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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.
The New York Philharmonic This Week is generously underwritten by The Kaplen Foundation, the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Philharmonic’s corporate partner, MetLife Foundation.
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.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
On this episode of New York Philharmonic This Week, the orchestra's first artist-in-residence, the baritone Thomas Hampson, performs The Wound Dresser, John Adams' 1988 piece based on Walt Whitman's text of that title.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
High drama is the order of the day as the New York Philharmonic This Week presents an all-Russian program with works by Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Alan Gilbert surrounds a performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A featuring soloist Leif Ove Andsnes with two Webern works and Schumann's Symphony No. 2 on New York Philharmonic This Week.
Thursday, January 07, 2010
British conductor Bramwell Tovey leads the New York Philharmonic This Week in an all-American program featuring works by Gershwin and John Phillips Sousa. Thursday, January 7 at 9PM.
Friday, January 01, 2010
Conductor Christoph von Dohnányi is renowned for his interpretations of mighty 19th-century masterworks. This week he leads the New York Philharmonic in one of the biggest: Bruckner's Symphony No. 4. A special broadcast on January 1, 9PM.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
The New York Philharmonic celebrates New Year's Eve with a program of American classics, including works by Copland and Gershwin and a selection of Broadway favorites. December 31 at 8PM.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Helmuth Rilling conducts the New York Philharmonic in a rousing rendition of Handel's classic Messiah, featuring soloists Annette Dasch, Daniel Taylor, James Taylor and Shenyang and the Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Finnish maestro Esa-Pekka Salonen leads The New York Philharmonic in a performance of colorful works by Bartok, Debussy and Ravel, with French pianist David Fray as soloist.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Riccardo Muti, Musical America's 2010 "Musician of the Year," conducts the New York Philharmonic in a program that pairs Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 "Eroica," with Honegger's rarely performed Symphony No. 2.
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Riccardo Muti leads the New York Philharmonic in three tone poems: selections from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Elgar's In the South, and Liszt's Les Preludes.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Xian Zhang--formerly the New York Philharmonic's associate conductor--leads the pianist Garrick Ohlsson in Martinu's Piano Concerto No. 4, Incantation; Sibelius's Symphony No. 1; and Haydn's Symphony No. 95.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Neeme Järvi conducts the New York Philharmonic playing Zemlinsky's extravagant Lyric Symphony, featuring Thomas Hampson and Hillevi Martinpelto. The program also includes Beethoven's Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus and Mozart's Prague Symphony.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
The Alan Gilbert era at the New York Philharmonic kicked off with a celebratory gala concert in September. Hear that program in this installment of New York Philharmonic This Week.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
This week's New York Philharmonic This Week features Lorin Maazel leading a program featuring two of his own compositions--Monaco Fanfares and Farewells--as well as Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Bramwell Tovey plays tour guide as New York Philharmonic This Week presents an enchanting evening with the great Romantic composers of Europe, featuring Brooklyn's own Simone Dinnerstein.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
The New York Philharmonic This Week presents highlights from the Concerts in the Parks summer concert series, including works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn.