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.

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Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Mon May 25, 2015

Musical Parades for Memorial Day

Credit Joe Buglewicz

We'll celebrate Memorial Day with some musical parades from Morton Gould and Haydn, as well as Charles Ives' Symphony No. 2, a crazy quilt of familiar American hymns and folk melodies.  

Sunday Matinee
12:00 am
Sat May 23, 2015

Sunday Matinee 5/24

David Bouchier's final Sunday Matinee will include favorite music and stories from 18 years of hosting the show. Listen this Sunday starting at 1 p.m.

Sunday Baroque
12:00 am
Sat May 23, 2015

Sunday Baroque 5/24

The poppy symbolizes a number of things, including eternal life, sleep, and beauty, and red poppies have become a Memorial Day symbol. The hardy flowers sprang up on the World War I Flanders battlefields, where so many soldiers lost their lives. You’ll hear a couple of musical poppies, and other music of remembrance, on Sunday Baroque this Memorial Day weekend.

Classical Music Highlights
10:33 am
Fri May 22, 2015

"The Greatest Symphony Since Beethoven!"

Franz Schubert

Robert Schumann was responsible for getting Schubert's Symphony No. 9 ready for  its first performance.  Schumann declared it was "the greatest symphony since Beethoven wrote his Ninth!"  We'll enjoy it tonight.

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Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Let Me Send You My Resume

Mozart was hoping for an appointment at the court of the King of Prussia when he send the king a set of six string quartets.  We'll enjoy the first of them today.  

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