CD of the Week

Every week, WCRB staff select a CD to feature on-air and online. Learn all about each week's CD, including links to purchase each one, here.

The distinguished violinist joins the Munich Chamber Orchestra for three early works by Haydn that highlight one of his deepest friendships.

Contributing a significant amount to the scene that made early twentieth-century Paris the famous artistic hub that it was, the avant-garde music of Erik Satie laid the foundation for future progressive composers in countless genres. Jean-Yves Thibaudet gracefully performs the entirety of Satie’s solo piano music, transporting the listener to the golden age of Parisian art music.

CD of the Week: John Field: Complete Nocturnes

May 16, 2016

Pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe performs the Irish composer’s complete set of nocturnes – the pieces becoming the inspiration for Chopin’s famed set.

CD of the Week: Bach on Brass

May 9, 2016

In original arrangements by the ensemble, German Brass performs a diverse program of pieces by the baroque composer, including concerti, oratorios, and cantatas.

The Canadian harpsichordist translates a deep affection for baroque keyboard works to modern piano, coloring pieces by Scarlatti, Bach, and many more.