Classical

Mornings on Classical 91.5, January 29 - February 3

Weekdays from 6am to 9am

Brenda Tremblay presents classical music, arts and NPR news.  The mystery piece airs at 6:40. Here are the week's highlights!

Mahler, Mahler, Mahler

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is playing Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 this evening and Saturday night (I’ll be there on Saturday).  Just by chance, I happen to have a few cool Mahler links that I’ve saved up for a rainy day. 

Check out this time lapse of the stage being set for Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of a Thousand” at Los Angeles’s Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Mornings from January 23th - 27th

Weekdays from 6am to 9am

It’s Dance Week! WXXI’s daily mystery piece at 6:40 a.m. offers you the chance to test your knowledge of waltzes, ballets, and pagan rituals.  Plus...

Welcome to the Sixties!

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Although the song, Welcome to the Sixties, is from the Broadway musical Hairspray that opened on the Great White Way in 2002, it takes place in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland.

All I ever needed to know about classical music (I learned from the Music Lover’s Handy-Dial Guide)


My colleague Jessica Smithorn got the coolest Christmas present from her mom this year. It’s the ‘Music Lover’s Handy-Dial Guide to the Great Composers” – a sort of secret decoder ring guide to classical music.

Jukebox Broadway and SHREK the Musical

Sat, 01/28/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

A musical that uses preexisting songs to further the plot rather than ones written specifically for a show is a jukebox musical, and it is not something new to musical theatre.

Imani Winds

Tue, 01/31/2012 - 1:00pm

Since 1997, the Grammy nominated quintet has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, genre-blurring collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs. On Demand Video available!

Battle on the ice

I'm so glad we're finally getting a real blast of winter weather in New York State!

In this film clip from Alexander Nevsky you have to wonder, how do those guys stand in the cold without shivering?

Classical Mornings, January 16 - 20

Weekdays from 6am to 9am

Find daily inspiration in music with a Mystery Piece and more... Coming up this week...

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