Mornings, August 27 - 31

Mornings, August 27 - 31

Enjoy your first cup of coffee with the beauty of classical music, NPR News, the Writer’s Almanac (8:20), Composers Datebook (7:20), and daily Mystery Piece (6:40). Plus more highlights from live performances recorded in Rochester in 2011-2012, thanks to the musicians and recording engineer Carl Pultz, Alembic Productions.

Carlos Schwabe (1866-1926), "Pelleas and Melisande"


Monday, August 27

Brenda offers music by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, and d’Indy’s Symphony on a French Mountain Air

ARTS FEATURE   On Saturday night, seven rediscovered Tiffany windows are unveiled at the Memorial Art Gallery.  Where did they come from?  When were they lost?  How were they rediscovered? Get a preview of the new exhibition at the MAG featuring seven windows depicting angels from the Book of Revelation. (feature airs around 8:40 a.m.)

2011-12 SEASON HIGHLIGHT  From a live performance recorded February, 2012 at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church, Pegasus Early Music performs Vivaldi’s Concerto in g for recorder, oboe, and bassoon. (Find information about the upcoming season at

Tuesday, August 28

Wake with the best recordings of the finest performances from the Empire Brass, Evelyn Glennie, and the Boston Pops.   

SEASON HIGHLIGHT   Voices offers a lighthearted encore from a concert recorded last month in Hatch Recital Hall.

 Wednesday, August 29

Start a day-long voyage of discovery into a story of forbidden, doomed love and pieces inspired by the nineteenth century play Pelléas and Mélisande.

SEASON HIGHLIGHT   Rochester professional chamber chorus Voices transfixed an audience at St. Mary’s Church last September with Brahms’ motet “Schaffe in mir Gott ein rein Herz.” (“Make in me, O God, a clean, pure heart.”)  We’ll enjoy this live performance highlight thanks to conductor William Weinert and recording engineer Carl Pultz.

Thursday, August 30

Brenda presents works by Chopin, Saint-Saens, and Rossini.

Friday, August 31 

Wake to music by Haydn, Wolff, and Schubert.