classical music highlights

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Let It Snow!

It may be a while before we have significant snow in our area, so this morning we'll enjoy some virtual snow, with Debussy's "Snow is Dancing," a suite from Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Snow Maiden," and a song from the children's classic, "The Snowman."  

Classical Music Highlights
11:24 am
Thu December 18, 2014

A Sweet Gig while it Lasted

For an all-too-brief time, Bach was employed by a music-loving prince in a little backwater of Germany.  The prince gave Bach free reign to compose whatever he wanted, and provided him with an outstanding orchestra.  Tonight we'll enjoy an oboe concerto Bach wrote during that happy phase in his life.  

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Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Thu December 18, 2014

A Musical Time Machine

The Medieval Baebes

England's vocal ensemble, The Medieval Baebes have just released an album of Christmas Carols, some of which actually date from the Middle Ages.  We'll enjoy a few selections today.  

Classical Music Highlights
12:00 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Time to Celebrate!

Srul Irving Glick says he compiled his "Suite Hebrique" from pieces he wrote for happy occasions, including Chanukah.  We'll enjoy it tonight.  

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Christmas in July

original design for The Nutcracker Ballet

Not only did Tchaikovsky write his Nutcracker Ballet in the middle of July, with no snow in sight, the choreographer didn't tell him what the story was.  He overcame both of these problems, and created the now-classic holiday favorite.  We'll enjoy the dances from Act 2 this morning.  

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