May programs on Exploring Music

May programs on Exploring Music

Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.

Bill McGlaughlin,1

Each week, host Bill McGlaughlin takes us on a musical exploration.  This month...

Week of May 7 - The Mighty Handful The music of five composers from St. Petersburg who sought to create a uniquely Russian musical tradition.  We'll hear compositions by Rimsky-Korsakov, Cui, Borodin, Balakirev, and Mussorgsky.

Week of May 14 - Nobody Ever Builds a Statue to a Critic An exploration of composers’ critiques, evaluations, and responses to their contemporaries.

Week of May 21 - George Gershwin A true American original!  Join us for a week-long look at the life and soulful music of George Gershwin, including his Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris and Porgy and Bess.

Week of May 28 - Haydn Symphonies This week, Bill explores the symphonic wonders of Papa Haydn, the father of the modern symphony.  We’ll hear Haydn’s earliest offerings in the form and follow his path as he expands his ideas and his ensembles into the grand gestures of his 104th.