I can’t believe it. Max is 80! It almost seemed like yesterday that he was here, sitting in the studio and chatting with me.
The Evening Concert
Great performances from the great concert venues
Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL FM-90.9, Music Director Riccardo Muti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Schubert’s First and Sixth Symphonies and Mozart’s “Prague” Symphony. Also on the program former CSO Principal Bassoonist David McGill is featured in Mozart’s “Bassoon Concerto”.
Host Roger Cooper brings you outstanding classical music from central Illinois orchestras and ensembles, including many artists from the U of I.
Roger presents Sinfonia da Camera's "Rush Hour" concert with music director Ian Hobson. On the program are Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Smetana's Die Moldau and Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite.
Classics of the Phonograph
John Frayne's weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century.
With improvements in recorded sound, the decade of the 1930s had many fine recordings of piano concertos of the Romantic era. Pianists such as Arthur Rubinstein, Wilhelm Backhaus, Vladimir Horowitz and Artur Schnabel had their first opportunities to record concertos by such composers as Liszt, Chopin, Brahms and Tchaikovski. We'll sample those recordings.
Classics by Request
Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac airs at 9:01 am
Afternoon at the Opera
(R. Strauss) San Francisco Opera production with conductor Karl Böhm and Kastu, Rysanek, Berry, Schröder-Feinen, Hesse and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
Live and Local
Conversations and performances with local and national artists, hosted by Kevin Kelly
Enjoy past interviews and performances in the Live and Local archive.