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.

Today we'll enjoy a few pieces performed on different instruments than they were written for, including a concerto for two pianos by Shostakovich arranged for brass ensemble.

Robert Schumann was so exuberant about his new job in Dusseldorf, that he wrote a symphony in celebration of the Rhine River, which runs through it.  We'll enjoy his Rhenish Symphony tonight.

While he was working on getting an iconic American sound in his music, Aaron Copland spent time in Mexico and Latin America. This morning we'll enjoy his Three Latin American Sketches.

Alan Hovhaness put his feelings into music to capture the cataclysmic eruption of 1980 in his Symphony No. 50, Mount St. Helens. You can get blown away by it tonight.

Franz Schubert was just 16-year- old when he wrote his First Symphony, partly in homage to Beethoven. We'll enjoy it this morning.