CD of the Week

Every week, WCRB staff select a CD to feature on-air and online. Learn all about each week's CD, including links to purchase each one, here.

Contributing a significant amount to the scene that made early twentieth-century Paris the famous artistic hub that it was, the avant-garde music of Erik Satie laid the foundation for future progressive composers in countless genres. Jean-Yves Thibaudet gracefully performs the entirety of Satie’s solo piano music, transporting the listener to the golden age of Parisian art music.

Pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe performs the Irish composer’s complete set of nocturnes – the pieces becoming the inspiration for Chopin’s famed set.

In original arrangements by the ensemble, German Brass performs a diverse program of pieces by the baroque composer, including concerti, oratorios, and cantatas.

The Canadian harpsichordist translates a deep affection for baroque keyboard works to modern piano, coloring pieces by Scarlatti, Bach, and many more.

For its first collaboration with the young conductor, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich performs the entire orchestral repertoire of Maurice Ravel. Including solo concertos featuring pianist Yuja Wang and violinist Ray Chen, Lionel Bringuier and the ensemble sonically paint the unmatched complexities found within the rich, ethereal textures of the French composer’s works.

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