Classical Music

  • Then & Now 6/12: King of Prussia
    Then & Now 6/12: King of Prussia
    It was on this date on June 12th, 1733 that the King of Prussia, known as Frederick the Great, married Duchess Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern at Schloss...
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  • Then & Now 6/11: Summer from Vivaldi
    Then & Now 6/11: Summer from Vivaldi
    The movie, “2001: A Space Odyssey” helped to cement the fame of Composer Richard Strauss’ music with the use of his tone poem, “Also Sprach Zarathustra.”  Strauss was born in...
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  • Live Performance: Vijay Venkatesh
    Live Performance 6/14: Vijay Venkatesh
    Get to know Vijay Venkatesh when he stops by our Sarasota Studio to play Chopin for you.  Live music and conversation next Thursday, 6/14, at 10:00 AM on Classical WSMR 89.1...
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  • Then & Now, 5/16: Bedrich Smetana
    Then & Now, 5/16: Bedrich Smetana
    On this date in musical history, in 1868, Bedrich Smetana’s opera Dalibor made its premiere in Prague.   And around town this Saturday, you can hear the music of Rodgers and...
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Arnold Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night)
Arnold Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night)

Arnold Schoenberg is perhaps best known for his revolutionary twelve-tone technique, a systematic approach to composition that utilized all 12 notes of the octave to create the music he wrote. But before devising the twelve-tone technique, Schoenberg was actually quite the Romantic composer. One...more...

June 18, 2018 on Classical WSMR
Tyler Kline
Schedule:
Nightly, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9
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Tyler Kline
Tyler Kline is a composer whose music has been performed across the United States, and internationally in Canada, Brazil and Romania. His compositional interests encompass a wide variety of styles and mediums, from acoustic chamber and large ensemble works to electronic and electroacoustic music... Read More...

WSMR Music Programs

Early mornings and late at night, 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 to your life by listening each weekday...

Bethany Cagle hosts every weekday afternoon and Saturday mornings. Each day Bethany adds a superb touch of class to the station, and brings you the interesting stories behind the music. Listen each day. You’ll find Bethany’s the perfect companion on the radio.

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Tyler Kline is the perfect companion to take you through your favorite selections of classical music! He also helps you stay up-to-date with information on what's happening in the music and cultural community throughout the west coast of Florida! On weekdays and...

Each night at 7:00 PM join Tyler Kline 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...

Launched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. Classical WSMR carries live broadcasts of the Met every Saturday afternoon during the five-month season, December through May.

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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