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Afternoon Classics
Celebrating Sibelius
Thursday, 04/29/10
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.
Afternoon Classics
Celebrating Stephen Hough
Monday, 04/05/10
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.
Afternoon Classics
Jokes, Earthquakes, and Big Hands
Thursday, 04/01/10
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.
Afternoon Classics
Late Great Mozart
Monday, 02/22/10
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.
Afternoon Classics
Chopin at 200
Monday, 03/01/10
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. 
Afternoon Classics
Paganiniana
Tuesday, 03/16/10
Today we'll listen to variations on themes by the Italian violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini by Brahms, Liszt, Lutoslawski, and more. 
Afternoon Classics
Chopin's Third Concerto
Wednesday, 03/24/10
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.
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