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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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9.21 | Program X Joseph Haydn: The Father of Classicism

Haydn: Piano Sonata in E Minor, Hob. XVI:34



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”


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



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





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


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 – Frédéric 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


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


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


La soirée dans Grenade

Jardins sous la pluie


Emanuel Ax, piano [4/28/2004]


Debussy: Préludes, Book II


La puerta del vino


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



Mit Humor




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]