Mornings September 12th - 16th

Mornings September 12th - 16th

Join Brenda Tremblay for bird song, a little news, and music from six to ten

Happy birthday, Clara Schumann!

This week's highlights...

Monday, September 12

Works by Haydn, Geminiani, and Arnold Bax

Composers Datebook: Milhaud and Bernstein in Venice

Writer’s Almanac: four teenage boys and a dog named Robot make an amazing discovery!


Tuesday, September 13

Pieces by Faure, Vivaldi, plus energy and grace in Clara Schumann’s piano concerto

Composers Datebook: Copland counts to 12

RPO cellist and Hochstein teacher Kathy Kemp offers advice to parents on ways to get children to practice their instruments.


Wednesday, September 14

Performances by Rochester soprano Allyn van Dusen, lutenist Paul O’Dette

A new recording from the WXXI library!

Composers Datebook: Tan Dun and Beethoven -- in (and out) of China

RPO violist Melissa Matson explains how making oil paintings with artist David Chamberlain felt like improvising music.  (Their exhibition at Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N. Main Street, Honeoye Falls, NY runs through September 20th.)


Thursday, September 15

Works by Bach, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky

Composers Datebook: Henry Brant, "Marxist?"

TREND WATCH   Why do some famous composers seem less important over time, while others’ stars continually rise?  Gerry Szymanski, music librarian at the Eastman School of Music, has been tracking trends and gives us examples of two composers whose artistic stature has risen or fallen.


Friday, September 16

Music by Jeff Tyzik, Saint-Saens, and Hildegard von Bingen

Composers Datebook: Shostakovich on Broadway?