School of music
FELIX MENDELSSOHN:
Songs without Words Op 85/4, Elegie
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

on 89.1 FM and 89.5 FM (southern Utah County)
or online at www.classical89.org/streaming
Program Schedule
April 22
Cello Concertos
“What a sound the cello makes!” Bill opines. The cello started to gain popularity in the 17th and early 18th centuries when it was found to be very good at accompanying singers at the opera, such as Bach cantatas. And it became the vehicle for numerous great and famous compositions in many different settings: by Haydn, Prokofiev, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Villa-Lobos and others. Bill of course includes Elgar’s Cello Concerto in the mix to make the week a triumph for what used to be considered an unwieldy instrument. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
April 23
Cello Concertos
“What a sound the cello makes!” Bill opines. The cello started to gain popularity in the 17th and early 18th centuries when it was found to be very good at accompanying singers at the opera, such as Bach cantatas. And it became the vehicle for numerous great and famous compositions in many different settings: by Haydn, Prokofiev, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Villa-Lobos and others. Bill of course includes Elgar’s Cello Concerto in the mix to make the week a triumph for what used to be considered an unwieldy instrument. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
April 24
Cello Concertos
“What a sound the cello makes!” Bill opines. The cello started to gain popularity in the 17th and early 18th centuries when it was found to be very good at accompanying singers at the opera, such as Bach cantatas. And it became the vehicle for numerous great and famous compositions in many different settings: by Haydn, Prokofiev, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Villa-Lobos and others. Bill of course includes Elgar’s Cello Concerto in the mix to make the week a triumph for what used to be considered an unwieldy instrument. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
April 25
Cello Concertos
“What a sound the cello makes!” Bill opines. The cello started to gain popularity in the 17th and early 18th centuries when it was found to be very good at accompanying singers at the opera, such as Bach cantatas. And it became the vehicle for numerous great and famous compositions in many different settings: by Haydn, Prokofiev, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Villa-Lobos and others. Bill of course includes Elgar’s Cello Concerto in the mix to make the week a triumph for what used to be considered an unwieldy instrument. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
April 26
Cello Concertos
“What a sound the cello makes!” Bill opines. The cello started to gain popularity in the 17th and early 18th centuries when it was found to be very good at accompanying singers at the opera, such as Bach cantatas. And it became the vehicle for numerous great and famous compositions in many different settings: by Haydn, Prokofiev, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Villa-Lobos and others. Bill of course includes Elgar’s Cello Concerto in the mix to make the week a triumph for what used to be considered an unwieldy instrument. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
April 29
Marlboro Music
Each summer in Vermont, the sign that greets everyone coming to Marlboro Music is "Caution: Musicians at Play." A BBC journalist said, if there were a banner across the entrance, it should say "Espressivo." These two signs— the actual and the imagined— describe the musical experiences at Marlboro. Artistic director Mitsuko Uchida explained to Bill that Marlboro, founded in 1951, has a historic link that goes back directly to composers of the Second Viennese School, to Brahms, and all the way to Mozart and Haydn. Exploring Music’s visit this summer reminded us of Mozart’s spirit when he dedicated six quartets to Papa Haydn: “Please… receive them kindly and be to them a father, guide, and friend!” Listen for this spirit of entrusting and sharing chamber music with this multi-generational family of Marlboro Music. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.
April 30
Marlboro Music
Each summer in Vermont, the sign that greets everyone coming to Marlboro Music is "Caution: Musicians at Play." A BBC journalist said, if there were a banner across the entrance, it should say "Espressivo." These two signs— the actual and the imagined— describe the musical experiences at Marlboro. Artistic director Mitsuko Uchida explained to Bill that Marlboro, founded in 1951, has a historic link that goes back directly to composers of the Second Viennese School, to Brahms, and all the way to Mozart and Haydn. Exploring Music’s visit this summer reminded us of Mozart’s spirit when he dedicated six quartets to Papa Haydn: “Please… receive them kindly and be to them a father, guide, and friend!” Listen for this spirit of entrusting and sharing chamber music with this multi-generational family of Marlboro Music. Playlist information at exploringmusic.wfmt.com.