Samuel Barber (1910 – 1981) Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 London Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, cond. EMI Classics 55358 Krzysztof Penderecki (b. 1933) Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima Polish Radio National Symphony; Krzyzstof Penderecki, cond. EMI Classics 65077
William Schuman (1910-1992) Symphony No. 3 New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, cond. Sony Classical 63163 Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) Symphony No. 1 (Spring) Berlin Philharmonic; James Levine, cond. DG 435 856 Roy Harris (1899-1979) Symphony No. 1 Louisville Orchestra; Jorge Mester, cond. Albany/Louisville First Edition 012
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Host John Birge presents a daily snapshot of composers past and present, with timely information, intriguing musical events and appropriate, accessible music related to each.
He has been hosting, producing and performing classical music for more than 25 years. Since 1997, he has been hosting on Minnesota Public Radio's Classical Music Service. He played French horn for the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra and performed with them on their centennial tour of Europe in 1995. He was trained at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music and Interlochen Arts Academy.