Classical 91.5

Classical Music with Brenda Tremblay

Monday through Friday, 6 to 10 am on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1 and online at

Wake up to a Mozart sonata and a Beethoven romance.  Catch a few minutes of the news.  What to wear?  You’ll hear the forecast, too, perhaps followed by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Copland's Rodeo, a new release from the Ying Quartet, Satie on LP, or the voice of a woman composer speaking to you across centuries.  Brenda's mission is to infuse your morning routine with the beauty and light of classical music.

Get up early enough and catch the birds at 6:00 a.m.  The daily Mystery Piece airs at 6:40. The Composer’s Datebook, a two-minute music history lesson, is on at 7:20.  Garrison Keillor shares literary history and a poem on the Writers Almanac at 8:20 a.m.  Hear news on the hour.

When the world is too much with us, there's always J.S. Bach. 

You are invited to start with the fresh, radiant energy of classical music in new recordings, old favorites, and surprise discoveries with Brenda Tremblay weekdays from six until ten.

This week’s Mystery Pieces are BACKWARDS – and kind of weird.  Tune in at 6:40 a.m. to test yourself.

Tuesday, June 20

Wake with a flock of birds, a flash of pale yellow (Jennifer Higdon), and a double shot of Rochester excellence -- Michael Landrum playing Howard Hanson’s slumber song.

Wednesday, June 21