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.

Tonight we'll enjoy Paul Moravec's Northern Lights Electric, inspired by a spectacular display in New Hampshire, and The Planets by Gustav Holst.

After growing up in Somerville, Massachusetts, Alan Hovhaness traded the gentle mountains of New England for the majestic peaks of the Pacific Northwest. Today we'll enjoy his Mysterious Mountain Symphony.

In Bartok's ballet, The Wooden Prince, a princess falls for a model of an enchanted prince, until she breaks the spell and sees the real one. We'll enjoy it tonight.

Dmitri Kabalevsky dedicated his Piano Concerto No. 3 to the youth of the Soviet Union in the 1950s, and it's been a favorite of young performers the world over ever since. We'll enjoy it today.

Brahms felt he owed his career to his mentor, Robert Schumann. In gratitude, Brahms wrote his third symphony in a style very similar to Schumann's third. We'll enjoy it tonight.