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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November 14, 2012

1:06 PM
Symphony No. 13
Artist : London Mozart Players
Album : Symphony No. 14
Composer : Herschel,William
Label : Chandos
1:18 PM
Choral Fantasy for piano, chorus & orch
Artist : London Philharmonic Orchestra Alfred Brendel, piano
Album : Piano Concerto No. 5
Composer : Beethoven,Ludwig Van
Label : Philips
1:38 PM
Lake of the Woods
Artist : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Album : Captain Horatio Hornblower Suite
Composer : Farnon,Robert
Label : Reference
1:48 PM
Carattaco Overture
Artist : Hanover Band
Album : Artaserse Overture
Composer : Bach,Johann Christian
Label : CPO
2:00 PM
Pour le Piano suite
Artist : Monique Haas, piano
Album : Danse bohemienne
Composer : Debussy,Claude
Label : Erato
2:14 PM
The Dodger
Artist : William Warfield, baritone
Album : Vitebsk, Study on a Jewish Theme
Composer : Copland,Aaron
Label : CBS/Sony
2:16 PM
Piano Concerto No. 9
Artist : Camerata Cassovia Hae-won Chang, piano
Album : Piano Concerto No. 7
Composer : Haydn,Franz Joseph
Label : Naxos
2:34 PM
Cello Suite No. 5
Artist : Zuill Bailey, Cello
Album : Cello Suite No. 4
Composer : Bach,Johann Sebastian
Label : Telarc
2:59 PM
Billy the Kid complete
Artist : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Album : Billy the Kid complete
Composer : Copland,Aaron
Label : Angel/EMI


Deceptive Cadence
8:28 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

The Classical Kegerator: Pairing Beer With Music

A flight of beers to accompany some musical flights of fancy.

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 1:17 pm

Throughout history, beer has been the drink of the populace. Traditionally, wine was reserved for the upper classes, due at least in part to the limited area in which grapes would grow, the subtlety of the flavors, the sheer price of production. Barley, on the other hand, grows much more plentifully than grapes do, in a much broader climate. It can be made much more inexpensively and in much greater volume, so beer supplied a vast peasantry with something safe, sustaining — and delicious — to drink.

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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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