Best of Expressions Classical Series CD


For years, WSKG’s Expressions has brought some of the best and brightest in music to your living room. Live, in-studio performances featuring local artists and national talent visiting upstate New York were recorded in front of invited audiences at our Vestal, New York studio. These performances have aired over and over in response to audience demand, both on WSKG radio and during encore presentations on WSKG TV.

Now, WSKG on-air personality Bill Snyder has combed the Expressions archive to find the very best performances from our classical series.

This ‘best of’ collection represents a diverse collection of artist, both local and national, who prove that classical music performance is alive and well in Upstate New York.

You can support both the arts and WSKG by contributing $60 to get your own copy of Best of Expressions Classical Series.



[1]  Frederic Chopin: Rondo in c minor, Op.1 (9:58)
Anastasia Rizikov, piano

[2] Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5 in F, Beethoven’s Op.24, “Spring”, Mvts. 3 & 4 (8:12)
Elmar Oliveira, violin; John Covelli, piano

[3] Steve Cohen: Sonata for Soprano Saxophone and Piano, Mvt. 3 (4:00)
James Noyes, saxophone; Beth Robin, piano

[4] Sergei Rachmaninoff: from Etudes-Tableaux, Op.33, Nos.2 & 7 (4:48)
Gretchen Hull, piano

[5] Fernando Obradors: “Al amor”, “Del cabello mas sutil”, and “El vito” from Canciones clásicas españolas (4:15)
Steven Nanni, tenor; Pej Reitz, piano

[6] Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet in D, K.575, Mvt.3 (5:14)
Dave Eggar Quartet

[7] Frederic Chopin: Polonaise in Ab, Op.53, “Heroic Polonaise” (7:49)
John Covelli, piano

[8] Johannes Brahms: Piano Quintet in f minor, Op.34, Mvt.4 (9:19)
Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble

[9] Franz Liszt: “Gondolier’s Song” from Venezia e Napoli (5:25)
Michael Cannon, piano

[10] John Dowland: “Can she excuse my wrongs” (2:27)
Mignarda (Donna Stewart, mezzo-soprano; Ron Andrico, lute)

[11] Frederic Chopin: Étude Op.10 No.5, in Gb, “Black Key Etude” (1:50)
Gretchen Hull, piano

[12] Salvatore Cardillo: “Core ‘ngrato” (3:22)
Steven Nanni, tenor; Pej Reitz, piano

[13] Sergei Prokofiev/arr. Jascha Heifetz: The Love for Three Oranges March (2:13)
Elmar Oliveira, violin; John Covelli, piano

Total time 68:52