Classical Music Highlights http://wshu.org en Putting his Career on Hold for a While.... http://wshu.org/post/putting-his-career-hold-while <p></p><p>Nicolo Paganini&nbsp;found the demands of a touring violin super-star a little too much, so he took a break, rented a villa in Tuscany, and taught himself to play the guitar. &nbsp;He'd probably approve of tonight's arrangement of his Violin Concerto No. 2 in the capable hands of guitarist Nicola Hall. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Kate Remington 16211 at http://wshu.org Putting his Career on Hold for a While.... A Weaponized Cello? http://wshu.org/post/weaponized-cello <p></p><p>Jacques Offenbach&nbsp;is so well known these days as an opera composer, that his virtuosity as a cellist is all but forgotten. &nbsp;This morning we'll enjoy his Military Concerto for Cello and Orchestra. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Kate Remington 16210 at http://wshu.org A Weaponized Cello? She's Passionate and Complicated.... http://wshu.org/post/shes-passionate-and-complicated <p></p><p>...and who wouldn't want a crack at bringing her to life? &nbsp;Rodion Shchedrin created the Carmen Ballet for his prima ballerina wife, adapting the famous music from Bizet's opera. &nbsp;We'll enjoy it tonight. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Kate Remington 16141 at http://wshu.org She's Passionate and Complicated.... "Put a Harpsichord In It!" http://wshu.org/post/put-harpsichord-it <p></p><p>Nothing adds that Age of Enlightenment "je ne sais&nbsp;quois" like a harpsichord. &nbsp;Contemporary composer John Rutter included it in his "Suite Antique, " and we'll enjoy it this morning. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Kate Remington 16140 at http://wshu.org "Put a Harpsichord In It!" A piece to be proud of... http://wshu.org/post/piece-be-proud <p></p><p>Tchaikovsky's Second String Quartet was one of the few of his own works he was actually proud of. &nbsp;In fact, he admitted to his brother that he thought it might be the best thing he had ever written. &nbsp;Tonight it's performed by the siblings of the Ying Quartet. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Kate Remington 16035 at http://wshu.org A piece to be proud of...