Classical KUSC



The Evening Program with Jim Svejda

Weeknights 7:00 - Midnight

Highlights for the week of September 1st

Monday, September 1, 9 p.m.: In honor of Labor Day, music by the Dean of American composers and friend of the working man (in fact for years he believed that the workers of the world should unite) Aaron Copland: Leonard Bernstein’s first recording of the Third Symphony and pianist Aaron Copland’s recording from the early `50s of some of the Old American Songs with baritone William Warfield.

Tuesday, September 2, 9 p.m.: The astonishing new period instrument version (!) of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring with Les Siecles led by Francois-Xavier Roth.

Wednesday, September 3, 9 p.m.: A scorching, newly-published live performance of Brahms’ Second Symphony with the Swedish Radio Symphony conducted by Evgeny Svetlanov.

Thursday, September 4, 10:40 p.m.: In its world premiere recording, the oratorio The Jewish Song by the Swedish composer Moses Pergament, in a live performance from 1974 led by the late James DePreist.

Friday, September 5, 9 p.m.: In the highlight of the conductor’s Mahler Symphony cycle – and one of the great modern Mahler recordings – Rafael Kubelik conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony in the Symphony No. 7, "The Song of the Night."

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