Let’s talk image. This week, two leading critics offered harsh assessments of the deadly blandness of classical musicians’ wardrobes.
Monday, December 12
The First Nowell wrapped in brilliant variations
A Grammy-nominated Rochester native throws herself into a passionate Baroque aria
Music by Haydn, Dvorak, and Max Bruch
Have you seen Scorsese's film Hugo? I went this weekend, and it is absolutely enchanting. The story has a surprising connection to Jacques Offenbach, of can-can fame, by way of Jules Verne. This week, I hope you can join me to hear more of that story and enjoy all sorts of wonderful music.
Let’s relax. In the holidays to come, delights, gifts, and memories flood our lives, and with them come pressures and anxieties which make this a difficult season for many.
Music offers you a refuge from the bustle, a room where you can take off your coat and warm your hands to Wagner’s Magic Fire music or Bach’s passionate Goldberg variations.
The Metropolitan Opera broadcast season varies in beginning and ending times this year. For your listening convenience, WXXI will begin all broadcasts at 1:00 p.m. (unless length determines otherwise). NOTE: Live in HD theater times will not always match the radio broadcast.