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Inside the Music

Join Artistic Director Derek Delaney on WMHT every Monday at 6pm for INSIDE THE MUSIC when he explores in depth some of your favorite composers and musical styles through archival recordings from the series. Then, join him on Zoom at 7pm to discuss the show (or anything else).

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THE VIRTUOSO COMPOSERS

1.18 | Program XXVIII - Franz Liszt: The Inspiration of Literature

Vallée d'Obermann from Années de pèlerinage, Première année: Suisse
Emanuel Ax [1/25/2009]

Legend No. 1:  St. Francis of Assisi – Sermon to the Birds
Dubravka Tomsic [3/24/2000]

Ballade No. 2 in B Minor
Emanuel Ax [12/2/2005]

Mephisto Waltz No. 1
Emanuel Ax [1/25/2009]
 

1.25 | Program XXIX – Franz Liszt: The Sigh and the Opera

Etude No. 3, ‘Un Sospiro’
Dubravka Tomsic [12/4/2003]

Wagner/Liszt: Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Marc-André Hamelin [3/18/2007]

Verdi/Liszt: Ernani-Paraphrase de concert
Marc-André Hamelin [3/18/2007]

Réminiscences de Norma (Bellini)
Llŷr Williams {12/3/2017]
 

2.1 | Program XXX – Frédéric Chopin –The Waltzes and Scherzi

Three Waltzes, Op. 64
Rafal Blechacz [10/26/2014] 

Complete Scherzi

No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20
No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 31
No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39
No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54 

Emanuel Ax [4/24/2004]

2.8 | Program XXXI – Frédéric Chopin –The Mazurkas

Four Mazurkas, Op. 24
Rafal Blechacz [4/8/2018]

Three Mazurkas, Op. 56
Rafal Blechacz [10/26/2014]

Three Mazurkas, Op. 59
Jonathan Biss [4/15/2009]


2.15 | Program XXXII – Frédéric Chopin –The Fantasy and the Night

Fantaisie in F Minor, Op. 49
Dubravka Tomsic [12/4/2003] 

Berceuse in D-flat Major, Op. 57
Dubravka Tomsic [12/4/2003] 

Nocturne in F Major, Op. 15, No. 1
Emanuel Ax [1/25/2009] 

Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 48, No. 1
Ieva Jokubaviciute [2/21/2010]

Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62, No. 2
Rafal Blechacz [10/26/2014]

Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 1
Emanuel Ax [2/29/2008]

Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2
Jonathan Biss [4/15/2009]


2.22 | Program XXXIII – Frédéric Chopin – The Tragic Dance and the Ballades

Polonaise in F-sharp Minor, Op. 44, ‘Tragic’
Rafal Blechacz [10/26/2014] 

Complete Ballades

No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38
No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47
No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52

Emanuel Ax [12/2/2005]


3.1 | Program XXXIV – Frédéric Chopin – The Etudes and the Heroic Dance

Selected Etudes

Op. 10, No. 1 in C Major
Op. 10, No. 4 in C-sharp Minor
Op. 10, No. 5 in G-flat Major
Op. 10, No. 9 in F Minor
Op. 25, No. 1 in A-flat Major
Op. 25, No. 2 in F Minor
Op. 25, No. 6 in G-sharp Minor
Op. 25, No. 8 in D-flat Majo

Dubravka Tomsic [12/4/2003]
Op. 10, No. 10 in A-flat Major

Op. 10, No. 11 in E-flat Major
Op. 25, No. 12 in C Minor

Arnaldo Cohen [1/31/1999]

Op. 10, No. 12, ‘Revolutionary’
Yefim Bronfman [11/30/2002]

Barcarolle in F-sharp Minor, Op. 60
Jonathan Biss [4/15/2009]

Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53, ‘Heroic’
Rafal Blechacz [4/8/2018]


PAST PROGRAMS

7.13 | Program I - Franz Schubert: The Bridge to Romanticism

Schubert: Quartet in E-flat Major, D. 87 – Allegro moderato
Belcea Quartet [10/16/2016]

Schubert: Quartettsatz in C Minor, D. 402
Modigliani Quartet [2/21/2016] 

Schubert: Quartet in G Major, D. 887
Allegro molto moderato

Doric Quartet [3/10/2017]

Featuring an interview with John Myerscough, cellist of the Doric Quartet


7.20 | Program II – Franz Schubert: The Twilight of Genius

Schubert: Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden 
Andante con moto

Belcea Quartet [10/16/2016]

Schubert: Selections from Winterreise, D. 911
Der Lindenbaum
Wasserflut
Die Post
Die Nebensonnen
Der Leiermann

Ian Bostridge, tenor; WenWen Du, piano [4/19/2015]

Schubert: Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 959
Rondo: Allegretto–Presto

Jonathan Biss [3/12/2017]


7.27 | Program III – Fr
édéric Chopin: The Romantic Iconoclast

Chopin: Etudes, Op. 10
No. 10 in A-flat Major
No. 11 in E-flat Major

Arnaldo Cohen, piano [1/31/1999]

Chopin: Three Mazurkas, Op. 59
Jonathan Biss, piano [4/15/2009]

Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53, Heroic
Rafal Blechacz, piano [4/8/2018]

Chopin: Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54
Emanuel Ax, piano [4/28/2004]

Chopin: Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 1
Emanuel Ax, piano [2/29/2008]


8.3 | Program IV – Leoš Janáček: The Slavic Modernist

Janáček: In the Mists
Andante
Molto adagio

Zoltán Fejérvári, piano [11/7/2018]

Janáček: Mládí for Winds
Members of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe [3/1/1997]

Janáček: Quartet No. 2, Intimate Letters
Belcea Quartet [10/14/2018]


8.10 | Program V – Maurice Ravel: The French Chameleon

Ravel: String Quartet in F Major
Très lent
Vif et agité

Brentano String Quartet [11/3/19]

Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
Scarbo

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano [11/5/17]

Ravel: Chansons madécasses
Musicians From Marlboro [3/17/2001]

Stephanie Houtzeel, mezzo-soprano; Demarre McGill, flute; Marcy Rosen, cello; Jonathan Biss, piano

Featuring an interview with Mark Steinberg, violinist of the Brentano Quartet


8.17 | Program VI – Béla Bartók: The Search for Identity

Bartók: Divertimento for String Orchestra – Allegro non troppo
Budapest Strings [11/14/1999]

Bartók: Out of Doors
Zoltán Fejérvári, piano [11/7/2018]

Bartók: Quartet No. 4
Allegretto pizzicato

Ebene String Quartet [11/13/2014]

Bartók: Quartet No. 5
Allegro
Scherzo: Alla bulgarese

Doric String Quartet [2/17/2019]

Featuring an interview with Jennifer Lee, Curator of Performing Arts Collections, Columbia University


8.24 | Program VII – Johannes Brahms-The Master in Miniature

Brahms: 3 Intermezzi, Op. 117
Paul Lewis, piano [3/18/2016]

Brahms: 4 Intermezzi from Klavierstucke, Op. 118
Paul Lewis, piano [11/12/2017]

Brahms: 3 Intermezzi from Klavierstucke, Op. 119
Benjamin Grosvenor [11/5/2017]

Featuring an interview with pianist Paul Lewis


8.31 | Program VIII – Johannes Brahms-The Complexity of Emotion

Brahms: Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60
Andante

Pei-Yao Wang, piano; Tai Murray, violin; Eric Nowlin, viola; Sophie Shao, cello [1/11/2009]

Brahms: Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40
Adagio mesto

Musicians From Marlboro [3/25/2007]
Radovan Vlatković, horn; Soovin Kim, violin; Anna Polonsky, piano

Brahms: Quartet in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1
Romanze: Poco adagio
Modigliani String Quartet [11/19/2017]

Brahms: Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 108
Adagio

Alexi Kenney, violin; Renana Gutman, piano [10/21/2018]

Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115
Adagio

Anthony McGill, clarinet; Dover String Quartet [2/28/2016]


9.7 | Program IX Claude Debussy: The Influences from Afar

Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor
Andantino, doucement expressif
Très modéré

Ebène Quartet [3/10/2016]

Debussy: Estampes
Pagodes
La soirée dans Grenade
Jardins sous la pluie

Emanuel Ax, piano [4/28/2004]

Debussy: Préludes, Book II
Brouillards
La puerta del vino
Bruyères
Général Lavine-eccentric: Dans le style et le mouvement d'un Cakewalk

Alexander Melnikov, piano [1/29/2017]

Debussy: Syrinx
Emmanuel Pahud, flute [10/29/1999]


9.14 | Program IX Robert Schumann: The Adoration of Clara

Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6
Lebhaft
Innig
Mit Humor
Ungeduldig
Einfach

Christian Zacharias, piano [10/20/2016]

Schumann: Arabeske in C Major, Op. 18
Arnaldo Cohen, piano [1/31/1999]

Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42
Seit ich ihn gesehen
Er, der Herrlichste von allen
Ich kann's nicht fassen, nicht glauben
Du Ring an meinem Finger
Helft mir, ihr Schwestern

Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano & Anthony Spiri, piano [11/13/2016]

Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44
Scherzo: Molto vivace
Finale: Allegro ma non troppo

The Nash Ensemble of London [5/10/2001]


9.21 | Program X Joseph Haydn: The Father of Classicism

Haydn: Piano Sonata in E Minor, Hob. XVI:34
Presto
Adagio
Vivace molto

Paul Lewis, piano [10/20/2019]

Haydn: String Quartet in G Major, Op. 33, No. 5
Largo e cantabile
Scherzo: Allegro

Belcea Quartet [10/14/2018]

Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 3
Menuet: Allegretto

Doric Quartet [3/10/2017]

Haydn: Piano Trio in E Minor, Hob. XV:12
Allegro moderato

Trio Cavatina [10/28/2009]

Haydn: Symphony No. 22 in E-flat Major, Hob. I:22, The Philosopher
Menuet
Finale: Presto

Haydn-Ensemble Berlin
Hansjörg Schellenberger, conductor [10/14/2000]


9.28 | Program XI  Joseph Haydn: The Passing of the Torch

Haydn: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 77, No. 2
Allegro moderato
Andante

Jupiter Quartet [10/2/2008]

Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
Allegro con brio
Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato

Brentano Quartet [1/24/2010] 

Featuring an interview with Misha Amory, violist of the Brentano Quartet

 

BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL


10.5 | Program XIII - Beethoven: The Impetuous Youth (Part 1)

Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1
Allegro
Adagio cantabile

Trio Cavatina [11/2/2007]

Piano Sonata, Op. 2, No. 2
Largo appassionato
Scherzo: Allegretto
Rondo: Grazioso

Emanuel Ax, piano [2/29/2008]

Piano Trio, Op. 1, No. 2
Scherzo: Allegro
Finale: Presto

Musicians From Marlboro – Jeremy Denk, piano; Michi Wiancko, violin; Sumire Kudo, cello [3/18/2002]


10.12 | Program XIV - Beethoven: The Impetuous Youth (Part 2)

Piano Sonata in C Minor, Op. 13, Pathétique
Adagio cantabile
Rondo: Allegro

Rafal Blechacz, piano [10/26/2014]

Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato

Brentano Quartet [1/24/2010]

Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 23
Presto

Pamela Frank, violin and Claude Frank, piano [1/30/2000]

Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat Major, Op. 16
Andante cantabile
Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo

Musicians From Marlboro – Gilbert Kalish, piano; Rudy Vrbsky, oboe; Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Shinyee Na, bassoon; Paul LaFollette [3/2/2006]


10.19 | Program XV - Beethoven: The Master of Improvisation (Part 1)

32 Variations in C Minor, WoO 80
Arnaldo Cohen, piano [10/23/2004]

6 Variations on a Theme in F Major, Op. 34
Emanuel Ax [4/24/2016]

Piano Sonata in F Minor, Op. 57, Appassionata
Andante con moto

Jonathan Biss, piano [4/12/2015]

Piano Sonata in E Major, Op. 109
Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo

Paul Lewis [3/22/2015]


10.26 | Program XVI - Beethoven: Opus 10 and 18, Nos. 3

Piano Sonata in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3
Yefim Bronfman, piano [11/20/2002]

Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3
Belcea Quartet [10/16/2014]


11.2 | Program XVII - Beethoven: The Development of Genius (Part 1)


Piano Sonata in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1
Adagio grazioso

Emanuel Ax [4/24/2016]

Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3, Razumovsky
Andante con moto – Allegro vivace
Andante con moto quasi allegretto

Brentano Quartet [1/24/2010]

Sonata in C Major, Op. 53, Waldstein
Introduzione: Adagio molto
Rondo: Alegretto moderato – Prestissimo

Emanuel Ax [5/6/2018]


11.9 | Program XVIII - Beethoven: The Development of Genius (Part 2)

Piano Sonata in F Minor, Op. 57, Appassionata
Allegro assai

Emanuel Ax [2/29/2008]

Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2, Razumovsky
Molto adagio

Belcea Quartet [1/17/2004]

Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 70, No. 1, Ghost
Allegretto ma non troppo

Trio Cavatina [11/2/2007]

Piano Sonata in E Minor, Op. 90
Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck
Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen

Christian Zacharias [10/30/2016]


11.16 | Program XIX - Beethoven: The Master of Improvisation (Part 2)

Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 30, No. 1
Allegretto con variazioni

Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Alexander Lonquich, piano [11/30/2007]

Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 96
Poco allegretto

Pamela Frank, violin; Claude Frank, piano [1/30/2000]

Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127
Adagio, ma non troppo e molto cantabile

Brentano Quartet [1/24/2010]

Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131
Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile

Quatuor Ebène [3/10/2016]

 

11.23 | Program XX - Beethoven: The Archduke Trio

Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, Archduke
Trio Cavatina [11/2/2007]


11.30 | Program XXI - Beethoven: The Struggle in Silence (Part 1)

Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 106, Hammerklavier
Adagio sostenuto

Jeremy Denk [12/11/2007]

25 Scottish Songs, Op. 108
The Sweetest Lad was Jamie
The Lovely Lass of Inverness

Musicians from Marlboro [2/23/2008]

Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano; Lily Francis, violin; Marcy Rosen, cello

Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131
Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo

Ebène Quartet [3/10/2016]

Quartet in F Major, Op. 135
Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo
Grave ma non troppo tratto—Allegro

Emerson Quartet [2/4/2007]


12.7 | Program XXII - Beethoven: The Struggle in Silence (Part 2)

Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 110
Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
Allegro molto

Paul Lewis [3/22/2015]

Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127
Allegro

Brentano Quartet [1/24/2010]

Bagatelles, Op. 126
Andante con moto, cantabile e compiacevole
Allegro
Andante, cantabile e grazioso

Paul Lewis [11/12/2007]

Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132
Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit, in der Lydischen Tonart: Adagio - Andante

Emerson Quartet [5/10/2007]


12.14 | Program XXIII - Beethoven: The Art of Fugue

Piano Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 110
Allegro ma non troppo

Paul Lewis [3/22/2015]

Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 106 Hammerklavier
Largo - Allegro risoluto

Jeremy Denk [12/11/2007]

Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131
Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo

Quatuor Ebène [3/10/2016]


Große Fuge, Op. 133
Belcea Quartet [10/14/2018]


12.21 | Program XXIV - Beethoven: Opus 130/133

Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130/133
Belcea Quartet [10/14/2018]


12.28 | Program XXV - Beethoven: Opus 109 and 111

Piano Sonata in E Major, Op. 109
Piano Sonata in C Minor, Op. 111
Paul Lewis [3/22/2015] 


1.4 | Program XXVI - Franz Liszt: The Sonnets and Sonata

Tre Sonetti del Petrarca from Années de pèlerinage, Deuxième année: Italie
Emanuel Ax [5/6/2018]

Sonata in B Minor
Dubravka Tomsic [3/24/2000]

 

1.11 | Program XXVII - Franz Liszt: The Interpretation of Others

Schubert/Liszt: Song Transcriptions

Liebesbotschaft
Frühlingsglaube
Ständchen
Auf dem Wasser zu singen
Ave Maria 

Llŷr Williams {12/3/2017]

Chopin/Liszt: My Darling from 6 Chant Polonais (No. 5)
Marc-André Hamelin [3/18/2007]

Après une lecture du Dante, fantasia quasi Sonata
Paul Lewis [3/18/2016]