Featured Album: Biss Plays Beethoven

Credit: Benjamin Ealovega

Bloomington, Indiana-native Jonathan Biss is working on recording Beethoven’s sonatas, and volume 3 is our Featured Album this week.  We’ll hear him play the Pastorale and Waldstein sonatas, as well as the unnamed Sonata No. 16. Did you know you can also take a class about Beethvoven’s sonatas taught by Mr. Biss? (Photo Credit: Benjamin Ealovega)

Live Broadcast: Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

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Join us this Friday and Saturday at 7pm for live broadcasts from the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington. Classical 90.5 Afternoon Host, Daniel Giliam, and Roger Duvall from WEKU/WKYL will host two of the final concerts from this year’s festival, with pre-show interviews and recordings starting at 7pm and joining the concerts at 7:30pm. Listen live at 90.5 FM (Louisville), 102.1 WKYL (Lexington) or anywhere right here at wuol.org.

Program (Subject to change):

Friday, August 23rd, 7:00pm

Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Merciless Beauty
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Nathan Cole and Akiko Tarumoto, violins
Priscilla Lee, cello

Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 9 in A for piano and violin, “Kreutzer”, Op. 47
Akiko Tarumoto, violin
Alessio Bax, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet in B-flat, Op. 18 No. 6
Nathan Cole and Akiko Tarumoto, violins
Burchard Tang, viola
Priscilla Lee, cello

Ralph Vaughan-Williams, On Wenlock Edge
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Alessio Bax, piano
Akiko Tarumoto and Nathan Cole, violins
Burchard Tang, viola
Priscilla Lee, cello

Saturday, August 24th, 7:00pm

Franz Schubert, Schwanengesang, D 957
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Alessio Bax, piano

Maurice Ravel, String Quartet in F
Akiko Tarumoto and Nathan Cole, violins
Burchard Tang, viola
Priscilla Lee, cello


Raymond Lustig, World Premiere Commission

Franz Schubert, Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat, D 898
Alessio Bax, piano
Nathan Cole, violin
Priscilla Lee, cello

Elias String Quartet

Elias String Quartet will perform live from Carnegie Hall, Tuesday at 8pm. Here they perform the “Grosse Fuge” by Beethoven.

Philippe Quint plays Bruch, Beethoven and Mendelssohn

Our Featured Album this week comes from Philippe Quint, playing Bruch and Mendelssohn concertos and two Romances by Beethoven. Listen all this week with Alan Brandt and Daniel Gilliam for selections from this Featured Album.

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra: A Dialogue

This Sunday at 2pm, on Carnegie Hall Live, Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra perform an all-Beethoven program. Watch here to learn about their remarkable history…