Live from Fraser

Violinist Tai Murray

Saturday, March 24, 2012
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Chameleons Play Korngold

Saturday, March 24, 2012
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Pianist Gleb Ivanov

Saturday, March 17, 2012
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Richard Egarr Performs Couperin

Thursday, February 9, 2012
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The Zaïde Quartet

Friday, January 27, 2012
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Quatuor Zaïde visits Classical New England's Fraser Performance Studio with host Cathy Fuller. First prize winners at the Charles Hennen International Competition in Holland in 2010, the quartet, in Boston for a residency in the New England Conservatory's Professional String Quartet Training Program, performs music by Debussy and Mozart.

To hear the program, click on "Listen" above.

Quatuor Zaïde consists of violinists Charlotte Juillard and Pauline Fritsch, violist Sarah Chenaf, and cellist Juliette Salmona, and has been winning international acclaim and awards since their formation in 2009. The ensemble has been in residence at the Aix-en-Provence summer academy and festival and most recently played Wigmore Hall in London. Up next for the quartet, they will perform their debut concert at the Berlin Philharmonic in 2012.

(image of Quatuor Zaïde by Alix Laveau, courtesy of the artists)

Leif Ove Andsnes Visits WCRB

Thursday, January 12, 2012
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Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes has become one of the most admired pianists on today's concert stages.  In Boston as a guest soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, he visits Classical New England's Fraser Studio for a performance and conversation with host Cathy Fuller.

To hear the program, click on "Listen" above, and see video below.

Drive Time Live: Leif Ove Andsnes plays the Granados "Spanish Dance" Op. 37 No. 5 from WGBH Classical New England on Vimeo.

Leif Ove Andsnes was born in Karmøy, Norway in 1970, and studied at the Bergen Music Conservatory under the renowned Czech professor Jirí Hlinka.  After more than 30 discs for EMI Classics, he now records for Sony Classical.  Andsnes is also an active recording artist, as well as an avid chamber musician who has joined select colleagues each summer at Norway’s Risør Festival of Chamber Music. He will serve as Music Director of the 2012 Ojai Music Festival in California.

Andsnes has just begun "Beethoven - A Journey," a multi-year performance and recording project centered on the five concertos.

Andsnes currently lives in Copenhagen and Bergen, and also spends much time at his mountain home in Norway’s western Hardanger area.  He is a Professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, a Visiting Professor at the Royal Music Conservatory of Copenhagen, and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.  In June 2010, he achieved one of his proudest accomplishments to date: he became a father for the first time.

During his performance in our Fraser Performance Studio, Andsnes performed Granados's Spanish Dance, Op. 37, No. 5, Chopin's Waltzes, Op. 70, and the "Norwegian Peasant March" from Grieg's Lyric Pieces, Op. 54. Andsnes and Fuller also explored facets of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1.

Here's a fun video of Andsnes with his friend, Marc-André Hamelin:

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