Classical 91.5

Weekday mornings

May 18, 2018

Portrait de famille (The Music Lesson)
Credit Henri Matisse, 1917

You're invited to wake up to birdsong at 6:00 a.m., music from the WXXI library, the latest NPR News, and a two-minute music history lesson from the Composer’s Datebook at 7:20 a.m.   This week’s Mystery pieces spotlight composers as performers (6:40 a.m.)

Monday, May 21

Reach for the radio – or the computer mouse – or your smart speaker – and wake to music inspired by wood, water and land by Beata Moon.   We’ll celebrate Victoria Day with lots of Canadian composers and musicians, and enjoy works by Smetana, Ravel, and J.S. Bach.

Tuesday, May 22

A Mozart Symphony.  A Beethoven piano concerto.  Hear organist Malcom Matthews recorded live in concert at the 2017 Rochester’ Early Music Festival.

Wednesday, May 23

Wake to a musical contradiction, a heart full of song, a grove of lemon trees, and liquid shadows in music of Moscheles, Richard Rodgers, Strauss, and Yolanda Kondonassis. 

Thursday, May 24

Leonard Bernstein conducts Copland’s “Danzon Cubano,” Christopher Parkening plays Albeniz, and Maria Callas sings of the dangers of love in an aria from Carmen.

Friday, May 25

Kearstin Brown hosts.