Explore the music before you arrive! The BSO now offers insights about our concert selections in a digital podcast format. Our podcast presenters are Classical WETA 90.9 FM On-Air Hosts David Ginder and Marilyn Cooley, and WBJC 91.5 FM Program Director Jonathan Palevsky.

Podcast Archives by Composer
Select the icon next to each piece to listen to the podcast:

John Adams
     Absolute Jest Podcast Symbol
     The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for Orchestra Podcast Symbol
     Short Ride in a Fast Machine Podcast Symbol

Bach
    Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major Podcast Symbol
    Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major Podcast Symbol
    Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major Podcast Symbol
    Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major Podcast Symbol
    Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major Podcast Symbol
    Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major Podcast Symbol
    Violin Concerto in A Minor BSO Podcast

Barber
     Adagio for Strings Podcast Symbol
     Symphony No. 1 Podcast Symbol

Beethoven
     Concerto for Violin, Violoncello, and Piano BSO Podcast
     Piano Concerto No. 2 Podcast Symbol
     Piano Concerto No. 4 Podcast Symbol
     Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor" Podcast Symbol
     Symphony No. 1 in C Major 
     Symphony No. 2 in D Major BSO Podcast
     Symphony No. 4 Podcast Symbol
     Symphony No. 7 Podcast Symbol
     Symphony No. 9 Podcast Symbol

Berlioz
     Symphonie fantastique Part One: Podcast Symbol Part Two: Podcast Symbol

Bernstein
     Serenade BSO Podcast 
     Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety" BSO Podcast
     Three Dance Episodes from 
On The Town BSO Podcast 

Brahms
     Piano Concerto No. 2 Podcast Symbol 
     Symphony No. 1 Podcast Symbol
     Symphony No. 3 in F Major BSO Podcast

Bruch
     Scottish Fantasy BSO Podcast

Bruckner
     Symphony No. 4 Podcast Symbol 
     Symphony No. 9 BSO Podcast

Chausson
     Poème for Violin and Orchestra Podcast Symbol

Copland
     Lincoln Portrait Podcast Symbol

Debussy
     Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun BSO Podcast 
     La Mer BSO Podcast

Dukas
     The Sorcerer's Apprentice Podcast Symbol

Dvořák
     Cello Concerto Podcast Symbol

Elgar
     Falstaff BSO Podcast

Gershwin 
     An American in Paris BSO Podcast 
 
     Concerto in F BSO Podcast

Glass 
     Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists BSO Podcast

Glanert
     Fresnia Podcast Symbol

Górecki
     Three Pieces in the Old Style for String Orchestra Podcast Symbol

Haydn
     Trumpet Concerto Podcast Symbol

Ibert 
      Concertino da camera 

Liszt     
     Les Préludes BSO Podcast 

Steven Mackey
     Beautiful Passing Podcast Symbol

Mahler
   Symphony No. 1, "Titan" BSO Podcast 
   Symphony No. 6 Podcast Symbol

Mendelssohn
     A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture BSO Podcast
     Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Podcast Symbol
     Symphony No. 4 Podcast Symbol
     The Hebrides Overture BSO Podcast

Messiaen
     Les Offrandes oubliées BSO Podcast

Milhaud
     Scaramouche 

Mozart
     Concerto for Flute and Harp BSO Podcast
     Eine kleine Nachtmusik BSO Podcast
     Piano Concerto No. 1 BSO Podcast 
     Piano Concerto No. 21 BSO Podcast 
     Piano Concerto No. 22 BSO Podcast

     Piano Concerto No. 24 Podcast Symbol
     Requiem BSO Podcast 
     Symphony No. 41 in C Major, "Jupiter" BSO Podcast
     Symphony No. 29 Podcast Symbol
     Violin Concerto No. 3 Podcast Symbol

Mussorgsky/Ravel
     Pictures at an Exhibition 

Paganini
     Violin Concerto No. 1 Podcast Symbol

Arvo Pärt
     Credo Podcast Symbol

Prokefiev
    Violin Concerto No. 2 Podcast Symbol 
    Piano Concerto No. 2   
    Piano Concerto No. 3 

Rameau
     Suite from Dardanus Podcast Symbol

Rachmaninoff
    Isle of the Dead 
    Piano Concerto No. 2 BSO Podcast
   
 Symphony No. 2 Podcast Symbol 
    Symphonic Dances BSO Podcast

Ravel
     La Valse BSO Podcast
     Le Tombeau de Couperin BSO Podcast
     Piano Concerto in G Major Podcast Symbol
     Shéhérazade Podcast Symbol
     Tzigane 
for Violin and Orchestra Podcast Symbol

Rimsky-Korsakov
     Capriccio espagnol Podcast Symbol
     Scheherazade Podcast Symbol

Rodrigo
     Concierto de Aranjuez BSO Podcast

Saint Saëns
     Carnival of the Animals BSO Podcast 
     Danse Macabre BSO Podcast

     Symphony No. 3, "Organ" Part One:  BSO Podcast Part Two:  BSO Podcast

Schoenberg
     Verklärte Nacht (1943) BSO Podcast

Schubert
     Overture in the Italian Style Podcast Symbol

Schumann
     Symphony No. 2 in C Major BSO Podcast 
     Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish" Podcast Symbol

Shostakovich
     Symphony No. 5 in D Minor BSO Podcast

Stravinsky
     Concerto in E-Flat, "Dumbarton Oaks" Podcast Symbol
     Stravinsky: The Firebird (Complete) Podcast Symbol
     Petrushka Podcast Symbol 
     Rite of Spring BSO Podcast

     Symphony of Psalms Podcast Symbol 
     The Firebird (1919) BSO Podcast

Strauss
     Der Rosenkavalier Suite BSO Podcast
     Don Juan BSO Podcast
     Don Quixote BSO Podcast
     Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
 
Podcast Symbol

Tchaikovsky
     Hamlet Fantasy-Overture After Shakespeare BSO Podcast
     Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture BSO Podcast 
     Serenade for Strings in C Major  BSO Podcast 
     Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, “Little Russian” 
     
Suite from Swan Lake BSO Podcast 
     Symphony No. 5 in E Minor BSO Podcast
     
Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique" Podcast Symbol
     The Nutcracker Podcast Symbol
     Variations on a Rococo Theme 
BSO Podcast

Wagner 
      Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E-flat Major 
 

Walton
     Violin Concerto Podcast Symbol

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PalevskyJonathan Palevsky

Jonathan Palevsky is the Program Director  at WBJC 91.5 FM. He has been with the station since 1986 when he became a part-time announcer, and has been the station’s Program Director since 1990. Originally from Montreal, Jonathan came to Baltimore in 1982 to study classical guitar at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. He has hosted just about every conceivable time slot at WBJC, but can regularly be heard hosting the WBJC Operafest, the music review program "Face the Music" and the CD reissue program "Past Masters."

Jonathan's current off-air obsessions include skiing, playing guitar and being the host of Cinema Sundays at the Charles Theatre.

Musical samples in BSO podcasts are provided by the Naxos Music Library.