Exploring Music : April 2012

The Viola

Monday, April 30, 2012

This week we’ll celebrate some of the exquisite music written for the violin’s darker cousin, including music by Hindemith and Walton.

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You and the Night and the Music

Monday, April 23, 2012

Host Bill McGlaughlin takes a look at novelists who have drawn their plots around great music.

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The Big Five, Part I: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Monday, April 16, 2012

This week Exploring Music reaches back into the history, growth and development of one of America’s great musical institutions.

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Grieg & Sibelius

Monday, April 09, 2012

Host Bill McGlaughlin explores the lives and music of the two Scandinavian greats: Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius. Music includes a number of chamber works, Grieg’s Peer Gynt, the Norwegian Dances and several Sibelius symphonies.

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St. Matthew Passion

Monday, April 02, 2012

Composed in 1727, it’s one of two surviving settings of the last days of Jesus Christ composed by J.S. Bach. We’ll explore the history of this masterpiece and sample different recordings.

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