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 wxxi.org

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. 

Enjoy classical music, a little news, and a window into the arts to ease you into the day.   John Andres and Kearstin Brown will host from July 21st to 31st.        

Monday, July 31

Brenda Tremblay will come back with the story of a willing captive, a little night music, and strong cuppa of java in café music by Piazzola.  Wake with revelry, reflection, and a fresh start in pieces by Mozart, Haydn, and Leonard Cohen.

Tuesday, August 1

The year was 1717. Britain’s King George I wanted to create a spectacular event that would forever etch his name (and his dynasty’s) in the history books. So he turned to his good friend, and one of Europe’s most popular composers, to help him out: George Frideric Handel. 

The plan was hatched: the King and company would float down the Thames on a barge from Whitehall Palace to Chelsea and back again, followed by another barge with an orchestra playing music composed just for the occasion.