Chopin Galore on Front Row Washington

Piotr Paleczny

Front Row Washington mesmerizes us with an all-Chopin program this week. Presented by the Chopin Academy and Levine Music, pianist Piotr Paleczny, 3rd prize winner of the 1970 Chopin Competition, performs Preludes No. 6 and 15, and Scherzos No. 20 and 31. Monday night at 9PM ET.

William Grant Still on Classical Breakdown

John Banther and Evan Keely dive deep into William Grant Still's Afro American Symphony, a 1930 composition by William Grant Still, the first symphony written by an African-American composer and performed by a leading American orchestra on the newest Classical Breakdown. Be sure to learn more about this great American work and discover what to listen for. 

William Grant Still

Donizetti on Opera Matinee

We hear Donizetti's comic opera Don Pasquale this Saturday on 1PM ET on Opera Matinee. It is an audience favorite of trickery in the name of love as the elderly Don Pasquale seeks a wife to produce an heir and discredit his nephew, Ernesto. We hear a production of China's National Centre for the Performing Arts, conducted by Daniele Callegari.

Don Pasquale

Music of John Corigliano on Center Stage from Wolf Trap

John Corigliano

Center Stage from Wolf Trap celebrates chamber music by American composer, John Corigliano, winner of Pulitzer, Grammy, and Oscar awards, featuring critically-acclaimed violinist Lara St. John. Saturday night at 9PM ET.


Celebrating the patron saint of music

Our featured saint on this week's Choral Showcase is Saint Cecilia: a 3rd century Roman martyr, considered to be the patron saint of music and musicians. We'll hear Odes to Saint Cecilia by Henry Purcell and George Frideric Handel with the English Concert and Choi and Trevor Pinnock conducting. Sunday night at 9PM ET.

St. Cecelia

Classical Sunrise greets the sun with Linda Carducci

Each weekday, Linda Carducci brings perfectly paired music for the day's sunrise. Join us and start your day right! Here are this week's Classical Sunrise offerings.

  • Monday 6:49AM: Herzogenberg - Trio for oboe, horn, and piano, Op. 61: II. Presto
  • Tuesday 6:50AM: Debussy - Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum from "Children's Corner"
  • Wednesday 6:51AM: Lalo - Symphonie espagnole: V. Rondo. Allegro
  • Thursday 6:52AM: Bach - Badinerie from Orchestral Suite No. 2
  • Friday 6:53AM: Monteverdi - Toccata
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