Johann Sebastian Bach

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Back in 2014, Simone Dinnerstein and Philip Glass met for breakfast. There in his garden they found a shared interest in Johann Sebastian Bach's music. The end result was a commission for a concerto for piano and strings, to be paired with one of Bach's own. Dinnerstein says, "There are almost no concertos written for piano and strings since Bach's time. The pairing of the Bach concerto with Philip's own composition creates myriad strands of connectivity, enabling the listener to create bridges between the old and the new."

WBAA's John Clare spoke to Simone about her latest release, Circles, that has Glass and Bach Concerti.

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The original version of Ole King Cole goes like this:

Good King Cole,

And he call'd for his Bowle,

And he call'd for Fidler's three;

And there was Fiddle, Fiddle,

And twice Fiddle, Fiddle,

For 'twas my Lady's Birth-day,

Therefore we keep Holy-day

And come to be merry.

We’ll hear three incredible fiddlers: Rachel Barton Pine, Johnny Gandelsman, and Augustin Hadelich on today’s What’s New.

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Tickling the ivories – what a wonderful phrase to describe playing the piano! We’re amazed about how many keyboard artists are on the rise, and how many recordings are around of the great masters.

We’ll hear from piano players young and old, and music from Bach to Adams on today’s What’s New.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Margot Marlatt, cellist and Artistic Director of the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society, about the next performance, Woodwinds In Winter, Sunday, January 14th at 4:00pm at Purdue University's Fowler Hall in West Lafayette.

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Named after King’s College in Cambridge, The King’s Singers is a vocal sextet formed in 1968. There have been 24 members of the King's Singers since the original group was established, and the average length of tenure is around 12 years. They sing all genres of music, accapella and with guest instrumentalists. We’ll hear the King’s Singers in a wide range of music, and talk with their bass singer Johnny Howard on this episode of What’s New.

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Medals have historically been given as prizes: Gold, Silver, and Bronze…They represent the first three Ages of Man in Greek mythology: the Golden Age, when men lived among the gods; the Silver Age, where youth lasted a hundred years; and the Bronze Age, the era of heroes! The custom of awarding gold, silver, and bronze medals for the highest achievers dates from at least the 18th century.

We’ll hear from award winning pianists Piotr Anderszewski, Yekwon Sunwoo, and Martina Filjak on this episode of What’s New.

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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.

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:

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The Bach Chorale Singers perform this Saturday evening, October 15th, at St. John’s Episcopal Church. On the program are German works, by Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Bach. Conductor Michael Bennett says the program represents love, both sacred and secular.  WBAA’s John Clare spoke to Bennett about “Brahms - Liebeslieder Walzer” in the WBAA studios.

Learn more about the concert here.

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The next concert from the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society is Sunday afternoon, April 3rd, and features selections by Johann Sebastian Bach. On the program, Back to Bach, is the Cantata No 196, ; the D minor Harpsichord Concerto; the G major Trio Sonata; and the E major Violin Sonata. Executive Director Margot Marlatt says it was fun to put the program together, and that it was an easy decision to feature an all Bach program.

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