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What's New Piano Preview

Xun Wang

A new program airs Sunday nights on WBAA Classical: What's New. Host John Clare features new music, new releases, and interesting guests. Hear a special preview of this week's What's New, and let us know what you think.

One new release we'll play includes a rare concerto for Piano, Strings, and Timpani by Galina Ustvolskaya. Galina wrote:

"Can a distinction really be made between music written by men and music written by women? If we now have ‘Festivals of Music by Female Composers’, would it not be right to have ‘Festivals of Music by Male Composers’? I am of the opinion that such a division should not be allowed to persist. We should only play music that is genuine and strong. If we are honest about it, a performance in a concert by Women composers is a humiliation for the music. I hope very much that my comments will cause no offense – what I say comes from my innermost soul..."

Enjoy Shai Wosner playing music by Ludwig van Beethoven:

What's New airs Sunday nights from 10pm to 12am on WBAA Classical on 101.3FM and online at

John Nasukaluk Clare is comfortable behind a microphone, streaming video or playing violin. A former broadcaster for NPR, John has previously worked with Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and stations in Texas, Kansas, Nevada, California, and Pennsylvania. In 2005, Clare earned the Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP for radio broadcasting, citing his work on 20/20 Hearing. Having performed with famed tenors Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli, John has worked with the Mozart Festival Texas, Mid Texas Symphony, Nevada Chamber Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic and Wichita Symphony Orchestra.
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