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.
Daniel Singer is the Acting Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus, which performed with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra in their winter concert. WCLV broadcast the performance live, and at intermission Daniel spoke with Angela Mitchell.
Our WCLV Recording of the Week is by pianist Stephen Hough, his first all-Debussy disc that features Estampes, Images, Children’s Corner, and more. Angela Mitchell caught up with Stephen while he was in New York preparing for a concert at Carnegie Hall.
Violinist Rachel Barton Pine recently recorded the concertos of Edward Elgar and Max Bruch with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Andrew Litton. She spoke with WCLV's Angela Mitchell about these concertos, which she says will "get your blood flowing" in these cold winter months.
A new 2-disc set of Gustav Mahler's massive Symphony No 8 is out, recorded by the Utah Symphony and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir under the direction of Thierry Fischer. For a special Symphony at Seven feature, Angela Mitchell spoke with Mr. Fischer.
As winter drags on, you can warm up with a new recording by composer Ola Gjeilo called "Winter Songs." It features original compositions as well as Ola's arrangements of some of his favorite carols, performed by the Choir of Royal Holloway, the 12 Ensemble, and conductor Rupert Gough. Ola spoke about his new recording with Angela Mitchell.
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.
Sharon Isbin has been called "the pre-eminent guitarist of our time" (Boston Magazine) and "the Monet of the classical guitar" (Atlanta Journal). She joined forces with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard for latest recording, "Alma Española," a WCLV Recording of the Week. In a conversation with Angela Mitchell, Ms. Isbin spoke about her recording.
The folk trio Harpeth Rising (violinist Jordana Greenberg, cellist Maria Di Meglio, and banjo player Michelle Younger) performed in Cleveland on July 7, presented by Underground Classical. They stopped by WCLV to give a preview of the show with Angela Mitchell.
What would happen if we got together Schubert, Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt, Dvorak, Gershwin, and Ives for a posthumous jam session?
That's the question posed by pianist Shai Wosner with his latest recording "Impromptu." Mr. Wosner spoke with WCLV's Angela Mitchell from a studio in New York.
For her latest release, Simone Dinnerstein traveled to Cuba to record Mozart with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra. WCLV featured "Mozart in Havana" as a Recording of the Week, underscoring the ability of music to cross cultural and language barriers.
In honor of the 125th anniversary of Jean Sibelius' Kullervo, WCLV presented a special program featuring the brand new recording by the Minnesota Orchestra. The 2-disc set also includes Finlandia and the world premiere performance of Migrations by Ollie Kortekangas.
Jan Lisiecki, the young Canadian pianist who takes his Polish heritage to heart, has released a new recording of Chopin’s lesser-known works for piano and orchestra, and it was featured as a WCLV Recording of the Week. Jan spoke with Angela Mitchell.
Apollo's Fire players take turns in the spotlight for a program overflowing virtuosity. From J.S. Bach’s sunny Orchestral Suite No. 1 to the darkly brooding Oboe Concerto in G minor, to the sparkling and beloved Brandenburg Concertos No. 3 and 4.
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.
This Saturday, October 22 at 12:55 p.m., the Met Live in HD presents Mozart's Don Giovanni. The performance, happening live at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, will be simulcast in movie theaters all over the world. In Cleveland, you can see the show at the Cinemark at Valley View, Regal Crocker Park Stadium 16, and Digiplex Solon Cinema 16.
Matt Haimovitz's continuously-evolving and intense engagement with the Bach Cello Suites reaches a new zenith with Overtures to Bach, six new commissions that anticipate and reflect each of the cello suites. Matt pairs each of the new works with the Prélude, newly recorded here, from the Suite it introduces.