Ports of Call, Part 2

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Monday, August 01, 2016

The Sibelius Monument in Helsinki honors the best-known Finnish Composer. (Kimmo Räisänen/Flickr)

This week, host Bill McGlaughin roams the musical catalog for works inspired by landscapes, cities, exotic locals and familiar places. We'll see Rome through the eyes of the Russian Tchaikovsky; Romania as viewed by a local, George Enescu; a sweeping ode to Finland penned by native son Jean Sibelius and much more.

Comments [2]


such delightful surprises amongst the classical beauties!!! Coimbra, and Lisboa, and OMG Placido Domingo singing Wien, Wien, nur du allein - not to mention the host's impeccable pronunciation of all those foreign names. Thank you Bill McGlaughlin! always a treat. can't wait until 11pm every night to tune in to more wonderful surprises.

Aug. 05 2016 08:34 AM
Shepsl Topaz from Queens, NY

Well, while tonight's music included some fine standards (Mel Torme's lovely "Moonlight in Vermont"), plus some jazz, etc., I have to say that a classical music station is enough of a rarity without finding time taken up by genres that can be found in greater abundance elsewhere. Couldn't Bill McLaughlin find enough clasdical music to fill his theme ("Ports of Call")? I love a wide range of music, but I support this station to keep classical music on the air.

Aug. 05 2016 12:04 AM

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