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Breakfast Classics with Mike Goldberg

Breakfast Classics with Mike Goldberg

Breakfast Classics with Mike Goldberg—Saturdays and Sundays from 6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Breakfast Classics presents two hours of your favorite classical masterpieces, interspersed with works you may not be as familiar with. The show also features interviews with local and international artists, along with selections from new classical releases. It’s a great way to start your weekend mornings!

Listen to the Live Stream during the program.

New Release: “Philip Glass – Piano Works”

Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson pays tribute to the master of minimal music, Philip Glass, who recently turned 80 years old. Described by The New York Times as a “splendid pianist” and by Piano News as an “immense talent,” Ólafsson is much sought-after by international conductors, orchestras and artists as both a chamber and concert musician. In addition to the Etudes for solo piano, the album includes reworks of the originals for piano and string quartet.

New Release: Renee Fleming - Distant Light

Soprano Renée Fleming is joined by Sakari Oramo and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Selections include Samuel Barber’ “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” and “The Strand Settings,” a four-song cycle by Anders Hillborg which was commissioned by Carnegie Hall and is dedicated to Fleming. The album concludes with three new arrangements of songs by Bjork.

1) Samuel Barber: “Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24”
Renee Fleming, soprano
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Sakjari Oramo, conductor

New Release: Chopin - Works for Piano & Orchestra (Jan Lisiecki)

Pianist Jan Lisiecki’s new release “Chopin: Works for Piano and Orchestra” features pieces in the so-called “brilliant style,” a form of virtuosic pianism cultivated in the early 1800s by some of the leading performer-composers of the day. During his formative years in Warsaw, Chopin applied the style to such works for piano and orchestra as the Grande Polonaise Brillante (Op.22) and Rondo à la Krakowiak in F major (Op.14).

New Release: “Cypress String Quartet: Brahms String Sextets”

The Cypress String Quartet recently celebrated their 20th anniversary and this is their “final” recording together. They are joined by longtime collaborators Barry Shiffman (viola) and Zuill Bailey (cello). The performances of the Brahms String Sextets were recorded before a live studio audience at Skywalker Sound in California.

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