Tune in or stream and let the music inspire you.
If you tune in before 6:40 a.m. on most days, you’ll hear the Mystery Piece. The theme?
For anyone who loves theater, this brief, daily quiz will be joyful and fun.
Monday, August 15
Switch on early for miniatures inspired by Leonard Bernstein, a rustic wedding symphony, and new recordings featuring tenor Lawrence Brownlee singing a Donizetti aria and Peter Boyer conducting his own first symphony.
Tuesday, August 16
A dreamy afternoon. A wintry light. A bird drawn to sparkly things. You are invited to find inspiration in works by Iris Taylor, Jean Sibelius, and Gioacchino Rossini. Pegasus Early Music channels the pizzazz of Cavalli.
Wednesday, August 17
In Macbeth, Shakepeare described sleep as “The main course in life's feast, and the most nourishing.” Wake up with music exploring the mysteries of sleep – being in a dream state, waking up, and drifting off again after a long day. Hear slumber and wakefulness evoked in pieces by Eric Whitacre, Johann Strauss, and Rochester pianist Levi Gangi.
Thursday, August 11
Start a new day with compelling recordings from pianist William Chapman Nyaho, lutenist Paul O’Dette, and the Picasso Ensemble playing variations on an African American spiritual. Have you heard the new release of Peter Boyer’s symphonic music yet? Tune in and read more about a new CD in the spotlight at wxxiclassical.org.
Friday, August 12
We’ll end the week with the Catalyst Quartet in advance of their upcoming performance. Jon Nakamatsu plays Chopin. Fiddler Jay Ungar plays a farmer’s set of Celtic Dances.