Classical Music

  • Stephen Foster
    Then & Now 7/3: Stephen Foster
    On tomorrows date in 1826, how appropriate is it that the great American song writer Stephen Foster was born…yes on the fourth of July!  Among his most popular songs are: Oh!...
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  • Frederic Fennell
    Then & Now 7/2: Frederic Fennell
    On this date in 1914, the great band leader Frederick Fennell was born in Cleveland Ohio.  The master band conductor founded the famed Eastman Wind Ensemble and raised band...
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  • Theodore Thomas
    Then & Now 7/1: Theodore Thomas
    On this date in 1867, Johann Strauss Jr’s “Blue Danube Waltz” was played for the first time in America, about 5 months after its premiere in Vienna. The performance was made...
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  • Esa-Pekka Salonen
    Then & Now 6/30: Esa-Pekka Salonen
    On this date in 1958, the Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen was born in Helsinki.  He’s been called one of the most important artists in classical music alive. The Boston Globe...
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This Week on Classical WSMR

Camille Saint-Saens
Saint-Saens's Violin Concerto No. 3

Camille Saint-Saens wrote his Violin Concerto No. 3 for the great Pablo de Sarasate. It required two things of the soloist, technical prowess and polished musicality. Classical WSMR’s Susan Giles Wantuck will feature that work as the Evening Masterwork tonight at 7 on Classical WSMR, 89.1...more...

July 2, 2015 on Classical WSMR
Schedule:
Monday - Friday 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9
Host:
Susan Giles Wantuck
Susan Giles Wantuck is a host, producer and reporter for WUSF Public Media who focuses her storytelling on arts and culture. She also serves as the host for Evening Masterwork, weekdays on Classical WSMR 89.1 and in Tampa at 103.9. She is a lifelong resident with family roots that stretch... 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. Find out how relevant classical music can be added to your life by listening each weekday morning...

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...

The end of the day is a combination of wrapping up and winding down! Join Susan Giles Wantuck afternoons beginning at 4:00 PM for lively and relaxing music on your way home or as you prepare for evening. Susan brings the perfect mix of music and information for your dinner...

APM's Performance Today is America's most popular classical music radio program and a winner of the 2014 Gabriel Award for artistic achievement. The show is broadcast on 292 public radio stations across the...

Each weeknight at 7:00 PM join Susan Giles Wantuck 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 music...

June LeBell's Musical Conversation, on WSMR 89.1 & 103.9, features fascinating conversations with all sorts of great artists in the world of classical music. Listeners are invited into June’s radio living room for unscripted, insightful, fun conversation about…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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