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.

If many of the melodies in Alexander Borodin's String Quartet No. 2 sound familiar, it might be because you first heard them in the musical Kismet. Today we'll enjoy a performance by the St. Petersburg String Quartet.

Today we'll hear how Mozart captured the Viennese public's craze for Turkish band music in his Piano Sonata, K 331, which includes the Rondo alla Turca.

Today Eric Ewazen's memories of his father carry us Down a River of Time in his concerto for oboe and orchestra.

Today we'll enjoy "Three American Pieces" by Lukas Foss, written in gratitude shortly after he arrived in this country as a refugee from the Czech Republic.

Today we'll enjoy Pablo de Sarasate's virtuosic violin adaptation of Bizet's music in the Carmen Fantasy.