Classical Music

  • Nan Merriman
    Then & Now 4/28: Nan Merriman
    On this date in 1920, the famed mezzo-soprano Nan Merriman was born in Pittsburg.  She was one of America's leading opera singers for two decades following World War II.  Before sh...
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  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Then & Now 4/27: Für Elise
    On this date in 1810, Beethoven wrote his famous Bagatelle “Für Elise” which is perhaps one of the most well-known pieces of piano music in the world.  The short piece often provid...
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  • Judy Garland
    Then & Now 4/24: Judy Garland
    On this date in 1942, Barbra Streisand was born in Brooklyn New York.  She moved to New York City in 1960 just months after graduating from high school. There, she shared several a...
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This Week on Classical WSMR

Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5

Beethoven was living in Austria in 1809, during the time France bombarded the country.  It was the fourth war between the countries in the space of 18 years.

The composer wrote to his publisher that it was “nothing but drums, cannons and human misery.”  The seeds of his Piano Concerto No...more...

April 28, 2015 on Classical WSMR
Schedule:
Monday - Friday 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM on WSMR 89.1
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...

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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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