Classical Music

  • Franz Joseph Haydn
    Then & Now 2/12: Emperors, Presidents, and Valentin...
    On this date in 1797, Haydn’s "A National Song," premiered in Vienna, in honor of the birthday of the Austrian Emperor Franz II. This melody was later used as a theme in Haydn's "...
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  • Battle of Legnano
    Live Performance 2/11: Sarasota Opera
    Sarasota Opera’s Winter Festival is underway, and this coming Thursday, you can meet the cast of their production of Verdi’s Battle of Legnano as they stop by our Sarasota...
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  • Giuseppe Verdi
    Then & Now 2/11: Verdi!
    On this date in 1843, Verdi’s opera "I Lombardi" had its premiere in Milan at La Scala.  This was Verdi's fourth opera and tells the story of star-crossed love set against a...
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This Week on Classical WSMR

Nashville Symphony Orchestra: Stephen Hough - Piano
Nashville Symphony Orchestra

Giancarlo Guerrero - Conductor
Stephen Hough - Piano

Saint-Saens wrote music to showcase his ability - or, put a different way to show off. Mr. Hough - NOT a show off, brings this piano concerto to life with his own formidable technique.

DANIELPOUR: Toward the Splendid City...more...

February 14, 2016 on Classical WSMR
Schedule:
Sunday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Classical WSMR 83.1 and 103.9
Host:
Brian Newhouse
Peabody Award-winner Brian Newhouse was the producer and host for the Minnesota Orchestra broadcasts from 1986-91. In 1992 he moved to Germany and served as a journalist with Radio Deutsche Welle in Cologne, covering topics from the Balkan War to European summer music festivals. He returned to... Read More...

Classical News

WSMR Music Programs

Each weekday morning 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 added to your life by listening each weekday morning...

Join Bethany Cagle every weekday at 12:00 Noon for your favorite classical selections. Bethany adds a superb touch of class to the station, and brings you the interesting stories behind the music. Listen as you go about your busy day. You’ll find Bethany is the perfect...

The end of the day is a combination of wrapping up and winding down! Join Susan Giles Wantuck afternoons beginning at 4:00 PM for lively and relaxing music on your way home or as you prepare for evening. Susan brings the perfect mix of music and information for your dinner...

APM's Performance Today is America's most popular classical music radio program and a winner of the 2014 Gabriel Award for artistic achievement. The show is broadcast on 292 public radio stations across the...

Each weeknight at 7:00 PM join Susan Giles Wantuck 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...

June LeBell's Musical Conversation, on WSMR 89.1 & 103.9, features fascinating conversations with all sorts of great artists in the world of classical music. Listeners are invited into June’s radio living room for unscripted, insightful, fun conversation about…and...

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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