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The Record Shelf

with Jim Svejda

(Sundays, 10pm)

Let host Jim Svejda guide you through the best classical recordings on "The Record Shelf." Each week he reviews classical recordings with a passion and insight only he can provide. You’ll gain a deeper appreciation of classical music as you absorb his irreverent, selective and highly opinionated views of classical CDs.

February 7: In the second of two programs, recordings by the brilliant and troubled French violinist, Christian Ferras. 


The Record Shelf Guide to Gift Recordings (2015)


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  1. Tina DelGreco posted on 05/29/2012 07:21 PM
    Love the record shelf and would like to know the recordings for this program heard on in Asheville tonight Tuesday 5/29/12
    It was a female violinist doing Bach Chacon and tuned in late did not get her name.
    Thank you so much!
    Take care
    Tina DelGreco
    1. KUSC posted on 05/30/2012 05:29 PM
      @Tina DelGreco Tina, here's is the playlist for that show. Jim's guest was Janine Jansen.

      Ravel: Tzigane. Royal Philharmonic, Barry Wordsworth. Decca 475 011-2.
      Beethoven: Violin Concerto: Finale. German Chamber Phil., Paavo Jarvi. Decca B0013281.
      Khachaturian: Masquerade: Nocturne. Royal Phil., Wordsworth. Decca 475 011-2.
      Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto: Finale. Leipzig Gewandhaus Or., Riccardo Chailly. Decca B0007260.
      Bach: Two-Part Invention in C, S. 772. Maxim Rysanov, vla. Decca B0009905.
      Bach: Three-Part Invension in B minor, S. 801. Maxim Rysanov, vla.; Torleif Thedeen, vc. "
      Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Spring: Allegro; Winter: Finale. Decca B0005298-2.
      Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending. Royal Phil., Wordsworth. Decca 475 011-2.
      Bach: Partita in D minor: Chaconne. Decca B0009905.
      Britten: Violin Concerto: Finale. Decca B0013282-2.
  2. Gyorgy Ambrus posted on 06/03/2012 02:59 PM
    Are you planning on broadcasting The Opera Box (a fantastic program with Jim Svejda) any time again?
    Perhaps as a podcast?
    Or as a bonus for subscribers?

    Best regards,
    Gyorgy Ambrus
  3. Tamar posted on 07/15/2012 11:25 PM
    Who was the eclectic female violinist on Jim Shvejda's Saturday night show? Show awas WONDERFUL but I did not get her name. Thanks!
    1. KUSC posted on 07/16/2012 09:31 AM
      @Tamar Tamar, the violinist is Rachel Barton Pine. So glad you enjoyed the show!
  4. nancy roth posted on 07/19/2012 08:27 PM
    I was delighted to hear the program on American concertos that we broadcast tonight on my station, KPBX, Spokane, but can't find the playlist here. What am I doing wrong?
    1. KUSC posted on 07/20/2012 02:52 PM
      @nancy roth Nancy, nice to hear from you! We broadcast that episode on July 15 at 8PM and you can find the playlist by clicking "playlist" in the menu bar at the top and then selecting "July 15."
  5. John Navas posted on 08/05/2012 11:26 AM
    Please, please, please make this great program available by podcast!
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