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.

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Today Thomas Svoboda shares his love of the Pacific Northwest in his Symphony No. 1: Of Nature.

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Mark Minkowski gathered his favorite orchestral interludes from Rameau's operas and assembled them into what he describes an an Imaginary Symphony.  We'll enjoy it tonight. 

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They say "a journey of 1,000 miles begins with the first step. " Today we'll hear Haydn's first step on a journey of 104 symphonies:  his Symphony No. 1. 

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The terrible reviews of Rachmaninoff's first symphony crushed his self-confidence.  After years of therapy, he was ready to try again.  Tonight we'll enjoy his Symphony No. 2.

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Today we'll enjoy Benny Goodman's classic performance of the concerto Aaron Copland wrote for him. 

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