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.

At the turn of the 20th century, slow waltzes were all the rage in Parisian cafés. Tonight we'll enjoy Debussy's parody of them: The Slowest of the Slow, La Plus que Lente.

Today you can enjoy some pieces guaranteed to lift your spirits, or reinforce your already good mood: Morton Gould's jazzy Interplay and the sunny Quintet for Piano and Winds by Rimsky-Korsakov.

Mahler included two interludes of "night music" in his Symphony No. 7 that capture the sounds of nature in the forest. We'll enjoy it tonight.

Just about every day of the year, someone somewhere is performing music by John Rutter. Today we'll enjoy his Suite for Strings.

Tonight's edition of First Fridays in Concert features live performances of Hindemith's The Four Temperaments by the Yale Symphony Orchestra, and settings of two poems by e e cummings by August Read Thomas by the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.