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.

Brahms vowed to write a piano concerto that would be unplayable by a woman, but his Second Concerto proves no match for Helene Grimaud, as we'll hear tonight.  

Today we'll hear how a Russian composer adapted Georges Bizet's immortal opera, Carmen, into a ballet for his prima ballerina wife.  

Ravel's String Quartet in F is a wistful look back at the classical style of Haydn. We'll enjoy it tonight.  

Although he's primarily remembered as a film composer whose credits include Titanic and Avatar, James Horner wrote a double concerto for a brother and sister duo, just because they asked nicely.  We'll enjoy "Pas de Deux" this morning.  

"Perpetual Motion" pieces of music give performers a workout, and tonight we'll enjoy two of them, from Samuel Barber and Nicolo Paganini.