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A musical kaleidoscope: Pärt, Beethoven, Martinů and Bartók

Eric T. Williams
Michael Stern and members of the Kansas City Symphony accept an ovation from the Helzberg Hall crowd following a performance of Beethoven's "Symphony No. 4," February 2016

Join co-hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies for a varied program of four masterworks. We'll hear Arvo Pärt's "Fratres," Beethoven's Fourth Symphony, Bohuslav Martinů's "Les fresques de Piero della Francesca" and Béla Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra.

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


by Arvo Pärt
Live performance, June 2012

Symphony No. 4 in Bb Major, Op. 60
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Live performance, February 2016

Les fresques de Piero della Francesca
by Bohuslav Martinů
Live performance, January 2013

Concerto for Orchestra
by Béla Bartók
Live performance, January 2020

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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