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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, March 03, 2011
Saxophonist Branford Marsalis has been making the rounds with symphony orchestras this season, including a recent series of dates with the New York Philharmonic. In this week's broadcast, he presents music by Glazunov and Schulhoff.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
As milestone birthdays go, turning 30 can be tough. But it's also an age of possibility on the concert stage. Joining the Philharmonic is Andris Nelsons, the 32-year-old Latvian conductor and Jonathan Biss, the 30-year-old soloist in Beethoven's Piano Concerto. No. 3.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
The confetti and balloons have long since been cleared away, but you can relive the festivity of New Year's Eve in this week's broadcast. Alan Gilbert conducts Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Lang Lang, plus the magical second act of The Nutcracker.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
The Finnish soprano Karita Mattila joins music director Alan Gilbert in Beethoven's virtuosic aria Ah! Perfido and three songs by her countryman Jean Sibelius. Also on tap are symphonies by Nielsen and Beethoven.
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Taking a break from the weekly concert broadcasts, this week's show comprises recordings from the New York Philharmonic's archives.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
The Russian powerhouse Yefim Bronfman is the go-to pianist for mega-concertos of the late Romantic variety. On this week's broadcast he is the soloist in the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
On this week's broadcast, Alan Gilbert conducts Thomas Adès's In Seven Days, a "Concerto for Piano with Moving Image."
Thursday, January 13, 2011
On tap this week is Vivaldi’s Concerto in B minor for Four Violins, featuring Philharmonic soloists, Ravel’s Bolero, Debussy's Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun, a pair of Tchaikovsky favorites, and Sibelius's Valse triste.
Thursday, January 06, 2011
Conductor Sir Colin Davis is 83; violinist Nikolaj Zdnaider is 35. Yet despite having more than two generations between them, the two artists find unique common ground this week in Elgar's Violin Concerto.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Taking a break from the weekly concert broadcasts, this week's show comprises recordings from the New York Philharmonic's archives. A special focus on 20th-century American works is on tap.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Handel’s Messiah is a December tradition at the Philharmonic. Under the direction of Bernard Labadie, the orchestra strikes a middle ground between period-performance rigor and the more rounded, heavier sound of a modern orchestra.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Veteran conductor Sir Colin Davis leads the Philharmonic in works by Beethoven and Mahler, featuring Dorothea Röschmann in her Philharmonic debut and tenor Ian Bostridge.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
On this week's broadcast, the veteran Spanish conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos leads the Philharmonic in a program of blockbuster fare by Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Debussy and Glinka.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
The violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter recently kicked off a residency with the Philharmonic in a program pairing Mozart violin concertos with a world premiere by German composer Wolfgang Rihm. It's tonight's broadcast.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic, together with the New York Choral Artists, in a performance of Mendelssohn's grand oratorio Elijah as part of a tribute to Dimitri Mitropoulos, the orchestra's music director from 1949 to 1958.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tonight's broadcast features one of the most attention-getting pieces of the fall season: Magnus Lindberg's Kraft. The 1985 work features an arsenal of noise-making instruments, all picked up from a Staten Island junkyard.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
On this week's broadcast, Alan Gilbert conducts Webern's rich-textured Passacaglia and two endlessly popular works by Brahms: his Symphony No. 4 and the Violin Concerto, the latter featuring soloist Pinchas Zukerman.
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Greek conductor Dmitri Mitropoulos had a nearly decade-long association with the New York Philharmonic during the post-World War II era. This week's broadcast features several archival recordings from that period.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tonight, the Philharmonic shows off its Russian credentials with two late Romantic favorites: Tchaikovsky's Variations on A Rococo Theme, and Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tonight's broadcast from the New York Philharmonic features a single, epic piece: Mahler's Sixth Symphony. Composed from 1903-05, this tour de force for virtuoso orchestra speaks a powerful language never heard before that time.