Center Stage from Wolf Trap
Sundays @ 7PM

Center Stage from Wolf Trap showcases live performances from some of today's finest chamber musicians. Recorded in the acoustically superb Barns at Wolf Trap, these one-hour programs include spontaneous conversation with hosts Rich Kleinfeldt and Lee Anne Myslewski. Located near Washington, D. C., the rebuilt eighteenth-century Barns at Wolf Trap serve as theater, concert setting and home to the Wolf Trap Opera. A veteran broadcaster and musician, Rich Kleinfeldt is known for his lively dialogues on classical radio programs. Lee Anne Myslewski mentors artists for Wolf Trap Opera's summer festival, and she programs the Chamber Music at The Barns series.


Ludwig van Beethoven:  Cello Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1 
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5 No. 2

Cellist David Finckel with pianist Wu Han


This week's program features music by the composers sometimes known as the Boston Six: Amy Beach, George Whitefield Chadwick, Arthur Foote, Edward MacDowell, John Knowles Paine and Horatio Parker.


This week you'll hear music by ten living American composers, ranging in age from 36 to 95: Michael Abels, John Adams, Joseph Fennimore, Philip Glass, Libby Larsen, Ned Rorem, Caroline Shaw, Bright Sheng, Eric Whitacre and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.


This week's program presents concertos by Lowell Liebermann, Edward MacDowell, Florence Price, Elie Siegmeister and Christopher Theofanidis.


Coming to America:  This week's program presents music by composers who emigrated to this country, such as Benjamin Carr, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Victor Herbert, James Hewitt, Thomas Oboe Lee, Theodore Pachelbel, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Igor Stravinsky.