Rafał Blechacz
Felix Broede/Deutsche Grammophon

Rafał Blechacz Plays Bach

Rafał Blechacz is a Polish pianist known best for his Chopin - but he's also brilliant with the music of J.S.Bach . Hear him play tender, timeless pieces on this week's Bach Hour.

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Boston Landmarks Orchestra at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell
Michael Dwyer / Boston Landmarks Orchestra

Join 99.5 WCRB hosts for free concerts presented by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade, Wednesday nights at 7 pm.

Podcasts

On the latest episode of The Answered Question, WCRB's Cathy Fuller talks with Richard Stoltzman about his father's definition of success, playing with Woody Herman's Thundering Herd, and how vibrato has been a mixed blessing, and Andrea Avery, the author of Sonata: A Memoir of Pain and Piano, talks with WCRB's Chris Voss about the intersection her life as a musician and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Tanglewood
Stu Rosner / BSO

The Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer season at Tanglewood opens on Friday, July 7, as Music Director Andris Nelsons leads the BSO, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and soloists Malin Christensson and Bernarda Fink.

Through a musical lens, author Andrea Avery tells a story of confronting the overwhelming obstacles of chronic illness in pursuit of a career as a pianist in "Sonata: A Memoir of Pain and the Piano." 

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This Week's CD of the Week

The Borromeo String Quartet
Richard Bowditch

Nicholas Kitchen of Boston's Borromeo String Quartet has arranged one of Bach’s timeless keyboard works for string quartet.