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.
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"