Classical Music Highlights http://wshu.org en Sunday Baroque 7/27 http://wshu.org/post/sunday-baroque-727 <p>Town musicians in England in the 16th and 17th centuries were called "waytes." They were roaming minstrels who would play under people's windows to wake them up, and provide fanfares for guests arriving in the town. Piffaro Renaissance Band featured music for just such an English Renaissance group on their CD <em>Waytes</em>, and you'll hear some of it this week on Sunday Baroque.</p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Chris Snyder 11761 at http://wshu.org Sunday Matinee 7/27 http://wshu.org/post/sunday-matinee-727 <p>David Bouchier returns to the theme of musical cities with a program about London. From Purcell to Elgar, London has been a musical center for more than four hundred years. Everybody who is anybody in music comes to London sooner or later, and we'll hear their music and their stories throughout the afternoon.</p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Chris Snyder 11762 at http://wshu.org Do You Hear an Echo? http://wshu.org/post/do-you-hear-echo <p></p><p>The interior of St. Mark's in Venice is so vast it causes long delays between phrases of music as it's performed. &nbsp;To fill in that space, Giovanni Gabrieli developed a special echo technique. &nbsp;You can hear it in action tonight when we enjoy his Canzona&nbsp;on the 12th Tone.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Kate Remington 17245 at http://wshu.org Do You Hear an Echo? An Imaginary voyage http://wshu.org/post/imaginary-voyage <p></p><p>Set sail tonight with Mendelssohn's&nbsp;"Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage," inspired by two of Goethe's poems, and Wilhelm Petersson-Berger's Symphony No. 2, "A Journey on Southerly Winds." &nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Kate Remington 16952 at http://wshu.org An Imaginary voyage Well, well! http://wshu.org/post/well-well <p></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Tchaikovsky’s first ballet was not well-received. &nbsp;As a result, his confidence was not well-retained. &nbsp;If only the composer had had a crystal ball to show him how beloved his Swan Lake would become. &nbsp;Today on Afternoon Classics, we’ll revisit a well-respected classic.</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Kate Remington 12348 at http://wshu.org Well, well!