Revolutions Per Minute

Sundays 8-10pm

Classical & contemporary music with in-studio guests, commentary, live performances, and occasional sharing of classical vinyl.

On this week's Revolutions Per Minute, Sarah Cahill will be joined in studio by one of our greatest living composers: Kaija Saariaho

The piano you’re hearing now is being played by Sarah Cahill, host of the “Revolutions per Minute” program, which is heard Sunday evenings here on KALW. 

Cahill will be joined Friday, November 22nd by Regina Schaffer in a performance that is part of the "New Keys" series. It highlights new works for “pianos and their cousins” – instruments such as vibraphones and toy pianos. It all takes place at the Center for New Music in San Francisco. The concert begins at 8:00pm.   

On this week's Revolutions Per Minute, guest host David Latulippe chooses some vinyl from his high school days in addition to music from Claude Debussy, Arnold Bax, and Jean Francaix.  Revolutions Per Minute ~ Sunday 8/25 8-10pm.

The new name for "Then & Now" with host Sarah Cahill.  "Revolutions Per Minute" speaks to the musical revolutions of Beethoven, Stravinsky, and John Cage, among others, and evokes the 33 rpms many of us treasure, whether we're sentimentalists or audiophiles.

Then And Now

May 24, 2013

Kevin Vance sitting in for Sarah Cahill, will play guitar music of Fernando Sor, piano music of Robert Schumann, A Mozart string quartet and a Bach Cello suite.  We'll also hear some 20th century music from William Kraft and Philip Glass.

Music Director Joana Carneiro leads the orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances, Op. 45,” the world premiere of “Alfama” by Portuguese composer Andreia Pinto-Correia, and the Lutoslawski “Cello Concerto” with cellist Lynn Harrell.  Recorded live at Zellerbach Hall on February 7, 2013.  David Latulippe is your host.  Sunday at 4pm, Monday at 10pm.

On this week's "Open Air", host David Latulippe talks with baroque violinist John Holloway and harpsichordist Lars Mortensen, who will be performing music from the dawn of the Baroque with dulcianist Jane Gower this weekend in Palo Alto, Berkeley, and San Francisco.  The Peninsula Symphony's music director and conductor, Mitchell Klein, stops by with Eugene Brancoveanu, who will be featured soloist for this week's PSO concerts of the music of Mahler, Schubert, and Corigliano; and conductor Jessica Bejarano offers an update of her recent and upcoming conducting engagements.

On this week's Open Air, host David Latulippe talked with tenor Saimir Pirgu, who is singing in the SF Opera production of Bellini’s “The Capulets and Montagues”, and with Bill English, director of SF Playhouse, to discuss their new season and season-opener:  the rock musical, “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," now playing.  Plus Peter Robinson stops by with an update of recent cultural events.  Listen anytime here (originally broadcast 10/11/12).

Cello with a Beat

Apr 11, 2012

On this week's Then & Now, David Latulippe welcomed cellist/composer Alex Kelly, who shared sounds from his cello that you've probably never heard before.  Violinist David Jacobsen also came by to discuss his upcoming recital, and music of Schubert & Prokofiev, as well as early music by the Kronos Quartet was heard.

Hear the broadcast anytime this week via KALW's Local Music Player.

Members of Quinteto Latino join guest host David Latulippe for Sunday evening's "Then & Now" from 8-10pm.  (Listen anytime this week via KALW's Local Music Player.)   They'll share details of their upcoming world premiere of Guillermo Galindo's Voces del Desierto as well as music from their new CD.  Plus music of Aaron Copland and Beethoven as a Peninsula Symphony preview, and a chat with Irish pianist John O'Conor.