Catrin Finch
Sven Sindt

Bach's Goldbergs on Harp

The Goldberg Variations take on a heavenly glow in the hands of harpist Catrin Finch, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt leads the Cantata 61 on The Bach Hour.

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George Henry Durrie – Winter Scene in New England
George Henry Durrie [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Throughout December, make WCRB your home for festive cheer, in musical form!

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Another link roundup for the books! Featuring our very own #CDOTWOTY bracket, an off-the-charts cool string quartet, and, yep, Hildegard von Snowman. 

We're back and better than ever! This link roundup covers all the bases -- from U.K. doctors' offices to train stations to Game of Thrones. Ready?

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This Week's CD of the Week

Salzman Music
Salzman Music

The last time we featured a recording by Hilary Hahn as our WCRB CD of the week, it was a personally-curated collection of favorite recordings from her brilliant career – but now, she’s made an album of Bach, and it may be her most personal album yet.

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In a move that is astonishing much of the classical music world, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) announced Wednesday that it has appointed Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen as its next music director, beginning in September 2020.

This story is part of American Anthem, a yearlong series on songs that rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action. Find more at NPR.org/Anthem.

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