Classical 91.5 is proud to work in partnership with the WFMT Radio Network, the European Broadcasting Union and the BBC to bring concerts from some of Europe's pre-eminent orchestras.
Listeners will enjoy performances from the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Danish National Symphony, Luxembourg Philharmonic, Vienna Radio Symphony, Odessa Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic, Berlin RadioSymphony, NHK Symphony Tokyo, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
One of the most famous living Scandinavian composers, Per Nørgård has been placed somewhere between the traditions of Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius, but with new and ground breaking unique styles that result in a front-facing symphonic blend of old and new.
The first mature masterpiece from one of world cinema’s true poets, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors bursts with imagination. Grounded in the folk traditions, aesthetics, and dialect of the Hutsul people of western Ukraine, Parajanov’s tale of forbidden love between star-crossed Ivan and Marichka showcases his trademark visual exuberance. We'll hear the Odessa Philharmonic perform the music by Myroslav Skoryk.
Sometimes compared to Claude Debussy and Gabriel Fauré, Lili Boulanger's compositional style was progressive for her time. D’un Matin de Printemps (One Spring Morning) is a prime example of her musical expression, with the flourishes in melodies and solo lines, as well as the complicated rhythmic accompaniments. It is the last orchestral work completed by Boulanger before her untimely death in 1918 at just 25 years of age.
American composer, pianist, and organist, George Theophilus Walker was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize winning for Music, which he received in 1996 for his work Lilacs.