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Nikolaus Harnoncourt memorial program

Friday, March 11, 2016 (all day)

The renowned conductor and pioneer of historically informed performance practice, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, died on March 5, 2016 at the age of 86. WKCR Classical will anticipate all regular WKCR programs for 24 hours on Friday, March 11th (11:59 pm) to dedicate our airwaves exclusively to a commemorative broadcast in honor of Nikolaus Harnoncourt. The memorial program will show recordings of Harnoncourt as a conductor and cellist, interviews with Harnoncourt himself and with his colleagues. We hope you will join us by turning on WKCR 89.9 FM to celebrate the life, music and genius of Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Please send an email to WKCR Classical Department Head Elisabeth Stam at classic@wkcr.org for questions about the Nikolaus Harnoncourt memorial program.Complete program of the Nikolaus Harnoncourt memorial program:

  • 12:00 AM to 1:40 AM - Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Missa Solemnis d-Moll op. 123, Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe with Eva Mei (soprano), Marjana Lipovsek (alto), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Robert Holl (bass) and Arnold Schönberg Choir
  • 1:40 am to 5:25 am - Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Symphonies No. 1 to 8, Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • 5:25 am to 6:05 am - Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904): Symphony No. 8 in G major op.88, Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (live recording)
  • 6:05 am to 7:05 am - Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Symphony No. 100 “Military” and Symphony No. 68, Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
  • 07:05 am to 10:20 am - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Don Giovanni K. 527, Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Choir of the Dutch Opera, with Thomas Hampson (Don Giovanni), Robert Holl (Il Commendatore), Edita Gruberova (Donna Anna), Hans Peter Blochwitz (Don Ottavio), Roberta Alexander (Donna Elvira), Laszlo Polgar (Leporello), Anton Scharinger (Masetto), and Barbara Bonney (Zerlina)
  • 10:20 am to 11:10 am - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Cantata No. 170, Cantata No. 54 and Agnus Dei from Bach's B Minor Mass, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Cell0), Alfred Deller (Countertenor), Leonhardt Baroque Ensemble and Gustav Leonhardt
  • 11:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759): Apollo and Dafne, Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts the Concentus Musicus Vienna with original instruments, Roberta Alexander (Dafne) and Thomas Hampson (Apollo)
  • 12: oo clock to 14:30 clock - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Six cello suites BWV 1007-1012, with Nikolaus Harnoncourt on the cello
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Magnificat D-Dur BWV 243, Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts the Concentus Musicus Wien, Chorus Viennensis, Wiener Sangerknaben, with Hildegard Heichele and Helrun Gardow (Soprane), Paul Esswood (Alt), Kurt Equiluz (Tenor .)) and Robert Holl (Bass)
  • 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Special guest Teri Noel Towe and an interview with Nikolaus Harnoncourt from 1984
  • 6:00 p.m. to 9:20 p.m. - George Gershwin (1898-1937): Porgy and Bess, Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Arnold Schoenerg Chor, with Jonathan Lemalu (Porgy), Isabelle Kabatu (Bess), Bibiana Nwobilo (Clara) and Michael Forest (sports Life)
  • 9:20 pm to 11:59 pm - Current recordings by Nikolaus Harnoncourtt

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