School of music
OVERNIGHT CLASSICS:
with Peter Van de Graaff
Playlist
Monday, December 17, 2018 PREVIOUS DAY / NEXT DAY / OVERNIGHT LISTINGS
8:30 AM
Classics for Kids: The Story of the Nutcracker - Everyone loves Tchaikovsky’s ballet, The Nutcracker. This week on Classics for Kids, hear the story of this holiday favorite and enjoy its enchanting music. Hear the episode again, and find music education resources for students, teachers, and parents at www.classicsforkids.com.
1:00 PM
BYU School of Music On-Air: A steady stream of superb performances from the BYU School of Music goes over the air practically every day on Classical 89. The School of Music records their musicians live, and then we share their performances with you. Join us whenever you can.
5:00 PM
Winter Holidays Around the World: Winter holidays are celebrated around the world, and their music is wonderful to hear, regardless of which tradition you observe. Bill’s spirited selection starts in the 12th century with Nova Stella, medieval Italian Christmas music from Saint Francis of Assisi’s staging of the nativity; jazz pianist Dave Brubeck’s classical composition La Fiesta de la Posada, evoking a Mexican Christmas celebration; and Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols. We will enjoy this time of year in Paris with music from Debussy, and then travel to Polynesia for a traditional hymn, Anau Oia Ea. And then ending with an excerpt from Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors from the original television production. Turn on your radio, pour a cup of hot chocolate, cozy up to a warm fire, and enjoy the music!
6:00 PM
Performance Today: A daily program of selections from concerts by today's artists, recorded live in concert halls around the globe. Also interviews, news, and features. For playlist, visit yourclassical.org/programs/performance-today.
8:00 PM
Christmas with the King's Singers: It’s an a cappella Christmas from England with the King’s Singers, one of the world’s most celebrated vocal ensembles. In an exclusive New York appearance recorded at The Greene Space, this male sextet — consummate entertainers with a delightfully British wit — perform timeless carols, Christmas classics and new arrangements in their impeccable vocal blend.
8:30 PM
BYU School of Music On-Air: A steady stream of superb performances from the BYU School of Music goes over the air practically every day on Classical 89. The School of Music records their musicians live, and then we share their performances with you. Join us whenever you can.
9:00 PM
Exploring Music: Tudor Music - The House of Tudor reigned from Henry VII through Elizabeth I, and during this time, the arts were loved and supported by church and state alike. This support gave rise to a new type of English secular music, music that was not folk music and didn’t belong to the church. Though the Tudor poets are better known than the composers, the composers have left quite a legacy. On this edition of Exploring Music, we'll listen to William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, and to Henry VIII, who himself wrote a number of pieces! Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.