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Today we'll hear two early works by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius: his short choral work called Tulen Synty ("The Origin of Fire") and his Symphony #2, both performed by the Helsinki Philharmonic and conductor Paavo Berglund.
Celebrating Stephen Hough
British pianist Stephen Hough is one of the most important and versatile musicians of our generation, and we'll hear from two of his brand-new recordings on Hyperion this afternoon.
Jokes, Earthquakes, and Big Hands
A lot to cover this afternoon! It's April Fools Day, Holy Thursday, and Rachmaninoff's Birthday. We'll try to cover all the bases.
Late Great Mozart
This afternoon we'll hear Mozart's unforgettable Requiem, K. 626, as well as the overture to his opera Die Zauberflote. We'll also hear pianist Barry Douglas playing a concerto by Liszt, and a concerto for harp by Carl Reinecke.
Chopin at 200
By Joe Goetz
The classical music world rejoices today, as we celebrate the 200th birthday of Poland's Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). This afternoon, we'll have four distinct hours of Chopin's music, each covering a different aspect of his magnificent output.
Today we'll listen to variations on themes by the Italian violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini by Brahms, Liszt, Lutoslawski, and more.
Chopin's Third Concerto
We'll hear a real rarity this afternoon, the seldom-played Allegro de Concert, Op. 46 by Frederic Chopin. It is a solo piano reduction of the opening movement of a never-realized piano concerto.