Classical

Mornings, January 2-6 . . .

Happy New Year! Wake to classical music and a little news. The Mystery Piece airs at 6:40. The Composer’s Datebook airs at 7:20, the Writer’s Almanac at 8:20.

Monday, January 2

Datebook:  Rouse's "Concert de Gaudi"

Brahms’ smashing kaleidoscope of student drinking songs

 

Tuesday, January 3

Datebook:  Rachmaninoff dances

Performances from Tafelmusik and the Boston Pops

The poetry of a 10th-century Armenian monk beautifully set by 20th century artist Alfred Schnittke

 

December 26 - 30

Who made headlines in 2011? Newsmaker mysteries at 6:40. The Composer’s Datebook airs at 7:20, the Writer’s Almanac at 8:20

Monday, December 26

Pieces by Verdi, Handel, and Sibelius     

On the Composers’ Datebook: John Morton in a box

At 9:00 a.m.   A Rochester Festival of Lessons and Carols

Tuesday, December 27

Works by the Waltz King, George Gershwin, and William Walton

Christmas morning with Brenda Tremblay

Starting at 6:00 a.m.

Pour yourself a cup of coffee and start Christmas morning with music and friends, including Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concertmaster Julianna Athayde, singer Dan McInerney, and RPO Music Director Arild Remmereit, who explains why, unlike most kids, he dreaded the arrival of Christmas when he was growing up in Norway.  WXXI’s Brenda Tremblay hosts a two-hour special with music and a f

Song in America highlights Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes and Aaron Copland this month

Sundays at 1:00 (and 2:00) this month

Don't miss some of America's greatest songs, this month on Song in America.

Don't miss The Enchanted Island - this month's Live in HD Theater presentation

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (end times vary)

The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts will all begin all broadcasts at 1:00 p.m. this month.  The Live in HD theater presentation will be on January 21st.  Soprano Danielle DeNiese blogs about The Enchanted Island at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/danielle-de-niese/inspired-to-inspire_b_1154608.html

January highlights several great pianists appearing with the San Francisco Symphony

Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.

Great pianists highlight January's San Francisco Symphony concerts.

The Milwaukee Symphony presents music of Samuel Barber

Mondays at 8:00 p.m.

The Milwaukee Symphony performs Barber's exquisite Adagio for Strings on January 2nd

The New York Philharmonic presents Skitch Henderson on New Year's Day

Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

Don't miss an historic program with conductor Skitch Henderson on New Year's Day.

January 2012 From the Top

Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

From the Top honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on January 15th.