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The Frothy Swiss Thing

For me, the second day in the resort town of Stresa, Italy unfolded in flashes of detail; a tiny green fern growing out of a crack in the wall, a clear glass of grappa, two girls in bikinis playing with dogs on the beach. A train carried us through the mountains, across the border north into Locarno, Switzerland for lunch.

Stresa

The WXXI Travel Club landed in Milan Sunday morning, jazzed and tired after an overnight flight from New York.  A bus carried us through hills, vineyards, and quarries to the resort town of Stresa on Lake Maggiore, a few miles from the Swiss border.  Here was everything already loved and familiar; emerald woods, sapphire waters, hills, fragrant gardens.  I’ve heard the Finger Lak

Midday Music Highlights, 6/20-6/24/11

Weekdays from 10AM-2PM

Hope you can spend the day with me!  Here are some hints of things to come...

Problem with June 11th Lyric Opera of Chicago

Astute opera fans may have notice that a portion of Un Ballo in Maschera was missing last Saturday 6/11.  We've just received this notification from the distributor.

Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis awarded the 2011 Cleveland Arts Prize for Music and Dance

Internationally acclaimed harpist Yolanda Kondonassis will be awarded the 2011 Cleveland Arts Prize for Music and Dance on June 28th at the 51st annual awards ceremony at the Gartner Auditorium at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

While I'm away, in Italy...

From June 18th til July 4th

The WXXI Travel Club is off to explore The Boot! Watch my blog for updates!

Classical Mornings - June 13 to June 17, 2011

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 6:00am - Fri, 06/17/2011 - 10:00am
Weekdays, 6-10am

Coming up this week on Classical 91.5 . . .

America's Music Festivals' Land of Enchantment II

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 8:00pm

America's Music Festivals' Land Enchantment series continues with music from the Santa Fe Desert Chorale.

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Guitar heroes

Hooray for Google!  By placing a virtual guitar at the fingertips of computer users, the powerful search engine inspired millions (billions?) of people to make music. Look below for three creative uploads from the two-day global music fest.  If you miss it, the Google Guitar has a permanent home here.  What can you play?

Luna moth

There’s a fine line between passion and compulsion. German composer Robert Schumann walked it.  

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