Clearly Classical

Weekday mornings and afternoons

The world of classical music comes to you each weekday with Valley Public Radio's Clearly Classical. Hear selections from FM89's music library ranging from favorites like Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to lesser known composers of the classical era. Hosted by Kristina Herrick, George Mason and Jason Scott. You can hear Clearly Classical on FM89 from Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m., except on Tuesdays, when Valley Edition airs from 9:00 a.m. till 10:00 a.m.

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March 27, 2013

1:06 PM
Piano Trio No. 4
Artist : Borodin Trio
Album : Piano Trio No. 4
Composer : Dvorak,Antonin
Label : Chandos
1:42 PM
Piano Sonata No. 17
Artist : Andreas Haefliger, piano
Album : Piano Sonata (Allegro-Andante)
Composer : Mozart,Wolfgang Amadeus
Label : AVIE
1:56 PM
Cello Concerto
Artist : Boston Symphony Orchestra Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
Album : Cello Concerto
Composer : Dvorak,Antonin
Label : Erato
2:35 PM
Jeux d’eau
Artist : Monique Haas, piano
Album : Miroirs
Composer : Ravel,Maurice
Label : Erato
2:41 PM
Wand of Youth Suite No. 2
Artist : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Album : Wand of Youth Suite No. 1
Composer : Elgar,Sir Edward
Label : Naxos
2:58 PM
Fantasie sur des themes populaires
Artist : Wurttemberg Philharmonie
Album : L'ETRANGER: Prelude to Act II
Composer : Indy,Vincent d'
Label : MarcoPolo
3:12 PM
Polonaise Brillante
Artist : Philharmonia Orchestra Misha Dichter, piano
Album : Rhapsody in Blue
Composer : Liszt,Franz
Label : Philips
3:21 PM
Suite on English Folk Tunes
Artist : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Album : Sinfonia da Requiem
Composer : Britten,Benjamin
Label : Angel/EMI


Deceptive Cadence
8:30 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Beethoven — For A Buck

HJ Lim, the rising pianist whose nine-hour Beethoven cycle shot to No. 1 on the Billboard classical chart.
courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 1:21 pm

To own all the piano sonatas Beethoven wrote, you used to have to buy at least 10 CDs and spend $50, $75, $100 — or more.

What if I told you that you could get them for less than $10? That's about $1 per hour of music.

That's right — the "Moonlight," "Appassionata," "Waldstein" and all your other favorites, for just $9.99!

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Deceptive Cadence
8:31 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

How Is 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Selling Classical Music?

The book behind the unlikely re-emergence of Thomas Tallis' 'Spem in alium.'
courtesy of Vintage/Anchor Books

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 1:22 pm

File this under Strange Bedfellows. The crazy-huge success of E L James' Fifty Shades erotic trilogy — which as of late May stood at more than 10 million sales in all formats and 60 physical printings, according to publisher Vintage Books — has made quite the impact in ... classical music, of all things.

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8:36 pm
Thu September 22, 2011

Interview: Audra McDonald

Michael Wilson IMG Artists

Audiences throughout the world know Audra McDonald as a star of both the stage and screen, a three time Tony Award winner, a two time Grammy winner, and until recently a star on the hit ABC television series Private Practice. Her latest project finds her returning to the world of musical theatre, starring in a new production of Porgy and Bess, currently on stage in Cambridge Massachusetts, and scheduled to make its way to Broadway in December.

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