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.

The heart-felt romanticism of Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto was just the spark Michael Tippett needed to write his only piano concerto, which is every bit as romantic.  We'll enjoy it tonight.

In his Italian Concerto Bach created the sound of an orchestra and soloist for just a keyboard.  This morning we'll enjoy Andrew Lawrence-King's re-imagined Italian Concerto for a small orchestra.  

The American Film Institute lists On the Waterfront as the eight greatest film of all time.  Tonight we'll enjoy a suite from the score by Leonard Bernstein.  

    John Adams puts a modern spin on some favorite old dances including the Habanera.  We'll enjoy selections from "John's Book of Alleged Dances" today.

    Both Beethoven and Handel were brilliant improvisers, as we'll hear in the variations they wrote on simple melodies in the "Eroica" Symphony, and the Harmonious Blacksmith.