Evening Music Spotlights John Adams

Friday, September 06, 2002

The September 16-21 Evening Music focuses on five major works of John Adams. Here's a preview of what to listen for:

Air Date: Monday, September 16
Piece: Naive and Sentimental Music
Artists: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Recording: Nonesuch 79636
Don't Miss: The ...


New Sounds Turns Twenty

Tuesday, September 03, 2002

-- John Schaefer's tastes and knowledge seem boundless, and his honesty, vitality and openness to the scene he chronicles have made ''New Sounds'' a part of that world in a way that no other program is. - The New York Times (October 15, 2000)

Twenty years ago, a renegade radio ...


Béla Bartók on Evening Music

Thursday, August 29, 2002

Each month this season on WNYC, Evening Music will turn its attention to classical music's unsung heroes: composers consistently acknowledged for their vast influence and ingenuity, yet who nonetheless elude the radar screens of mainstream concert programmers, musicians and critics. To kick off this focus, September spotlights Béla Bartók ...


The Best of the Fests

Thursday, August 22, 2002

As the summer 2002 winds down, music festivals across North America and Europe are a bright spot in the embattled world of classical music, providing an opportunity for musicians and audiences to rejuvenate amid awe-inspiring settings and lighter, outdoor-style programming. What's more, they're providing outlets for some of today's most ...


Recording Spotlight

Wednesday, August 14, 2002

Renée Fleming's forthcoming new recital CD is titled Bel Canto, which translates literally as "beautiful singing." It certainly lives up to its title, not only because it showcases the music of the 19th-century bel canto school of composers - Donizetti, Bellini, and Rossini - but also because it aptly describes ...


Too Hot to Handel

Monday, August 12, 2002

Music lovers have taken to affectionately calling this year's Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center the "Heartily Handel Festival" - given its special focus on the music of Georg Frideric Handel. And although the concerts by the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra have been canceled in the aftermath of a strike ...


Schoenberg in the Spotlight

Thursday, August 08, 2002

The wildly controversial and misunderstood composer whom audiences either praise or blame for atonality receives special focus this week on WNYC, as Soundcheck and The Fishko Files delve into the works and career of Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951).

In Soundcheck, host John Schaefer sheds light on some of the ...


Playlist Highlights for Monday, August 5, 2002

Monday, August 05, 2002

Sunday’s Evening Music sets sail on a sea of music: of course there is Debussy’s “La Mer,” but also Mendelssohn’s “Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage” Overture, Ravel’s “Une Barque sur l'ocean,” and other watery delights.

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What a Beautiful Morning

Thursday, June 27, 2002

Airs at 8PM on 93.9FM

"What A Beautiful Morning" is an hour-long tribute to the revolutionary Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma!, originally created to mark the 50th anniversity of its Broadway premiere. Oklahoma! was presented to the world at the St.James Theatre on March 31, 1943, and its unprecedented combination of ...


Easy to Remember

Thursday, June 27, 2002

Airs at 7PM on 93.9FM

With a career spanning over sixty years, Richard Rodgers (1902-79) was the most popular composer of American musical theater of the Twentieth Century. His lengthy collaboration with lyricist Lorenz Hart yielded dozens of songs which became integral to American popular culture such as “Manhattan,” “My Funny ...


This week a new 4-CD set has arrived.

Friday, June 14, 2002

The CD is devoted to Andres Segovia (Suh-GO-vee-uh). Just out this week, The Segovia Collection is on the Deutsche Grammophon label. Eliot Fisk will perform Bach and Paganini August 16th at the Skaneateles Festival in upstate New York.


A guide for music to be played on WNYC FM on Monday, June 10, 2002

Monday, June 10, 2002

7:00 PM HOUR

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Concert No. 3 Jean-Philippe Rameau ORCHESTRA/ENSEMBLE: The Queen's Chamber Band SOLOIST(S): Elaine Comparone, harpsichord Lyrichord 8040

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Double-bass Concerto in b Giovanni Bottesini CONDUCTOR: Hugh Wolff ORCHESTRA/ENSEMBLE: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra SOLOIST(S): Edgar Meyer, double bass CBS/Sony 60956

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Simple Symphony," Op. 4 Benjamin Britten CONDUCTOR: Iona Brown ORCHESTRA/ENSEMBLE: ...