Andris Nelsons
Marco Borggreve / BSO

Nelsons Conducts the Transcendence of Mahler

Saturday at 8pm, live from Symphony Hall, soprano Genia Kühmeier joins the BSO in Mahler's Symphony No. 4, a musical depiction of a child's vision of heaven, plus Leif Ove Andsnes is the soloist in Grieg's timeless Piano Concerto, all conducted by Andris Nelsons.

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This Week's CD of the Week

Lucas Debargue
Xiomara Bender

French pianist Lucas Debargue fell in love with Domenico Scarlatti’s shortest keyboard sonata at the age of ten – and now, nineteen years later, that sonata and 51 others comprise Debargue's newest album.


Out of the Box

Image of the Neave Trio: left to right - Violinist Anna Williams, Pianist Eri Nakamura, and cellist Mikhail Veselov
Jacob Lewis Lovendahl

Take a moment to enjoy piano trios by three infrequently performed composers - Louise Farrenc, Amy Beach, and Rebecca Clarke. This music is extremely worth your time. 



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Instant Replay: 008

Nov 6, 2019

Chill winds blow and it gets darker earlier every day. What you need is some cozy music to take you through November! Hear our favorite music of the moment in the latest Instant Replay.

This is the music of the ~future~. Plus find out why songs get stuck in your head, how silent movies are scored, and what Saint-Saëns (and 13 other composers) looked like on video!

Semyon Bychkov
Umberto Nicoletti

Conductor Semyon Bychkov and the Czech Philharmonic's "Tchaikovsky Project" sheds new light on old orchestral standards.

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Caroline Shaw sings her own song, "And So," with the Attacca Quartet.

Last month, trumpeter and composer Nicholas Payton had the U.S. premiere of his Black American Symphony with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic.

Pioneering British-born conductor, harpsichordist, composer and scholar Raymond Leppard has died. He was 92 years old. With full-bodied performances matched by pioneering scholarship, Leppard helped reintroduce audiences to 16th and 17th century Italian masterpieces by composers including Claudio Monteverdi. But Leppard was also very much a man of his time: He championed — and wrote — contemporary works for both stage and screen.

His death was announced by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, where he was music director and conductor laureate from 1987 to 2001.

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One of the major drivers of Boston's cultural life has announced its schedule for the coming season, with appearances by world-class orchestras, pianists, chamber groups, vocalists, and much more.

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.
Hear The Bach Hour Sundays at 6am, Mondays from midnight-2am, and on demand for two weeks after broadcast.