February 2014 programs on Exploring Music

Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.

Bill McGlaughlin explores the rich musical history of Hungary.


Bill McGlaughlin starts with a tour of Hungary, then spends two weeks with 20th century composer Shostakovich, and rounds out the moth visiting the different worlds of Delius and Holst.  Explore with us, weeknights at 7:00 p.m.

Week of February 3 - Magnificent Magyars - This week we’ll delve into the rich musical history of Hungary, starting with ancient sacred music and working our way through Liszt, Kodaly, Bartók and Hungarian gypsy music.

Week of February 10 - Shostakovich, Part I - One of the most celebrated composers in the 20th century Shostakovich forged a musical language of colossal emotional power.  This week will be first half of a ten-part series exploring the life and times of this fascinating composer.

Week of February 17 - Shostakovich, Part II - This week we conclude our series on the life and times of Dimitri Shostakovich.

Week of February 24 - Exploring Two Very Different Worlds - Music of Frederick Delius (1862-1934) and Gustav Holst (1874-1934).