A Little Night Music
Hosted by Michael Kownacky
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NOTE: Due to family demands, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC will be going on a brief hiatus and will hopefully be back on the air in a short while. Thank you for your continued support!
This week, we'll be following the European tradition and waltzing in the New Year with a selection of waltzes from around the world
It's time for the annual Christmas show featuring handbells, carol symphonies and improvisations, Charles Laughton reading from Mr. Pickwick's Christmas, and the Christmas Oratorio of Johann Mattheson
Seasonal gifts are on offer this week with a classical look at "Korn-GOLD, Cesar FRANCK-INCESE, and MYRRH-Y Perahia." Why Not? It's the holidays.
If you're finding holiday perparations or life in general a bit too stressing currently, come for a pleasant trip and sample some pieces by composers who used rivers as their inspirational sources
December 1 is World AIDS Day, and the month of December is AIDS Awareness Month. This program pays tribute to that with John Corigliano's Symphony No. 1 - his response to the AIDS crisis, a symphony inspired by the AIDS Quilt and the loss of many of his friends - as the centerpiece
At the turn of the 20th century, the Asian influence was keenly felt in both art and music, and on this program we'll take a look at Asian originials and Western responses to the genre
It's all about how people (composers) conduct themselves in public this week as we sample pieces lead by their creators from a variety of composers
With all of the craziness and angst going on, this week's program is one that will hopefully "divert" your attention for a few hours and give you some respite with a selection of charming divertimenti
This week is dedicated to fans of the operetta with selections from some forgotten French operettas including overtures and opening scenes as well as other excerpts by composers like Adolphe Adam and Robert Planquette
Many of us at WWFM love caledar art, and to that end, this week's show features some devilishly good music for Halloween including Debussy's fragments for his unfinished opera LA CHUTE DE LA MAISON USHER
Every once in a while it's necessary to just clown around, and we'll be doing that through some works featuring popular clowns such as Punchinello, Petrushka, and Harlequine along with several others
Life is "suite" on this week's program when we'll sample a variety of suites from some well-known and lesser known British composers
If you're hungry for good music, this program is a classical "progressive dinner' filled with a diverse menue of goodies
We're regressing a bit with some classical music about children and childhood
I've had it with the heat, and this week, we'll be "Russian" into fall...
It's all a "phantasy" on this week's program
Fans of operettas will enjoy this look at pieces from around the world including Zarzuelas
A celebration of American compsers for Labor Day weekend
Take a musical trip into the woods and meet some of the denizens we might find there
This week's show features some classical "insects' for summer, and some other stuff
"Oh, Myth" is the title for this week, and it's all Greek to me - Ancent Greece that is
This week is another two-part show beginning with classical works by composers better known for their non-classical output followed by a few international dances
We'll begin this program with music written for Shakespeare, and after that, we'll take a trip to the sea
This week's program is all about the night and the moon
Put on your dancing shoes for a collection of small ballets
Tonight, we'll be making "overtures" before doing a little traveling
A look at "Americana" and Native-Americans for the holiday weekend
A loving look at some beautiful British music that is far from "light"
Taking a look at the world and the four elements (i.e. home and nature's "utilities")
Pieces for accordion for National Accordion Awareness Month
Celebrating "National Trails Day" with music of travels and voyages
A belated celebration of International Bird Migration Day
Music inspired by rivers for National River Clean-up Day
More Mining for Gold - a celebration of Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Host's favorites for his birthday
Needing a place of comfort and peace...
A celebration of "Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day"
A celebration of the human voice for World Voice Day
A Birthday tribute to Antal Dorati
A selection of classical "fairy tale," myths, and other stories to celebrate the birth of Hans Christian Anderson.
This the complete show including the pre-empted first hour
Follow the musical trail from the first printed use of the term "gerrymandering" to some excellent pieces written for saxophone from a variety of sources
Celebrating the work of Max Reger on the anniversary of his birth
Serendipity won out this week. See what pieces Lady Fate chose to be played!
Pieces about voyages and adventures to celebrate Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot) recieving letters patent from England's Henry VII to explore the "New World"
Some of the piano pieces considered to be the most difficult to play along with piano music of Hans Gal and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.
Celebrating the premier of Tchaikovsky's SWAN LAKE with ballet music by Tchaikovsky and others
Music by some of the founders of ASCAP on its anniversary
A celebration of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II
A celebration of the Halle Orchestra on its 158th anniversary
Music for Shakespeare with the complete Mendelssohn incidental music and songs to A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM including dialogue extracts
A Tribute to Leo Delibes on the 124th Anniversary of His Death
Mining for Gold (Korngold) - Mostly Chamber
Not so Sad Seconds