Classical

WXXI's Brenda Tremblay hosts Classical Idol

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 7:30pm

Join her for the final round of the Rochester Oratorio Society’s Classical Idol at the Hochstein Performance Hall.

Live from Hochstein: Violist Michael Larco

Wed, 04/04/2012 - 12:10pm - 12:50pm

Viola power! Live from Hochstein presents a program of chamber music featuring the viola, with music by Beethoven, Debussy, Schubert, and Schumann.

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April programs on The Chicago Symphony

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

During April the Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents a special program featuring the CSO Brass.

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April's America's Music Festival season includes...

Mondays at 8:00 p.m.

America's Music Festivals visit Vermont, California, Virginia and right in our own back yard at Chautauqua Lake this month.

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Music of the Baroque Holy Week

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 12:00pm

For Easter, Music of the Baroque presents Handel’s Messiah, conducted by Jane Glover.

Name that wave

I was preparing a Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concert for broadcast the other day, and it struck me that the two works on the program had wildly differing sound wave patterns, even though they were recorded at the same levels.  This was interesting!

Here's a quiz.  See if you can tell which of these sound files is . . .

Mornings on Classical 91.5, March 19 - 23

Weekdays from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Brenda Tremblay presents classical music, news, and a few surprises. Here are this week's highlights...

Live from Hochstein: Women in Music Festival

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 12:10pm - 12:50pm

The Eastman Women in Music Festival comes to Live from Hochstein, with a concert of music by Jennifer Higdon, Rebecca Clarke, and Katherine Hoover.

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George Eastman's Memorial Music

I just read an article commemorating George Eastman's passing 80 years ago today. When visitng the George Eastman House recently, I noticed that the program from his memorial service was on display (near his laconic and poignant suicide note). Eastman's memorial service included music by Beethoven, Locatelli, Wagner, and Howard Hanson
 

8 Minutes in New York City

I just got off the phone with John Schaefer for today's edition of Pick 3 on WNYC's "Soundcheck." The challenge:  pick three brand new musical releases that you love. 

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