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
11:30 am
Thu January 22, 2015

"I am no man!"

pianist Helene Grimaud
Credit helenegrimaud.com

Piano virtuoso Helene Grimaud took up Brahms' challenge to write a concerto that no woman could play.  We'll enjoy her triumphant performance of the Concerto No. 2 tonight.  

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Music for a Casual Evening

Antonin Dvorak
Credit classical.net

Everyone who lived at Antonin Dvorak's house was expected to join in casual music-making, even the music students who were boarders.  Today we'll enjoy the Bagatelles, written for those in-home concerts.  

Classical Music Highlights
1:18 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

A piece dear to Ravel's heart

Maurice Ravel

Maurice Ravel's String Quartet was such a favorite of his that he personally supervised its first recording in 1927, even making sure that the musicians had plenty of drinks and cigarettes.  We'll enjoy a performance by the Daedalus Quartet tonight.  

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Wed January 21, 2015

A Scottish Postcard from Mendelssohn

Fingal's Cave in 1900

After a very rough crossing to the Isle of Staffa, Felix Mendelssohn experienced the mysterious Fingal's Cave for himself.  He sends us a postcard this morning.  

Classical Music Highlights
10:31 am
Tue January 20, 2015

From the Island of Mis-Fit Instruments

violinist Lara St. John
Credit bach-cantatas.com

One of the instruments that's been left behind in musical evolution is the arpeggione.  Tonight we'll enjoy Schubert's "Arpeggione" Sonata, from the new release by violinist Lara St. John and friends.  

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