Brahms

Airs Friday, September 21, 2018, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with conductor Michael Butterman about the 2018-19 season opener by the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra with violinist Karen Gomyo. The concert features Tan Dun's Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds; the Violin Concerto No. 2 by Shostakovich, and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Complete details can be found on line at Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or by calling 318-227-8863.

Also, on Sunday, September 23, at 3 p.m. is the first Chamber concert of the season with Clara Schumann's Works for Solo Piano, Robert Schumann's Fantasy Pieces for Clarinet & Piano, and the Clarinet Trio by Brahms. This chamber concert is free and will take place in Anderson Auditorium on the Centenary College Campus.

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Airs Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 1 p.m. In this performance recorded live at Carnegie Hall, acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang performed a solo recital weaving together works across the romantic repertory. The program features a pair of ballades by Brahms; Schumann's Kreisleriana (based on the E.T.A. Hoffmann character, the eccentric conductor Johannes Kreisler); and finally Beethoven's deeply moving "Hammerklavier" Sonata. Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, joined John Schaefer to co-host this live broadcast.

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Airs Thursday, August 30, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on Carnegie Hall Live the renowned Takács Quartet is featured in an emotionally stirring performance of Haydn's String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 5; Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 11; and Brahms' Second String Sextet. The Takács Quartet are Edward Dusinberre and Károly Schranz (violins), Geraldine Walther (viola) and András Fejér (cello). The quartet was joined by guest violist Ericka Eckert and guest cellist David Requiro.

Airs Monday, April 16, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra, violinist David Oistrakh will serve as soloist and conductor in Weber's “Euryanthe” Overture; The Brahms' Violin Concerto and the Symphony No. 10 by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Airs Monday, January 22, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra we delve into the archive for a concert featuring violinist and conductor David Oistrakh who will be featured in the Brahms Violin Concerto in D, and will conduct the Shostakovich Symphony No. 10. George Szell will also be featured leading the orchestra in Weber's “Euyranthe” Overture.

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