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.

Sibelius' 50th birthday was a national holiday in his native Finland, and as part of the festivities he wrote his Fifth Symphony.  We'll enjoy it this morning.  

Shortly after Schubert's death, Sir Arthur Sullivan traveled to Vienna to recover as many abandoned manuscripts as he could, including the "Unfinished" Symphony. We'll enjoy it tonight. 

Vaughan Williams wrote himself into a corner with a piano concerto, but he discovered a way out by adding a second solo piano part, and a world of new ideas opened up.  We'll enjoy the Two-Piano Concerto this morning.  

Tonight we'll enjoy the romantic adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia from Kchachaturian's ballet version of "Spartacus."  

This morning Fernando Sor sends us a postcard with his "Souvenir of Russia" for two guitars. 

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