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.

Lawrence Ashmore chose English folk songs that reflect each season and arranged them in a suite for clarinetist Richard Stolzman. We'll enjoy this tour of "Four Seasons" tonight.

Nicolo Paganini found the life of a touring virtuoso a strain, so he rented a villa in Tuscany to take a break, and taught himself to play the guitar. Today we'll enjoy a guitar version of his Violin Concerto No. 2.

Pianist Alice Sarah Ott warms up her fingers before a performance by folding complicated origami animals. Tonight we'll enjoy her performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1.

Daniel Barenboim has had a successful career as a conductor for decades, but every once in a while he returns to his roots as a pianist. This morning we'll enjoy his performance of Chopin's Concerto No. 2.

Mark O'Connor says he wanted to create a home-grown violin concerto on the scale of the epic 19th Century European concertos. The result is his "Fiddle Concerto," and we'll enjoy it tonight.