classical music highlights

Tonight we'll enjoy John Corigliano's "Red Violin Caprices," adapted from his Oscar-winning score for a film that tells the centuries-spanning story of a famous violin.  

American GI John de Lancie showed up at Richard Strauss' front door just as Nazi soldiers were questioning his identity.  De Lancie vouched for Strauss, and got an oboe concerto as a thank-you.  We'll enjoy it today.  

Tonight Frank Bridge captures the ever-changing mood of the ocean in his suite, 'The Sea."

Today we'll enjoy Bach's music as re-imagined by Mozart.  From the Well-Tempered Clavier, a prelude by Mozart, and his arrangment of a Fugue for string quartet.  

Tonight we'll enjoy music inspired by birdsong, including Handel's Organ Concerto, "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale," and "Birds in Warped Time II," from contemporary composer Somei Satoh.