Walter Parker

Senior Music Host and Producer

Walter may seem buttoned down while playing classical music, but don't be surprised if you see him touring the back roads of Vermont on his classic Harley Davidson! Walter's passion for classical music is apparent, but his encyclopedic knowledge is indeed impressive. After graduate studies at New York University in Musicology, Walter served as Collection Assistant in the university's Music Library and also catalogued historical jazz records for the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University. He began his career in radio at WNCN in New York. He joined VPR in 1984.

 

Mahler And Brahms

Oct 5, 2017

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Mahler: Piano Quartet in A minor
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

Listen Saturday October 7 at 7 p.m.

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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Louis Langree, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violin

Schumann: Symphony No. 4
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61
Bizet: Symphony in C  (Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor)

Listen Friday October 6 at 8 p.m.

Moritz Nahr photo from 1907

New York Philharmonic

Mahler: 3 Ruckert Lieder  (Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano; Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 Resurrection  (Jessica Jones, soprano; Cornelia Kallisch, mezzo-soprano; New York Choral Artists; Lorin Maazel, conductor)

Listen Thursday October 5 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic

Mahler: Blumine  (Alan Gilbert, conductor)
Mahler: Symphony No. 1  (Jaap van Zweden, conductor)
Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer  (Hakan Hagegard, baritone; Kurt Masur, conductor)
Mahler: Symphony No. 10: Adagio  (Lorin Maazel, conductor)

Listen Thursday September 28 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Holst: Ostinato from St. Paul's Suite  (Anthony Princiotti, conductor)
Mahler: Symphony No. 1  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)

Listen Wednesday October 4 at 8 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Pinchas Zukerman, violin and conductor

Tchaikovsky: Melodie
Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C, Op. 48
Elgar: Chanson de la nuit
Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat

Listen Sunday October 1 at 1 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Rossini: Semiramide Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 Reformation
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet

Listen Saturday September 30 at 8 p.m.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Beethoven: Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola in D, Op. 25
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49

Listen Saturday September 30 at 7 p.m.

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Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Andre Watts, piano

Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Emperor

Listen Wednesday September 27 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Corigliano: Campane di Ravello
Elgar: In the South (Alessio)
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Beethoven: Consecration of the House Overture

Listen Saturday September 23 at 8 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Jakub Hrusa, conductor
Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin

Smetana: Sarka, from Ma Vlast
Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Janacek: Taras Bulba

Listen Sunday September 24 at 1 p.m.

Haydn And Mendelssohn

Sep 21, 2017

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Haydn: Piano Trio in A  (Ani Kavafian, violin; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; Wu Han, piano)
Mendelssohn: Double Concerto for Violin, Piano and Strings  (Benjamin Beilman, violin; Wu Han, piano)

Listen Saturday September 23 at 7 p.m.

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From the BBC Proms:
Vienna Philharmonic
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat, K. 449
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration  (Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor)

Listen Friday September 22 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor (Music Director Designate)
Cynthia Phelps, viola (NYP Principal)

Wagner: Prelude to Act 1 of Lohengrin
Julia Adolphe: Unearth, Release (Concerto for Viola)
Tchaikovksy: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Tchaikovsky: selections from The Nutcracker  (Alan Gilbert, conductor)

Listen Thursday September 21 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Mozart: Serenata Notturna in D, K. 239
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73

Listen Wednesday September 20 at 8 p.m.

Mozart's Requiem

Sep 14, 2017
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Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Radu Lupu, piano; Lucy Crowe, soprano; Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Ben Johnson, tenor; Morris Robinson, bass; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
Mozart: Requiem

Listen Sunday September 17 at 1 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Vadim Gluzman, violin

Glazunov: Concert Waltz No. 1
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 19
Sibelius: Karelia Suite
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat
Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat, K. 543  (Pinchas Zukerman, conductor)

Listen Saturday September 16 at 8 p.m.

Schumann And Wolf

Sep 14, 2017

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Schumann: Marchenbilder, Op. 113  (Paul Neubauer, viola; Juho Pohjonen, piano)
Wolf: Lieder  (Thomas Hampson, baritone; Jupiter String Quartet)
Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op. 47  (Juho Pohjonen, piano; Erin Keefe, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello)

Listen Saturday September 16 at 7 p.m.

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From the BBC Proms:
Oslo Philharmonic
Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12 The Year 1917
Rachmaninoff: Isle of the Dead (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra)

Listen Friday September 15 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5  (Arturo Toscanini, Bruno Walter, Zubin Mehta and Jaap van Zweden, conductors)
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 From the New World  (Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel and Alan Gilbert, conductors)
Gershwin: An American in Paris

Listen Thursday September 14 at 8 p.m.

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