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Fantastic news for chamber music fans - the Emerson String Quartet has released a new recording of repertoire not in their extensive catalog: music by Benjamin Britten and Henry Purcell! Lawrence Dutton and Eugene Drucker spoke with WBAA's John Clare about this Decca Gold offering.

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Last month, Simone Dinnerstein released a pair of Mozart Concertos on Sony Classical. What's so rad about that? Well, for starters, it was recorded in Cuba. Mozart in Havana features Simone with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra. She spoke with WBAA's John Clare about the recording.

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WBAA's Greg Kostraba recently spoke with Adam Bodony, Director of Orchestras, about the next Purdue Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra performance, Saturday, February 25 at 8 pm at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Lafayette.

Find out more about the concert here.

Decca

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor latest release, Homage, features musical tributes. Among these are Felix Mendelssohn and Cesar Franck looking back to Bach; Busoni transcribing Bach’s monumental Chaconne; Frederic Chopin reviving the traditional Barcarolle of Venetian gondoliers; and Franz Lizst’s tribute to Italian folksong, Venezia e Napoli. Finally in the digital release only, Maurice Ravel looks to the baroque for his Tombeau de Couperin.

WBAA's John Clare spoke to Grosvenor about Homage.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Suzanne Bona, flutist of the Sylvan Trio (and host of Sunday Baroque) about the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society next performance, Founder's Concert, Sunday, January 15th at 4:00pm at Purdue University's Fowler Hall in West Lafayette.

Decca

Semyon Bychkov is Artistic Director of the Czech Philharmonic’s Tchaikovsky Project which encompasses recordings and concerts over the next few years. The first release is now out on Decca and features Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique" paired with Romeo & Juliet Fantasy-Overture.

WBAA's John Clare spoke to the maestro about this new Decca recording.


Marco Borggreve

WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with pianist Inon Barnatan about his Purdue Convos concert, Thursday night at 7:30 at Purdue's Stewart Center.

Find out more about the concert here.

WBAA Top Ten 2016

Oct 27, 2016
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WBAA Classical listeners have spoken! Here are the Top Ten listener favorites for fall 2016:

JoyceDiDonato.com

Joyce DiDonato's latest release deals with "external conflict and serenity," and "internal war and peace." A direct reaction to terrorist attacks in Paris, Joyce has brought art and healing to a 21st Century struggle. In War and Peace (Erato) will be available from November 4, 2016 and can previewed through DiDonato's facebook, instagram and twitter feeds. She's already been sharing amazing quotes from the likes of David Hyde Pierce to John Elliot Gardiner to the question: In the midst of chaos, how do you find peace? (warning: DiDonato's answer is below, marked by a spoiler alert!)

Sony Classical

Joshua Bell is a fantastic violinist and conductor. He's an "Indiana Living Legend," has received the Indiana Governor's Arts Award, and grew up in Bloomington. His most recent release is called "For the Love of Brahms" and features Brahms' Concerto for Violin and Cello, his original version of the Piano Trio No. 1, and a Benjamin Britten arrangement of Robert Schumann's Adagio from the Violin Concerto. Music Director John Clare spoke to Bell about this new Sony Classical release.


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