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
1:00 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Making Learning Fun

Astor Piazzolla
Credit allmusic.com

When you're learning to play an instrument, there's no way to avoid those technical exercises known as "etudes."  Astor Piazzolla decided to make them fun with by writing a series of Tango Etudes.  We'll enjoy some of them today.

Classical Music Highlights
12:02 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Michael Tippett's Tribute to Beethoven

Michael Tippett
Credit last.fm

The heart-felt romanticism of Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto was just the spark Michael Tippett needed to write his only piano concerto, which is every bit as romantic.  We'll enjoy it tonight.

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Where are all the Instruments?

Johann Sebastian Bach

In his Italian Concerto Bach created the sound of an orchestra and soloist for just a keyboard.  This morning we'll enjoy Andrew Lawrence-King's re-imagined Italian Concerto for a small orchestra.  

Classical Music Highlights
11:21 am
Thu March 26, 2015

"I Could Have Been A Contender!"

Marlon Brando

The American Film Institute lists On the Waterfront as the eight greatest film of all time.  Tonight we'll enjoy a suite from the score by Leonard Bernstein.  

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Thu March 26, 2015

John Adams' Quirky Modern Dances

John Adams

    John Adams puts a modern spin on some favorite old dances including the Habanera.  We'll enjoy selections from "John's Book of Alleged Dances" today.

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