Classical Music Highlights

From WSHU's daytime and evening classical programs, Kate Remington and Lauren Rico give you a heads-up on some of the best music they've selected.

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Classical Music Highlights
2:00 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Mahler's Eternal Optimism

Gustav Mahler
Credit gustavmahler.com

We'll make the epic journey from darkness to light with Mahler's Resurrection Symphony, in a recent performance conducted by Pierre Boulez.  

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Mozart lets the Cat out of the Bag

Interior of the Sistine Chapel

For more than a century after it was first performed on Good Friday at the Sistine Chapel, Gregorio Allegri's manuscript for  the "Miserere" was a closely-guarded secret.  That is, until Mozart attended the service and copied the music he heard from memory, and let the cat out of the bag.  We'll enjoy it this morning.  

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Classical Music Highlights
2:00 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Wearing his heart on his sleeve...

Hilary Hahn
Credit npr.org

Violin virtuoso Hilary Hahn describes Elgar's Violin Concerto as one of the most personal works he wrote.  The violin was his primary instrument, and he poured his passion for it into the concerto.  We'll enjoy Hilary Hahn's performance tonight.  

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Thu April 17, 2014

A Long and Beautiful Friendship.....

Los Romeros
Credit derwesten.de

Throughout his long career, composer Joaquin Rodrigo collaborated on many pieces with "The Royal Family of the Guitar," Los Romeros.  This morning we'll enjoy the Concierto Andaluz, written for all four of these virtuosos.  

Classical Music Highlights
2:00 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Write me a concerto, pretty please?

Andres Segovia
Credit bach-cantatas.com

The great guitarist, Andres Segovia, pestered Heitor Villa Lobos for years to write him a concerto.  Finally, Villa Lobos complied with a concerto that satisfied Segovia, and we'll enjoy it tonight.  

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