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.

Although it may seem as though Brahms wrote his music long ago and far away, his String Sextet has its world premiere in Boston!  We'll enjoy it tonight.  

This morning Frederic Chiu re-creates Beethoven's Fifth Symphony with a transcription by Franz Liszt.  

Traveling to Indonesia was a revelation for American composer Lou Harrison. Tonight we'll enjoy one of his pieces that incorporates the traditional gamelan, "Playing Together."  

Max Richter says his love of the Beach Boys and the Beatles' "Abbey Road" album influenced his re-mix of Vivaldi's "Summer" from the Four Seasons.  We'll enjoy it this morning.  

Tonight the bandoneon, an essential element of tango orchestras, takes front and center in Astor Piazzolla's Concerto for Bandoneon and Orchestra.