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This Week At The Classical Station

by Rob Kennedy

Tuesday, March 26, 2019


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March 26 Birthdays

On March 26 we observe the birthdays of South Korean violinist Kyung Wha Chung (1948-) and French conductor and composer Pierre Boulez (1925-2016). Besides being well-regarded for her recital performances and recordings, Ms. Chung has been on the faculty of The Julliard School since 2007. Pierre Louis Joseph Boulez was a champion of the music of the first half of the 20th-century. He also was in demand as a conductor with stints at the BBC Symphony and the New York Philharmonic.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Chicago Symphony

This week Monday Night at the Symphony features the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. On the program is music of Béla Bartók, Richard Strauss, Ernst von Dohnanyi and Peter Tchaikovsky in performances led by Fritz Reiner, Claudio Abbado, Sir Georg Solti and Daniel Barenboim.

You can enjoy the concert beginning at 8 p.m. on 89.7 FM in Central North Carolina and streaming everywhere online and on our apps.

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March 25 Birthdays

On March 25 we observe the birthdays of Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957), Hungarian composer Béla Viktor János Bartók (1881-1945) and Czech conductor Zdeněk Košler (1928-1995). Arguably one of the greatest conductors of the 20th-century, Maestro Toscanini was well-known for his work with the orchestra created especially for him, the NBC Symphony. What do Ralph Vaughan WIlliams and Béla Bartók have in common? Their love of folk music. Bartók was one of the first ethnomusicologists. Active in the latter half of the 20th-century, Maestro Košler was well-known for his opera performances.

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