classical music

Sunday Brunch with Gene Schiller

6 hours ago

Sundays at 9am on HPR-1

Enjoy three hours of your favorite music, as requested by the listeners of Hawaiʻi Public Radio.

To make your choice from our “musical brunch buffet," call in on Sunday-of or email your requests (use subject line: Sunday Brunch).

A final day of new arrivals for now. I found some very interesting work waiting to be filed and added to the music library - works by Schubert, Bridge, Ravel, Glinka, Richard Strauss, Haydn, Brahms and Mozart. 

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  Mozart is still in the house, which means I'm gathering more new arrivals to our music library for your listening enjoyment. Today, music of Ponce, Boccherini, Barber, Telemann, Bartók Vaughan Williams, Chopin, Mozetich, Bennett and Gershwin - a lively program for summer.

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  When you see Mozart, you may know by now that it's a day for new arrivals to our library. Today, works by Quattromano, Paredes, Haydn, Schubert, Takemitsu, Biber, Prokofiev, Dvorák, Mourao and Piazzola, and possible more. 

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  The history of Classical Music is a history of musical influences and inspirations, from folk music to nature to the music of other composers to pure sound to literature and legend, and so on. Today I'm looking at just a few inspirations in and from the music of Italian, French and Eastern European composers. It's a neverending theme, and always fascinating. 

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Today is devoted to music for wind instruments. I'll also interview two clarinetists from the Hawai‘i Symphony - Jim Moffitt and Norm Foster, as the first interview of a new feature I'm calling Meet Your Symphony. These two have quite a story to tell about their musical and personal connections. You'll also hear music for double reeds - oboe, English horn, bassoon - and more clarinet music. 

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  Mozart is back in the house - that means I'm playing CDs that are new to our library. Works are by Corradini, Chopin, Bach, Gershwin, Mendelssohn, Turina, d'Rivera and Mozart, with a couple of unusual arrangements. The library just keeps growing!

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  Today, a celebration of animals through the works of classical composers. I'll be playing music by Vaughan-Williams, Delius, Haydn, Telemann, Siamak Aghaei, Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel, Schubert and Copland. I'll also be interviewing composer Takuma Itoh and scientist Melissa Price on their recent educational music project, the Symphony of the Birds. Melissa will also appear on the upcoming Science Friday event with Ira Flatow at Hawai‘i Theatre tomorrow evening. 

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  Today, a celebration of American orchestras. I'm choosing from among the orchestras of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland, Chicago, Boston, and more - a reflection of the variety that is the United States. 

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Today - Classical Music of Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, Chile and Brazil, featuring Manuel Ponce, Alberto Ginastera, Pedro Allende, Hécto Tosar, Julian Aguirre, Silvestre Revueltas, Heitor Villa Lobos, Astor Piazzola, Leo Brouwer, Cesar Mariano, Pixinguinha, and Waldir Azevedo. 

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Today, a look at classical music banned during different periods of history. Composers will include Rouget de Lisle, Zoltán Kodály, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Claude Debussy, Alban Berg, Aaron Copland, Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Sebastian Bach. 

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Today on Classical Pacific, another Red Letter Day, this time celebrating the Letter T. Composers will include Thompson, Theodorakis, Tchaikovsky, Torroba, Thalberg, Telemann, Tartini, Tallis, Mozart, and Rózsa. 

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  Today, a celebration of the Baroque period. Many people place the Baroque between 1600 and 1750, but I may begin a little earlier, with what others call the Early Baroque, beginning in the mid-sixteenth century. Join me.

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Today I'm creating a program for you using the element of chance, pulling numbers from one to nine out of a hat to determine the size of each ensemble. Join me for a day of small ensembles by great performers in a variety of periods.

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Following up on yesterday's program of music from Northern European countrie (Norway, Denmanrk and Estonia), today I'll focus on Sweden, Finland and Lithuania. Composers include Jean Sibelius, Hugo Alfvén, Mikolaus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, Leevi Madetoja, Jonas Kokkonnen and Kaija Saariaho. As many of these composers are not commonly featured in American performances, I'll add some context as we go. 

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  Okay, so I said that I'd change themes, but I realized that doing programs by country or geographical area yields content that I haven't played before on the air. Today and tomorrow I'm playing music of Northern Europe, beginning with Denmark, Norway and Estonia. Composers today will include Friedrich Kuhlau, Dietrich Buxtehude, Edvard Grieg, Johan Halvorsen, Carl Nielsen, Vagn Holmboe, asger Lund and Arvo Pärt. 

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 I've been enjoying playing music of individual countries all week. Today, I'll end this theme for now with music of Russia (although there are many more countries to feature, and I will do so soon). Composers featured today include Vasily Titov, Mikhail Glinka, Alexander Borodin, Alexander Scriabin, Alexander Glazunov, Reinhold Glière, Aram Khatchaturian, Dmitri Kabalevsky, Igor Stravinsky, Anton Arensky and Dmitri Shostakovich. 

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  It's the fifth day of programs focusing on one country. So far I've played music from England, Italy, Spain and France, and today is for Germany. You'll hear some of the most renowned German composers, but I'm focusing more on what some would call the second tier of composers.

This week I'm playing the music of a single country or geographic area per day. Today I'll take you on a musical tour of France. Composers for today include Guillaume de Machet, François Couperin, Jean-Philippe Rameau, François-Joseph Gossec, Hector Berlioz, Lili Boulanger, Éduardo Lalo, Gabriel Fauré, Ernst Chausson, Olivier Messiaen and Claude Debussy.

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  This week I'm playing music of a specific country or area each day. Travel with me to hear a small portion of music created over the centuries. Who knows how long this might go on? Today, music of Spain. You'll hear compositions by Gaspar Sanz, Antonio Soler, Pablo de Sarasate, Manuel de Falla, Fernando Sor, Enrique Granados, Joaquin Rodrigo and Joaquin Turina. 

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All week (actually beginning with last Friday), I'll be playing music of a single country each day. Today, we spend three hours in Italy, listening to music composed by Palestrina, Geminiani, Frescobaldi, Tartini, Corelli, Clementi, Verdi, Ponchielli, Respighi and Morricone. Just a taste of the feast that is the music of Italy.

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For about the next week, I'm choosing to play music by a singe geographic area per day. I begin with Britain today. You'll hear music of Taverner, Byrd, Purcell, Locke,  Holst, Bax, Maconchy, Bridge, Tavener, and Gilbert and Sullivan. Cheerio.

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  Today, a look at the place of form in Classical Music. I'll focus on Theme and Variations form, one of the most accessible, and feature works by some or all of the following composers Vaughan Williams, Handel, Schuman Saint-Saēns, Rachmaninov, Haydn, Schubert and Mendelssohn.

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  I feel like dancing today, and I invite you to join me. You can dance to the music of Stravinsky, Styne, Sondheim, Wilson, Piazzola, D'Rivera, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Prokofiev, Copland and more! Join me.  

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  Today, music for the concert hall and the movie theatre, including work by Haydn, Mozart, Brahms, Moscheles, Handel, Bernstein, Richard Strauss, Williams, Korngold, Menkin, Sakamoto and Rozsa. Don't forget your popcorn for the third hour.

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  Hot off the presses! Most of the music I'll be playing today has been recorded and released in 2018. All of today's music is new to our library. One work is even about the creation of new land through volcanic activity. I'll be playing music by Zoltan Kodály, Arthur Foote, Franz Schubert, Douglas Knehans, Benjamin Britten, Roland Baumgartner, Nicolia Kapustin, WA Mozart and JS Bach. 

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We continue to receive new CDs at least weekly, and they are housed in my favorite drawer in the music library. Today, I'm sharing some of the latest, including a CD just released this month, called French Moments, performed the by Neave Trio. There should be some wonderful moments. 

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Tonight on Bridging the Gap, we're getting tangled into a mixture of classically inspired music mixed into modern beat science and indy pop.

Today, a concert with no particular theme, chosen from work that I have wanted to play, but haven't fit in previously. You'll hear Gershwin played on mandolin, a Mozart Piano Concerto, Alicia De Larrocha sharing work by Albeniz, a Ravel Trio, Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme, a work by Arvo Pärt, A little more Mozart (why not?), and finally some English folk tunes by Benjamin Britten. 

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I wasn't able to be on the radio yesterday, so today I'll play you the final day of great performances throughout the alphabet. I've enjoyed bringing to light a few artists that I don't normally play on the radio, and I hope you've enjoyed the journey with me. On this final day, featured artists include Narciso Yepes, the Yuval Trio, Pinchas Zukerman, Eugenia Zukerman, Nicanor Zabaleta, Christian Zakarias, Zhang Yan, Rainer Zepperitz and Brudda IZ. 

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