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Bach's Coffee Cantata

This week on The Bach Hour, hear an organ with porcelain pipes, a concerto played by Anderson and Roe, and a cantata about a young girl's love for coffee.

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Innovative online classical music entertainment experience will celebrate the Leonard Bernstein Centennial throughout its first year

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Archival Beethoven, Antarctic ice shelves, and Furby organs, oh my! Take a gander at this week's link roundup.

The 2018 Winter Olympics are here, and for some of us at WCRB, that means one thing: figure skating.  No surprise there - we'll take any excuse to watch the world's top athletes perform gorgeous programs to (mostly) classical music. 

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From NPR Music

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."

This week New Orleans hosts a peppery performance that was almost lost to the past.

Conductor Paul Mauffray discovered a program for the 1894 show Tabasco: A Burlesque Opera while rifling through historic music in his hometown, which celebrates its 300th anniversary this year.

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This Week's CD of the Week

Daniel Hope
Nicolas Zonvi

Daniel Hope, known for his boundary-stretching albums, turns his attention to Mozart and his contemporaries on this week's CD of the Week.

NPR's Slingshot Series

A collective effort among taste-making music stations to elevate exceptional emerging artists

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.