Harry Christophers
Handel and Haydn Society

Harry Christophers on the St. Matthew Passion, Part Two

This week on The Bach Hour, Handel and Haydn Society Artist Director Harry Christophers talks with host Brian McCreath about Part Two of Bach's St. Matthew Passion.

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Linde Center for Music and Learning at Tanglewood
Winslow Townson / BSO

A robust schedule of performances, public speakers, and educational programs are at the core of the new TLI, based in a new complex that transforms the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer home in the Berkshires.

WCRB Blog

Visit the Met's new musical instrument exhibit, hear the Choir With No Name, take violin lessons from Nicola Benedetti, and more -- all in this week's link roundup.

Pianist Lang Lang on BBC The One Show
BBC The One Show

We're back with another link roundup! Lang Lang visits a BBC talk show, Pete Townshend writes an opera, and a newly-rediscovered Elgar piece is played for the first time in 100 years.

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Events

Brooklyn Rider
Erin Bayano

The boundary-shattering string quartet comes to the Live at Fraser series, with special guests, on May 10.

A classical-ish performance series taking place the first Sunday night of every month at the Aeronaut taproom in Somerville, shining light on the ridiculous pleasure of collective listening. No stodginess. No competing sound. Just sweet, shared silence, beautiful beers, and wonderful people.

From NPR Music

Fans of Hector Berlioz — and record companies, it appears — need no excuse to celebrate the music of the pioneering French composer and quick-witted music critic. The sesquicentennial of Berlioz's death falls on March 8, and to mark the occasion, Warner Classics has released a 27-CD box containing, purportedly, every forward-thinking note the composer ever wrote.

André Previn, a celebrated musical polymath, died Thursday morning; he was a composer of Oscar-winning film music, conductor, pianist and music director of major orchestras. His manager, Linda Petrikova, confirmed to NPR that he died at his home in Manhattan.

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This Week's CD of the Week

Isabelle Faust
Felix Broede

The latest installment of violinist Isabelle Faust’s nine-year Bach adventure features the three brilliant violin concertos along with an assortment of pieces likely conceived originally for the violin – and it’s our CD of the Week.

NPR's Slingshot Series

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