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 wrote his String Sextet No. 2 as a way to recover from his broken heart after his fiance broke off their engagement. We'll enjoy it tonight.

You've probably heard Beethoven's Fifth Symphony more times than you can count, so today we'll listen with fresh ears to Franz Liszt's transcription, performed by Frederic Chiu.

Tonight we'll enjoy a piece by Lou Harrison which encapsulates the idea of how music can be a welcome companion: Playing Together, for gamelan ensemble and French horn.

Gidon Kremer's Lockenhaus Festival runs for nine days this July, and as a preview, we'll enjoy a bit of tongue-in-cheek-music from a previous festival: Teddy Bor's Double Concerto for String Trio.

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Dvorak and Janacek didn't have specific stories in mind for their Legends and Fairy Tale, so you can tell your own story as you enjoy both pieces tonight.