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.

Her performances of the music of Bach rocketed Simone Dinnerstein to world wide fame, but this morning we'll enjoy a new work written for her: "The Circle and the Child" by Philip Lasser.

Tonight we'll enjoy Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony No. 6, which is like spending a refreshing day in the countryside. 

George Bizet based his music for the play "The Girl from Arles" on actual Provencal folk melodies for an authentic quality.  We'll enjoy one of his suites this morning.

Mark O'Connor said his goal in writing his Fiddle Concerto was to create a modern American version of those huge concertos by 19th century European composers. We'll enjoy it tonight.

Inpsired by Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" Concertos, Astor Piazzolla created his own impressions, and this morning we'll visit Buenos Aires in the spring.

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