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.

In the mid-20th Century, Igor Stravinsky was crazy about the classical sound of the music of Haydn and Mozart. Inspired by them, he wrote his Symphony in Three Movements. You can enjoy it tonight.  

Life in the 1950's was changing pretty quickly, and it's possible Benjamin Britten was feeling left behind when he wrote his nostalgic suite of English folk songs, "A Time There Was." We'll enjoy it tonight. 

Born in Dublin, John Field's career as a composer and teacher took him as far away as Moscow, where his students included a teacher of Rachmaninoff.  We'll enjoy music by both of them today.

We'll be celebrating Mozart's birthday all day long today, with selections of his best-loved pieces.  

A performance of Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 127 was included on the Golden Record that was sent out into deep space to look for signs of life.  Tonight we'll enjoy a performance by the Takacs Quartet.