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Music For The Living

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Eric T. Williams
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Violinist Augustin Hadelich performs with the Kansas City Symphony.

Michael Stern returns as co-host for a program featuring music for our time, a classic concerto and a requiem for the living. We'll hear anthemic music by Jessie Montgomery and a concerto by Max Bruch with violinist Augustin Hadelich. Also, find out why Brahms' "A German Requiem" is a "desert island" piece for Michael Stern.

Hosts

Michael Stern
Dan Margolies

Program

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by Jessie Montgomery
Virtual performance, November 2020

Concerto No. 1 in G Minor for Violin and Orchestra
by Max Bruch
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Live performance, June 2015

A German Requiem Op. 45
by Johannes Brahms
Robert Spano, guest conductor
The Kansas City Symphony Chorus, prepared by Charles Bruffy
Live performance, April 2017

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The Kansas City Symphony
Michael Stern in conversation with composer Jessie Montgomery.

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