classical music

Continuing the series on national Classical Music identity in the 19th and into the 20th century, today I'm featuring music of Poland, Norway, Finland and Sweden. You'll hear works by Chopin, Wieniawski, Grieg, Sibelius, Alvén and Lars-Erik Larsson. 

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I am continuing with the search for national identity through Classical Music during the 19th century. Today, music of Poland, Norway, Finland and Sweden. You'll hear works by Chopin, Wieniawski, Grieg, Sibelius, and Alfvén. 

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  Continuing a seried of programs on national identity in Classical Music begun with a day on Russian musical identity, I'm focusing today on the building of a Czech identity. I'll feature composers Bedrich Smetana, Antonín Dvorák, Leoš Janáček and Bohuslav Martinu.  

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Sunday Brunch with Gene Schiller

Sep 16, 2018

Sundays at 9am on HPR-1

Enjoy three hours of your favorite music, as requested by the listeners of Hawaiʻi Public Radio.

To make your choice from our “musical brunch buffet," call in on Sunday-of or email your requests (use subject line: Sunday Brunch).

Today I'm beginning a series on the rise of nationalistic music in the nineteenth century, due to geo-political changes in Europe and other parts of the world. I'm beginning with Russia. You'll hear music by Glinka and most of the members of the Mighty Handful - Balakirev, Mussorsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin. 

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  Today, a theme of musical contrasts, between sacred and secular music, American music of different periods, and music with extreme harmonic differences. I'll be playing music of Meyer, Womack, Reinagle, Beethoven, Bach, Kahane and more. Join me.

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Morning Café presents Jonathon Korth, president of the Honolulu Chamber Music Series, with a preview of the upcoming season…

  Today, music by three giants whose combined worked shaped the Classical Period and led into the Romantic Period. I'll spend an hour each on works by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Of course, this program cannot even begin to do them justice, which leads me to want to plan at least one program on each of them (later!) 

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  Today, a concert from the salon of small ensembles and solo performances. You'll hear music by Montsalvatge, Liszt, Still, Schubert, Dohnányi, Dvorák and Clara Schumann. A lovely late summer afternoon concert on HPR2. 

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Today, music by composers whose last name begins with the letter T. Music will include works by Taverner, Tavener, Torelli, Tartini, Telemann, Tallis, Takemitsu and Vaughan Williams, whose name obviously does not even include one T - listen to find out why he is included!

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I decided to stay with Red Letter Days for the rest of the week, so today I'm featuring composers whose names begin with N. You'll hear music by Otto Nicolai, JKJ Neruda, Martin Negrea, Alfred Newman, Pietro Nardini, Carl Nielsen, Monty Norman, Richard Nanes, Johann Gottlieb Naumann and Conlon Nancarrow. Let me know how you like the program.

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Today, music of Franz Liszt, Edouard Lalo, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Pierre Antonio Locatelli, Hans Christian Lumbye, Miguel Llobet, Ludwig August Lebrun, György Ligeti, Ernesto Lecuona and John Lennon, all composers whose names begin with the Letter L. Another varied and lovely program for your enjoyment.

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 Today, I'll be playing works by composers whose last names begin with A, including John Adams, Hendrik Andreissen, Hugo Alfven, Tomaso Albinoni, Thomas Arne, David Amram, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Johann Albrechtsberge, Leroy Anderson and Isaac Albéniz. Join me!

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 Today is anothe Red Letter Day on Classical Pacific, featuring the letter F. You'll hear music by Gerald Finzi, Manuel de Falla, Jean Français, Lukas Foss, Cesar Franck, Johann Friedrich Fasch, Gabriel Fauré and Adam Falckenhagen. A lovely concert for Labor Day.

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Today is the third and final day of a theme on an American sense of place. Today I'm exploring influences back and forth between classical music and jazz in the first hour. In the second hour, I'll play some music that celebrates physical places in America and American life. In the third hour, I'll explore American composers and an American sound in films.  

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Today, I'm conintuing to play work that concerns an American sense of place, whether it be a physical, emotional, ideological or reflective sense. Today you'll hear music by Lous Moreau Gottschalk, Mark Shaiman, Jennifer Higdon, Larry and Laurie Hochman, Irving Berlin, John Corigliano, Adolphus Hailstork, William Grant Still, Amy Beach, Arthur Foote, James Horner, Antonín Dvorák, Edward MacDowell and George Gershwin, all composers who have reflected on and influenced our particularly American sense of place. 

Today I'll be playing performances by great violinists from the 20th and 21st century. You'll hear from Gidon Kremer, Itzhak Perlman, Jennifer Koh, Sarah Chang, David & Igor Oistrakh, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Midori, Augistin Hadelich and Yehudi Menuhin. They'll be playing works from the 17th through 21st centuries.

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 I've been playing music featuring individual performers, and hae noted that we have a great deal more music featuring pianists than other artists, so I decided today to feature keyboard masters for the entire program. You'll hear performances by Christoph Eshenbach, Emil Gilels, Purizio Pollini, Peter Serkin, Mikhail Pletnev, Daniel Barenboim, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Tianshu Wang. 

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As Hurricane Lane begins its path near near our island state, I will continue to play music that I hope will help you through the experience in some way. HPR will also report regularly on the progress of the hurricane throughout the day.

I'm sharing performances of Emmanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma and Friends throughout the program today. Two of the greatest artists of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, they have performed and recorded together for thirty-four years. 

Today, I'll feature them separately, together, and performing with other artists. Join me!

Today I'll be featuring the artistry of flautist Aurèle Nicolet, pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy and violinist Joshua Bell, performing music by Debussy, Rejcha, Nielsen, Rachmaninov, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Wienazski and Saint-Saëns. As I have been profiling individual artists and ensembles for the past few days, I am grateful for their talent, their dedication to the study required to reach this leven of musicianship, and the technology that allows us all to hear their music years after they have performed it.

  Contining on the track of introducting you to individual artists and ensembles, today I'm featuring performances by Klaus Thunemann and friends, the Ying Quartet and Dieter Klöcker. Compositions will include the work of Tchaikovsky, Rosetti, Cartellieri, Weinberg, d'Rivera, Thompson, Telemann and Mozart. Join me - 3-6 pm on HPR2.

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I'm continuing on the theme of one artist per hour for a little longer, because I've gotten good feedback so far. Today, Christopher Parkening, the violinist Kennedy and the Smithsonian Chamber Players. You'll hear music by Torroba, Walton, Elmer Bernstein, Massenet, Bach, Debussy, Mendelssohn and Servais. 

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One more day featuring great artists of classical music - today Van Clburn, the Toyko String Quartet and Richard Stoltzman. So many performances to choose from! Join me.

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Every fern is unique, as is every musical artist. Today, I'll share performances by Yuri Bashmet, Isaac Stern with friends, and Lang Lang. They'll be playing work by Balakirev, Boccherini, Schubert, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Bach, Bruch and Glinka. 

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  I'm continuing to share one hour musical portraits of exceiptional individual artists and ensembles. Today I'm focusing on Barry Tuckwell, Jean-Pierre Rampal and the Eroica Quartet. I will probably continue in this vein for at least the rest of this week - so many great artists to share.

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More one-hour performances by master artists today. I'm sharing cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, the Guarneri Quartet and oboist Heinz Holliger. I'll be choosing from music by Mozart, Mocheles, Bellini, Cimarosa, Albinono, Handel, Ferlendis, Smetana, Beethoven, Dovrák, Tchaikovsky and Bach.

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For the rest of the week, I'm devoting one hour each to the sound of an exceptional artist or ensemble. Today, I'm focusing on pianist Claudio Arrau, violist Kim Kashkashian and the Emerson String Quartet, none of whom can even begin to be contained in an hour program. So, three small concerts for you today.

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  Today, and for the following two days, I'll be featuring one performing artist or ensemble per hour. Today, as the title intimates- Jacha Heifetz, David Shifrin and three members of the Romero family. They'll be playing music of Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Brahms, Paganini, Copland, Weber, Bach, Boccherini and Vivaldi. It should be a lovely hurricane-free afternoon.

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Yesterday's program on composers who died young led me to the desire to focus an hour each on three of them. Mozart, Schubert and Gershwin all leave us wondering what new territories they may have explored had they lived longer. So, today - music of Mozart, Schubert and Gershwin. 

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Today, masters of the Baroque. It's always a pleasure. I'll be playing music of Frescobaldi, Rameau, Handel, Telemann, Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Schutz, Corelli and Bach. 

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