classical music highlights

Camille Saint-Saens had such a low opinion of concert pianists he included them in his "Carnival of the Animals!" We'll enjoy it tonight.  

This morning we'll enjoy Robert Schumann's Piano Quintet, written during a rare, happy time in his life; a period he described as his "chamber music year."  

Robert Schumann's innocently titled "Concert Piece" gives four horn soloists an incredible workout. We'll enjoy it tonight.  

In his Duet Concertino, Richard Strauss tells a fairytale about an enchanted prince who was turned into a bear, and the princess who rescues him.  We'll enjoy it this morning.  

Life was changing pretty fast in the 18th century, too. Haydn reflected the upheaval with his Symphony No. 62, prefaced by the phrase, "The Times are Changed, and in them changed are we....." We'll try to keep up tonight.