Carnegie Hall Live


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Produced by WQXR and Carnegie Hall, and syndicated by the WFMT Radio Network, Carnegie Hall Live features some of the world’s greatest performers and ensembles in a wide range of styles, from early music to solo recitals to orchestral performances. Carnegie Hall Live is hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon and co-hosted by other arts and media personalities. 


KMFA Broadcast Schedule:

January 21, 2018
Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Maurice Ravel - La Valse
Igor Stravinsky - Rite of Spring
Johannes Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5
Aaron Copland - Hoe Down from Rodeo
Johann Strauss - Trisch-Trasch Polka
Alberto Ginastera - Malambo
Leonard Bernstein - Mambo
Arturo Marquez - Danzon No. 1
J.S. Bach - Violin Concerto in E Major; Academia Bizantina
Brahms - Symphony No. 2 excerpt; Berlin Philharmonic

January 28, 2018
Ian Bostridge & Thomas Ades

Franz Schubert - Winterreisse; Ian Bostridge, tenor; Thomas Ades, piano
Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor-Rondo; Vienna Philharmonic; Rudolf Buchbinder, piano
Mozart - String Quintet E flat major; Brentano String Quartet; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

February 4, 2018
Berliner Philharmoniker

Arnold Schoenberg - Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16
Anton Ebern - Six Piece for Orchestra
Alban Berg - Three Pieces for Orchestra Op.6
Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 2
Maurice Ravel - La Valse; Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra

February 11, 2018

J.S. Bach - Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
J.S. Bach - Concerto for Oboe, Violin, & Continuo in C min, BWV 1060 (trans for violin & hpchd by Dantone); Accademia Bizantina Viktoria Mullova, violin Ottavio Dantone, conductor and harpsichord
J.S. Bach - Linda Flor (Ailoio); Matt Herskowitz, piano
J.S. Bach - Sinfonia No. 11 in G Minor, BWV 797
J.S. Bach - Jesu Deine Passion; BWV 159; Luce Trio
J.S. Bach - Partita No. 1 for Solo Violin; Viktoria Mullova, violin
Henrique Vogeler - Linda Flor (Ai Ioio); Viktoria Mullova, violin with group Stradivarius in Rio
J.S. Bach Harpsichord Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1053 (trans for violin by Dantone)
J.S. Bach - Violin Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042 
J.S. Bach - Adagio from Violin Sonata No. 1 (encore); Viktoria Mullova, violin
J.S. Bach - Adagio from Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F minor (encore) (transcribed for violin by Dantone)
Accademia Bizantina Viktoria Mullova, violin Ottavio Dantone, conductor and harpsichord

February 18, 2018
Staatskapelle Berlin

W. A. Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante in E flat Major K. 364; Wolfram Brandl, violin and Yulia Deyneka, viola
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 7 in E Major

February 25, 2018
National Youth Orchestra of the USA

W. A. Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat major, K. 482; Emanuel Ax, piano
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 6 in A Major

March 4, 2018
Jonathan Biss and Brentano String Quartet

Robert Schumann - Funf Gesage der Fruhe
Carlo Gesualdo - Selections from Madrials Book VI
Johannes Brahms - Klavierstucke, Op. 118
Carlo Gesualdo - Moro, Iasso, al mio duolo; Kassiopeia Quintet
W. A. Mozart - String Quintet in E-flat Major, K. 614; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola
Beethoven - Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10 No. 1 

March 11 + 18, 2018
Munich Philharmonic; Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor

Maurice Ravel - La Valse
MauriceRavel - Piano Concerto in G Major; Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
Claude Debussy - Etude No. 6 "Pour les huit doigts" (encore); Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
Beethoven - Symphony No. 3

March 25, 2018

Arvo Part - Für Alina; Michael Brown, piano
Philip Glass - String Quartet No. 5; Elizabeth Lim‐Dutton, Todd Reynolds, Violins, Lois Martin, Viola, Jeanne LeBlanc, Cello
Arvo Part - Fratres; Anne Akiko Meyers, violin, Akira Eguchi, piano
Steve Reich - Different Trains; Elizabeth Lim‐Dutton, Todd Reynolds, Violins, Lois Martin, Viola, Jeanne LeBlanc, Cello
Gustav Mahler - Adagio from Symphony No. 10; San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas

April 1, 2018
San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Gustav Mahler - Adagio from Symphony No. 10
Tom Lehrer - Alma (excerpt); Tom Lehrer, piano & vocals
Gustav Mahler - Blumine (excerpt)
Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 1 in D

April 8, 2018
Jordi Savall, director, Treble Viol, and Lyra; Orthodox-Byzantine Vocal Ensemble; La Capella Reial de Catalunya; Hespèrion XXI; Le Concert des Nations

Anonymous - Calling of the Bells and Fanfare
St. John of Damascus - "Alleluia"
Anonymous - Erotokritos
Marcabru - "Pax in nomine Domini!"
Traditional - Dance of the Soul, from the North African Berber Ritual
Anonymous - Ton Dhespotin, from the Sunday Service of Orthros
Traditional - Armenian Song and Dance
Conductus - "O totius Asie Gloria"
Anonymous - "Pasan tin elpida mou"
Anonymous - Chiave, chiave
Anonymous - Adoramus te, from the Mass Proper
Anonymous - "Tin dheisin mou"
Traditional - Nikriz
Dufay - "O tres piteulx" / "Omnes amici eius"
Janequin - Escoutez tous gentilz" (La bataille de Marignan; La guerre)
S. Rossi - "Al naharot bavel," from Hashirim asher lish'lomo
Willaert "Vecchie letrose, non valete niente" 
Kladas - Yefvsasthe kai idhete, from the Holy Eucharist
Lobwasser - "Ficht wieder meine Anfechter" (Psalm 35), from Der Psalter ... in deutsche reyme (arr. Claude Goudimel)
Traditional - Laïla Djân
Monteverdi - Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
Vivaldi - "Di queste selve venite, o Numi," from La senna festeggiante, RV 693
Mozart - Rondo alla turca from Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331 (arr. Jordi Savall)
Byzantios -Kratema
Marchant - "Nous sommes tous égaux," from La constitution française en chanson (arr. Jordi Savall)
Anonymous - "Per quel bel viso," from A Second Set of Venetian Ballads for the German Flute, Violin, or Harpsichord compos'd by Sigr. Hasse and All the Celebrated Italian Masters (Gondolier Song; arr. Jordi Savall)
Anonymous - "Mia cara Anzoletta," from A Second Set of Venetian Ballads for the German Flute, Violin, or Harpsichord compos'd by Sigr. Hasse and All the Celebrated Italian Masters (Gondolier Song; arr. Jordi Savall)
Bordése - "La Sainte Ligue" ("La nuit est sombre"), after Beethoven Symphony No. 7 and Symphony No. 5, from L'Orphéon classique populaire, fragments des chefs d'oeuvre des grand maîtres (arr. Jordi Savall)
ENCORE - Arvo Pärt's Da pacem Domine (Give peace, Lord)


Jeff Spurgeon has been the morning host of WQXR since 2006. He joined WQXR in 1997 and during his 30-year career in radio, Spurgeon has been an announcer, reporter, newscaster, interviewer and producer. In addition to hosting Around Broadway each Wednesday with Charles Isherwood of the New York Times, Spurgeon hosts remote broadcasts in New York City and internationally.

His New York radio career began when he joined Mix 105’s Morning Team in 1989. Spurgeon also taught and developed a course in broadcast journalism at Townsend Harris High School at Queens College in Flushing. Outside the station he has been a member of an a cappella quartet with a wide-ranging repertoire, and he continues to sing and play the piano for his own pleasure, though seldom for anyone else. Originally from western Nebraska, Spurgeon now lives in Brooklyn with his wife Judy.


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