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Weeknights 7PM – Midnight

Week of 10/2

Monday, 9:00: Valery Gergiev leads the Kirov Orchestra (as it then was) in the complete 1910 version of Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird.

Tuesday, 8:00: An hour of Russian music, including the rarely-heard (by gorgeous) Octet for Strings by Reinhold Gliere.

Wednesday, 8:00: An hour of classic recordings by the great Hungarian conductor Ferenc Fricsay: the Hary Janos Suite by his teacher Zoltan Kodaly and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto.

Thursday, 11:00: Carlo Maria Guilini’s legendary Chicago Symphony recording of the orchestral music from Berlioz’ dramatic symphony, Romeo and Juliet.

Friday, 9:00: Classic, recently-reissued recordings of music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Franck, and Debussy with the great Romanian conductor Konstantin Silvestri.

Week of 10/9

Monday, 11:00: The new recording of Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony with the Czech Philharmonic conducted by Semyon Bychkov.

Tuesday, 9:00: An hour of French music, including Fritz Reiner’s classic Chicago Symphony recording of Debussy’s Iberia, and a new recording of excerpts from Cecile Chaminade’s ballet, Callirhoe.

Wednesday, 8:00: An hour with the two men responsible for all the music in the film Amadeus, pianist Ivan Moravec and conductor Sir Neville Marriner.

Thursday, 11:00: An hour of American music, including Copland’s Old American Songs and Mitch Miller’s classical recording of Gershwin’s An American in Paris.

Friday, 9:00 -12:00: A visit from the conductor of the Toronto Symphony and Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian.