of note with katy henriksen

Leonard Bernstein composed his only ever film score in 1955, the year his son Alexander was born and the music was dedicated to him. "The music is sweet, furious, witty, wild, sexy, brazen, passionate, eclectic, & unashamedly hopeful. Just like our dad," Alexander says of the "On the Waterfront" symphonic suite. Tune in to Monday's program to hear a recording of the suite from Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic.

Pianist Chitose Okashiro presents the grandeur of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 'Pathetique' via a unique piano transcription. Hear the world premiere recording on Monday's program.

In three movements Schnittke's 3rd string quartet weaves elements of Beethoven, Lassus and Shostakovich into a work all its own. Catch the imposing piece performed by the Pacifica Quartet on Friday's program.

When Saint-Saëns penned his first sonata for violin and piano his inspiration came from Beethoven's heroic sonata composition most notably present in Beethoven's "Kreutzer" sonata. 

Maria Bachmann, violin, and Adam Neiman, piano, include the stunner on their release French Fantasy. Catch their rendering of Saint-Saëns' Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in D minor, op. 75 on Thursday's program.

Contemporary composer Jennifer Higdon was inspired to write a string quartet when she found out a grouping of larks was known as an exaltation. The lushness is also explored in 20th century composer Ralph Vaughan Williams strings piece "The Lark Ascending" equally explores melismatic flight. Catch these two works and more on Tuesday's program.