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Exploring Music
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Host Bill McGlaughlin guides listeners through a new musical theme each week, devoting five hours to a single topic. McGlaughlin’s in-depth knowledge of and deep passion for classical music gives the series his customary enthusiasm, imagination, and spontaneity. He is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, conductor, and composer.
exploring music
Schedule
Weekdays at 9pm

on 89.1 FM and 89.5 FM (southern Utah County)
or online at www.classical89.org/streaming
Program Schedule
March 26
Strings Plus One
“Mozart wrote for ‘strings plus’ -- just one more instrument to genius -- “probably better than anyone,” Bill says to begin a week of chamber music with great string playing and plus something else. Mozart courses through the week, but Episode Two blends Mozart into works by Barber, Hindemith, and Mahler, while Episode Three features Bartók (played by ”king of swing” clarinetist Benny Goodman) and Schumann. Bill ends the week with Brahms’s chamber music with strings and clarinet but also featuring American composer Joan Towers’s Petroushskates played by the eighth blackbird ensemble. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
March 27
Strings Plus One
“Mozart wrote for ‘strings plus’ -- just one more instrument to genius -- “probably better than anyone,” Bill says to begin a week of chamber music with great string playing and plus something else. Mozart courses through the week, but Episode Two blends Mozart into works by Barber, Hindemith, and Mahler, while Episode Three features Bartók (played by ”king of swing” clarinetist Benny Goodman) and Schumann. Bill ends the week with Brahms’s chamber music with strings and clarinet but also featuring American composer Joan Towers’s Petroushskates played by the eighth blackbird ensemble. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
March 28
Strings Plus One
“Mozart wrote for ‘strings plus’ -- just one more instrument to genius -- “probably better than anyone,” Bill says to begin a week of chamber music with great string playing and plus something else. Mozart courses through the week, but Episode Two blends Mozart into works by Barber, Hindemith, and Mahler, while Episode Three features Bartók (played by ”king of swing” clarinetist Benny Goodman) and Schumann. Bill ends the week with Brahms’s chamber music with strings and clarinet but also featuring American composer Joan Towers’s Petroushskates played by the eighth blackbird ensemble. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
March 29
Strings Plus One
“Mozart wrote for ‘strings plus’ -- just one more instrument to genius -- “probably better than anyone,” Bill says to begin a week of chamber music with great string playing and plus something else. Mozart courses through the week, but Episode Two blends Mozart into works by Barber, Hindemith, and Mahler, while Episode Three features Bartók (played by ”king of swing” clarinetist Benny Goodman) and Schumann. Bill ends the week with Brahms’s chamber music with strings and clarinet but also featuring American composer Joan Towers’s Petroushskates played by the eighth blackbird ensemble. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
April 1
The Ballad of East and West
“OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet…When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth!“ -Rudyard Kipling. Borrowing this week's title from the Rudyard Kipling poem "The Ballad of East and West,” we’ll explore the music of Asia. Traveling to Japan, China, and elsewhere, we will listen to instruments, sounds, folk tunes and poetry. The sounds that are the unique musical voices that define a country's identity, tunes that are shared in common, and many melodies and sounds that are borrowed by western composers. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
April 2
The Ballad of East and West
“OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet…When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth!“ -Rudyard Kipling. Borrowing this week's title from the Rudyard Kipling poem "The Ballad of East and West,” we’ll explore the music of Asia. Traveling to Japan, China, and elsewhere, we will listen to instruments, sounds, folk tunes and poetry. The sounds that are the unique musical voices that define a country's identity, tunes that are shared in common, and many melodies and sounds that are borrowed by western composers. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
April 3
The Ballad of East and West
“OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet…When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth!“ -Rudyard Kipling. Borrowing this week's title from the Rudyard Kipling poem "The Ballad of East and West,” we’ll explore the music of Asia. Traveling to Japan, China, and elsewhere, we will listen to instruments, sounds, folk tunes and poetry. The sounds that are the unique musical voices that define a country's identity, tunes that are shared in common, and many melodies and sounds that are borrowed by western composers. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
April 4
The Ballad of East and West
“OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet…When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth!“ -Rudyard Kipling. Borrowing this week's title from the Rudyard Kipling poem "The Ballad of East and West,” we’ll explore the music of Asia. Traveling to Japan, China, and elsewhere, we will listen to instruments, sounds, folk tunes and poetry. The sounds that are the unique musical voices that define a country's identity, tunes that are shared in common, and many melodies and sounds that are borrowed by western composers. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
April 5
The Ballad of East and West
“OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet…When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth!“ -Rudyard Kipling. Borrowing this week's title from the Rudyard Kipling poem "The Ballad of East and West,” we’ll explore the music of Asia. Traveling to Japan, China, and elsewhere, we will listen to instruments, sounds, folk tunes and poetry. The sounds that are the unique musical voices that define a country's identity, tunes that are shared in common, and many melodies and sounds that are borrowed by western composers. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
April 8
The Symphony Part 13
Spend a profound week with some haunting, powerful, and peaceful symphonies from the years around World War II. Beginning in 1939 with the first symphony of Darius Milhaud and concluding with Aaron Copland’s third symphony from 1946, which includes the iconic “Fanfare for the Common Man.” Along the way we’ll hear the ninth symphony of Dmitri Shostakovich, written in 1945 and the last of his “war trilogy” symphonies, and two pieces with text from the Latin mass — Benjamin Britten’s “Sinfonia da Requiem” and Howard Hanson’s Symphony #4. And we’ll contrast the power of the sixth symphony of Roy Harris, which he dedicated to the memory of the American armed forces, with the pastoral serenity of Vaughan Williams fifth symphony. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.