March 2013 programs on Exploring Music

March 2013 programs on Exploring Music

Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.



Host Bill McGlaughlin explores Mendelssohn, string quartets, the Americas and the Mass(ive) B-Minor Mass of J.S. Bach all this month.

Week of March 4 – Mendelssohn A biography of one of the greatest musical minds of all time.

Week of March 11 - Haydn & Mozart Quartets String quartet music by Haydn and Mozart, who launched the form from obscurity to celestial heights.  The first in a multiple-week series on the string quartet.

Week of March 18 – Distant Neighbors  Wonderfully rich and historic music from Mexico and South America!

Week of March 25 - Bach's Not-So-Minor B-Minor Mass A week-long examination of the development of Bach’s masterpiece, starting with the smaller Lutheran Masses which led up to the B Minor Mass, also includes influences from Palestrina to Bach’s own instrumental and organ works.