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
Wed August 27, 2014

"The Northland's Dusky Forests......"

One of Sibelius' last works, "Tapiola," is a tribute to the Norse god of forests.  We'll enjoy it this morning, along with a visit to Bohemia's Meadows and Forests with Smetana.  

Classical Music Highlights
2:00 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Haunted No More...

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Regaining his self-confidence as a composer following devastating reviews of his first symphony took Rachmaninoff years of therapy.  He finally came roaring back with his triumphant second symphony, and we'll enjoy it tonight.  

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Tue August 26, 2014

First Day of School

Franz Joseph Haydn

Today is the first day of school for many kids in our area.  We'll send them on their way today with Haydn's "School Master" Symphony.  

Classical Music Highlights
2:00 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Worst Play Ever?

"Rosamunde, Princess of Cypress" by Baroness von Chezy is thought to be the worst play ever written.  Poor Franz Schubert wrote incidental music for it, and after it closed was able to recycle some of his material into other works.  Tonight we'll enjoy his "Rosamunde" String Quartet.  

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Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Start the Week with a Caribbean Vacation

James Bond Beach in Jamaica

You can ease back into a new week this morning with Three Jamaican Dances from Oswald Russell, and a Caribbean Dance by Arthur Benjamin.  

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