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The two-hour radio program, which is broadcast and syndicated nationally 52 weeks a year by the WFMT Radio Network, represents virtually the Orchestra’s entire 2013-14 season. It includes interviews with Philharmonic musicians, guest artists, and conductors. The additional 13 weeks of broadcasts, which will air during the summer months, will draw on the Philharmonic’s extensive library of commercial recordings.
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The New York Philharmonic’s first live national radio broadcast took place on October 5, 1930, over the CBS radio network. On that Sunday, Erich Kleiber was on the podium leading the Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Since that historic broadcast, the Philharmonic has enjoyed an almost continuous presence on national radio. Advancing its role as a media pioneer, the Philharmonic, since 2002, has shared its radio broadcast with a worldwide audience through its Website, nyphil.org.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011
Jeffrey Kahane does double duty as conductor and pianist for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, which features no fewer than three cadenzas in the first movement alone.
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Bernard Haitink leads the New York Philharmonic in two pieces written during the second half of their respective composers’ lives. Both Haydn and Bruckner were in their 60s when they composed the pieces on this week’s program.
Thursday, December 01, 2011
Today at 9 pm: Conductor Bernard Haitink leads the Philharmonic in two highly descriptive works: Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony and Strauss's tone poem Don Quixote.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Leonard Bernstein conducts his own works on this week's trip into the Philharmonic archives. It includes a choral work, his dramatic Third Symphony and two suites from The Dybbuk ballet.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
On this week's broadcast, music director emeritus Kurt Masur returns to the Philharmonic to lead works by Schubert and a Shostakovich symphony he knows very well.
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Former music director Lorin Maazel returns to the Philharmonic podium once again, this time to lead an all-Strauss concert.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Former music director Lorin Maazel returns to the Philharmonic to lead a concert of Mozart and Debussy.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
This week’s broadcast features Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert joining artist-in-residence Frank Peter Zimmermann for Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins.
Friday, October 14, 2011
This week’s New York Philharmonic broadcast features last month’s world premiere of John Corigliano’s 9/11 piece, One Sweet Morning, under the direction of conductor Alan Gilbert.
Thursday, October 06, 2011
This week’s broadcast features the young pianist Alexander Romanovsky playing Rachmaninoff and a pre-holiday season visit with The Nutcracker.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Violinist Augustin Hadelich, winner of the 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Juilliard graduate, joins the New York Philharmonic for Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The music world is celebrating the 200th birthday of Franz Liszt this year, with a flood of performances and recordings. The Philharmonic dives into its archives for this week's episode, which features four of the composer's orchestral works.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
In a reprise of last Saturday's live broadcast from Avery Fisher Hall, the Philharmonic performs Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection." Music director Alan Gilbert conducts. Jeff Spurgeon hosts the concert.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
The New York Philharmonic presents two works in honor of the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The program includes On the Transmigration of Souls by John Adams and a rebroadcast of the Brahms German Requiem, performed in New York on September 20, 2001.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
In June, the pianist Kirill Gerstein made his Philharmonic debut at a Summertime Classics concert, playing Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto. This week's episode features that performance as part of an all-Russian program.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Guest conductor Christoph von Dohnányi takes the reins of the New York Philharmonic as concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and principal violist Cynthia Phelps perform Mozart's Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola. Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 rounds out the program.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Christoph von Dohnányii is steeped in the old-school Hungro-Austrian tradition, one that surfaces in this week's program. On tap is Bruckner's mighty Fourth Symphony, and Mozart's Sinfonia concertante.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane has a longstanding specialty in Mozart. He frequently plays the composer's piano concerts while conducting from the keyboard. During the 2005–06 concert season, he performed all 23 of the concertos as part of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's celebration of the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth. On this week's broadcast he brings three of them to the New York Philharmonic.
Thursday, August 04, 2011
This week's show brings you the Philharmonic from the Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado, where the orchestra is in residence each summer. Baritone Nathan Gunn sings selections from Copland's Old American Songs. Plus: Mahler's Symphony No. 1.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Elements of the new and grotesque tie tonight's program together, from the highly brash Shostakovich First Symphony and Rachmaninoff's Isle of the Dead through the hysterical protagonist of Schoenberg's Erwartung.