Mornings, October 1 - 5

Mornings, October 1 - 5

Starting at 6:00 a.m. with NPR news, hear bird song, inspiring music, and features. It’s Color Mystery Week. The daily mystery piece airs at 6:40, the Composers Datebook at 7:20, The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor at 8:20.

photo by Clearly Ambiguous (via flickr)

Monday, October 1

Brenda offers performances from violinist James Ehnes, singer Julie Andrews, pianist Vladimir Horowitz, and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. On the Composers Datebook, Curtis celebrates with a Higdon commission.  On the Writers Almanac, find out why a respected librarian demanded that the Library of Congress’ imposing bronze doors be left standing wide open.

City newspaper music writer Paloma Capanna offers you a fall guide to upcoming classical music performances in Rochester, including her thoughts on upcoming highlights from the new season of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tuesday, October 2

Start the day with music by Mozart, Respighi, and Philip Sousa.  On the Composers Datebook, Laurel and Hardy and Shield.   Garrison Keillor offers a divine poem by Wallace Stevens.

Wednesday, October 3

You’ll hear the Rochester Pops, the Minnesota Orchestra, and pianist Jon Nakamatsu, playing Brahms. On the Composers Datebook, Copland's "Duo"

Thursday, October 4

Brenda presents works by Beethoven, Vivaldi, and Irving Berlin.  On the Composers Datebook, Korngold makes a Snowman.  

You’ll meet the filmmaker Michael Ricucci of Terra Rising Records, who’s working on a national documentary featuring the Music Therapy & Expressive Arts program at the Hochstein School of Music & Dance.  He spent thirteen hours filming director Maria Battista-Hancock and other therapists with their students, and you’ll find out why he's coming back to Rochester to film even more in late fall.

Friday, October 5

Hear outstanding recordings from Yo-Yo Ma, Brooklyn Rider, and pianist Brian Preston.  On the Composers Datebook, the New York Philharmonic takes to the air.


The Mystery Piece from Tuesday, October 02, 2012

As many times as I've heard your Mystery Piece, this is the first time I've identified the composer! It's Michael Torke, and the color is blue. I come home from work during the wee hours of the morning, and this piece has been played twice in the past three years or so on Music Through the Night. I remember one of their announcers described the piece as "just happy, happy music." Thank you, Brenda, for brightening my day.


Hi, Paul

Thank you for writing. Here are details on the record we heard:

Bright Blue Music
Composer: Michael Torke
Conductor: David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Track Label: Argo
Catalog Number: 433071

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