Mornings on Classical 91.5 September 19 - 23

Mornings on Classical 91.5 September 19 - 23

Join Brenda Tremblay for music and arts news. The Composers Datebook airs at 7:20 and the Writer’s Almanac at 8:20. Features air around 8:35.

This week's highlights...

Monday, September 19

Music of George Gershwin, Felix Mendelssohn, and Maurice Ravel.

Pieces inspired by three well known Botticelli paintings in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy - rapt and full of exquisite colors.


Tuesday, September 20

Pieces by J.S. Bach, Bizet, and Patric Stanford’s Celestial Fire.

Debussy or salon music? a charming Piano Trio in G.


Wednesday, September 21

Works by Mozart, Vivaldi, and a child of the Beach Boys’ generation, Michael Torke.

A sublime Haydn violin concerto overflowing with elegant solo parts.

FEATURE   88-year old Pete DuPre picked up the harmonica during the Great Depression. He wants to change your perception of the folk instrument he says can be played with quiet finesse.


Thursday, September 22

Pieces by Leonard Bernstein, Luigi Boccherini, and a little British light music.

A vibrant Russian overture inspired by the sounds of a joyous wedding reception.

FEATURE   Eastman musicologist Jonathan Dunsby unlocks the mysteries of Domenico Scarlatti's sonata K. 87 to discover what has drawn keyboardists to this imaginative work over the centuries.


Friday, September 23

Music by Richard Wagner, Giovanni Palestrina, and a composer who will be honored for his lifelong philanthropy at the Grammy awards next year.

Faure’s luscious Pelleas at Melisande Suite.

FEATURE   City newspaper’s classical music writer Paloma Capanna offers you her recommendations during a new season of live performances in and around Rochester


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