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Paris Premieres - Part 2

Kansas City Symphony
Todd Rosenberg
Kansas City Symphony
Members of the Kansas City Symphony bass and cello section perform Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" in Helzberg Hall, January 2015.

In the second episode featuring works that had their premieres in Paris, we'll hear music by Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Debussy. Plus, co-hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies will take listeners inside the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées for the legendary 1913 premiere of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring."

An agreement with the Kansas City Symphony allows us to share audio for this program up to four weeks after the program's original air date. You can listen to currently available episodes here.


Michael Stern
Dan Margolies


Symphony No. 31 in D Major, K. 300a - “Paris"
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Bernard Labadie, guest-conductor
Live performance, November 2013

Concerto No. 1 in A Minor for Cello and Orchestra, op. 33
by Camille Saint-Saëns
Jun Märkl, guest-conductor
Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

Jeux - Poème dansé
by Claude Debussy
Live performance, May 2017

Le Sacre du printemps
by Igor Stravinsky
Live performance, January 2015

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Dan Margolies has been a reporter for the Kansas City Business Journal, The Kansas City Star, and KCUR Public Radio. He retired as a reporter in December 2022 after a 37-year journalism career.
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at