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On The Bach Hour, Masaaki Suzuki leads music of excitement and meditation for the season, and the Academy for Ancient Music Berlin performs the Orchestral Suite No. 2.
Man Praying
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collage of three pictures, two from the Phoenix concert on March 27, 2022, and one of conductor Joshua Weilerstein
Phoenix: courtesy of the ensemble; Weilerstein: Sim Canetty-Clarke
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From Messiah to The Nutcracker and so much more, make WCRB your home for holiday music this year.
CRB Blog
  • Maurice Ravel's experiences in World War One influenced at least one piece of music he composed — "Le Tombeau de Couperin." The piece serves as a lasting tribute to friends lost in war.
  • Following three appearances as a guest conductor, the British conductor, harpsichordist, and cellist will lead H+H beginning in the fall of 2023.
  • This time of year — past the "new beginnings" of September, but not quite at the "warm fuzzies" of the Holidays — offers up an abundance of contrast. And, just as warm days sneak in among the cold ones, and bright greens and reds poke out from the ever-increasing piles of leaves turned brown, this month's Instant Replay offers up music both for reflection and tunes meant for more energetic listening.
  • Classical music is often inspired by romance, fairy tales, or royalty, but sometimes the inspiration comes from real world causes.
El Puerto Rico
From NPR Music
On Demand
  • On The Bach Hour, Masaaki Suzuki leads music rooted in a warm and inviting divine presence, and Seiji Ozawa conducts the Boston Symphony in an extroverted orchestration of the "St. Anne" Prelude and Fugue.
  • On WCRB In Concert with the Boston Chamber Music Society, works by Vaughan Williams, Britten, and Bliss paint a deeply textured picture of 20th-century British music, on demand.
  • On WCRB In Concert with Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman conducts the local ensemble and a cast of singers in Vivaldi's exuberant "Gloria" and a cantata by Handel celebrating the patron saint of music, from GBH's Calderwood Studios, on demand.
Boston Baroque, Oct. 2018
Join Boston Baroque and GBH Music for conversation and musical interludes celebrating Boston Baroque's 50th Anniversary season, featuring Founding Music Director Martin Pearlman, GBH Music's Anthony Rudel, and concertmaster Christina Day Martinson.
The Bach Hour
  • On The Bach Hour, Masaaki Suzuki leads music of excitement and meditation for the season, and the Academy for Ancient Music Berlin performs the Orchestral Suite No. 2.