SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND
Harmonia, with Angela Mariani
This morning’s show invites you to open your ears as we listen to music from the distant past alongside related music by living composers from several recently released recordings. The Brisk Recorder Quartet plays music by Sweelinck and contemporary music inspired by Sweelinck; New York Polyphony sings a 2009 paraphrase a 14th-century Machaut rondeau; Accordone performs a piece from a 21st-century chamber opera on Baroque period instruments, and much more.
Sunday Baroque, with Suzanne Bona
It may be the shortest month, but February is not short on occasions to celebrate. In addition to the better known holidays, this is also Library Lover's Month. Your local library may well contain textbooks and manuals by baroque era musicians who documented their philosophies and techniques, and this morning’s show will offer music by a few of these composers who “wrote the book” on their craft.
Sunday at the Symphony – Salzburg Festival
Ingo Metzmacher conducts the Mozarteum Orchestra in Six German Dances and the Serenade #5 in D by Mozart. Plus, hear Charles Ives’ Four Ragtime Dances and Igor Stravinsky’s Dances concertantes.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, with Jim Cunningham
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conducts Mozart’s Serenade #6 (Serenata notturna), Bela Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra, and, with soloist Shai Wosner, Mozart’s Piano Concerto #15.