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Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen Featured on Symphony @ 7

Esa Pekka Salonen (2008)
Esa Pekka Salonen (2008)
4:25PM
September 17, 2013

All this week, we’re featuring the Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen on Symphony @ 7. He recently won the ECHO Klassik Award for Conductor of the Year for his recordings of the symphonies of Witold Lutaslawski released as a set on the Sony Classical label.

Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for 9/11 at 7pm Today

3:08PM
September
11, 2013

This evening on Symphony @ 7, we have a single musical offering, the Third Symphony of Polish composer Henryk Gorecki, a nearly hour-long work he titled Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.

“Celebrating American Symphonies” Winding Down This Week

5:35PM
August
27, 2013

All during the month of August, we’ve been celebrating American symphonies on Symphony @ 7 on Classical 101. We’re winding down now for the final week. Yesterday, we had Aaron Copland’s Third Symphony, and for the rest of the week, it’s symphonies by Jerome Moross, Adolphus Hailstork, George Whitefield Chadwick, and Dan Locklair.

Music from East Coast and West Coast on Symphony @ 7

John Knowles Paine
John Knowles Paine
3:58PM
August 21, 2013

“Celebrating American Symphonies” continues this evening on Symphony @ 7 with music of the 19th and 20th centuries from John Knowles Paine and Lou Harrison.

Sibelius Inspired “Nordic Symphony” of Howard Hanson

Howard Hanson conducting
Howard Hanson conducting
6:55PM
February 13, 2013

American composer Howard Hanson will be featured this evening on Symphony @ 7. His Symphony No. 1 is titled The Nordic, indicating the connection with Scandinavia and particularly with Jean Sibelius, whose music Hanson admired.

From Haydn: A Paris Symphony Fit for a Queen

Marie Antoinette1788
Marie Antoinette1788
6:55PM
November 5, 2012

It’s said that Haydn’s Symphony No. 85 in Bb was the favorite of Queen Marie Antoinette.  This evening on Symphony @ 7, we have ample proof of his enduring popularity with a new recording of theParis Symphony known as La Reine.

Gustav Mahler’s 8th Symphony and Georg Solti This Evening

6:55PM
October
26, 2012

We conclude our week long celebration of conductor Georg Solti’s 100th birth anniversary on Symphony @ 7 tonight with his acclaimed recording of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand.

Solti Week on Symphony @ 7 Continues With Brahms

6:55PM
October
25, 2012

The 100th birth anniversary celebration of conductor Georg Solti continues this evening with the Fourth Symphony of Johannes Brahms from a widely admired set of all four symphonies he recorded in the late 1970s with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Decca Records.

Solti, Chicago and Beethoven’s Choral Symphony on Classical 101

6:55PM
October
24, 2012

This evening on Symphony @ 7, we continue our week long 100th birth anniversary celebration of Sir Georg Solti with his Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor.

Sir Georg Solti Featured on Symphony @ 7 This Week

George Solti in 1975 by Allan Warren
George Solti in 1975 by Allan Warren
6:55PM
October 22, 2012

Hungarian-born conductor Georg Solti would have been 100 yesterday, and we’re celebrating his recording legacy this week on Symphony @ 7.