Classical Music

  • Aaron Copland
    Then & Now 4/21: Hurricanes
    On this date in 1937, Aaron Copland’s play-opera for high school students called "The Second Hurricane," had its first performance at the Grand Street Playhouse in New York City,...
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  • Maurice Martenot
    Then & Now 4/20: Electrifying Music!
    On this date in 1928, the first public demonstration of an electronic instrument invented by Maurice Martenot called the "Ondes Martenot," was given.  The instrument was included...
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This Week on Classical WSMR

Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life)
Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life)

Richard Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben, or “a hero’s life” in English, is self-referential, and Strauss received criticism for this upon the work’s premiere. Critics noted how the tone poem was “a monstrous act of egotism,” and perhaps they were onto something: even the composer said the work was...more...

April 27, 2017 on Classical WSMR
Tyler Kline
Schedule:
Nightly, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9
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Tyler Kline
Tyler Kline is a composer whose music has been performed across the United States, and internationally in Canada, Brazil and Romania. His compositional interests encompass a wide variety of styles and mediums, from acoustic chamber and large ensemble works to electronic and electroacoustic music... Read More...

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WSMR Music Programs

Early mornings and late at night, 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 to your life by listening each weekday...

Bethany Cagle hosts every weekday afternoon and Saturday mornings. Each day Bethany adds a superb touch of class to the station, and brings you the interesting stories behind the music. Listen each day. You’ll find Bethany’s the perfect companion on the radio.

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Tyler Kline is the perfect companion to take you through 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! On weekdays and...

Each night 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 music...

Launched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. Classical WSMR carries live broadcasts of the Met every Saturday afternoon during the five-month season, December through May.

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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