Of Note

A Dissonant Mozart
Julliard Mozart DissonanceCatch a more radical Mozart as the Julliard String Quartet performs his string quartet in C major, also nicknamed his "Dissonance" quartet. That's coming up in its entirety on Wednesday's program.
Turning Inward to Heart and Breath
Richard Reed ParryRichard Reed Parry's not a household name in classical composition, though you've likely heard his music through his involvement with the indie rock super group Arcade Fire. He's making a big debut as a composer though with his Deutsche Grammophon release Music for Heart and Breath. As Nico Muhly explains, "It's a simple idea but with very complicated potential results. It's music based on a system that can produce a huge range of problems and beautiful solutions." Hear music from the new release on Tuesday's program.
Opera in the Air
Anna Netrebko

The Opera in the Ozarks presents a special gala concert this weekend in honor of their general director emeritus Jim Swiggart. This Sunday's concert will include a performance of MET artist Latonia Moore. In honor of this special event tune in to Friday's show for recent opera highlights including star Anna Netrebko, whose most recent release of Verdi is breathtaking.

From Russia to Iran

Pianist and composer Tara Kamangar travels from Russia to Iran on her new release with music from Glinka to Hussein. Catch music from her release East of Melancholy on Thursday's show. Here's her stunning video for the title track, a composition by Kamangar.
Liberation through Confinement

Zofo Duet

Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi of the ZOFO Duet made their own arrangement of the epic Holst orchestral work "The Planets" for one piano with four hands and included it on their new release Zofo Orbit: A Space Odyssey. Tune in to Wednesday's program for an interview with the two, including why playing piano duet is akin to being a soloist and chamber artist all at once.