Best of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Sundays @ 6PM

Hosted and produced by Brian Bell, the Best of the Boston Symphony Orchestra is a radio series devoted to one of the finest American orchestras. Each weekly program features Grammy-winning recordings by their current Music Director Andris Nelsons, his many predecessors including Seiji Ozawa and Charles Munch, as well as acclaimed guest conductors, going back decades to the legendary Serge Koussevitzky. The Best of the BSO also offers the best-selling discs of the Boston Pops, as conducted by Keith Lockhart, John Williams and Arthur Fiedler.

10/17

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Davis, Andris Nelsons, Charles Munch, Erich Leinsdorf and Seiji Ozawa, conductors
 
Franz Schubert:  Selections from Rosamunde, D. 797
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70
Johannes Brahms:  Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Robert Schumann:  Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120
Felix Mendelssohn:  Selections from A Midsummer Night's Dream

10/24

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Aaron Copland, Erich Leinsdorf, Serge Koussevitzky and Charles Munch, conductors

Aaron Copland:  Appalachian Spring
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93
Sergei Rachmaninov:  Isle of the Dead
Camille Saint-Saens:  Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ"

10/31

Discover Classical Halloween Special


11/7

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch, Seiji Ozawa and Erick Leinsdorf, conductors
David Oistrakh, violin
Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Mstislav Rostropovich, cello

Ernest Chausson:  Poeme, Op. 25
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Cello Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 126
Zoltan Kodaly:  Peacock Variations

11/14

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch, Anthony Davis, Bernard Haitink and Seiji Ozawa, conductors
Jascha Heifetz, violin

Hector Berlioz:  Corsair Overture
Sergei Prokofiev:  Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63
Jean Sibelius:  Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52
Maurice Ravel:  Valses nobles et sentimentales
Sergei Prokofiev:  Selections from Romeo and Juliet

11/21

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Eugen Jochum, Serge Koussevitzky, Leonard Bernstein and William Steinberg, conductors
Lukas Foss, piano
Roger Voisin, trumpet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 "Jupiter"
Johann Sebastian Bach:  Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050
Benjamin Britten:  Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
Johann Sebastian Bach:  Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047
Richard Strauss:  Til Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op. 28

11/28

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch, A rthur Fiedler and Pierre Monteux, conductors

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
Johann Strauss, Jr.:  Citronen Waltz
Claude Debussy:  La Mer
Bohuslav Martinu:  Symphony No. 6

12/5

Andris Nelsons, Colin Davis and Bernard Haitink, conductors

Dmitri Shostakovich:  Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54
Jean Sibelius:  Pohjola's Daughter, Op. 49
Johannes Brahms:  Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Maurice Ravel:  Excerpt from Daphnis et Chloe