Mornings, June 11 - 15

Brenda wakes you up with classical music, the Writers Almanac, Composers Datebook, and a daily Mystery Piece at 6:40 a.m. This week, test your knowledge of classical newsmakers.

Name this mystery newsmaker.

Monday, June 11

Wake up with music by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Verdi.  Daily Mystery: (Okay, this is an easy one.) Name the Rochester native who sang for Queen Elizabeth at her Diamond Jubilee celebration.  On the Composers Datebook, Carlisle Floyd

Tuesday, June 12

Pieces by J.S. Bach, Honegger, Gounod.  Daily Mystery: Which outstanding Rochester musician has a new post in sunny Florida?  On the Composers Datebook, Brahms and Liszt

Wednesday, June 13

Hear works by Arensky, Gustav Holst, and Lou Harrison.  Daily Mystery: Name the Eastman grad who won the 2012 Pulitzer prize for music.  On the Composers Datebook, John Adams goes for a ride

Thursday, June 14

Brenda offers you piece by Handel, Ravel, plus James Horner's flashiest film theme.   Daily mystery: Which orchestra was asked to pretend to play at the Summer Olympic Games?  On Composers Datebook: Bernstein, Blitzstein, and Brecht

Friday, June 15

Wake up to Beethoven, Dvorak, Haydn, and more.

Daily Mystery: It’s a mystery.

On the Composers Datebook: David Ward-Steinman's "Cinnabar"

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Mystery piece

"The Man Who Got Away"

composer - George Arlen