Candlelight Concert Society (Columbia, MD) PodcastsJul 18, 2023
Robert Schumann's Kreisleriana
What inspired Schumann to write the incredible Kreisleriana? From where does the work get its name? Join WBJC's Jonathan Palevsky as he explores the story behind this famous work for piano.
Mozart's Clarinet Quintet, K. 581
Why did Mozart write a work for clarinet and string quartet? What sets the work apart on a musical level? Join WBJC's Jonathan Palevsky as he explores the inner workings and musicological backstory of Mozart's iconic Clarinet Quintet.
Ravel's String Quartet in F Major
Written in 1903 when Ravel was 28 years old, the composer dedicated his string quartet to his teacher, Gabriel Fauré, who initially rejected the work, new music that broke established rules of harmony and form, drawing on jazz and Asian Gamelan influences. In 1905 Claude Debussy wrote to Ravel saying, “In the name of the gods of music and in my own, do not touch a single note you have written in your Quartet!” Join WBJC’s Jonathan Palevsky in this Candlelight Concert Society podcast as he explores Ravel's life, his work, and the history of this Impressionist masterpiece, the String Quartet in F Major.
Schumann's Fantasy, Op. 17
The Fantasy in C major, Op. 17, was written by Robert Schumann in 1836. It was revised prior to publication in 1839, when it was dedicated to Franz Liszt. Why is it often described as one of Schumann’s greatest works for solo piano? Join WBJC’s Jonathan Palevsky as he explores this centerpiece of Romantic-era repertoire.
Gabriel Fauré: His Life and Music Podcast
Join WBJC host Jonathan Palevsky has he explores the life and music of composer Gabriel Fauré. From his early upbringings to the compositions that cemented him in history and inspired many who came after him.
Grosse Fugue & the History of String Quartet No. 13 Podcast
In honor of Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary, Jonathan Palevsky from WBJC radio discusses Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue and the history behind String Quartet No. 13.
Poulenc Trio for Piano, Oboe, and Bassoon Podcast
Host Jonahan Palevsky explores what makes Francis Poulenc’s Trio so great.
Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition Podcast
Pictures at an Exhibition is a suite of ten piano pieces, plus a recurring, varied Promenade theme, composed by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky in 1874. The piece is Mussorgsky's most famous piano composition, and it has become a showpiece for virtuoso pianists. Hosted by Jonathan Palevsky.
An Autumn Sonata: Schubert's Piano Sonata in A Major, D 959
Join WBJC radio host Jonathan Palevsky as he dives deep into Franz Schubert’s Sonata No. 20 in A major, D959. The sonata, renowned for its emotional expression and unique stylistic features, was one of Schubert’s final compositions. Mr. Palvesky will examine the history of the piece, including the events around its conception, and its lasting impact, despite Schubert passing away shortly after composing it and the piece not being published until about 10 years after his death.
Beethoven's Archduke Trio Podcast
The Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97, by Ludwig van Beethoven is a piano trio completed in 1811. It is commonly referred to as the Archduke Trio, because it was dedicated to Archduke Rudolph of Austria, the youngest of twelve children of Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor. Hosted by Jonathan Palevsky.
Dvorak Piano Quintet Podcast
Antonín Dvorak: Piano Quintet No. 2, Op. 81, featuring Jonathan Palevsky
Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata Podcast
Should we be calling Beethoven’s beloved “Kreutzer Sonata” the “Bridgetower Sonata” instead? In this podcast, find out all the juicy details of a friendship gone wrong and the passive aggressive dedication Beethoven wrote to a man he barely knew. Join WBJC’s Jonathan Palevsky as he uncovers the dramatic backstory and analyzes the equally dramatic piece!