Mornings on Classical 91.5, January 9 - 13

Mornings on Classical 91.5, January 9 - 13

Weekdays from 6am to 9am

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Start your day with classical music, arts and NPR news.  ď»żIt's Mystery Creature Week!

Monday, January 9

It’s Mystery Creature Week, with performances from Lang Lang, the New London Orchestra, and the Boston Pops.  See if you can identify the mystery animal at 6:40.

Tuesday, January 10

Let’s visit the lush landscape of the old South with its hanging Spanish moss and rich soil in Magnolia, a spectacular, neglected piano suite by black composer R. Nathaniel Dett.

The Moor’s Revenge, Bach’s exquisite “Air on a G string,” pieces by Molter, Bernstein, and Verdi.

Wednesday, January 11

Get your work into the world.  An artist’s talk tops the events calendar.

You’ll hear riotous, red-blooded music of Stravinsky, a gentle motet by Duruflé, Hildegard’s fiery spirit.

Thursday, January 12

Wake early to love and Wolf-Ferrari’s satire of medicine in Doctor Cupid.

Let’s cruise the Mediterranean Sea with Jacques Ibert in the Downton Abbey era, stopping on the Italian coast, washing ashore in Africa, and whirling through a lively Spanish dance in Escales, Ports of Call.  

Friday, January 13

You’ll hear some of the most passionate music in the WXXI collection, including a muscular Telemann violin concerto, "Baïlèro" (the most famous of the Songs from the Auvergne), and The Red Pony, Copland’s award-winning film score capturing life on a California ranch.