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WEDNESDAY ON CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES 

    Napoleon Crosses Nemunas River in 1812

This Wednesday, January 28, 2015  from 5:30 till 11:00am

Special presentation of CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES

ON THE BANKS OF NEMUNAS RIVER - A MUSICAL VOYAGE TO LITHUANIA

The whole program will be devoted to music by Lithuanian composers with a special emphasis on 20th and 21st century music.  Included, for example, will be music by:
Vytautas Bacevičius, Osvaldas Barkauskas, Bronius Kutavičius, Šarūnas Nakas, Antanas Rekašius, Raminta Šerkšnytė and many more

Here is a list of some of the works which will be presented:
Concerto for Oboe, Cembalo and Strings by Osvaldas Balakauskas (1937- )
String Quartet No. 4 by Jeronimas Kačinskas (1907-2005)
Five Pieces for String Quartet by Algimantas Kubiliūnas (1939- )
Trombone Concerto by Arvydas Malcys (1957- )
Autocollage No. 2, Op. 36 by Antanas Rekašius (1928-2003)
Concerto for Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra by Raminta Šerkšnytė (1975- )
Stabat Mater by Giedrius Svilainiis (1972- )
plus music by
Vidmantas Bartulis,
Bronius Kutavičius,
Nomeda Valančiūtė,
Žibuoklė Martinaitytė

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ON THE BANKS OF NEMUNAS RIVER

    Tale of Kings by artist and composer, Mikalojus Kkonstantinas Čiurlionis

 

MOST RECENT PROGRAMS

 

MONDAY ON A SPECIAL EDITION OF CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES - TREASURES OF EARLY MUSIC
Monday, January 26, 2015  from 5:30 till till 8:30am

a special presentation of CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES

TREASURES OF EARLY MUSIC

Lesser known music before 1750

You will hear:
Missa, "Clemens et Benigma" by French composer, Firminus Caron (ca. 1440-ca. 1475)
Sonata, Op.3, No. 12 by Italian composer, Carlo Antonio Marino (1670-1735)
Litanies de la Vierge by French composer, Étienne Moulinié (1599-1676)
Missa a 23 by Austrian composer, Benjamin Ludwig Ramhaufski (ca. 1631-1694)
plus music by
Vincenzo Albrici,
George Jeffreys,
Barbara Strozzi

and others
listen to to this program till 02-15-2015  
Playlist: 01/26/2015

 

WEDNESDAY ON CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES
Wednesday, January 21, 2015  from 5:30 till 11:00am

You will hear:
Vibrations of Hope for Two Pianos (2013) by American   composer,   Zach Browning (1953- )
Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra by Hungaian composer, László Dubrovay (1943- )
Military Sinfonietta by Czech composer, Vítězslava Kaprálová (1915-1940) - (played in observance of the composers 100th birthday on January 24)
Stabat Mater by Russian composer, Vladimir Martynov(1946- )
Cello Concerto (2012) by American composer, Nico Muhly (1981- )
Concert for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra by Bulgarian composer, Lubomir Pipkov (1904-1974)
Symphony No. 1, "Benfica" by Portuguee composer, Antonio Victorino D'Almeida (1940- )
plus music by
Fikret Amirov,
Andrei Eshpai,
Jack Gallagher,
Loreta Narvilaitė

plus many others
listen to to this program till 02-08-2015  
Playlist: 01/21/2015

     Winter Landscape With Dog - Courtesy: Iwona Altmajer - at:  myspace.com

 

MONDAY ON SPECIAL EDITION OF CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES - TREASURES OF EARLY MUSIC

Monday, January 19, 2015  from 5:30 till 8:30am

a special presentation of CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES -

TREASURES OF EARLY MUSIC

Lesser known music before 1750

You will hear:
Suite from the Ballet "Les Genies" by French composer, Mlle. Duval (?-1769)
Missa super Sancta Maria by Slovennian composer, Jacob Handl Gallus (1550-1591)
Missa Vexilla Regis by Italian composer, Andrea Gabrieli (1533-1585)
Dies Irae by German composer, Johann Rosenmüller
plus music by Giacomo Carissimi, Diogo Melgaz, Marcin Mielczewski
and others
listen to to this program till 02-08-2015  
Playlist: 01/19/2015

 

WEDNESDAY ON CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES
This Wednesday, January 14, 2015  from 5:30 till 11:00am

You will hear:
Little Concerto for Piano and Band by American composer, Henry Cowell (1897-1965)
Concerto No. 2 for Guitar and Strings, Op. 394 by American composer, Alan Hovhaness(1911-2000)
Immortal Diamond by American composer, Mary Ann Joyce-Walter
Psalms for cello and pre-recorded cellos (2008) by Lithuanian composer, Justė Janulytė(1982- )
Lenten Music for six saxophones (2011) by Polish composer, Paweł Łukaszewski (1968- )
3 Miniatures for piano and percussion (2010) by Italian composer, Claudio Scannavini(1959- )
plus music by Daniel Dorff,
Malek Jandali,
Rodolfo Ledesma, Gaetano Veneziano

and others
listen to to this program till 02-01-2015  
Playlist: 01/14/2015

     Courtesy: Artist Denise Saldutti at:  http://denisesaldutti.com/

 

WEDNESDAY ON CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES
    Winter In Hovianka - by Azerbaijani Artist Rais Rasulzade  at: AZgallery.org This Wednesday, January 07, 2015  from 5:30 till 11:00am

You will hear:
Missa de Gloria by Spanish composer, Joan Cererols (1618-1680)
From a Folio by american composer, Michael Jon Fink (1954- )
Sinfonia Concertante (Symphony No. 3) by Hungarian composer, Miklós Maros (1943- )
Horizons (2013) by Lithuanian composer, Žibuoklė Martinaitytė (1973- )
The Beatitudes (2000) by Dutch composer, Jan Rokus Van Roosendaal (1960-2005)
Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra by Swedish composer, Erland van Koch (1910-2009)
plus music by:
Vladimir Godar,
Bevan Manson,
Paweł Mykietyn,
Josef Antonin Planicky

and others
listen to to this program till 01-25-2015  
Playlist: 01/07/2015

 

ADDITIONAL EDITION OF CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES 

Friday, January 02, 2015 from 5:30 till 8:30am

The 50th anniversary of the death of American composer, Henry Cowell (1897-1965) will fall in 2015.
To observe this, with the hope of many more performances of his music this year and in the years to come, Classical Discoveries will present a special program featuring the symphonic music, the rather neglected side of this composer's output.
This special edition is titled:

SYMPHONIC COWELL

Featured will be the:
Symphony No. 2
Symphony No.10
Symphony No.11 "Seven Rituals of Music" Symphony No.16 "Icelandic"

as well as the
"Piano Concerto" and "Ongaku"
listen to to this program till 01-18 -2015  
Playlist: 01/02/2015

 

CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES  - SHALL WE DANCE
     Al Compas de un Tango (To the beat of tango)
     Courtesy: Artist  Lesley Mitchell

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 from 5:30 till 11:00am

Classical Discoveries will present its 18th Annual program:

SHALL WE DANCE

In the last regular holiday series of programs, we will celebrate the New Year with light and joyful music.

You will hear:
Arafura Dances - Concerto for Guitar and Strings by Australian composer, Ross Edwards (1943- )
Suite from the Ballet "Solstice" by American composer, Lou Harrison (1917-2003)
The Snow White Ballet Suite (2012) by Finnish composer, Tuomas Kantelinen (1969- )
Suite de danses et de chansons by Polish composer, Zygmunt Krauze (1938- )
The Golden Key - Ballet by Polish composer, Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996)
plus music by Joseph Blaha, Heino Jürisalu, Dexter Morrill, Jan Krtitel Tolar, and others
listen to to this program till 01-18 -2015  

Playlist: 12/31/2014

 

CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES  - THE NEGRO SPEAKS OF RIVERS

On Additional Edition of Classical Discoveries

Monday, December 29, 2014 - from 5:30 till 11:00am

Classical Discoveries will present the 10h Annual program devoted to music by black composers.

THE NEGRO SPEAKS OF RIVERS

You will hear:
The Holy Presence of Joan D'Arc by Julius Eastman(1940-1990)
Symphony No. 3 by Adolphus Hailstork (1941-)
Shadows by Alvin Singleton(1940- )
Symphony No. 3, "The Sunday Symphony" by William Grant Still (1895-1978)
Ghetto Strings by Daniel Bernard Roumain (1971- )
American Soldier by James Kimo Williams (1950- )
plus music by
David Baker, Duke Ellington, Undine Smith Moore, Irene Britton Smith and others
listen to to this program till 01-18 -2015  

Playlist: 12/29/2014

 

 

VIVA 21ST CENTURY - 24-HOUR PLUS - INTERNATIONAL EDITION
Flute - Courtesy: Azerbaijani Artist Namig Mammadov at: AZgallery.org

start - Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 2:00pm

end -   Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 3:00pm

 

Classical Discoveries will present its 10th 24 hour* Marathon and the 9th* titled "Viva 21st Century."
* This year's Marathon, just like last year's, will run 25 hours.

VIVA 21ST CENTURY - 24-HOUR PLUS - INTERNATIONAL EDITION - LIVE WPRB RADIO BROADCAST

This program will begin at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 27, 2014 and will end on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 3:00pm

If you are on Facebook, please sign up for the event on the Event Page

Included will be works by:
Leonardo Balada, Mason Bates, Gavin Bryars, Marian Borkowski, Jakub Ciupiński, Gloria Coates, Tsippi Fleischer, Vladimir Godar, Galina Grigorjeva, Jorge Grundman, Howard Hersh, Toshio Hosokawa, Justė Janulytė, Niels Marthinsen, Deon Nielsen Price, Stephen Paulus, Alexander Raskatov, Anthony Ritchie, Walter Ross, Kaija Saariaho, Peter Sculthorpe, Valentin Silvestrov and many, many others including composers who mailed recordings for this event.

Five composers will be visiting WPRB studio during the course of the 25 hour marathon: Donnacha Dennehy, Daniel Dorff, Amanda Harberg, Robert Moran and Andrew Rudin

listen here to promo: VIVA 21ST CENTURY - 24-HOUR PLUS MARATHON
listen to to this program till 01-25 -2015  
Playlist: 12/27/2014

VIVA 21ST CENTURY - 24-HOUR PLUS - IN PRESS

December 10, 2014 - Town Topics of Princeton NJ

CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES RADIO MARATHON ON WPRB

December 17, 2014 - US.1 - PrincetonInfo.com


RADIO HOSTS MAINTAIN 25-HOUR ENDURANCE RECORD
By Dan Aubrey

December 24, 2014 - The Times of Trenton

24-HOUR “PLUS” CONTEMPORARY MUSIC MARATHON AT WPRB
(second part of story)
by Ross Amico

 

THE CHRISTMAS TRILOGY

CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES  - CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD
    Escape - Courtesy: Azerbaijani Artist
    Rahman Shikhaliyev at:
AZgallery.org
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 -  from 5:30 till 11:00am

Classical Discoveries will present its 18th Annual and the 1st of its 2014 Christmas Trilogy:

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD

You will hear:
Five Carols from Quem Quaeritis by Australian composer, Ross Edwards (1943- )
"A Nativity": Three Gregorian Paraphrases of the Christmas Festivity by Swiss composer, Jean Froidevaux (1933- )
Mass Number 3, "Christmas" by Czech composer, Jaroslav Krček  (1939- )
Advent Music by Polish composer, Paweł Łukaszewski (1968- )
Dreamed Christmas by Latvian composer, Ilona Rupaine (1966- )
Christmas Oratorio by Estonian composer, Urmas Sisask (1960- )
Choral-Fantasy "In Nativitate Domini," by Brazilian composer, Amaral Vieira (1952- )
plus music by Christoph Bernhard, Francisco Guerrero, Ruth Watson Henderson, John McCabee, Evgeny Stankovich and many otherss
listen to to this program till 12-28 -2014  
Playlist: 12/10/2014

CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES  - CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA

 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 5:30 till 11:00am

Classical Discoveries will present the 2nd program of its Christmas Trilogy and the 9th Annual program devoted to music for the holiday season by American composers

CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA

You will hear:
"Nativitas" by Jean Belmont (1939- )
The Passion of Scrooge or A Christmas Carol by Jon Deak (1943- )
Symphony No. 49, Opus 356, "Christmas Symphony" by Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)
Piano Trio No. 3, "A Christmas Divertimento" by Rick Sowash (1950- )
Magnificat by Stephen Shewan (1962- )
Canticum Novum by Stephen Paulus (1949-2014)
plus music by: Benjamin C.S. Boyle, Frank Ferko, Margaret Ruthven Lang and many others
listen to to this program till 01-11 -2015  
Playlist: 12/17/2014


CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES - A MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE CHRISTMAS - PART 1

On Additional Edition of Classical Discoveries

Monday, December 22, 2013from 8:30 till 11:00am

Classical Discoveries will present the 18th Annual and the 3rd program of its annual Christmas Trilogy

A MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE CHRISTMAS - PART 1

In this program you will hear lesser known selections of early music celebrating the holiday, as well as some of Marvin's favorite works.

You will hear:
Christmas Vespers by Italian composer, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-ca. 1677)
Concertus XII, "Magnificat" from Concertus Sacri by German composer, Samuel Scheidt (1587-1634)
Magnificat by German composer, Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
Ave Maria by Swiss composer, Ludwig Senfl (1486-1543)
Verbum Caro by English composer, John Sheppard (c. 1515-1558)
Christmas Cantata by Italian composer, Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682)
plus music by Antonine Brumel, Valentin Molitor, Gaetano Maria Schiassiand others
listen to to this program till 01-11 -2015  
Playlist: 12/22/2014

CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES - A MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE CHRISTMAS - PART 2
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 from 5:30 till 11:00am

Classical Discoveries will present additional program of it's annual Christmas Trilogy :

A MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE CHRISTMAS - PART 2

In this additional program you will hear lesser known selections of early music celebrating the holiday, as well as some of Marvin's favorite works.

You will hear:
Anonymous 15th Century Spain - Sibil-la Catalane
Concerto in Dialogo by Italian composer, Marco Antonio Centorio (End of 16th century-1640)
Vespers for 4 Choirs by Italian composer, Stefano Fabri (ca. 1606-1657)
Missa Pastoralis in C by Austrian composer, Amando Ivančić (1727-1758)
Missa "Ave Maria" by Franco-Flemish composer, Pierre de la Rue (ca. 1450-1518)
Christmas Vespers by Italian composer, Pietro Verdina (ca. 1600-1643)
plus music by Cristofaro Caresana, Christoph Graupner, Jan Dismas Zelenka and many others

listen to to this program till 01-11 -2015  
Playlist: 12/24/2014

 

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