School of music
JOHANN MICHAEL HAYDN:
Flute Concerto
Exploring Music
Met
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

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Program Schedule
January 23
Mozart at his Zenith
Beginning in 1786 at the first hearing of Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro, we’ll explore the stream of masterpieces, including operas, symphonies, piano concertos, and chamber works that Mozart wrote in the last five years of his life. He was in his early thirties and navigating the political life of a court composer in Vienna while partying with the passion of the young man that he was, and all the while producing one masterpiece after another. On November 20, 1791, Mozart took to his bed, and still he brought in one of his protégés to write notes and phrases down. On December 5 Mozart died, with his requiem mass unfinished. From these years alone, Mozart left a body of work that expresses a universe of imagination and emotions. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
January 24
Mozart at his Zenith
Beginning in 1786 at the first hearing of Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro, we’ll explore the stream of masterpieces, including operas, symphonies, piano concertos, and chamber works that Mozart wrote in the last five years of his life. He was in his early thirties and navigating the political life of a court composer in Vienna while partying with the passion of the young man that he was, and all the while producing one masterpiece after another. On November 20, 1791, Mozart took to his bed, and still he brought in one of his protégés to write notes and phrases down. On December 5 Mozart died, with his requiem mass unfinished. From these years alone, Mozart left a body of work that expresses a universe of imagination and emotions. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
January 25
Mozart at his Zenith
Beginning in 1786 at the first hearing of Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro, we’ll explore the stream of masterpieces, including operas, symphonies, piano concertos, and chamber works that Mozart wrote in the last five years of his life. He was in his early thirties and navigating the political life of a court composer in Vienna while partying with the passion of the young man that he was, and all the while producing one masterpiece after another. On November 20, 1791, Mozart took to his bed, and still he brought in one of his protégés to write notes and phrases down. On December 5 Mozart died, with his requiem mass unfinished. From these years alone, Mozart left a body of work that expresses a universe of imagination and emotions. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
January 26
Mozart at his Zenith
Beginning in 1786 at the first hearing of Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro, we’ll explore the stream of masterpieces, including operas, symphonies, piano concertos, and chamber works that Mozart wrote in the last five years of his life. He was in his early thirties and navigating the political life of a court composer in Vienna while partying with the passion of the young man that he was, and all the while producing one masterpiece after another. On November 20, 1791, Mozart took to his bed, and still he brought in one of his protégés to write notes and phrases down. On December 5 Mozart died, with his requiem mass unfinished. From these years alone, Mozart left a body of work that expresses a universe of imagination and emotions. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
January 29
Exploring Two Very Different Worlds
Music of two English composers, Frederick Delius and Gustav Holst: both born of German parentage, both dead in the same year of 1934, and with little else in common. We are starting this week with Delius. In On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, Delius evokes sounds of the Yorkshire moors. Then Bill turns his attention to Holst, born in in the Cotswolds, which translates to “sheep enclosure in rolling hills.” We will hear Holst’s Symphony No. 7 called The Cotswolds. Holst wrote colorful band music and symphonies, and he adapted from his beloved composition The Planets a beloved patriotic hymn, “I vow to thee my country,” now published in the Songs of Praise hymnal. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
January 30
Exploring Two Very Different Worlds
Music of two English composers, Frederick Delius and Gustav Holst: both born of German parentage, both dead in the same year of 1934, and with little else in common. We are starting this week with Delius. In On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, Delius evokes sounds of the Yorkshire moors. Then Bill turns his attention to Holst, born in in the Cotswolds, which translates to “sheep enclosure in rolling hills.” We will hear Holst’s Symphony No. 7 called The Cotswolds. Holst wrote colorful band music and symphonies, and he adapted from his beloved composition The Planets a beloved patriotic hymn, “I vow to thee my country,” now published in the Songs of Praise hymnal. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
January 31
Exploring Two Very Different Worlds
Music of two English composers, Frederick Delius and Gustav Holst: both born of German parentage, both dead in the same year of 1934, and with little else in common. We are starting this week with Delius. In On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, Delius evokes sounds of the Yorkshire moors. Then Bill turns his attention to Holst, born in in the Cotswolds, which translates to “sheep enclosure in rolling hills.” We will hear Holst’s Symphony No. 7 called The Cotswolds. Holst wrote colorful band music and symphonies, and he adapted from his beloved composition The Planets a beloved patriotic hymn, “I vow to thee my country,” now published in the Songs of Praise hymnal. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
February 1
Exploring Two Very Different Worlds
Music of two English composers, Frederick Delius and Gustav Holst: both born of German parentage, both dead in the same year of 1934, and with little else in common. We are starting this week with Delius. In On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, Delius evokes sounds of the Yorkshire moors. Then Bill turns his attention to Holst, born in in the Cotswolds, which translates to “sheep enclosure in rolling hills.” We will hear Holst’s Symphony No. 7 called The Cotswolds. Holst wrote colorful band music and symphonies, and he adapted from his beloved composition The Planets a beloved patriotic hymn, “I vow to thee my country,” now published in the Songs of Praise hymnal. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
February 2
Exploring Two Very Different Worlds
Music of two English composers, Frederick Delius and Gustav Holst: both born of German parentage, both dead in the same year of 1934, and with little else in common. We are starting this week with Delius. In On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, Delius evokes sounds of the Yorkshire moors. Then Bill turns his attention to Holst, born in in the Cotswolds, which translates to “sheep enclosure in rolling hills.” We will hear Holst’s Symphony No. 7 called The Cotswolds. Holst wrote colorful band music and symphonies, and he adapted from his beloved composition The Planets a beloved patriotic hymn, “I vow to thee my country,” now published in the Songs of Praise hymnal. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
February 5
César Franck
Join us for a week of music from César Franck. Born in 1822 in Liège, Franck moved to Paris in 1835 and died there in 1890. He was initially known as a gifted improviser on the organ - and considered by some to be the greatest composer of organ music after J. S. Bach - but over time we have come to understand the breadth of his skills as a pianist and teacher and composer. From his faculty post at the Paris Conservatoire to his lifelong position as organist and maître de chapelle at the Basilica of Sainte-Clotilde, Franck had an outsized influence on the music of 19th century Paris. Come enjoy music from Lalo, Chausson, and Delibes, and from Franck we’ll get to savor his Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra; the Psyché, symphonic poem for chorus and orchestra; his famous Violin Sonata in A; and of course the great D Minor Symphony. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.