Thursday, 09 October 2014 17:54

Pianist Fabio Bidini re: Rachmaninoff Festival

 Van Cliburn competition medalist Fabio Bidini returns to Buffalo by critical acclaim to perform the rarely heard Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor by Rachmaninoff, part of the first of a two-weekend Rachmaninoff Festival with JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhans.  In a conversation with WNED's Peter Hall, Bidini talks about the joys and challenges winning competitions as well as playing Rachmaninoff.  He has nice comments about the American music conservatory system and discusses recording Marcel Tyberg's Piano Sonata No. 2 which can be found on the BPO's Naxos CD featuring Tyberg's Symphony No. 2.

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Tracks:

1. All Aboard

2. Mean Disposition

3. Blow Wind Blow

4. Can't Lose What You Never Had

5. Walkin' Thru the Park

6. Forty Days and Forty Nights

7. Standin' Round Cryin'

8. I'm Ready

9. Twenty Four Hours

10. Sugar Sweet [1969 Version]

11. Country Boy

12. I Love the Life I Live (I Live the Life I Love)

13. Oh Yeah

14. I Feel So Good

15. Long Distance Call [Live (1969 Super Cosmic Jamboree)]

16. Baby Please Don't Go [Live]

17. Honey Bee [Live (1969/Chicago)]

18. The Same Thing

19. Got My Mojo Working, Part 1

20. Got My Mojo Working, Pt. 2 [Live (1969/Chicago)]

 

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The BPO is celebrating Rachmaninoff in a festival of his works over two weekends. Come learn about this composer and pianist who performed at Kleinhans himself and said, “Never have I performed in such a beautiful auditorium.” Paul Ferington presents a musical guide to the BPO's Rachmaninoff Festival during his BPOvations talks, October 8th and 15th at various libraries.  WNED's Peter Hall found out more.    

Monday, 06 October 2014 15:58

Chihuly 2015 Wall Calendar

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Dubbed a modern-day Tiffany, Dale Chihuly is famous worldwide for his biomorphic blown-glass sculptures. This stunning 16-month calendar highlights 13 of his most spectacular and colorful works inspired by forms in the natural world.

Saturday, 06 September 2014 00:00

Seven Percent

   

   

WNED-TV is one of the most watched PBS television stations. Since 1977, Classical 94.5 has offered round the clock classical music. WBFO is already a compelling News & Information station and is growing every day. All three of your stations could be so much stronger. But they need to be financially supported by the people that use them.

The PBS/NPR industry average of member-to-audience is 7%. WNED|WBFO are at only 4%, which is hard to understand. Hence, we are launching 7% Impact – an endeavor to bring the ratio up to industry standards and strengthen your public broadcasting stations’ programming. You can make the difference with your financial support! Be part of 7% Impact now.

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