Theme & Variations with Joe Law
Sundays @ 2pM


Leonard Bernstein's early Violin Sonata, his ballet Facsimile, and his second symphony ("The Age of Anxiety") all share thematic material. You'll hear all three this week, along with music by Gustav Mahler and Sergei Prokofiev, as this month-long centennial tribute to Bernstein continues.


August's programs pay tribute to Leonard Bernstein, who was born in August 1918. This week's lineup features Bernstein's Clarinet Sonata, a selection from Candide (not the overture), and his third symphony ("Kaddish"). There's music by Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Joseph Haydn, and P. I. Tchaikovsky as well.


To conclude August's centennial tribute to Leonard Bernstein, Bernstein conducts an all-Beethoven program, including the famous performance of the Ninth Symphony from Berlin.