Classical Music Highlights

From WSHU's daytime and evening classical programs, Kate Remington and Lauren Rico give you a heads-up on some of the best music they've selected.

Tonight we'll enjoy Alexander von Zemlinsky's symphonic impression of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen, and Ravel's portrait of the mermaid Ondine.

Debussy escorts us around Europe today with impressions of Scotland, France and Spain in his Images pour Orchestre.

Robert Schumann encapuslated his joy over a new job in Dusseldorf in his exhuberant Symphony No. 3, the Rhenish, a tribute to the Rhine River. We'll enjoy it tonight. 

Shostakovich was so impressed by a young pianist's performance of Bach's Well Tempered Clavier that he wrote her a set of preludes and fugues of her very own.  We'll enjoy one of them today.

Alan Hovhaness' Symphony No. 50,  Mount St. Helens captures the pristine beauty of the mountain before its eruption, as well as the cataclysmic event. We'll experience it tonight.