Nebraska Concerts

Sunday January 28 at 1pm CT on Nebraska Concerts

No Chopin Prelude is longer than 90 bars, and the shortest, No. 9, is a mere 12 bars. In ‘A Readers Guide to the Chopin Preludes’, Jeffrey Kresky writes: ‘Individually they seem like pieces in their own right ... But each works best along with the others... The Chopin preludes seem to be at once twenty-four small pieces and one large one. As we note or sense at the start of each piece the various connections to and changes from the previous one, we then feel free to involve ourselves – as listeners, as players, as commentators – only with the new pleasure at hand.’

Kresky is hardly alone praising this masterpiece. Biographer Jeremy Nicholas writes that "Even on their own, the 24 Preludes would have ensured Chopin's claim to immortality.”

Listen to Nebraska Concerts this week to hear the Chopin Preludes played by Ingrid Fliter. She'll also play two sonatas by Beethoven.

Ingrid Fliter

Nebraska Concerts for January 2018

1/07 - (from 06/18/17) – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Fate & Fire,” Edward Polochick, conductor (recorded 11/11/16); and, Arts for the Soul’s 10th Anniversary Opening Concert, “A Celebration of Festive Music & Hymns (recorded 10/9/16)

1/13 - a special jazz/classical/pop music program on Saturday, January13th at 7 p.m. with a performance from the Arts for the Soul series featuring the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass (recorded 4/1/17)

1/14 - (from 9/10/17) – Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music, The Dover String Quartet (recorded 11/5/16)

1/21 - (from 7/16/17) – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Bailey’s & Brahms,” Zuill Bailey, cello (recorded 2/4/17)

1/28 – (from 10/08/17) – Lied Center, Ingrid Fliter, piano (recorded 11/13/16)

Nebraska Concerts for February 2018

2/04 – Omaha Symphony, “Mozart’s Prague Symphony,” Ari Pelto, conductor, Patrick Pfister, trombone (recorded 11/22/15); and, Nebraska Brass, “Nebraska Brass & Friends” (recorded 3/5/17)

2/11 – Abendmusik, Nordic Choir (Luther College in Decorah, Iowa), “2017 Midwest Tour” (recorded 2/3/17)

2/18 – Lincoln Organ Showcase, Monica Czausz (recorded 2/19/17); and, UNL Glenn Korff School of Music, John Bailey, flute (recorded1/24/17)

2/25 – Lied Center for Performing Arts, Richard Goode, piano (recorded 4/2/17)

This weekly program usually airs Sundays at 1 p.m. Central on all stations of the NET Radio network.  It is produced and edited by Dave Hughes. Robert Goldberg is the scriptwriter and host.  Most of the concerts are recorded by James Duchesneau and Jeff Smith. UNL Glenn Korff School of Music recordings are courtesy of Jeffrey O'Brien.  Nebraska Brass, Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, and Nebraska Trumpet Ensemble are recorded by Tony Hillhouse and are courtesy of Arts Incorporated.  Omaha Symphony concerts are recorded by Clete Baker of Studio B for Classical 90.7 KVNO.

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