front of the microphone to share her favorite music. As the assistant program director, she coordinates programming, serves as an on-air host and dips her toes in every part of the department. That’s what she loves most about working in radio: “It’s like a river you flow on and you don’t know where you’ll end up, but you love the ride.” Although a violinist by training, her favorite classical composers are tied to her roots in choral music. When not doing all things audio, she can be found hiking, reading, or volunteering with programs that benefit children.

Bonnie North

Bonnie North

For host Bonnie North, classical music is more than just a genre — it's a way of life. She stumbled into the world of radio after responding to a newspaper ad for Vermont Public Radio seeking a classical music DJ for its Sunday afternoon show. Despite having no previous radio experience, she was confident in her knowledge of classical music and took a chance. She created an audition tape, and the rest is history. Her favorite composer depends on her mood. Sometimes she seeks the meditative sounds of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, while other times she craves the angular compositions of Igor Stravinsky. Of course, she also loves the classics by composers who include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel. But she is always looking for contemporary composers and is eager to discover new musical talents. Outside of work, she loves to attend live music events. She also enjoys traveling and having friends and family scattered throughout the United States and Europe. But her love for animals is just as strong, and she often volunteers at animal shelters. She is an avid duathlon participant, combining her love for running and biking in one exciting event.

Kevin O'Connor

Kevin O'Connor

Kevin O'Connor grew up in a household where his father and boisterous Irish uncles would often noisily debate what was to be played on the turntable: Between the three brothers, and depending on the mood of the day, it wavered between Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson and Gordon Lightfoot. (The brothers also hailed from Toronto). Kevin's career arc seemed to follow suit, spinning and selling classical, jazz, folk and pop music on the radio, and briefly in retail, for the past three decades.  A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, he migrated do the Pacific Northwest, landing the requisite free-form overnight shift at his college station, KBSU, Boise. This was the first among many rungs in a public radio career that has always permitted him to express his passions for great music and explore his mercenary tendency toward spreading the message to anyone who will listen. For the past 18 years, he has served as music director and afternoon host at KBEM. He is also an avid cyclist and walker.

Melissa Ousley

Melissa Ousley

Melissa Ousley stumbled into a career in broadcasting many years ago when she moved to Wichita, Kansas to be near her soon-to-be husband. The attraction (to radio work, that is) was immediate and the chance to be around great music without having to practice was irresistible. After establishing herself as a host and producer in Kansas, Melissa moved to Minnesota and continued her work at WCAL in Northfield and Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul. Her morning classical show at WCAL was twice named "Best Classical Radio Program" by the Twin Cities paper City Pages. Melissa grew up near New York City. As a teenager, she attended the Preparatory Division of the Manhattan School of Music. Her bachelor's degree is from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. When she's away from the airwaves, Melissa loves to run, read, and spend time with her family.

Mindy Ratner

Mindy Ratner

Mindy Ratner fell hopelessly in love with radio as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she volunteered at an on-campus student station. She worked at the local public television station and began her career in earnest as an announcer at Wisconsin Public Radio. The native New Yorker moved on to stations in Cincinnati and Philadelphia before joining Minnesota Public Radio in 1983. April 1998 marked the beginning of a great life adventure, as Ratner began work as a music host and producer on the English Service of China Radio International in Beijing before a return to MPR. Her extracurricular interests include international travel; folk, ballroom and contra-dancing; choral singing; hanging out with her amazing Chinese cat; and trying to stay ahead of the weeds in her garden…with varying degrees of success!

Melanie Renate

Melanie Renate

Through her many mentors at KROC in Rochester, Minnesota, Melanie Renate learned how to splice tape in tandem with learning how to use her voice. She eventually found her path combining her ability to care for people with her love of radio broadcasting. As a certified health and wellness coach and a passionate yogi and mental-health advocate, she has developed a deep appreciation for ways in which music can aid in overall wellness. She is excited to bring her passion for people with her as she steps back behind the microphone as a classical host.

Steve Seel

Steve Seel

Steve Seel is the host of YourClassical’s weekly SymphonyCast and the trailblazing music show Extra Eclectic. He possesses a broad knowledge of many musical genres, having hosted radio programs ranging from classical to jazz and even avant-garde music at radio stations around the country. Steve began his love affair with public radio at 24 working whatever shifts he could at his hometown station of WUSF-FM in Tampa, Florida, and from there worked his way to snowy Buffalo, New York, and its renowned classical station WNED-FM, where he hosted middays and the weekly experimental-music show Present Tense. In 2005, Steve became one of the founding voices on Minnesota Public Radio's eclectic station, the Current. While there, he hosted afternoons and mornings, and conducted in-depth interviews with pop music luminaries ranging from Brian Eno to David Byrne to Tori Amos. Steve is a basement composer obsessed with all things both minimalist and slow, and might actually be incapable of writing anything that exceeds 75 beats-per-minute.

Steve Staruch

Steve Staruch

Steve Staruch can be heard on Classical Minnesota Public Radio from 3 to 7 p.m. weekdays, including hosting Friday Favorites, as well as nationally during those times. Before joining MPR in 2004, Steve presented a variety of radio programs on WCAL in Northfield, Minn., where he created an immensely popular call-in program, and on WXXI in Rochester, N.Y. Outside radio, he enjoys work as a freelance tenor and violist. He and his wife, Naomi, enjoy traveling, gardening and hosting dinner parties.

Lynne Warfel

Lynne Warfel

Lynne Warfel celebrates 30 years as a broadcaster in 2014. She started in Los Angeles in 1984 at the venerable commercial classical station KFAC, and also worked at KUSC. She then lived in Edinburgh, Scotland for five years working in a classic rock format at Radio Forth in Edinburgh before returning to the States and joining Minnesota Public Radio in 1993. Lynne trained as an actor, graduating from Northwestern University and also trained at Second City Workshop. She's a 35 year member of Actor's Equity and Screen Actors' Guild. She finished a Masters in Theology from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA. Her interests and passions include: laughing, dog rescue, her Collies and Gordon Setters, her Lipizzan horse, Teddy and her two extremely funny, smart and sweet sons, Peter and Josh.