Exploring Music: Seven Delightful Weeks

Mar 15, 2012

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin is one of our most popular programs on Classical 88.7-1, heard weeknights from 8-9 pm. Here's a preview of the week-long programs Bill will be bringing us.

España   (Monday-Friday, March 19-23)
Spanish music.  

Through the Mail Slot  (Monday-Friday, March 26-30)
All media outlets have a special place for unsolicited materials.  This week we’ll explore unexpected musical treats that were delivered to Bill’s doorstep.

St. Matthew Passion   (Monday-Friday, April 2-6)
Composed in 1727, it’s one of two surviving settings of the last days of Jesus Christ composed by J.S. Bach.  We’ll explore the history of this masterpiece and sample different recordings.    

Grieg & Sibelius   (Monday-Friday, April 9-13)
We’ll explore the lives and music of the two Scandinavian greats: Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius.  Music includes a number of chamber works, Grieg’s Peer Gynt, the Norwegian Dances and several Sibelius symphonies.    

The Big Five, Part I- The Chicago Symphony Orchestra  (Monday-Friday, April 16-20)
We’ll reach back into the history, growth and development of one of America’s great musical institutions.    

You and the Night and the Music   (Monday-Friday, April 23-27)
Novelists who have drawn their plots around great music.    

The Viola  (Monday-Friday, April 30-May 4)
We’ll celebrate some of the exquisite music written for the violin’s darker cousin, including music by Hindemith and Walton.