An amazing woman, a fish without a bicycle
By Brenda Tremblay ~ Posted Sat, 03/23/2013 - 9:14am
It's lovely to spend mornings with you, listening to great recordings from the WXXI library, NPR news, arts features, and . . .
The Composers Datebook airs at 7:20 a.m.
The Writerâ€™s Almanac airs at 8:20 a.m.
WXXI Arts Features air around 8:40 a.m.
Here's what's coming your way this week . . .
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We'll start the morning with a visit to the Isle of Man, the glittering sights and sounds of the big city, and hot, desert sands from the soundtrack to Lawrence of Arabia. Plus, weâ€™ll hear from renowned poet Maya Angelou, who appears Monday night at R.I.T. (Edited 3/25: this event has been postponed until April due to a winter storm.)
The Composers Datebook offers creepy opera: Beeson's "Lizzie Borden"
Garrison celebrates the birthday of the feminist writer and activist who said, "A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle."
Tuesday, March 26
Thereâ€™s an elusive line between dreaming and waking in Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Claude Debussy. Youâ€™ll also hear Gershwinâ€™s high-energy Variations onâ€ť I Got Rhythm,â€ť and something new from the WXXI library.
On the Composers Datebook, Philip Glass in Rome
Garrison marks the birth anniversary of poet Robert Frost.
Wednesday, March 27
Where is spring? Wake with songs tinged with summer, a dream of cherry blossoms, and a hot, dusty trip down the Grand Canyon Trail.
On the Composers Datebook, Haydn in Vienna
On the Writerâ€™s Almanac, imagine a sight to cause astonishment and bliss.
Thursday, March 28
Greet a new day with shimmering, exotic music from La Peri, a ballet about a man's encounter with a fairy. Our celebration of women in music includes pieces by Joni Mitchell, Rebecca Clarke, and Julia Perry.
On the Composerâ€™s Datebook, Beethoven in Vienna
Friday, March 29
Itâ€™s almost the weekend! Launch into Friday with happy music by Mozart, Beethoven, and the color and energy of Respighiâ€™s Ancient Airs and Dances.
On the Composers Datebook, a tour of Bright Sheng's "Silent Temple"
FEATURES Two composersâ€™ newest art songs link them with the past. Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs explain in a preview of the songsâ€™ debut at the Women in Music Festival during a Noontime Concert in Sproull Atrium, Miller Center, at the Eastman School of Music. Hear our entire conversation online.
Weâ€™ll also hear from Ossiaâ€™s International Composition Prize Winner, whose music will be heard for the first time Friday night at 8:00 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall.
Have a great week.