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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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Paige Okumura better known as DJ Mermaid from KTUH will be guest hosting Bridging the Gap for Monday through Wednesday over the next week.

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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Casey Harlow better known as DJ Harlow from from KTUH, and writer for HPR News will be guest hosting Bridging the Gap for fridays over the next two weeks.

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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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Using this show to pay tribute to the Aretha Franklin who died this morning at the age of 76. I'll also be weaving in some classic soul.

Putting together an eclectic show to ward off those mid-week blues. Expect a little bit of Jazz, a little sitar, and a little whacky spoken word.

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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Exploring new music tonight on the show...and it's gonna be a pretty wide range. But since it's new, it's also a little experimental, so be warned that some of it may be a little strange.

Keeping the music mellow and jazzy this evening with new music from Kamasi Washington, Jesse Fischer and John Coltrane.... yes that John Coltrane.

  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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Keeping the music fun and upbeat for this Friday evening, with an electronic take on Latin, Swing, Jazz and Soul.

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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Alex Garant
Alex Garant

We're back on track after yesterday's abrupt left-turn of a show (thanks for that). Tonight's I'm keeping the air eclectic with new music from a variety of different styles.

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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I'm doing something a little different and a little special this evening. Creating a little time portal for myself, and playing music from my life back on this date in 1995.  It's a personal one for me, and all of the songs in tonight's set really helped me to overcome some tough times, and helped to gel not only my musical interests, but who I am today. So thank you in advance for tolerating this show which will be a total departure from the regular programing.

  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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I'm layering out tonight's show with classic Soul, Ska and some cool southern sounds.

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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Since it's Monday, (in what seems like a tradition) we're starting off the week with a mellow set, weaving together Jazz, Downtempo and a little Soul and Folk.

Yuni Yoshida
Yuni Yoshida

Splitting this Friday night show in half... playing Latin, Bossa and a little Cumbia. Then switching over to a more electronic feel for the second hour, with new music from Atropolis, Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation), and a local label called Aloha Got Soul.

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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Alex Garant
Alex Garant

Pulling together a repeat of last night, just a little more mellow. Expect a random selection of favorite songs picked on the fly and mixed in with some new ones that test driving.

Following up on yesterday - today Masters of the Classical Period, other than Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven - other composers that can be somewhat forgotten in the glare of these great composers. I'll be choosing from CPE and JC Bach, Gluck, Soler, Dittersdorf, Boccherini, Rosetti, Clementi, Cherubini, Dussek, and possibly more. 

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Gray Malin
Gray Malin

No theme or direction for tonight's session of Bridging the Gap... just picking out music and test driving a few new songs, with a few favorites in the middle.

Simon Grunewald
Simon Grunewald

Throwing out a little Electro Swing into some Jazz, Soul, and world driven songs tonight on Bridging the Gap.

Today, composers whose last name begins with C. I do these Red Letter Days in order to expose listeners to some composers that they might not have heard, along with some favorites. Today, music by Johannes Ciconia, Robert Carver, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Arcangelo Corelli, François Couperin, Domenico Cimarosa, Emmanuel Chabrier, Georgi Lvovich Catoire, Aaron Copland, John Cage, and Mario-Castelnuovo Tedesco. 

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