Friday, March 26, 2010
With the 200th anniversary of the birth of Chopin, record companies are mining their catalogues to pay homage to the Polish poet of the piano. This week's Full Rotation "Chopin: The Essentials" draws together some of Harmonia Mundi's finest piano performances.
Friday, March 19, 2010
In this week's Full Rotation, British violinist Daniel Hope sets out to present the many diverse strands of Baroque music.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Gerald Finley presents a collection of great baritone arias in English in this week’s Full Rotation Album of the Week. Finley includes a large cross-section of characters ranging from the good-hearted Hans Sachs of Wagner’s Meistersinger von Nürnberg to villains like Iago in Verdi’s Otello.
Saturday, March 06, 2010
The world's leading oboist plays the great vocal melodies of J.S. Bach on this week's Full Rotation.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Our Full Rotation this week marks the 200th birthday of Chopin with a collection of previously unreleased radio recordings from 1959 and 1967 by pianist Martha Argerich. At the center of this collection are eight mazurkas, among the most difficult of Chopin’s works because of their subtlety.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
A deceased piano virtuoso plays again in this week's Full Rotation. The idea of hearing Serge Rachmaninoff perform live, nearly 70 years after the composer and pianist died, is certainly intriguing.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
In this week's Full Rotation, J.S. Bach's vocal music gets a fresh spin from Hilary Hahn. The violinist teams up with two of today's top Baroque singers in a program of arias and duets.
Saturday, February 06, 2010
With Valentine's Day around the corner, what better way to pay tribute to the limits of relationship sanity than Natalie Dessay's collection of Mad Scenes. It's this week's Full Rotation.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
On this week’s Full Rotation: Album of the Week Andrew Rangell performas probing interpretations of four of Haydn’s distinctive piano sonatas.
Friday, December 18, 2009
This week's Full Rotation: Album of the Week offers a unique collection of 23 hymns and carols sung by the the men and boys of The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
In this week's Full Rotation: Album of the Week, the medieval soul sisters Anonymous 4 travel through Four Centuries of Chant.
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Tenor Mark Padmore takes on history's greatest--and arguably most difficult--song cycle in this week's Full Rotation: Album of the Week.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Welsh opera star Bryn Terfel sings 17 songs from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales--including modern standards and more traditional offerings--on this week’s Full Rotation: Album of the Week.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
This week’s Full Rotation: Album of the Week features rising young soprano Danielle De Niese in a diverse collection of Mozart concert pieces and opera arias.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
This week's Full Rotation Album of the Week finds violinist Joshua Bell inspired by eclectic soirees he hosts in his Manhattan home on a collaborative CD featuring pop stars as well as classical artists.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Although Gil Shaham built his reputation on warhorses like the Tchaikovsky and Brahms Concertos, this week's Full Rotation Album of the Week showcases the violinist's more flamboyant side.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Thomas Hampson's new recording Wondrous Free is the Full Rotation Album of the Week. It includes over 30 American songs by composers from Charles Ives to Leonard Bernstein. Tune in all week to hear portions of the album.