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It's lovely to spend mornings with you, listening to great recordings from the WXXI library, NPR news, arts features, and . . .

Tell us about a Public Radio Music moment that is special to you

Public radio provides a broad spectrum of musical choices.  Here in Rochester, NY, WXXI public radio provides 24-hour classical music on WXXI-FM 91.5 and a mix of news and Triple-A music on WRUR-FM 88.5.

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Jeremy Denk: Beethoven, Bach, Liszt at Eastman

Pianist Jeremy Denk is playing a recital tonight at 8pm in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music. He’ll be playing music by Bartók, Liszt, Bach, and Beethoven.

Classical Music Internet Sillies

Classical music fans have been having fun recently with several silly internet crazes.  Here are a few highlights, with explanations via Know Your Meme.

 

Seeking listener stories for Public Radio Music Month

WXXI-FM Classical 91.5 and WRUR-FM Different Radio provide the best in Classical and Triple A Public Radio music for you.

More Musical Conversations

How's it going with you? As for me: continued Bach to Bach hits on the radio, roaming the Rochester classical concert scene, getting ready for Live from Hochstein, and chatting about music when I can. Here are a few of my recent interviews/features:

Ossia, Crumb, Guitar

Sungmin Shin is a classical guitarist and composer, working on his DMA at the Eastman School of Music. He's currently interning at WXXI with Classical 91.5 music director Julia Figueras.

Love and Libraries

In addition to books, the Rochester/Monroe County Public Library has plenty of recordings (and movies) to borrow. Music librarian Judy Schewe blog called Biblipod that features listening suggestions from their collection.

Be Mine

Classical 91.5 listener Jeff Miller found this black valentine in an antique store a couple of years ago and says he couldn't resist, "For that special someone!"  It's a Hallmark card. Look at the signature. Jeff isn't sure if it was part of the original card or hand written.  What do you think?