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Beethoven, Period.
The complete sonatas and variations for fortepiano and violoncello, recorded on period instruments. Matt Haimovitz plays his 1710 Goffriller cello, with ox-gut strings, while Christopher O’Riley plays an 1823 Broadwood fortepiano.
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The WQED Morning Show
Start your day with Jim Cunningham, guests and your favorite music every weekday from 6-10 am!
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Sunday, April 26 at 7am
Sunday Baroque, with Suzanne Bona

April is the Academy of American Poets’ annual celebration NATIONAL POETRY MONTH – highlighting the art form and its place in our culture. Sunday Baroque will mark the occasion with poetic music by a variety of composers. view schedule

Sunday, April 26 at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony: Carnegie Hall Live

Richard Egarr conducts the Academy of Ancient Music in 4 Bach Orchestral Suites. view schedule

Sunday, April 26 at 8pm
Pittsburgh Symphony Radio, with Jim Cunningham

Nikolaj Znaider conducts Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 and Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley performs the Bruch Scottish Fantasy. view schedule

Monday-Thursday, April 27-30 at 9pm, Friday, May 1 at 10pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Prokofiev

A look at the life and music of one of Russia's most talented and controversial composers, Sergei Prokofiev. view schedule

Friday, May 1 at 7pm
Pittsburgh Opera Preview with Anna Singer

Learn more about the upcoming production of Donizetti’s romantic comedy “The Daughter of the Regiment” on Pittsburgh Opera Preview. You’ll hear interviews with both leads, along with Music Director Anthony Walker, and stage Director Sean Curran. Plus enjoy musical excerpts.
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Brentano Quartet with Todd Palmer, clarinet
Monday, Apr. 27 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Chamber Music Pittsburgh
The program includes Charpentier's Suite in D minor, James MacMillan's String Quartet #3, and Brahms' Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115. ...more info

Splendid City
Tuesday, Apr. 28 at 7:00 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
A concert planned entirely by Western PA high school students featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony, playing side-by-side with student musicians in part of the program which includes Rossini's Barber of Seville ...more info

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
Wednesday, Apr. 29 - Saturday, May. 9
Presenter: PICT Classic Theatre
PICT Classic Theatre's Downtown Series concludes with the cabaret-style revue, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris by Jacques Brel with English lyrics and additional material by ...more info


Monteverdi's Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
Thursday, Apr. 30 - Sunday, May. 3
Presenter: Chatham Baroque
Chatham Baroque will perform Claudio Monteverdi's complete Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda of 1624. Attack Theatre's new choreography represents combat scenes described in the text. The vocal ensemble Ping ...more info

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