Exploring Music : May 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
From leitmotifs to lighter fare, this week's programs are a five-hour exploration of Richard Wagner’s crowning operatic achievement, the Ring Cycle.
Monday, May 13, 2013
"The greatest genius that ever lived" proclaimed WH Auden, while Rossini said that Wagner had "beautiful moments but awful quarters of an hour." Love him or hate him, Wagner is an undeniable force that stretched tonality and orchestration to their utmost limits. This week we celebrate Wagner's 200th birthday in grand style with programs filled to the brim with his music.
Monday, May 06, 2013
This week host Bill McGlaughlin explores chamber music by one of the foremost composers in this intimate genre, Franz Schubert.