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 an impression by Amy Beach of a summertime fixture: Fireflies!

Tonight we'll head outside for some astronomy with Holst's suite, "The Planets," and "The Milky Way," a sonata for piano, four hands.

Mahler re-introduced early 20th century audiences to the brilliance of Bach's Orchestral Suites with his own arrangements of some of the dances. We'll enjoy Mahler's Suite this morning.

Paganini's 24th Caprice is a challenging piece for solo violin. Rachmaninoff made it even harder for pianists in his Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. We'll enjoy it today.

Camille Saint-Saëns wrote his Fifth Piano Concerto in Luxor to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his debut. It's been known as the "Egyptian" ever since. We'll enjoy it tonight.