Hear classical music, a poem from Garrison Keillor at 8:20 a.m., and a little news to keep you in touch with the world. Wake up early at 6:40 a.m. to test yourself on a Mystery Piece.
Monday, September 25
Remind yourself that the world is a beautiful place with a rhapsody, a minuet, a morning song by Jennifer Higdon, and Arturo Marquez’s joyful Danzon. Jean-Yves Thibaudet plays Debussy Images, Book 2.
Tuesday, September 26
You’re invited to tune in for the birds at six -- and later -- Mozart’s Little Night Music, Morten Lauridsen’s radiant Lux Aeterna, and organist Michael Ungar performing at Rochester’s beautiful Sacred Heart Cathedral.
Wednesday, September 27
Reach for the radio and out will come romance, pathos, and stormy weather in music by Clara Schumann, Hildegard of Bingen, and Hector Berlioz. The Kansas City Symphony plays Benjamin Britten’s virtuosic showpiece, Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.
Thursday, September 28
We’ll float down the Blue Danube, drink in the colors of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, and savor richly-layered renaissance polyphony in an Ockeghem motet.
Friday, September 29
Wake to the refined beauty of a Bach violin concerto, a joyful classical trumpet concerto, and letters to the editor from composers Amy Beach and Antonin Dvorak.