Gil Shaham
Courtesy of the BSO

Russian Masterpieces with the BSO and Gil Shaham

Saturday night at 8, in an encore broadcast of hte BSO, Shaham is the guest soloist in Tchaikovsky's blazing Violin Concerto, and Andris Nelsons conducts Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2.

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It's Friday! Link roundup is here! It's a long weekend! What could be better? The twitter world dubbing a cellist #cellobae, that's what.

What is an orchestra hit? How does tin foil change the sound of a vibraphone? How does Wagner sound when played by a mariachi band? Find answers to these questions and more in this link roundup!

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The myriad stories about Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson usually fall into two groups: the ones about her enormous, laser-focused voice and those about her rapier-sharp wit.

By her own admission, composer Florence Price had two strikes against her.

"To begin with I have two handicaps – those of sex and race. I am a woman; and I have some Negro blood in my veins," is how she began a 1943 letter to Serge Koussevitzky, the revered conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She added later, "I would like to be judged on merit alone."

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This Week's CD of the Week

Jordi Savall
Alia Vox

For more than fifty uninterrupted years, Jordi Savall has used the expressive sound of the viol to bring the world on an emotional musical journey through centuries and cultures. Now, he’s put together an album of 16th- and 17th-century pieces for viol consort by the greatest masters of the Renaissance and the Baroque, on WCRB's CD of the Week.

WCRB brings you performances from Symphony Hall in Boston every Saturday at 8pm, with host Ron Della Chiesa.
In Concert captures the best performances by the world's best performers, from concerts in and around the Boston area. Airs Sundays at 7pm.
"Voices" is an exploration of all kinds of vocal music, from opera favorites and rarities to major choral works and song cycles. Airs Sundays at 9pm.