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
Thu April 23, 2015

The Far-Flung Inspiration of Lou Harrison

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The exotic music of Indonesia provided a lifetime of inspiration for American Lou Harrison.  This morning we'll enjoy his Suite for Violin and String Orchestra; a fusion of Eastern and Western music.  

Classical Music Highlights
11:42 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Paganini Drops Out

San Gimignano in Tuscany

Tiring of his life as a violin super-star, Paganini rented a villa in Tuscany and taught himself to play the guitar.  He'd probably approve of Nicola Hall's arrangement of his Second Violin Concerto for Guitar.  We'll enjoy it tonight.  

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Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Wed April 22, 2015

The Yo Yo Ma of His Generation

Jacques Offenbach

Because he was such a successful opera composer, it's easy to forget the Jacques Offenbach was a very gifted cellist.  This morning we'll enjoy a concerto he wrote to show off his talent.  

Classical Music Highlights
11:53 am
Tue April 21, 2015

The Times They are a'Changin'

Joseph Haydn

Feeling left behind by changing times apparently isn't a modern problem.  Haydn included a passage at the beginning of his Symphony No. 64, "The Times are Changing, and in them changed are we."  We'll enjoy his symphony tonight.  

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Stepping Outside with Aaron Copland

Yosemite National Park

Stuck inside all day?  Don't worry, Aaron Copland will bring you a breath of fresh air with his Outdoor Overture this morning.  

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