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.

On his first trip to Italy, Richard Strauss visited all the top tourist destinations, including Florence and the Isle of Capri.  He sends us a postcard with his suite, "In Italy," tonight.

Listening to Jean Francaix's music is so enjoyable, it's like taking time out in a Parisian cafe. We'll relax with his little Piano Concerto this morning.

Alan Hovhaness' Concerto No. 7 for Orchestra gives everyone a demanding part to play. We'll enjoy it tonight.

During its premiere on a summer afternoon, Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 5 created a tranquil oasis for its war-weary audience. We'll enjoy it this morning.

Debussy captured the many moods of the ocean in his suite, "La Mer." We'll enjoy it tonight.