classical music highlights

Today we'll enjoy a portrait of American Folk-hero, Johnny Appleseed, from contemporary composer Mark O'Connor.  

Queen Elizabeth is now the longest-reigning monarch in Britain's history. Tonight we'll enjoy a piece written for her coronation by Benjamin Britten.

This morning we'll enjoy a concerto by Vivaldi that features some long-forgotten instruments, including the tromba marina and theorbo.  

Eric Whittacre has created a world-wide phenomenon with his music. Tonight we'll enjoy his evocative piece, "Water Night."

Mozart composed, wrote out parts and rehearsed an orchestra in a matter of days for a spur of the moment performance of his "Linz" Symphony; an effort nothing short of miraculous.  We'll enjoy it today.