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Michael Kownacky

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!

December 31
This week, we'll be following the European tradition and waltzing in the New Year with a selection of waltzes from around the world

December 24
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

December 17
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.

December 10
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 3
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

November 26
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

November 19
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

November 12
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

November 5
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

October 29
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

October 22
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

October 15
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

October 8
If you're hungry for good music, this program is a classical "progressive dinner' filled with a diverse menue of goodies

October 1
We're regressing a bit with some classical music about children and childhood

September 24
I've had it with the heat, and this week, we'll be "Russian" into fall...

September 17
It's all a "phantasy" on this week's program

September 10
Fans of operettas will enjoy this look at pieces from around the world including Zarzuelas

September 3
A celebration of American compsers for Labor Day weekend

August 27
Take a musical trip into the woods and meet some of the denizens we might find there

August 20
This week's show features some classical "insects' for summer, and some other stuff

August 13
"Oh, Myth" is the title for this week, and it's all Greek to me - Ancent Greece that is

August 6
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

July 30
We'll begin this program with music written for Shakespeare, and after that, we'll take a trip to the sea

July 23
This week's program is all about the night and the moon

July 16
Put on your dancing shoes for a collection of small ballets

July 9
Tonight, we'll be making "overtures" before doing a little traveling

July 2
A look at "Americana" and Native-Americans for the holiday weekend

June 25
A loving look at some beautiful British music that is far from "light"

June 18
Taking a look at the world and the four elements (i.e. home and nature's "utilities")

June 11
Pieces for accordion for National Accordion Awareness Month

June 4
Celebrating "National Trails Day" with music of travels and voyages

May 28
A belated celebration of International Bird Migration Day

May 21
Music inspired by rivers for National River Clean-up Day

May 14
More Mining for Gold - a celebration of Erich Wolfgang Korngold

May 7
Host's favorites for his birthday

April 30
Needing a place of comfort and peace...

April 23
A celebration of "Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day"

April 16
A celebration of the human voice for World Voice Day

April 9
A Birthday tribute to Antal Dorati

April 2
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

March 26
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

March 19
Celebrating the work of Max Reger on the anniversary of his birth

March 12
Serendipity won out this week. See what pieces Lady Fate chose to be played!

March 5
Pieces about voyages and adventures to celebrate Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot) recieving letters patent from England's Henry VII to explore the "New World"

February 27
Some of the piano pieces considered to be the most difficult to play along with piano music of Hans Gal and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

February 20
Celebrating the premier of Tchaikovsky's SWAN LAKE with ballet music by Tchaikovsky and others

February 13
Music by some of the founders of ASCAP on its anniversary

February 6
A celebration of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II

January 30
A celebration of the
Halle Orchestra on its 158th anniversary

January 23
Music for Shakespeare with the complete Mendelssohn incidental music and songs to A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM including dialogue extracts

January 16
A Tribute to Leo Delibes on the 124th Anniversary of His Death

January 9
Mining for Gold (Korngold) - Mostly Chamber

January 2
Not so Sad Seconds


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