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.

Even if you're stuck inside on another beautiful day, you can still enjoy nature today with Copland's Outdoor Overture and Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony.

Prints by Hiroshige and Hokusai influenced Van Gogh, and even today's anime style. Tonight we'll enjoy a Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints by Alan Hovhaness.

The Artists' Quadrille by Johann Strauss is a tiny core sample of popular melodies by Beethoven, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Schubert and others.  See how many you recognize this morning.

Tonight we'll enjoy Mahler's epic Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection," with a thrilling performance conducted by Pierre Boulez.

Brahms wrote a piano, left hand version of Bach's Chaconne for Solo Violin that's so difficult, even Clara Schumann said she had to cheat and use two hands!  We'll enjoy it today.