Classical Music

  • Then and Now 4/20: Sousa’s “El Capitan”
    Then and Now 4/20: Sousa’s “El Capitan”
    On this date 1896, the first public showing of John Philip Sousa’s “El Capitan” premiered in New York City.  Sousa was a kind of rock star in his day and there was one family that...
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  • Then & Now 4/11: Mingle with a Musician
    On this date in 1814, Beethoven’s "Archduke" Piano Trio had its first performance in Vienna, with the composer at the piano. This was the last time the Beethoven performed in...
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  • Then & Now 4/2:  Beethoven’s First Symphony
    Then & Now 4/2: Beethoven’s First Symphony
    It’s April 2nd and on this date in musical history, Beethoven’s First Symphony premiered.  He was 29-years-old.  And he didn’t disguise his musical debt to Mozart and Haydn.  And...
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This Week on Classical WSMR

Berlin Philharmonic: Marek Janowski - Conductor
Berlin Philharmonic: Marek Janowski - Conductor

Marek Janowski - Conductor {Photo: Courtesy of the artist]

It's music perhaps more suited for a cathedral than a concert hall - Anton Bruckner's soaring and expansive Symphony No. 4.

PFITZNER: Three Orchestral Preludes to "Palestrina"
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4
HANDEL:...more...

April 20, 2018 on Classical WSMR
Schedule:
Friday, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Classical WSMR 83.1 and 103.9
Host:
Brian Newhouse
Peabody Award-winner Brian Newhouse was the producer and host for the Minnesota Orchestra broadcasts from 1986-91. In 1992 he moved to Germany and served as a journalist with Radio Deutsche Welle in Cologne, covering topics from the Balkan War to European summer music festivals. He returned to... 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.

Bethany...

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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