Be on the listen for Houston Music Highlights, Tuesday through Friday on Houston Public Media Classical! These 6-minute highlights feature local musicians and ensembles such as the Houston Symphony, the Apollo Chamber Players, and numerous others each week. Houston Music Highlights air at 7 AM, and then repeat at 1 PM, 6 PM, and 10 PM.
This week, we feature a number of works from the standard repertoire like a Chopin nocturne, chamber music by Brahms, and Mozart's famous serenade, plus a more recent work commissioned by Houston Grand Opera!
Nocturne in D-flat major, Op. 27, No. 2: Frédéric Chopin
Timothy Hester, piano
Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio in July, 2008
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major – III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi andante): Johannes Brahms
Context: Stephanie Chase, violin; Brian Connelly, piano
Performed at Rice University's Duncan Recital Hall on January 24, 2016
Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon) – "Quieres Bailar? (Do You Want to Dance?)": Jose "Pepe" Martinez
Houston Grand Opera: Cecilia Duarte, mezzo-soprano; John Cornelius, piano
Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on August 21, 2012
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – IV. Rondo: Allegro: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mercury, the orchestra redefined; Antoine Plante, conductor
A Little Night Music (KUHF)