Join us on Sunday, August 23rd at 12 PM on WRTI 90.1 to hear Episode 7 of “This Week with Yannick,” an eight-week radio series, hosted and curated by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
The series offers listeners an intimate radio experience through music and storytelling. Each episode centers around a singular theme, and explores the myriad ways that the deepest connections in our lives can be expressed through music. More about the series.
Not only can classical music express and support us through the full range of experience and emotion, but it can even accompany us on our journey through life and all of its stages.
Many great works are sonic time capsules, reflecting the ages and milestones that we look forward to and reflect back on. From the wonder and simplicity of childhood, to the longing and revelry of adolescence, to the sense of meaning and purpose of adulthood, and the confrontation with mortality that happens for us all, this program takes us through all the stages of life in just an hour.
Debussy: Children’s Corner, The Little Shepherd; André Watts
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Child Falling Asleep; Martha Argerich
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite, Laideronnette, impératrice des pagodes: Mouvt de marche; Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Humperdinck: “Evening Prayer” from Hansel und Gretel; Tara Erraught and Lisette Oropesa with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra conducted by Donald Runnicles
Prokofiev: Grand Waltz from Cinderella; Lisa Batiashvili and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture; Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, I. Der Held; Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Wedding March; Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
"This Week with Yannick" airs Sundays from 12 noon to 1 PM, July 12th to August 30th on WRTI 90.1, and is presented by WQXR, New York City's classical music station and WRTI. The series is produced by Merrin Lazyan, producer of the critically acclaimed podcast Aria Code.