Mornings on Classical 91.5, November 28 - December 2

Mornings on Classical 91.5, November 28 - December 2

Wake up with classical music, a daily mystery piece at 6:40, the Composers’ Datebook at 7:20, the Writer’s Almanac at 8:20, and the latest arts news.

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Monday, November 28

Garth Fagan never let anyone else choreograph his dancers until last year.  WXXI’s Julie Philipp reports on a new creative mind in dance and the moment of contact that sparked the troupe’s latest work. 

Also, you’ll hear the curious, shifting harmonies of Rachmaninoff’s last work and a performance from the Eastman Brass Quintet, among others.

Tuesday, November 29

Visit Holst’s most magical planet. Discover a late Romantic gem for bassoonists.

Wednesday, November 30

Peter Kurau, principal horn of the RPO, previews a concert featuring the Eastman Horn Choir on Live from Hochstein, Western New York’s longest-running performance program.  We’ll also hear from Tony Caramia, Izthak Perlman, and the Glorian Duo.

Thursday, December 1

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas.  Music librarian Gerry Szymanski unwraps the mysteries of intellectual property rights and common confusion surrounding two holiday classics, Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” and the carol, “Hark! The herald angels sing.”

Also, together we’ll enjoy Rimsky Korsakov’s favorite work, Debussy preludes, and Charpentier’s setting of the Magnificat.

Friday, December 2

Works by Mozart, Ravel, Copland, others