Lisa Batiashvili, violin

 Lisa Batiashvili. Photo: Sammy Hart / DG

Lisa Batiashvili. Photo: Sammy Hart / DG

"Visions of Prokofiev" is the latest release by Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili. The album includes Prokofiev’s two violin concertos as well as select movements from his famous ballets Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet, and the music for The Love for Three Oranges, newly arranged for solo violin and orchestra by Lisa’s father, Tamás Batiashvili. 

Lisa recently spoke with WCLV's Angela Mitchell about Prokofiev, who she says has "one of the most incredible imaginations and visions.”

Oberlin Students Helping Out

 Ritu Mukherjee and Nathanael Leavitt

Ritu Mukherjee and Nathanael Leavitt

Last January, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Credo Music teamed up to help hurricane-devastated communities in Puerto Rico and Texas. A group of students did two weeks of intensive chamber music study in Oberlin, then they headed south to work in partnership with local relief agencies and churches. 

Ritu Mukherjee and Nathanael Leavitt spoke with Angela Mitchell

Stephen Rose and Jeanne Preucil Rose, violinists

 L to R: Stephen Rose, Jeanne Preucil Rose, Mark Kosower, Jee-Won Oh

L to R: Stephen Rose, Jeanne Preucil Rose, Mark Kosower, Jee-Won Oh

On Wednesday, November 15, WCLV broadcast live a faculty recital from the Cleveland Institute of Music. The artists were a pair of married couples: Stephen Rose (violin) and Jeanne Preucil Rose (viola) with Mark Kosower (cello) and Jee-Won Oh (piano). At intermission, WCLV's Angela Mitchell spoke with Stephen and Jeanne

Semyon Bychkov and The Tchaikovsky Project

Russian conductor Semyon Bychkov and the Czech Philharmonic launch "The Tchaikovsky Project," a recording cycle on Decca Classics that will encompass Tchaikovsky's complete symphonies and piano concertos, as well as other selected orchestral works. The first recording in the cycle features the composer's Sixth Symphony ("Pathetique") and Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture. The recording cycle is part of Mr. Bychkov's international, multi-season Tchaikovsky project, Beloved Friend, which also includes concert series in New York and London in 2016'17 and residencies in Paris and Vienna planned for future seasons.

Semyon Bychkov spoke with WCLV's Angela Mitchell