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.
Breakfast Classics with Mike Goldberg—Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 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!
Pianist Maurizio Pollini presents some of the later works by Frederic Chopin. These include Op. 59 through Op. 64, written between 1845 and 1849. Richard Morrison from The London Times states “Pollini’s approach is elegant rather than flamboyant but turbulence lurks beneath the surface . . . Without tearing apart the fabric, he is constantly underlining elements that destabilize: chromatic meandering, disruptive trills, the tension between lyricism and meter. Fascinating, and the virtuosity is still there.”
Breakfast Classics with Mike Goldberg is expanding to two hours this weekend (2/4), running from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday mornings. Mike will play another hour of your favorite classics and share interviews with local and international artists. Also featured on the show will be new classical releases.
So enjoy some great music to wake up to only on 88.9, WCVE, Richmond’s Public Radio station.