June 2014 programs on Exploring Music

June 2014 programs on Exploring Music

Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.

Bill McGlaughlin, host of Exploring Music.

What do Hindemith, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Schoenberg, Koussevitsky and Bright Sheng have in common.  Find out this month when Bill McGlaughlin explores Artists in Exile, weeknights at 7:00 p.m.

Week of June 2 - What Else Ya Got? - Have you ever wondered about composers who succeeded in writing one smashing piece, but were otherwise forgotten?  This week, we’ll get to know some of these immortals for their other compositions, including Dukas, Ponchielli and Glière.

Week of June 9, 2014 - Richard StraussStrauss, whose musical life spanned nine decades, two world wars and the Third Reich, was one of Germany’s most gifted and controversial figures.  We’ll explore his tone poems, operas, and life both public and private in this five-part biography.

Week of June 16, 2014 - Artists in Exile, Part I - Music involving composers, performers, and other artists driven from their homelands and inspired by their new surroundings.

Week of June 23 - Artists in Exile, Part II - More music of composers, performers, and other artists driven from their homelands.

Week of June 30 - American Masters, Part IV - From the east coast to the west, American composers developed a singular identity in the 20th century that continues to energize and influence classical music.  In this latest in a multi-part series, we’ll take a listen to more of these musical trailblazers in the United States.