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John Clare

This Saturday the Lafayette Symphony presents Rock Stars including the winners of the annual Keller Competition. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Lily Kostraba, Song Kim, and Julia Kostraba about the concert and music.


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Black Violin performs Thursday, February 28th at Purdue University's Loeb Playhouse at Stewart Center. WBAA's John Clare had a chance to speak with violist Wilner Baptiste about their current tour.

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Decca

Twenty one years ago, violinist Hilary Hahn hit the classical scene with Plays Bach on Sony Classical. Now a superstar performer, Hahn returns on Decca Classics to finish the cycle of solo violin works by Johann Sebastian Bach: Solo Sonatas 1 and 2, plus the Partita No. 1. WBAA Music Director spoke with Hilary about the new release, and why it's the right time to release Hilary Hahn Plays Bach.

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From hundreds of new releases in 2018, this is by far the best of the bunch! Mirror In Mirror reflects the genius of violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, her creativity, tone, and commitment to new music. Music from Philip Glass, John Corigliano, Arvo Part, Jakub Ciupinski, and Morten Lauridsen are featured in new ways, and the original sound Maurice Ravel had for his Tzigane is a revelation!

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Following their American Moments, the Neave Trio has released French Moments on Chandos Records. Capturing the sophistication, and romance of the 19th and 20th Centuries, the ensemble shares delightful sounds of Debussy, Faure, and Roussel. Music Director John Clare spoke to the three musicians of the Neave Trio about French Moments.

What's New: Bruch Off!

Jul 10, 2018
Sony Classical

I love it when there are several new releases of the same work – you not only get to listen to new performances but compare them to other bench marks.

We’ll hear interpretations from Rachel Barton Pine and Joshua Bell playing the same Bruch violin concerto on this episode of What’s New.

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This weekend the 46th Annual Indiana Fiddler's Gathering gets underway. Jazz host John Zimbrick spoke with jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein about his sets on Saturday.


Sony Classical

Joshua Bell is a classical superstar. With more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and conductor, Bell has recorded more than 40 albums winning Grammy, Mercury, and Gramophone awards! Josh is currently the Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, only the 2nd person to hold this post since 1958, and he is a Senior Lecturer for violin and chamber music at Indiana University.

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The original version of Ole King Cole goes like this:

Good King Cole,

And he call'd for his Bowle,

And he call'd for Fidler's three;

And there was Fiddle, Fiddle,

And twice Fiddle, Fiddle,

For 'twas my Lady's Birth-day,

Therefore we keep Holy-day

And come to be merry.

We’ll hear three incredible fiddlers: Rachel Barton Pine, Johnny Gandelsman, and Augustin Hadelich on today’s What’s New.

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The latest from violinist Rachel Barton Pine is some of the most challenging violin repertoire to perform. You wouldn't realize it with the ease that Pine tosses it off, or by the singing lines she brings to Niccolo Paganini's music. Bel Canto Paganini dazzles and soothes the listener. WBAA's John Clare spoke to Rachel about her 35th recording.

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