Steinway Artists present music for piano duo

It is keys galore on this week's Front Row WashingtonJohn Banther features pianist of 21st Century Consort and Steinway Artist Lisa Emenheiser along with a fellow Steinway Artist Lura Johnson. The piano duo dazzles us with music by living American composers, and a later work from the forward-thinking Debussy. Monday night at 9PM ET.

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Pianists Lisa Emenheiser and Lura Johnson on Front Row Washington

This week's classical scoundrel on Choral Showcase

This week on our tour of classical scoundrels on Choral Showcase' rogues' gallery, Bill Bukowski features Ivan the Terrible. Drawn from the score of the 1944 film epic by Sergei Eisenstein, Sergei Prokofiev brings this 16th century tsar to life, known for his paranoia and rage, and episodic outbreaks of mental instability. 

Ivan the Terrible
Prokofiev's cantata Ivan the Terrible, airing on September 18

Enjoy Bizet's opera this Saturday afternoon

Join us this Saturday afternoon at 1PM ET for Georges Bizet's The Pearl Fishers - a commission that arose after Bizet won the prestigious Prix de Rome. The story is set in ancient times on the island of Ceylon, the tale of two men’s vow of eternal friendship threated by their love of the same woman. Shimmering music and an iconic tenor-baritone duet. This production of China's National Centre for the Performing Arts features Olga Peretyatko, Francesco Demuro and Alfredo Daza.

A scene from Bizet's Pearl Fishers
A scene from Bizet's Pearl Fishers, airing on September 17

From the Top celebrates announcer Joanne Robinson

In honor of longtime From the Top announcer Joanne Robinson’s 20 years with the show, this highlights program features some of Robinson’s superb comedic contributions to From the Top. It also features performances by young performers personally chosen by Joanne Robinson for their power and joy.

Tubist Carol Jantsch
A young Carol Jantsch, now tuba player of Philadelphia Orchestra, performed on From the Top in 2002, featured on this week's show.
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Start your mornings right with Classical Sunrise

As we fall deeper into the autumn season, the sun greets us a bit later each day. Regardless, Linda Carducci is here every weekday at sunrise to match the perfect classical piece for your sunrise. Here is this week's Classical Sunrise line-up!

Monday: 6:46AM ET Lili Boulanger/Cortège

Tuesday: 6:47AM ET Boccherini/Cello Concerto, D 479: III. Allegro

Wednesday: 6:48AM ET Mozart/Symphony, K 45a: I. Allegro maestoso

Thursday: 6:49AM ET Beethoven/Piano Sonata #13: IV. Allegro vivace

Friday: 6:50AM ET Avison/Concerto after Scarlatti #6: II. Con furia

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