Boston Chamber Music Society
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The Poetry of Conversation, with the BCMS

Sunday night at 7 on WCRB In Concert with the Boston Chamber Music Society, hear the pastoral panorama of Dvorák, the grace of Saint-Saëns and Chausson, and much more.

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Opera fans are mourning one of the world's most revered voices.

Soprano Jessye Norman died Monday morning at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital in New York. Her death was confirmed to NPR by a spokesperson for her family, Gwendolyn Quinn, as well as a representative from the Jessye Norman School of the Arts. The official cause of death was septic shock and multi-organ failure, secondary to complications of a spinal cord injury she had sustained in 2015. She was 74.

Julia Wolfe might be called America's "labor documentarian," but she's not making movies. She's composing music.

"I once said to Fred Astaire, 'Isn't it wonderful what the Gershwin brothers did for you at RKO?' " John Williams recalls. Astaire answered. "Yes. But Irving Berlin did more."

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Milk production, Metallica, movie music, and more, all in this week's link roundup! Let's go.

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Oct 2, 2019

Gray skies and the first signs of changing leaves mean it's well and truly autumn. Listen to our favorite music for October in this edition of Instant Replay!

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John Rogers

Chad Lawson faces his fears. Plus, the entire Ring Cycle in two and a half minutes, Johnny Greenwood's new classical music venture, and newly-discovered letters by Clara Schumann! It's time for WCRB's link roundup.

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As the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Concertmaster for 35 years announces his retirement from the ensemble, an interview from a few years ago illuminates that role - and its challenges - in the life of an orchestra.

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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.