August 2014 programs on Exploring Music

August 2014 programs on Exploring Music

Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.

Bill McGlaughlin explores the life of Chopin, musical landscapes of the British Isles, and the hidden muses behind famous classical works. Tune in on weeknights this August at 7:00 p.m.

Week of August 4, 2014 - Frédéric Chopin - A five-part biography to celebrate the life of Chopin, whose invention and innovation had an indelible effect on the world of Romantic music and the piano.

Week of August 11, 2014 - A Green and Pleasant Land - With William Blake’s famous words as a stepping-off point, we’re traversing the pastoral musical landscapes of the British Isles.

Week of August 18, 2014 – Homage - How would you like to be the subject of a composition by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky or Mozart? In many cases, the fame of the music has outlasted that of its honoree, but we'll explore some of these heartfelt gestures and the composers who made them.  Works include Handel's Water Music and Pictures at an Exhibition.

Week of August 25, 2014 - TBA