Classical Mornings, August 29 - September 2

Classical Mornings, August 29 - September 2

Wake up with Brenda, birdsong, a daily mystery piece, and music from six until ten

Savor the last days of summer


Monday, August 29

Hurricane watch! Hear stormy music and news of Irene’s impact on the musicians of the East Coast

Bela Bartok’s Hungarian Sketches, a lush and lively Norwegian Dance

Composers Datebook: Saariaho at the Proms

One of the works former RPO Music Director Christopher Seaman conducted before leaving Rochester  (Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music)


Tuesday, August 30

Music journeys through Spain, Panama, China, and Italy

Composers Datebook: Barber's "scandalous" Overture

Mahler’s “Flower Piece,” which he called "the most carefree thing that I have ever written, as carefree as only flowers are. It all sways and waves in the air ... like flowers bending on their stems in the wind."

David Diamond’s Shakespearean dream


Wednesday, August 31

A farewell to summer: Reinhardt’s musical evocation of Clouds

Composers Datebook: Johann Strauss, "right" and "left"

A Telemann Divertimento, Rossini aria, a grand symphony brimming with charm and optimism (Boccherini)


Thursday, September 1

Music for a new month and fresh start!  All new and recent stuff from the WXXI library

Composers Datebook: Mozart "dissed" by Dittersdorf?


Friday, September 2

Works by Mendelssohn, Poulenc, Handel, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy

Composers Datebook: On the road with Rota

Music by an American woman recently commissioned to write a new opera based on the novel Cold Mountain