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Archive for March 27, 2014

Czech it Out!

Miloslav Kabelac

It helps to ask people in their own respective countries what their music scene is like. Thursday’s Exploring Music comes from recommendations by a broadcaster at Czech Radio, who points us toward Czech composers who are virtually unknown on this side of the Atlantic

A Concert from Bruges on Baroque&Before

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Like many WFMT programs, Candice’s shows offer a wide swath of composers and styles, but there’s one component that’s unique to Baroque&Before: through a special partnership with the European Broadcast Union, Candice is able to feature concert material from many of the world’s music capitals, as well as festivals from the remote and scenic getaways. This week’s performances come to us from Bruges

Alan Gilbert on Being a Champion

New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert

According to American conductor Alan Gilbert, composer Carl Nielsen needs no advocacy in Stockholm. Gilbert, who served as principal conductor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic for eight years, came away feeling Nielsen was one of the biggies; only to find he just wasn’t getting enough airplay