Exploring Music

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin is an exciting daily radio program that delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music. Each five-program series builds off a single theme ranging from composer biographies to explorations of various cultures, musical styles, and time periods.

Notes about current and upcoming programs as well as detailed playlists and more are available at the full Exploring Music program site.

When and where to tune-in

Mondays-Fridays at 7pm on Classical 91.5

Currently on Exploring Music

Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.

Hear music written for Wind Quintets, hidden details in five great symphonies, and an in-depth look at the life and music of Claude Debussy, this month on Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin.

Recently on Exploring Music

Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.

If the "Roaring 20s" fascinate you, be sure to tune in the week of July 4 to hear music of the period from New York to Berlin, then join host Bill McLaughlin as he takes us through the development of the symphony in France, in The Symphony Part IV (week of July 11).

Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.

If you love music that makes films come alive, then tune in the week of June 13th as host Bill McGlaughlin brings us I Lost It At the Movies.  That and more, this month on Exploring Music.  Then, tune in on Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. to enjoy The Score with Edmund Stone.
Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.

This month Bill McGlaughlin continues his exploratinon of the symphony, celebrates over 200 years of Wagner and nods to Beethoven, Vaughan Williams and Richard Strauss.

Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.

This month Bill McGlaughlin talks about clowning composers, the families of instruments and unearths hidden Gems from composers such as Mahler and Wagner. We will also hear music from Joseph Schwantner and Amy Beach.

Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.

This month Bill McGlaughlin continues his exploration of African-American composers and performers - celebrating works that have become an integral part of our American musical identity. Additionally, Bill discusses composers such as Mozart and Brahms, who fell in love with new ideas and instruments late in their life leading them to create new sounds and works. 

Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.

This month Bill McGlaughlin explores 400 years of African-American composers and performers - celebrating works that have become an integral part of our American musical identity. Bill will also be exploring music inspired by all aspects of love. 

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