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
12:00 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

You'll be glad you're indoors...

Vaughan Williams' captured the vast emptiness and bone-chilling cold of Robert Falcon Scott's expedition  to the South Pole in his film score for "Scott of the Antarctic." He later adapted the score for his Sinfonia Antarctica.  We'll enjoy it tonight. 

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Welcome, Winter!

Today is the first full day of Winter, and we'll celebrate with Prokofiev's Winter Bonfire for children, Tchaikovsky's "Winter Dreams" Symphony and lots of other wintry pieces. 

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Let It Snow!

It may be a while before we have significant snow in our area, so this morning we'll enjoy some virtual snow, with Debussy's "Snow is Dancing," a suite from Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Snow Maiden," and a song from the children's classic, "The Snowman."  

Classical Music Highlights
11:24 am
Thu December 18, 2014

A Sweet Gig while it Lasted

For an all-too-brief time, Bach was employed by a music-loving prince in a little backwater of Germany.  The prince gave Bach free reign to compose whatever he wanted, and provided him with an outstanding orchestra.  Tonight we'll enjoy an oboe concerto Bach wrote during that happy phase in his life.  

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Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Thu December 18, 2014

A Musical Time Machine

The Medieval Baebes

England's vocal ensemble, The Medieval Baebes have just released an album of Christmas Carols, some of which actually date from the Middle Ages.  We'll enjoy a few selections today.  

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