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After two weeks exploring the music of Mahler, host Bill McGlaughlin takes a cue from this quote for his next exploration: “You know, I liked that last piece you played; it's got a theme. I like music with a theme, not all them arias and barcarolles.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower, speaking to Leonard Bernstein after a White House concert in 1960
Week of July 1- Mahler Symphonies, Part I “A symphony should be like the world: it must embrace everything.” With his ten-plus symphonies, Mahler’s world extended horizons beyond anything known to concert audiences. His vision stretched the boundaries of the orchestra and the symphonic form. Join us for two full weeks on the symphonies of Gustav Mahler.
Week of July 8 – Mahler Symphonies, Part II We continue this week with more symphonies of Gustav Mahler.
Week of July 15 – Arias and Barcarolles Taking a cue from President Eisenhower's famous remark to Leonard Bernstein, this week is a sampling of arias, overtures, barcarolles and other melodic delights that deserve more time on the airwaves.
Week of July 22 – From the Mail Room, Part II New releases, featuring offerings from Lang Lang, Emanuel Ax, Paul Moravec and the Debussy Preludes, for trumpet and rhythm section.
Week of July 29 - Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schumann String Quartets This week we open to one of the most delightful and storied chapters of the string quartet's history, centering around the works of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms.