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Saturday, September 28, 2013
This week Classics for Kids is celebrating music for the fall harvest. Join host Naomi Lewin as she takes a walk through this seasonal music.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Robert and Clara Schumann together created an impressive musical team. This week on Classics for Kids, learn more about other families with several famous musicians.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
In her time, Clara Schumann was one of the most famous pianists in all Europe. She also had a family that included a musical husband and eight children.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
This week's featured albums bring ardent Schumann by pianist Imogen Cooper, intense Brahms from the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, and a Renaissance sampler from Hamburger Ratsmusik.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
While never the flashiest pianist around, Emanuel Ax is firmly in his element on his latest recording, featuring sets of variations by Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann and Copland.
Friday, January 18, 2013
David Zinman returns to the New York Philharmonic to lead the orchestra in Sibelius’s Symphony No. 3, as well as Schumann’s Piano Concerto with pianist Jan Lisiecki in his debut with the orchestra, and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 7.
Sunday, January 06, 2013
This week's program pairs two composers not only from the same stylistic period, the Romantic age, but who also lived in the same city for some time and were good friends. Mendelssohn and Schumann, two of the most famous and popular musicians of their day, enjoyed mutual admiration and companionship during the years that the Schumanns, Robert and Clara, lived in Leipzig, where Mendelssohn was director of not only the Gewandhaus Orchestra, but also had started the Leipzig Conservatory, where he recruited Robert Schumann as a teacher of composition.
Ultimately, both composers died of broken hearts, but for now, enjoy their music which came from joyful and productive periods of their creative lives.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Fifty-five years ago this week, Van Cliburn was feted in New York City for his gold medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia. Our sister station WNYC covered the young Texan's triumphant return.