Week of June 20th:
Monday, 11:00: The great (and greatly controversial) English conductor, the late Frank Shipway leads a monumental live performance of Sibelius' Second Symphony.
Tuesday, 8:00: An hour of recent recordings of French music, including the new version of Ibert's rowdy Divertissement conducted by Neeme Jarvi.
Wednesday, 9:00: The much-anticipated new recording of the Shostakovich Fifth Symphony with the Boston Symphony conducted by Andris Nelsons.
Thursday. 9:00: The classic recording of Elgar's Enigma Variations from that most versatile of the great 20th century conductors, Pierre Monteux.
Friday, 9:00: An hour of vintage Leopold Stokowski recordings, including his version of Brahms' D Major Serenade with the Symphony of the Air.
Record Shelf 6/26: A conversation with the Russian conductor Vasily Petrenko.
Week of June 27th:
Monday, 8:00: An hour of recordings featuring the Moldovan wild child --and winner of a Gramophone Recording of of the Year Award -- Patricia Kopatchinskaya, including her new version of the Schumann Violin Concerto.
Tuesday, 9:00: An hour of music by three composers you might not know all that well but will certainly want to know after this: Hendrick Andriessen, Vasilije Mokranjac, and Zygmunt Stojowski.
Wednesday, 9:00: Leonard Bernstein's historic Vienna Philharmonic recording (with two male singers) of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde.
Thursday, 9:00: The world premiere recording of Fat Knight, a suite from Ralph Vaughan Williams' Falstaff opera, Sir John in Love.
Friday, 8:00: The 95-year-old Leopold Stokowski's recording of Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony, followed by the conductor's Symphonic Synthesis of Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov.
Record Shelf 7/3: "Vaughan Williams' Vaughan Williams"--the great English composer conducts his own music.