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.

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.

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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. 

Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.

This month Bill McGlaughlin explores how Ottorino Respighi helped move Italian music into the 20th century.  Learn more about the Music History of Impressionism at https://sites.google.com/site/fhsfafallper67impression/historical-context.

Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.

This month Bill McGlaughlin delves into the fantastical life of Hector Berlioz and questions why so many symphonic composers die after completing their ninth symphony.

Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.

This month Bill McGlaughlin delves into the lives of two progressive composers, Franz Liszt and Paul Hindemith and examines the evolution of the symphony and the string quartet.

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