April 2014 programs on Exploring Music

April 2014 programs on Exploring Music

Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.


Bill McGlaughlin explores music inspired by William Shakespeare in celebration of the 450th anniversary of his birth (week of April 21st).  Explore with us, weeknights at 7:00 p.m.

Week of April 7, 2014 - Portraits in Black, Brown and Beige, Part II - Bill's celebration of African-American composers and performers continues with the second in a two-week series.

Week of April 14, 2014 - St. Matthew Passion - Composed in 1727, it’s one of two surviving settings of the last days of Jesus Christ composed by J.S. Bach.  We’ll explore the history of this masterpiece and sample different recordings.

Week of April 21, 2014 – Shakespeare - Music inspired by William Shakespeare, broadcast in celebration of the Bard’s 450th birthday.

Week of April 28, 2014 - Shhh – It’s a Secret — Musical Cryptograms – This week we'll discover and decipher codes, messages and meanings that have been hidden within pieces of classical music over the centuries.