Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Another Interview!

This time, with Adam Boyles of MIT fame.

Today, we're talking about Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, which the MITSO will be performing on 14 March 2008--this Friday!

Our recording today comes from Charles Dutoit, conduction the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

26 February 2007

Today, an interview:

Behold Bill Cutter! Choral conductor extraordinaire at MIT.

Today's discussion is all about Poulenc, specifically the 4 Lenten and 4 Christmas Motets.

Our recording today comes from:

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Brand New Show

Hi everyone,

We're excited to be back on the WBMR this season and what a season we have planned (I think...). I mean, at least for the next two weeks. After that, it's anyone's guess, but stay tuned at least for the next two weeks.

This week, we have a preview of things to come.

First off, the second cello concerto of Opus 77, by Dimitri Borisovich Kabalevsky. This one will be performed by Cai GoGwilt at MIT later this year by the MITSO.

The recording we're playing tonight can be found here:

But not everything we'll be talking about this season will be twentieth century Russian. For instance, there's this string quartet No. 8 (oh wait...):

There's also this really cool concerto by Maurice Ravel--no disc this time (we're old-school: we're going from LP!). Performed by Aldo Ciccolini at the piano with Jean Martinon conducting the Orchestre de Paris off the EMI label. This little ditty will be performed by the MITSO also, with David Deveau at the piano.

And, just in case you were beginning to think that classical music included everything but choral music, there's some of the Lenten Motets from this guy:

Finally, for those of you pining for the days when men were men and German counterpoint didn't incorporate parallel fifths, a little quodlibet and aria reprise from our friend JS Bach, brought to you by the mastery of Mr. Glenn Gould:

All this and much more this season, coming at you from WMBR, 88.1FM in Cambridge.

Happy listening!