Classical Music

  • Francis Poulenc
    Then & Now 1/20: Music by Poulenc
    On  this date in 1961, Francis Poulenc was at the Boston premiere of his major new choral work, scored for soprano solo, large orchestra, and chorus. It was a setting from the...
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  • Leonard Bernstein
    Then & Now 1/19: Inaugural Music
    Today’s date was a busy one for Leonard Bernstein.  On this date in 1973, Bernstein led a performance of Haydn's "Mass in Time of War" at a "Concert for Peace" at Washington DC's...
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  • Leonard Bernstein
    Then & Now 1/18: Classical Music 101
    On this date in 1958, a TV show called "What Does Music Mean?", was broadcast.  It was the first of a series of televised New York Philharmonic "Young People's Concerts" hosted by...
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This Week on Classical WSMR

German Symphony Orchestra: Kirill Gerstein - piano
German Symphony Orchestra: Kirill Gerstein - piano

Kirill Gerstein's playing is spontaneous and big, which is exactly what's required for Scriabin's one and only piano concerto. [Photo: npr.org, Marco Borggreve]

GINASTERA: Concert Suite from "Estancia", Op.8a
SCRIABIN: Piano Concerto in F-sharp minor, Op.20
MAHLER: Symphony No...more...

January 20, 2017 on Classical WSMR
Schedule:
Friday, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Classical WSMR 83.1 and 103.9
Host:
Brian Newhouse
Peabody Award-winner Brian Newhouse was the producer and host for the Minnesota Orchestra broadcasts from 1986-91. In 1992 he moved to Germany and served as a journalist with Radio Deutsche Welle in Cologne, covering topics from the Balkan War to European summer music festivals. He returned to... Read More...

Classical News

WSMR Music Programs

Each weekday morning listeners enjoy classical music with insight and wit provided by Russell Gant. He finds the interesting stories and history that makes this music come alive. Russell presents his Then and Now feature each weekday morning at 8:00 – a...

Join Bethany Cagle every weekday at 12:00 Noon for your favorite classical selections. Bethany adds a superb touch of class to the station, and brings you the interesting stories behind the music. Listen as you go about your busy day. You’ll find Bethany is the perfect...

Tyler Kline is the perfect companion to take you through an hour of your favorite selections of classical music! He also helps you stay up-to-date with information on what's happening in the music and cultural community throughout the west coast of Florida! And, on...

Each weeknight at 7:00 PM join Tyler Kline for some of the best music ever written. Music that’s good enough to earn the title “Masterwork.” Listen for full length performances and large scale works like Carmina Burana, Mahler Symphonies, some new recordings and...

Sunday Baroque allows you an opportunity each week to explore Baroque and early music (written before 1750). Composers such as Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel were the cornerstones of this era, with masterpieces including the Water Music, Royal Fireworks Music, and the Brandenburg...

SymphonyCast is a two-hour weekly program featuring a full-length concert by a national or international symphony orchestra. Concerts are drawn from Europe's leading ensembles, along with U.S. orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra...

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