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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October 09, 2012

1:06 PM
Sonata for 2 pianos
Artist : Murray Perahia, piano
Album : Sonata for 2 pianos
Composer : Mozart,Wolfgang Amadeus
Label : CBS/Sony
1:28 PM
Castles of Spain
Artist : David Russell, guitar
Album : Sonatina
Composer : Moreno Torroba,Federico
Label : Telarc
1:56 PM
La Cetra Concerto No. 4
Artist : Bern Camerata Heinz Holliger, oboe
Album : La Cetra Concerto No. 1
Composer : Marcello,Alessandro
Label : ARCHIV
2:04 PM
Quintet for piano and winds
Artist : Consortium Classicum
Album : Quintet for piano and winds
Composer : Spohr,Louis
Label : Orfeo
2:36 PM
Carnival of the Animals
Artist : Czechoslovak RSO, Bratislava Marian Lapsansky, piano
Album : Carnival of the Animals
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Label : Naxos
2:59 PM
Artist : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Album : Serenade for Strings
Composer : Dvorak,Antonin
Label : DeutGramop
3:25 PM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Solenne in quest’
Artist : Symphony Orch. of Seville Placido Domingo, tenor
Album : La Torre Del Oro: Preludio
Composer : Verdi,Giuseppe
Label : RCA/BMG


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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