Odyssey Opera's production of "Giovanna d'Arco"
Kathy Wittman

Verdi's Operatic Telling of a Timeless Tale

Now available on-demand: Gil Rose leads Odyssey Opera in a performance of Verdi's dramatic telling of the story of Joan of Arc, featuring soprano Haeran Hong playing the title role.

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With the start of a new concert season, WCRB has everything you need to know about the cornucopia of 2018-2019 season opening concerts in Greater Boston.

Innovative online classical music entertainment experience will celebrate the Leonard Bernstein Centennial throughout its first year

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Photo of Fleming courtesy of the artist / Photo of Moore by Gordon Correll

Buckle up, because this link roundup goes places, baby. Here are some of our favorite stories from this week on the classical music internet.

Clara Schumann. Engraved portrait by Em. Raerentzen & Co., 1842 / Yale University Library
Yale University Library

Clara the colossus. Clara the champion. Clara the brilliant, Clara the brave, Clara the soloist with tears in her eyes and a wistful melody at her fingertips. Clara the composer-pianist-publicist-agent-critic-financier, Clara the beauty, Clara the wit, Clara the genius, mother, friend, mentor, muse, legacy-builder, icon. Clara Wieck Schumann, all these things and more, turns 199 today.

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From NPR Music

A few weeks before the 2016 presidential election, composer Gabriel Kahane decided he needed to take a journey. On Nov. 9, 2016, the day after the votes were counted, Kahane boarded an Amtrak train in Penn Station in New York City. He left his smartphone behind. He unplugged from the Internet. And he spent the next two weeks riding across the country, talking to people.

Jamie Bernstein can't call her childhood a typical one. On any given weekend, she might find Lauren Bacall, Isaac Stern, Richard Avedon, Mike Nichols, Stephen Sondheim, Lillian Hellman or Sidney Lumet hanging out at her house. Jamie's father was Leonard Bernstein.

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This Week's CD of the Week

Antonio Pompa-Baldi
Centaur

Italian pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi performs and teaches around the world. His latest CD, “Napoli,” is a touching tribute to the Italy he loves, and it's WCRB's CD of the Week.

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A collective effort among taste-making music stations to elevate exceptional emerging artists

WCRB brings you performances from Symphony Hall every Saturday at 8pm, with host Ron Della Chiesa.
In Concert captures the best performances by the world's best performers, from concerts in and around the Boston area. Airs Sundays at 7pm.
"Voices" is an exploration of all kinds of vocal music, from opera favorites and rarities to major choral works and song cycles. Airs Sundays at 9pm.