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All the Things You Are

  • Composer:Jerome Kern
  • Soloists:
    • Leon Fleisher, piano
  • Bridge 9429

Schedule for July 24, 2024

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5:01 AM
  • 3 Argentinian Cantilenas and Finale
  • Composer: Carlos Guastavino
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Camerata Bariloche
  • Dorian 90202
5:21 AM
  • Serenade No. 2
  • Composer: Robert Fuchs
  • Conductor: Christian Ludwig
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Cologne Chamber Orchestra
  • Naxos 572222
5:38 AM
  • La Boutique fantasque (Fantastic Toy Shop)
  • Composer: Ottorino Respighi
  • Conductor: Neville Marriner
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Philips 420485
6:01 AM
  • Prelude and Fugue "St Anne"
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Philips 432092
6:18 AM
  • Seven Popular Spanish Songs: Jota
  • Composer: Manuel de Falla
  • Soloists: Tabea Zimmermann, viola
  • Harmonia Mundi 902648
6:22 AM
  • Orchestral Suite No. 1
  • Composer: Peter Tchaikovsky
  • Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Prague Symphony Orchestra
  • Supraphon 110969
7:01 AM
  • Wildflower (Yolanda's Song)
  • Composer: Arturo Sandoval
  • Soloists: Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
  • Azica 71358
7:09 AM
  • Suite in the Old Style
  • Composer: Alfred Schnittke
  • Conductor: Vladimir Spivakov
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Virtuosi
  • RCA 60370
7:27 AM
  • Piano Sonata
  • Composer: Franz Schubert
  • Soloists: Barry Douglas, piano
  • Chandos 20086
7:47 AM
  • Concerto for Trombone
  • Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Conductor: Chikara Imamura
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
  • Soloists: Christian Lindberg, trombone
  • Bis 848
8:01 AM
  • The Wise Virgins Ballet Suite
  • Composer: William Walton
  • Conductor: Bryden Thomson
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Chandos 8871
8:21 AM
  • English Folk Song Suite
  • Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Conductor: Frederick Fennell
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Cleveland Symphonic Winds
  • Telarc 80099
8:34 AM
  • Little Concert Suite
  • Composer: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
  • Conductor: Paul Freeman
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Sinfonietta
  • Cedille 55
8:48 AM
  • Fantasy on La Traviata
  • Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
  • Conductor: Yannick Nezet-Seguin
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Soloists: Emmanuel Pahud, flute
  • EMI 57814
9:01 AM
  • All the Things You Are
  • Composer: Jerome Kern
  • Soloists: Leon Fleisher, piano
  • Bridge 9429
9:06 AM
  • The Magic Harp
  • Composer: Ina Boyle
  • Conductor: Ronald Corp
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
9:16 AM
  • Simple Gifts
  • Composer: Frederic Hand
  • Soloists: Frederic Hand, guitar
  • ReEntrant 2
9:20 AM
  • String Quartet No. 53 "The Lark"
  • Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Hagen Quartet
  • DG 423622
9:40 AM
  • Keyboard Concerto No. 2
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Soloists: Kati Debretzeni, violin
  • SDG 732
10:01 AM
  • German Requiem: Wie lieblich (How lovely are thy dwelling places)
  • Composer: Johannes Brahms
  • Conductor: Marin Alsop
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: MDR Radio Chorus Leipzig
  • Naxos 572996
10:06 AM
  • Symphony
  • Composer: Luigi Boccherini
  • Conductor: Johannes Goritzki
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: German Chamber Academy
  • CPO 999174
10:15 AM
  • Bartered Bride: Dances
  • Composer: Bedrich Smetana
  • Conductor: Libor Pesek
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Virgin 59285
10:27 AM
  • Piano Sonata No. 18
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Soloists: Ingrid Haebler, piano
  • Denon 73087
10:45 AM
  • Petite Suite Gauloise
  • Composer: Louis Theodore Gouvy
  • Conductor: Lowell Graham
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: United States Air Force Band
11:03 AM
  • Wand of Youth: Sun Dance
  • Composer: Edward Elgar
  • Conductor: James Judd
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
  • Naxos 557166
11:06 AM
  • Etude No. 3 "Un Sospiro" (A Sigh)
  • Composer: Franz Liszt
  • Soloists: Susann McDonald, harp
  • Klavier 11133
11:12 AM
  • The Gadfly: Romance
  • Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
  • Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Soloists: Janine Jansen, violin
  • London/Decca 475011
11:16 AM
  • Sleeping Beauty: Polacca
  • Composer: Peter Tchaikovsky
  • Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Russian National Orchestra
  • DG 457634
11:21 AM
  • Concerto No. 2
  • Composer: Tomaso Albinoni
  • Conductor: Simon Standage
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Collegium Musicum 90
  • Chandos 663
11:28 AM
  • Scherzo Capriccioso
  • Composer: Antonin Dvorak
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • EMI 64291
11:42 AM
  • Trumpet Concerto
  • Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Soloists: Rolf Smedvig, trumpet
  • Telarc 80232
11:49 AM
  • Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
  • Composer: William Walton
  • Conductor: Neville Marriner
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Chandos 8870
12:01 PM
  • Sonata pian e forte
  • Composer: Giovanni Gabrieli
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: National Brass Ensemble
  • Oberlin 1504
12:06 PM
  • Pastoral Suite: Scherzo-valse
  • Composer: Emmanuel Chabrier
  • Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
  • Chandos 8852
12:12 PM
  • String Quartet: Allegretto
  • Composer: Fanny Mendelssohn
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Ebene Quartet
  • Virgin 64546
12:17 PM
  • Hark! Hark! The Lark
  • Composer: Franz Schubert
  • Soloists: Jorge Bolet, piano
  • London/Decca 414575
12:21 PM
  • Flute Concerto No. 3 "Il gardellino" ("The Goldfinch")
  • Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • Soloists: Patrick Gallois, flute
  • DG 437839
12:30 PM
  • The Butterfly's Ball
  • Composer: Frederic Cowen
  • Conductor: Adrian Leaper
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak State Phiharmonic, Kosice
  • Marco Polo 223273
12:43 PM
  • Variations on a Theme of Sor
  • Composer: Miguel Llobet
  • Soloists: Anabel Montesinos, guitar
  • Naxos 557294
12:52 PM
  • Symphony No. 29: 4th movement
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
  • Discover 920301
1:01 PM
  • Irish Tune from County Derry
  • Composer: Percy Grainger
  • Conductor: Jerry Junkin
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Dallas Wind Symphony
1:06 PM
  • Hungarian Dance No. 4
  • Composer: Johannes Brahms
  • Conductor: Otmar Suitner
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Staatskapelle Berlin
  • Denon 4597
1:11 PM
  • Othello Suite: Children's Intermezzo
  • Composer: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
  • Conductor: Fawzi Haimor
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Chineke! Orchestra
  • Chineke! Records 4853322
1:17 PM
  • Pavane
  • Composer: Gabriel Faure
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic
  • EMI 8501
1:24 PM
  • L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers): Overture
  • Composer: Gioacchino Rossini
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • London/Decca 400049
1:32 PM
  • Piano Sonata No. 1: Finale
  • Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Soloists: Angela Hewitt, piano
  • Hyperion 68220
1:42 PM
  • In the Steppes of Central Asia
  • Composer: Alexander Borodin
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Sony 63076
1:50 PM
  • Symphony No. 2: Finale
  • Composer: Niels Gade
  • Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Stockholm Sinfonietta
  • Bis 355
2:01 PM
  • Hook: Flight to Neverland
  • Composer: John Williams
  • Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
  • DG 29939
2:06 PM
  • String Quartet No. 6
  • Composer: Chevalier de Saint-Georges
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Arabella String Quartet
  • Naxos 574360
2:18 PM
  • Symphony No. 9 "From the New World": Largo
  • Composer: Antonin Dvorak
  • Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
  • London/Decca 421082
2:32 PM
  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble
  • Saint Luke's 302
2:44 PM
  • Praeludium and Allegro
  • Composer: Fritz Kreisler
  • Soloists: Joshua Bell, violin, Paul Coker, piano
  • London/Decca 444409
2:51 PM
  • Images for Orchestra: Iberia: On Highways and Byways
  • Composer: Claude Debussy
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Paris Orchestra
  • DG 437934
3:01 PM
  • Valse Triste
  • Composer: Jean Sibelius
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • DG 453908
3:06 PM
  • Zampa Overture
  • Composer: Ferdinand Herold
  • Conductor: Paul Paray
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Mercury 432014
3:15 PM
  • Three Preludes
  • Composer: George Gershwin
  • Soloists: Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
  • London/Decca 4851683
3:22 PM
  • Clarinet Concerto No. 2
  • Composer: Bernhard Crusell
  • Conductor: Alun Francis
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Soloists: Thea King, clarinet
  • Hyperion 66708
3:48 PM
  • Gayane Ballet Suite
  • Composer: Aram Khachaturian
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Pops Orchestra
  • Philips 426247
4:01 PM
  • Dardanus: Overture
  • Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau
  • Conductor: Frans Bruggen
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
  • Philips 420240
4:06 PM
  • The Lake at Evening
  • Composer: Charles Tomlinson Griffes
  • Soloists: Michael Lewin, piano
  • Naxos 559023
4:10 PM
  • The Arctic Suite: Sea Ice Melting
  • Composer: Jacob Shea
  • Conductor: Christian Kluxen
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Arctic Philharmonic
  • Soloists: Eldbjorg Hemsing, violin
  • Sony 93608
4:15 PM
  • Symphony No. 1
  • Composer: Franz Schubert
  • Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Teldec 91184
4:45 PM
  • Horn Concerto No. 2
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Conductor: Jose Antonio Mendez Padron
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Havana Lyceum Orchestra
  • Soloists: Sarah Willis, horn
  • Alpha 878
5:01 PM
  • String Quartet No. 2: Scherzo
  • Composer: Alexander Borodin
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Emerson String Quartet
  • Book of the Month 7032
5:06 PM
  • Orfeo: Toccata
  • Composer: Claudio Monteverdi
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Saint Cecilia Orchestra
  • DG 471566
5:08 PM
  • Sinfonia No. 3
  • Composer: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
  • Conductor: Amandine Beyer
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Gli Incogniti
  • Harmonia Mundi 905321
5:20 PM
  • Piano Concerto No. 5 "Egyptian"
  • Composer: Camille Saint-Saens
  • Conductor: Sakari Oramo
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Soloists: Stephen Hough, piano
  • Hyperion 67331
5:48 PM
  • Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
  • Composer: Franz Liszt
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • London/Decca 443444
6:01 PM
  • Piano Sonata: Andante
  • Composer: Florence Price
  • Soloists: Hiroko Ishimoto, piano
  • Grand Piano 844
6:06 PM
  • Euryanthe Overture
  • Composer: Carl Maria von Weber
  • Conductor: Christian Thielemann
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic
  • DG 4745022
6:16 PM
  • Larghetto
  • Composer: Germaine Tailleferre
  • Soloists: Quynh Nguyen, piano
  • Music & Arts 1306
6:20 PM
  • Cello Suite No. 3
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Soloists: Yo-Yo Ma, cello
  • Sony 63203
6:42 PM
  • Ballet Suite No. 3
  • Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
  • Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Scottish National Orchestra
  • Chandos 7000
7:01 PM
  • Tarantella
  • Composer: Cecile Chaminade
  • Soloists: Peter Jacobs, piano
  • Hyperion 66706
7:06 PM
  • Carnival Overture
  • Composer: Antonin Dvorak
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Sony 44923
7:16 PM
  • Presto No. 2
  • Composer: Miguel del Aguila
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Camerata San Antonio
  • Bridge 9302
7:23 PM
  • Symphony No. 34
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Prague Chamber Orchestra
  • Telarc 80190
7:46 PM
  • Second Suite
  • Composer: Gustav Holst
  • Conductor: Harry Pinchin
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Edmonton Wind Ensemble
8:01 PM
  • Harp Consort No. 3
  • Composer: William Lawes
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Les Voix Humaines
  • Soloists: Maxine Eilander, harp
  • Atma 2372
8:06 PM
  • La Dangereuse
  • Composer: Ludovic Lamothe
  • Soloists: William Chapman Nyaho, piano
  • MSR 1242
8:12 PM
  • A Downland Suite
  • Composer: John Ireland
  • Conductor: John Wilson
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Sinfonia of London
  • Chandos 5293
8:30 PM
  • Trumpet Concerto
  • Composer: Leopold Mozart
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Soloists: Rolf Smedvig, trumpet
  • Telarc 80227
8:45 PM
  • Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 "Midsummer Vigil"
  • Composer: Hugo Alfven
  • Conductor: Eiji Oue
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra
  • Reference 80
9:03 PM
  • English Suite No. 2: Gigue
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Soloists: Renaud Capucon, violin, Gautier Capucon, cello
  • Virgin 32626
9:06 PM
  • Rustle of Spring
  • Composer: Christian Sinding
  • Soloists: Jerome Lowenthal, piano
  • Bridge 9306
9:09 PM
  • The Wasps: Overture
  • Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • RCA 7830
9:20 PM
  • Sonata No. 6
  • Composer: Henry Purcell
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Chatham Baroque
  • Dorian 90309
9:28 PM
  • Concertino for Oboe and Strings
  • Composer: Brenno Blauth
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Camerata Bariloche
  • Soloists: Andres Spiller, oboe
  • Dorian 90249
9:47 PM
  • Dona nobis pacem
  • Composer: Karl Jenkins
  • Conductor: Stephen Layton
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Polyphony
  • DG 4793232
9:51 PM
  • Piano Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight": 3rd movement
  • Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Soloists: Yundi Li, piano
  • DG 17968
10:06 PM
  • Symphonic Dance No. 1
  • Composer: Edvard Grieg
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • NKF 50002
10:13 PM
  • In Nature's Realm Overture
  • Composer: Antonin Dvorak
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic
  • Philips 432996
10:29 PM
  • Espana: Tango
  • Composer: Isaac Albeniz
  • Soloists: Cally Banham, English horn, W. Mark Akin, guitar
  • Cally Banham 2024
10:32 PM
  • Mala Junta
  • Composer: Julio de Caro/Pedro Laurenz
  • Soloists: Cally Banham, English horn, Asako Kuboki, violin, Chris Tantillo, viola, Melissa Brooks, cello, David DeRiso, bass, Adam Maness, piano and guitar
  • Cally Banham 2024
10:38 PM
  • Spring Song
  • Composer: Jean Sibelius
  • Conductor: Sakari Oramo
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Chandos 20136
10:47 PM
  • El Salon Mexico
  • Composer: Aaron Copland
  • Conductor: Eduardo Mata
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Dallas Symphony Orchestra
  • EMI 47606
11:01 PM
  • Reverie
  • Composer: Claude Debussy
  • Conductor: Eiji Oue
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra
  • Reference 99
11:06 PM
  • Capriccio No. 2
  • Composer: Johannes Brahms
  • Soloists: Alessio Bax, piano
  • Signum 309
11:10 PM
  • Young Soldier's Joy
  • Composer: Qi-Ming Lu
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Shanghai Quartet
  • Delos 3308
11:15 PM
  • Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave)
  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • Conductor: JoAnn Falletta
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
  • Albany 364
11:24 PM
  • Violin Concerto No. 3
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Conductor: Viktoria Mullova
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Soloists: Viktoria Mullova, violin
  • Philips 470292
11:48 PM
  • Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltz)
  • Composer: Johann Strauss, Jr.
  • Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra
  • EMI 65141
12:01 AM
  • Rinaldo: Sibilar gli angui d'Aletto
  • Composer: George Frideric Handel
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Septura
  • Soloists: Matthew Gee, trombone
  • Naxos 573386
12:06 AM
  • Overture "In the Italian Style"
  • Composer: Franz Schubert
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonic of La Scala
  • London/Decca 4852971
12:15 AM
  • Orchestra Rehearsal
  • Composer: Nino Rota
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
  • Sony 63359
12:27 AM
  • Symphonic Metamorphosis
  • Composer: Paul Hindemith
  • Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony
  • London/Decca 421523
12:48 AM
  • Pavanes and Symmetries
  • Composer: Dan Coleman
  • Soloists: Alice K. Dade, flute, John Novacek, piano
  • Naxos 559831
1:01 AM
  • Sinfonia in Classic Mode: Minuet
  • Composer: Joseph Marx
  • Conductor: Steven Sloane
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Bochum Symphony Orchestra
  • Naxos 573832
1:06 AM
  • Sussex Landscape
  • Composer: Avril Coleridge-Taylor
  • Conductor: Roderick Cox
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Chineke! Orchestra
1:20 AM
  • The Young Man's Sleep
  • Composer: Traditional
  • Soloists: Daniel Hope, violin, Siobhan Armstrong, harp
  • DG 4865806
1:25 AM
  • Siegfried Idyll
  • Composer: Richard Wagner
  • Conductor: Andris Nelsons
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
  • DG 4836659
1:47 AM
  • La Valse
  • Composer: Maurice Ravel
  • Conductor: Paavo Jarvi
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • Telarc 80601
2:01 AM
  • La Misterieuse
  • Composer: Francois Couperin
  • Soloists: Angela Hewitt, piano
  • Hyperion 67480
2:06 AM
  • Prelude and Quadruple Fugue
  • Composer: Alan Hovhaness
  • Conductor: Rudolf Werthen
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: I Fiamminghi
  • Telarc 80392
2:14 AM
  • Romance
  • Composer: Reinhold Gliere
  • Soloists: Marie Luise Neunecker, horn, Paul Rivinius, piano
  • Schwann 313572
2:20 AM
  • Arafura Dances
  • Composer: Ross Edwards
  • Conductor: Paul Daniel
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Soloists: John Williams, guitar
  • JCW 3
2:37 AM
  • Revelry
  • Composer: Valerie Coleman
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Decoda
  • Bright Shiny Things 203
2:49 AM
  • Zarabanda Lejana
  • Composer: Joaquin Rodrigo
  • Conductor: Enrique Batiz
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • EMI 67435
3:01 AM
  • Ruins
  • Composer: Michael Jon Fink
  • Soloists: Michael Jon Fink, celesta
  • Cold Blue 53
3:06 AM
  • Patter
  • Composer: Robert Honstein
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: New Morse Code
  • Soloists: Katie Hyun, violin
  • New Focus 189
3:15 AM
  • Piano Concerto "Memo Flora"
  • Composer: Takashi Yoshimatsu
  • Conductor: Sachio Fujioka
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Manchester Camerata
  • Soloists: Kyoko Tabe, piano
  • Chandos 9652
3:49 AM
  • Threads: Prelude
  • Composer: Paul Lansky
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: So Percussion
  • Cantaloupe 21064
3:53 AM
  • Suite for Violin and American Gamelan: Chaconne
  • Composer: Lou Harrison
  • Conductor: John Bergamo
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: American Gamelan
  • Soloists: David Abel, violin, Julie Steinberg, piano, William Winant, percussion
  • New Albion 15
4:01 AM
  • Synesthesia Suite: Karakurenai (Crimson)
  • Composer: Andy Akiho
  • Soloists: Andy Akiho, steel pan
  • Innova 801
4:06 AM
  • Moon of Desire
  • Composer: Fuse & Miho Hazama
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Fuse
  • Fusemusic 2024
4:14 AM
  • Aguas da Amazonia: Amazon River
  • Composer: Philip Glass
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Third Coast Percussion
  • Cedille 175
4:26 AM
  • Dawn
  • Composer: Ying-Hsueh Chen
  • Soloists: Ying-Hsueh Chen, percussion
  • Dacapo 224749
4:36 AM
  • Summer in the High Grassland
  • Composer: Zhao Jiping
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble
  • Soloists: Yo-Yo Ma, cello
  • Sony 93962
4:41 AM
  • The Farthest Place
  • Composer: John Luther Adams
  • Soloists: Marty Walker, clarinet, Amy Knoles, vibraphone, Bryan Pezzone, piano, Nathaniel Reichman, sound design, Robin Lorentz, violin, Barry Newton, double bass
  • Cold Blue 10
4:53 AM
  • Under the Rug
  • Composer: Ryan Brown
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Janus
  • New Amsterdam 24
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.