Classical KUSC



The Evening Program with Jim Svejda

Weeknights 7:00 - Midnight

Highlights for the week of January 26th

Friday, January 30, 11 p.m.: In what many regard as the highlight of their recorded collaboration, Carlo Maria Giulini conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Brahms’ First Symphony.

Highlights for the week of February 2nd

Monday, February 2, 8 p.m.: New recordings of music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, including (at 8:15) something from the concluding installment of Maurizio Pollini’s Beethoven Piano Sonata cycle.

Tuesday, February 3, 9 p.m.: The new recording of Bruckner’s “Romantic” Symphony (No. 4) with the Pittsburgh Symphony conducted by Manfred Honeck.

Wednesday, February 4, 7 p.m. - Midnight: Five hours of new recordings, including Paul Lewis’ version of Schumann’s Fantasy in C, Nielsen’s First Symphony (at 9:00) with Sakari Oramo and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and (at 10:00) Saint-Saens “Organ” Symphony with the Lyon National Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin.

Thursday, February 5, 9 p.m.: In the first in a series of appearances by this year’s Oscar nominated film composers, Alexandre Desplat discusses his two nominations for The Imitation Game and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Friday, February 6, 9 p.m. - Midnight: A visit from the French pianist (and founder of the Wolf Conservancy) Hélène Grimaud.

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