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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, June 17, 2010
Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, a specialist in French repertory, recently returned to the New York Philharmonic for performances that included Chausson's song sequence Poème de l'amour et de la mer and Saint-Saëns's Symphony No. 3.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
In what is undoubtedly a signature event of his first season as music director, Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic in the New York premiere of György Ligeti's outrageous and absurdist opera Le Grand Macabre. Premiered in Stockholm in 1978, the opera has received numerous stagings throughout Europe but only one in the U.S., in San Francisco in 2004. The Philharmonic's production features a cast of 11 soloists and the New York Choral Artists with direction and design by Douglas Fitch and production by Edouard Getaz.
Thursday, June 03, 2010
This week's broadcast from the New York Philharmonic marks a homecoming for Kurt Masur, the German maestro who for eleven years served as music director of the orchestra.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
On this week’s broadcast from the New York Philharmonic, Leonidas Kavakos performs Stravinsky's Violin Concerto, a spiky, witty, acerbic piece that is based on Baroque styles.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
On May 5, the New York Philharmonic performed its 15,000th concert, a milestone unmatched by any other symphony orchestra in the world. This week’s broadcast captures that program, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
The New York Philharmonic three-week Stravinsky festival culminates with a program featuring the composer’s ballet The Rite of Spring.
Thursday, May 06, 2010
The Iceland volcano spared almost no international musical organization last month, including the New York Philharmonic, as this week’s broadcast illustrates.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Earlier this year, the New York Philharmonic made its first European tour under music director Alan Gilbert. The tour included this performance at the Philharmonie in Cologne, Germany, anchored by Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
This week's broadcast from the New York Philharmonic features a heavily Germanic program with a touch of the Scottish with violinist Joshua Bell bringing his singing tone and intense lyricism to Max Bruch's Scottish Fantasy.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
The New York Philharmonic performed in Vietnam for the first time last October as part of the orchestra’s Asian Horizons tour. The visit carried considerable significance: the program opened with the national anthems of both the U.S. and Vietnam.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane is one of today's most admired Mozart interpreters. On this week's New York Philharmonic broadcast, Kahane leads three Mozart concertos from the keyboard, including the lesser-known No. 6.
Thursday, April 01, 2010
This week's broadcast from the New York Philharmonic explores the concept of transformation. Christophe Eschenbach conducts.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
In this week's broadcast from the New York Philharmonic, Danish violinist Nikolaj Znaider joins Alan Gilbert in the ever-popular Brahms Violin Concerto.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
On this week's New York Philharmonic broadcast, Bramwell Tovey conducts a colorful all-Russian program. Included is Tchaikovsky's Polonaise from Eugene Onegin and Khachaturian's Three Pieces from Gayane including the dazzling Saber Dance.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
This week's broadcast from the New York Philharmonic features one of the orchestra's most beloved soloists, violinist Gil Shaham. He joins conductor David Robertson in Barber's lush Violin Concerto.
Thursday, March 04, 2010
This week's New York Philharmonic performance features a program conducted by David Robertson and includes Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
In this week's broadcast from the New York Philharmonic, music director Alan Gilbert leads the premiere of Christopher Rouse’s Odna Zhizn, a moody and mercurial 20-minute work that gives the full orchestra a workout. Rouse writes: "In Russian, 'odna zhizn' means 'a life.' This work has been composed in homage to a person of Russian ancestry who is very dear to me." The score is a "private love letter" in which letters have been translated into notes, though the receipient is undisclosed. Also on this week's program are two Mozart favorites, his Jupiter Symphony, and the Sinfonia concertante for Winds.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Folk tunes provide a focal point in this installment of the New York Philharmonic this Week. Alan Gilbert conducts works by Copland and Mahler in this performance from the Vail Valley Music Festival.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
The New York Philharmonic presents an assortment of listener favorites in this week's broadcast. Yet far from a routine run-through of pieces, the performance reveals the growing bond between the musicians and their new music director, Alan Gilbert.
Thursday, February 04, 2010
In his first New Year's Eve concert as music director of the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert presented a program of celebratory American music. Tonight, relive that festive occasion.