Classical

Andre Rieu: Live from Vienna on WXXI-TV/HD

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 8:00pm

Master musician Andre Rieu performs in front of the historic Hofburg Palace.

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Season of giving

The other day I said to my family, “Let’s all give homemade gifts this year.” This suggestion sank like a stone on a wave of despair, since my kids are still young enough to dream of Lego sets, gadgets, and games. But for my part, I’m determined to do it.

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A Festival of Lessons and Carols

Fri, 12/24/2010 - 11:00pm

Tune in for this musical Christmas Eve special.

RPO: A Classical Christmas

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 12:00pm

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra presents Musical delights of the Holiday Season!

Christmas with Madrigalia 2010: The Light of the World

Tue, 12/21/2010 - 12:00pm

Madrigalia presents music for the Christmas season.

Backstage Pass presents Voices

Mon, 12/13/2010 - 1:00pm

Tune in for A Ceremony of Carols.

Come to Italy with me!

A few years ago, my colleague Laura Garrison formed a club for WXXI listeners who are passionate about travel.  She and former morning host Simon Pontin led a trip to Austria in 2008. Last year, a small group went to Costa Rica with WRUR’s Scott Regan. When Laura asked me to co-host a trip to northern Italy in 2011, I was thrilled.

Three days in Boston

If you’re lucky to spend time in Boston when the weather’s nice, walk across the Arthur Fiedler Memorial Bridge and trace deeply-carved composers’ names on the band shell where the Boston Pops plays in the summer along the banks of the Charles River. Spend half the time getting lost in opulent Beacon Hill. Follow the Black Heritage Trail. It’s all good.
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Eastman School of Music Professor of Musicology Patrick Macey

Fri, 11/05/2010 - 6:00am

Dr. Macey shares with WXXI's Brenda Tremblay how he solved a 16th Century brainteaser.

Purcell's coded lament

In June, BBC’s Radio 3 polled listeners on their favorite aria.  If you’re into opera, you might guess Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma” or "Un bel di” soared to the top of the list, or maybe “La donna e mobile” from Verdi’s Rigoletto.  But the winner surprised everyone; it was a three-century old song from a relatively obscure opera by Henry Purcell.  Officially, England’s most

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