Classical Music

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Then & Now 3/27: Rachnaninoff's Disaster
    On this date in 1897, Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 1 had its premiere in St. Petersburg, in a notoriously bad performance conducted by Alexander Glazunov.  The performance was so...
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  • Stephen Sondheim
    Then & Now 3/22: On Broadway
    Today’s date is a pretty good one for Broadway!  March 22 marks the birthdays of two major composers.  Stephen Sondheim was born in 1930 in New York City, and then 12 years later...
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  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    T& N 3/21: The Bach Birthday Bash!
    On this date in 1685, perhaps the greatest composer of the Baroque period, and the man who is responsible for setting the path of classical music was born.  Yes, today is the...
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Sergei Rachmaninoff
Then & Now 3/27: Rachnaninoff's Disaster

On this date in 1897, Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 1 had its premiere in St. Petersburg, in a notoriously bad performance conducted by Alexander Glazunov.  The performance was so bad that the Symphony wasn’t performed for nearly 50 years and was given up for lost.  We’ll of course it’s been found...more...

March 27, 2017 on Classical WSMR
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Monday - Friday 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM | Saturday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM | Sunday 2 PM - 5 PM | Nightly 10pm-2am on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9
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Russell Gant
Russell Gant hosts Classical Music weekdays, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and Saturdays from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM and is the station's Classical Music Director. He started as a part time production assistant while studying music at the University of South Florida, and became a full-time on-... Read More...

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