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Oct. 6: Support your local library

By Ray Brown   |   Saturday, October 2, 2010
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Today's 4:00 request comes from Stephanie, a retired music librarian and a dear friend of our own music librarian here at 99.5, Alice Abraham. Stephanie requested the Fifth Symphony of the eighteenth century Swiss composer Joseph Franz Xaver Dominik Stalder (figures that a librarian would send us such a fabulous name, eh?). Alice found a recording of it in the last of the boxes of 13,000 CDs we acquired after last year's merger of WCRB and WGBH, adding it to the WGBH library, a collection of around 90,000 titles, half of which are classical.

And as you might expect, a lot of that WCRB collection was already in our own WGBH collection, so what happened to all those duplications?  Glad you asked.  Alice had the brilliant idea of sharing these gorgeous recordings with other libraries near and far (how's that for collegiality?).  So she managed to sort through everything and send off the thousands of CDs we didn't need to local music schools and nursing homes. One of those institutions was the New England Conservatory. NEC’s Library Director Jean Morrow wrote “With the many demands on the acquisitions budget we have at NEC, it would have taken us years to amass such a treasure...This wonderful collection from ‘GBH will be a terrific resource for students and faculty.”

Libraries, like so many institutions, have come under increasing financial pressure in the last few years, so if you value them (and I bet you do!), support your local library!

And to celebrate all that libraries and librarians do to enrich our lives, our opening piece is the overture to Handel's opera Tolomeo. Tolomeo is the Italian form of Ptolemy, the Egyptian king who founded the Library of Alexandria.

Monday, October 4

By Ray Brown   |   Saturday, October 2, 2010
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Today's 4:00 Request comes from Laura, of Boston, who wanted to hear one of the pieces the Boston Philharmonic will be playing on their first concerts of the season coming up on October 21, 23 and 24, conducted by Benjamin Zander. The program consists of Gershwin's An American in Paris, Ravel's Piano Concerto in G with soloist Steven Drury, Stravinsky's Symphonies of Wind Instruments, and Debussy's La Mer.  For more info on the coming season, visit the Boston Philharmonic

We'll fulfill this request by playing the classic 1956 recording of La Mer by the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Munch. To learn more about this recording, vist NPR Music.

What's Your Sense of Place

By Laura Carlo   |   Sunday, April 24, 2011
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Concerts Tonight

By Brian McCreath   |   Friday, January 14, 2011
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Jan. 14

Boston is one of those places that usually has so much going on that it's impossible to do everything.  Here are a few of the choices you've got for tonight:

The Cantata Singers continue their season-long exploration of music by Ralph Vaughan Williams at Jordan Hall (above).

Boston Early Music Festival presents oboist Gonzalo X. Ruiz and his ensemble Symphonie des Dragons at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational.

And the Boston Symphony Orchestra is playing at Symphony Hall with conductor Mark Elder and pianist Lars Vogt.

Concerts Tonight

By Brian McCreath   |   Friday, January 14, 2011
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Jan. 14

Boston is one of those places that usually has so much going on that it's impossible to do everything.  Here are a few of the choices you've got for tonight:

The Cantata Singers continue their season-long exploration of music by Ralph Vaughan Williams at Jordan Hall.

Boston Early Music Festival presents oboist Gonzalo X. Ruiz and his ensemble Symphonie des Dragons at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational.

And the Boston Symphony Orchestra is playing at Symphony Hall with conductor Mark Elder and pianist Lars Vogt.

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By David Byers   |   Thursday, January 13, 2011
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