Classical KUSC



The Evening Program with Jim Svejda

Weeknights 7:00 - Midnight


Week of May 23rd:

Monday, 9:00: Going beyond the popular Three Dances, a complete performance of Manuel de Falla's The Three-Cornered Hat, in the recent recording from the Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena.

Tuesday, 8:00: New recordings of Beethoven's First Symphony (with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic) and a new version for chorus and strings of Sir Edward Elgar's Sea Pictures.

Wednesday, 9:20: The award-winning new recording of Sir William Walton's Cello Concerto from Steven Isserlis.

Thursday, 10:00: Leonard Bernstein's classic Boston Symphony recording of Liszt's A Faust Symphony.

Friday, 10:30: A staggering live performance -- from Klaus Tennstedt and the London Philharmonic -- of Mahler's Tragic Symphony.

Record Shelf 5/29: In the second of two programs, rare recordings from the great Hungarian-born music director of the Chicago Symphony, Fritz Reiner.

Week of May 30th:

Monday, 9:00: The new recording of Tchaikovsky's Pathetique Symphony from one of the hottest partnerships in music: Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony.

Tuesday, 8:00: An hour of English music, including the ravishing Clarinet Concerto of Gerald Finzi and a new recording of John Ireland's A Downland Suite.

Wednesday, 8:00: An hour of new recordings, including the enchanting Piano Trio Dancing in Daylight by the octogenarian Irish composer Seorise Bodley.

Thursday. 9:00: One of the most imposing of all recordings of Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra: a live performance by the Osaka Philharmonic conducted by Takashi Asahina.

Friday, 9:00: In the recording which launched the Carl Nielsen revival of the 1960s, Leonard Bernstein conducts the Royal Danish Orchestra in the composer's Sinfonia Espansiva.

Record Shelf 6/5/16: The latest installment of The Record Shelf Record Reviews -- featuring critical reactions to the latest compact discs.

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