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.

Tonight we'll enjoy two beautiful settings of poems: "The Monk and his Cat," by Samuel Barber, and John Taverner's setting of William Blake's mystical poem, "The Tyger."  

In Renaissance Florence, Beatrice d'Este was one of the key taste-makers, with her intricate hairstyles and elaborate parties.  This morning Reynaldo Hahn takes us to one of her lavish events.   

John Adams' "City Noir" from 2013 takes its inspiration from the Film Noir classics set in Los Angeles.  We'll enjoy it tonight.

We've chosen lots of American music favorites for Memorial Day, including marches by John Philip Sousa, and Charles Ives' Symphony No. 2, an original tapestry of familiar American melodies.  

Tonight we'll head deep into the woods with a suite for cello and orchestra, "In the Forest," by David Popper, and the concert étude, "Forest Mist" by Franz Liszt.