We survey music and poetry inspired by Ovid's legend of Daphne and Apollo by composers such as Francesco Cavalli and Richard Strauss, and also explore in depth George Frederic Handel's cantata Daphne and Apollo.
This week we celebrate Independence Day by searching for the Great American Symphony, listening to symphonies by Copland, Ives, and others.
We begin a three-program exploration of the vocal and instrumental music of the Baroque genius Johann Sebastian Bach, anchored by his great B Minor Mass.
Our three-part survey of the sacred and secular music of Johann Sebastian Bach continues with music from his monumental B Minor Mass, a cantata or two, and a variety of instrumental masterpieces.
We wrap up our three-program series on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach with assorted instrumental gems and the conclusion of his magnificent Mass in B Minor.