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.

We'll take a break from today's heat with Meyerbeer's charming ballet, "The Skaters."  

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Bach wrote his Italian Concerto for just a solo keyboard, but harpist Andrew Lawrence-King arranged it for a small chamber ensemble, like many other Baroque concerti. We'll enjoy his performance tonight.  

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Edvard Grieg's wife, Nina, gave him a very special piano for their anniversary.  Grieg immortalized this thoughtful gift with his Lyric Piece, "Wedding Day at Troldhaugen."  We'll enjoy it this morning.  

Elgar takes us back to the Age of Chivalry with his "Froissart" Concert Overture, inspired by the writings of the best-known chronicler of the Hundred Years' War.  

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Ralph Vaughan Williams wrote himself into a corner with a piano concerto, but a soon as he added a second piano, the possibilities seemed endless. We'll enjoy his two-piano concerto this morning.

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