Mornings, January 2-6 . . .

Mornings, January 2-6 . . .

Happy New Year! Wake to classical music and a little news. The Mystery Piece airs at 6:40. The Composer’s Datebook airs at 7:20, the Writer’s Almanac at 8:20.


Monday, January 2

Datebook:  Rouse's "Concert de Gaudi"

Brahms’ smashing kaleidoscope of student drinking songs


Tuesday, January 3

Datebook:  Rachmaninoff dances

Performances from Tafelmusik and the Boston Pops

The poetry of a 10th-century Armenian monk beautifully set by 20th century artist Alfred Schnittke


Wednesday, January 4

Datebook:  Liszt gets political

Music for the snowbirds: Delius’ Florida Suite

A colorful, ambitious symphony by the teacher who inspired Bizet


Thursday, January 5

Datebook:  Exploding Boulez

An exuberant, improvisatory ragtime celebrating the spirit of John Lennon


Friday, January 6

Datebook:  Frederick the Great's revenge?

On the eve of its premiere, composer Andrew Maskiell describes a piece that tells the story of a life.  Elegy for Orchestra was written as a response to the death of a student in the fall of 2011 at Eastman. (Premiere is Saturday, January 7th at 7pm in the Hochstein Performance Hall.  Free admission.  Evan Meccarello conducts alumni of Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra, including current and former music majors from Nazareth College, Eastman School of Music, Oberlin College, Penn State, Rice University, Syracuse University, and Ithaca College.)