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 16th:

Monday, 9:00: An hour of French music, including the delightful, little-known Symphony in G by Jean Francaix, and a very French recording of the Ravel Piano Trio.

Tuesday, 8:00--12:00: A visit from the great Canadian pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin.

Wednesday, 8:00--10:00: Mostly new recordings, including a live performance of Beethoven's 3rd Piano Concerto with Alicia de Larrocha, and Prokofiev's 7th Symphony from conductor James Gaffigan.

Thursday, 9:00: An hour of new recordings from Switzerland, featuring Ibert's Escales from Neeme Jarvi and Ravel's Mother Goose Ballet.

Friday, 11:00: An hour of Soviet film music, including Hamlet by Dmitri Shostakovich and Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky.

Record Shelf, 5/22: "Reiner Rarities" -- in the first of two programs, live, long out-of-print, or previously unpublished recordings by the great Hungarian conductor.

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