Classical Music

  • Henry Brant
    Then & Now 5/26: Live Music!
    On this date in 2002, Henry Brant’s "Ghosts and Gargoyles" for solo flute and flute ensemble had its premiere in Toronto, by soloist Robert Aitken and the New Music Concerts...
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  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Then & Now 5/24: Small But Big
    On this date in1803, violinist George Polgreen Bridgetower, and pianist and composer Ludwig van Beethoven, gave the first performance of a new Sonata for Violin and Piano, a...
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  • William Grant Still
    Then & Now 5/23: Music on the Radio
    On this date in 1937, the premiere of William Grant Still’s "Lenox Avenue" for narrator and orchestra, was broadcast over the CBS radio network. Radio has played an important role...
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This Week on Classical WSMR

Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 14
Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 14

Saturday night’s masterwork is a chamber work that is said to be Beethoven's favorite of his late quartets, and apparently it got the attention of several other composers as well.  Franz Schubert said that, "After this, what is left for us to write?”  And Robert Schumann said that this quartet ...more...

May 27, 2017 on Classical WSMR
Tyler Kline
Schedule:
Nightly, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9
Host:
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...

Classical News

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.

Bethany...

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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