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 17, 2014

A Long and Beautiful Friendship.....

Los Romeros
Credit derwesten.de

Throughout his long career, composer Joaquin Rodrigo collaborated on many pieces with "The Royal Family of the Guitar," Los Romeros.  This morning we'll enjoy the Concierto Andaluz, written for all four of these virtuosos.  

Classical Music Highlights
2:00 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Write me a concerto, pretty please?

Andres Segovia
Credit bach-cantatas.com

The great guitarist, Andres Segovia, pestered Heitor Villa Lobos for years to write him a concerto.  Finally, Villa Lobos complied with a concerto that satisfied Segovia, and we'll enjoy it tonight.  

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Let's Start a Band!

Dog.ma Chamber Orchestra
Credit berthold-records.de

Just like indie garage bands get formed from friends getting together to jam, the recently Dog.ma Chamber Orchestra formed in one of the member's Brooklyn apartment.  This morning we'll enjoy their performance of Arthur Foote's Suite for Strings.  

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Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

A Roman Holiday

We're off to Rome this morning, with a postcard from American Charles Tomlinson Griffes and The White Peacock, one of his "Roman Sketches."  

Classical Music Highlights
2:00 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

It's Hard to Top Your First Hit

statue of Max Bruch at Cologne's City Hall

Max Bruch's First Violin Concerto was such a huge success it overshadowed just about everything else he wrote, and none of his works match its popularity, even now.  We'll enjoy Daniel Hope's performance tonight.  

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