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Composer Jessie Montgomery. Throughout March, you'll hear a special focus on women composers, conductors, and performers.
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Classical 91.5 listener Bob Knipe offered the inspiration for our daily Mystery pieces.   He writes, 

OK, here's an interesting avenue to pursue: mashups where two melodies are combined. Non-imitative polyphony... counterpoint... either classical or popular songs (not jazz - too easy). Not Charles Ives either! 

You're on, Bob.  Tune in for a Mystery Mash-up at 6:40 a.m. plus wall to wall music, brief news updates, and the events calendar from six until ten.

Monday, February 26

We'll wake to works by Delius, Debussy, and Aaron Copland.  Plus diamonds, cowboys, grasshoppers and a rhapsody by composer Jessie Montgomery.

Tuesday, February 27

Start your routine with Bernstein conducting Bernstein, Kodaly's Galanta Dances, and virtuosic piano music by Fanny Mendelssohn.

Wednesday, February 28

Pour your coffee and waltz into wakefulness with Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, and three of the planets by Gustav Holst.  (Pop quiz: which of the planets in our solar system is NOT named for a god?)*

Thursday, March 1

It's Women's History Month!    We'll sample works by St. Hildegard, Amy Beach, and Deanna Witkowski.    Misha Dichter plays Franz Liszt.

Friday, March 2

Wake to a Richard Strauss lullaby, circular marches, a freedom suite, Vivaldi's mandolin concerto, and Margaret Brouwer's  Remembrances.

O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?  - Percy Bysshe Shelley.   Need inspiration?  Read Mona's wonderful blog here.  

Thanks for joining me on Classical 91.5 FM, streaming at classical915.org.   ~ Brenda

*Earth.  You knew that, right?