Wake with the vibrant colors of classical music.
If you tune in before 6:40 a.m. on most days, you’ll catch the Mystery Piece.
The theme? Family Reunions
Are they flutes? Cellos? Guitars? Can you identify the families of instruments playing together?
Monday, October 18
Clear the Monday morning cobwebs with a romance, scherzo, and series of studies in African rhythm. Composers on the playlist include F.J. Haydn, Anita Perry, and Howard Shore. Frederica von Stade sings of the agony of lost love in "Ich hab' ein glühend Messer" from Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer).
Tuesday, October 19
Flutist James Galway channels the sweetness of Khachaturian. Violist George Taylor plays an Hispanic fantasy. You’ll wake with the voices of the Houghton College Choir and the Eastman Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery.
Wednesday, October 20
Fill your morning with bees, flowers, and trees in pieces inspired by all creatures great and small. We’ll hear works by Felix Mendelssohn, Franz Schubert, and Paule Maurice.
Thursday, October 21
Wake to a phantom waltz by Meredith Monk, an intriguing set of autumn landscapes by Veljo Tormis and Ravel’s enchanting Mother Goose Suite.
Friday, October 22
Wake up with the colors and energy of pieces by Henry Purcell, Octavio Vazquez, and David Temperley.