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Close Encounters With Music will present its final concert of the season on June 8 at 6 p.m. at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall in Lenox, Massachusetts. The program highlights the instrumental and vocal music of Edvard Grieg, the national composer of Norway, and works by Johannes Brahms and Henrik Ibsen.  The program also features Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer as special guest narrator.

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss playing music in a time of crisis.

To learn about Yehuda's Close Encounters with Music Series in Great Barrington visit cewm.org.

  In this week’s “Classical Music According to Yehuda,” Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the cultural education of Yehuda’s Asian students before hearing the theme from Paganini’s Moses variations.

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World renowned American classical pianist Van Cliburn died this morning at his home in Fort Worth, Texas at the age of 78.

WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke with international recording artist and WAMC classical music commentator Yehuda Hanani this afternoon for some insight into Cliburn’s death and life.

    In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Dr. Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss a recent trip Yehuda made to China and how art can be restricted there.

They also hear a movement from Shosatakovich’s Trio Number 2 in E minor, Opus 67.

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    In this week’s “Classical Music According to Yehuda,” Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the persecution of Turkish pianist Fazil Say, hearing Say’s performance of Beethoven’s "Appassionata Sonata."

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In this week’s “Classical Music According to Yehuda,” Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss what makes some art offensive to certain groups.

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss how interpretation can change through history, hearing “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” sung by Paul Robeson.

In this week’s “Classical Music According to Yehuda,” Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss composer Darius Milhaud, hearing a performance of his “The Ox on the Roof” from a recent Close Encounters with Music concert.

In this week’s “Classical Music According to Yehuda,” Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss British comedy duo Flanders and Swann and hear their take on a familiar Mozart work.

Dr. Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the influence of Gustav Mahler, hearing a Mahler variation on Frere Jacques.

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss soprano Elisabeth Schumann, hearing performances of pieces by Mendelssohn.

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their discussion of the role of interpretation on classic pieces.

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the effect of religious association on classical music.

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their discussion about the differences between art and entertainment.

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their discussion of the aspects of a great performance.

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the voice of instruments, hearing Manuel de Falla’s El Pano Moruno and Polo.

In this week’s “Classical Music According to Yehuda,” Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their discussion of what makes a great performance, hearing a version of Bach’s Sarabande by Rostropovich before switching to the same piece by Yehuda Hanani himself.

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Dr. Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss what makes a great performance, hearing Chaliapin’s version of an aria from Don Giovanni alongside a contemporary version.

In this week’s “Classical Music According to Yehuda”  segment, Dr. Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their discussion of the Gypsy influence on classical music, hearing Brahms’ piano quartet in D minor’s final movement.