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.

Smithsonian magazine

When Napoleon began acting more like an emperor and less like a man of the people, Beethoven scratched out his dedication to Napoleon in the manuscript of his Eroica Symphony, and changed it to read "to the memory of a great man." We'll enjoy Beethoven's revolutionary symphony tonight.

Today we'll welcome Spring's arrival at noon with seasonal music by Aaron Copland, Beethoven and Schumann.

One of the first pieces Lukas Foss wrote after arriving in this country was his Capricco for cello, to capture the wide-open landscape he saw for the first time.  We'll enjoy it tonight.

Mozart was just a teenager when he wrote his five violin concertos. Today we'll enjoy Hilary Hahn's new performance of the Concerto No. 5.

Join us for a Saint Patrick's Eve celebration tonight with Four Irish Dances by Percy Grainger, and Amy Beach's Suite on Irish Themes for Two Pianos.