Upcoming Broadcasts:

The New World and Its Music (#103H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5; Philip Glass: Harmonium Mountain.
This program will be an exploration of the creative process, tracing the genesis of Beethoven's iconic symphony and the development of a new work by a modern master. Interactive features will show how short rhythmic and melodic motives evolve into vast symphonic organisms. Interviews will include leading Beethoven scholars and the All-Star musicians.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 4, 2015 -- 11:00pm
  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 5, 2015 -- 5:00am

Politics and Art (#104H) Duration: 56:47 SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5.
Music has sometimes reflected, and at other times challenged repressive ideologies. Shostakovich abandoned the premiere of his challenging 4th symphony for fear of reprisals from the Stalinist government. His triumphant 5th Symphony was next, and the authorities were pleased. To this day the 5th is Shostakovich's most popular symphony. What is its message? What does "political music" mean today?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 18, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 19, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me

Relationships In Music (#105H) Duration: 56:47 SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture; Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 "Rhenish".
Robert Schumann's wife Clara was herself a gifted pianist and composer. She became a lifelong friend and source of inspiration for Schumann's protege Johannes Brahms. This program will explore the turbulent musical and emotional relationships between these three, and the masterpieces that they produced.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 25, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 26, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me

The Living Art Form (W.T.) (#106H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Richard Danielpour : "A Hero's Journey" (from Piano Concerto #4) Soloist: Xiayin Wang; Samuel Jones: Concerto for Violoncello Soloist: Julian Schwarz; Joseph Schwantner: The Poet's Hour - Soliloquy for Violin Soloist: Yevgeny Kutik.
This program will focus on the soloist's role, the instruments, and the composer's juxtaposition of soloist with orchestra. Outstanding young soloists and leading American composers will be featured in performance and in interviews.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 1, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 2, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me

Music's Emotional Impact (#107H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4; David Stock: Blast!
This program will draw viewers into Tchaikovsky's dramatic personal life, his brief marriage, and his intense correspondence with his patroness Nadezhda von Meck, whom he never met and to whom he dedicated his Fourth Symphony. The dramatic brass fanfares that for Tchaikovsky symbolized Fate find a modern echo in David Stock's Blast!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 8, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 9, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me

Mahler: Love, Sorrow and Transcendence (#108H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Gustav Mahler: Rueckert Lieder (Songs from Latter Days) Soloist: Nancy Maultsby; Gustav Mahler: "Totenfeier" ("Funerary Rites" - 1st Mvt. from Symphony No. 2); Augusta Read Thomas: Of Paradise and Light; Bernard Rands: Adieu.
Mahler's turbulent loves are expressed through his music. His settings of poems by Friedrich Rueckert explore themes of love, nature, and otherworldliness. Mahler was haunted throughout his life by the premonition of his own death. The first movement of his 2nd Symphony draws stark contrasts between the composer's premonition of doom, and his vision of life. Modern parallels can be found in "Adieu" by Bernard Rands and "Of Paradise and Light" by his wife, composer Augusta Read Thomas. Both comment on the unique dynamics of creative/personal partnerships.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 15, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 16, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • Tues 9/29: Planned outage for KQET DT25 Over the Air signal

      (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) The Fremont Peak transmission tower will be undergoing one of its routine maintenance inspections Tuesday. We expect to shut down the KQET DT25 signal at approximately 2pm (along with other stations on the tower), and expect to return around 3pm. Most TVs will automatically recover the signals after an outage of […]

    • KQED DT9.1 – 9.3, Sunday 9/20: Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: KQED’s Sutro Tower signal was restored to full power shortly after 3pm on Monday. If your TV set has still not re-acquired the signal automatically, a rescan is probably in order. – – – – – – – – – UPDATE: Our over the air signal was restored at 50% power apx 4pm Sunday. […]

    • Mon 8/31: KQET Signal break-up (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3)

      UPDATE: As of shortly after 7pm Monday evening, repairs were completed at the KQET transmitter, and the signal appears to be stable. Thanks for your patience. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Original post Monday 11am: We are aware of the break-up […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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