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A new release from Solo Musica caught the attention of Music Director John Clare. Martina Filjak Piano includes music by Bach, Schumann, and Scriabin. John noticed something about the cover photo and asked how it came about...

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Purdue University's Division of Music presents pianist Matt Bengtson this Sunday afternoon. The program will include a world premiere by Allen McCullough, and music by Ravel, Albeniz, and William Bolcom. Music Director John Clare spoke with Bengston about the concert.

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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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The next concert from the Lafayette Chamber Singers is Sunday afternoon, February 12th, and features selections for Valentine’s Day. On the program is music by Carl Orff, and Edvard Grieg, as well as selections by Hank Williams, and Meghan Trainor. Artistic Director Clayton Lein says it was a challenge to put the program together, and features not only a wide range of selections, but music for ensemble and soloists. WBAA’s John Clare spoke to Lein about “Afternoon Delight” in the WBAA studios.

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Founded in 1999 in Germany, the a cappella quintet Calmus is based in Leipzig. The group is known to both audiences and critics with having a "charming stage presence, flawless technique and entertaining presentation." They'll perform Tuesday, January 31st at Purdue for Convos with a Shakespeare program in St Thomas Aquinas Church at 7:30pm.

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John McEuen is a busy musician - playing multiple instruments, producing albums, recording his own music, hosting a SiriusXM radio show, and is a member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. He's performing Friday evening at the Delphi Opera House and spoke with Music Director John Clare about the show.

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January 15th, 2017 marked the US premiere of Karl Jenkins's Cantata Memoria. The 55 minute work was written for the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster (October 21, 1966) when a coal spoil tip enveloped a school and houses in the South Wales village, killing 116 children and 28 adults. Cantata Memoria is a large composition -  that includes chorus – both mixed and young voices,  baritone and soprano soloists, orchestra with prominent solos for violin, euphonium and harp, and has a libretto by poet Mererid Hopwood.

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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.

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The next concert from the Lafayette Chamber Singers is Sunday afternoon, December 18th, and features selections for the holidays. On the program is music by Heinrich Schutz, Roland de Lassus, as well as selections by Frank Ferko, Charles Parry, and Witold Lutoslawki. Artistic Director Clayton Lein says the program features music old and new, including music for ensemble and piano. WBAA’s John Clare spoke to Lein about “Christmas Concert” in the WBAA studios.

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The very latest release from Turkish pianist Fazil Say is music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The six cd set was recorded in Mozart's hometown of Salzburg, at the academy that bears the Austrian genius' name. WBAA's John Clare spoke to Say about this brilliant set of Mozart Piano Sonatas from Warner Classics.

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