Menahem Pressler
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Pressler Plays Mozart

This Saturday at 8pm, hear an encore broadcast of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a concert that includes Dvorak's "New World" Symphony and Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27.

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This Week's CD of the Week

Richard Stoltzman
Lisa Marie Mazzuco

Sony and RCA celebrate renowned American clarinetist Richard Stoltzman's 75th birthday with a collection of 40 CDs recorded over the course of his career.


On the latest episode of The Answered Question, violinist Bernhard Forck and oboist Xenia Löffler of the Academy for Ancient Music Berlin preview their Boston Early Music Festival program, called "Of Frogs and Men," and Andris Nelsons describes the evolution of his relationship to the four symphonies by Brahms.


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On June 1st, 1967, the US release of the Beatles’ album "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" rocked the music world. We're a classical music station, so why should we care? Listen to interviews with classical musicians, radio personalities, international rock stars, and more to find out.

Staff Picks: the Songs of Summer '17

May 23, 2017

Here at the WCRB office, sunshine has us dreaming of lazy days spent outside by the Charles or at the beach, surrounded by friends and, of course, our favorite tunes. What are those perfect summer melodies? We asked our staff to choose some classical "summer jams" - pieces that represent the sound of summer to each of us - and have we got a playlist for you!

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It's now officially summer, which means it's time to kick back, pour out a glass of rosé and listen to the ever-timeless Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, by composer Felix Mendelssohn. The German composer wrote the Overture (Op. 21) when he was only 17, but by then he was a seasoned composer with numerous operas and string symphonies under his belt.

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