classical music highlights

On his first trip to Italy, Richard Strauss visited all the top tourist destinations, including Florence and the Isle of Capri.  He sends us a postcard with his suite, "In Italy," tonight.

Listening to Jean Francaix's music is so enjoyable, it's like taking time out in a Parisian cafe. We'll relax with his little Piano Concerto this morning.

Alan Hovhaness' Concerto No. 7 for Orchestra gives everyone a demanding part to play. We'll enjoy it tonight.

During its premiere on a summer afternoon, Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 5 created a tranquil oasis for its war-weary audience. We'll enjoy it this morning.

Debussy captured the many moods of the ocean in his suite, "La Mer." We'll enjoy it tonight.