Theme & Variations with Joe Law
Sundays @ 2pM


Time for a literary theme this week, with a wide variety of music inspired by fiction. The composers are Ernest Chausson, John Ireland, Leos Janacek, Nikita Koshkin, Edward MacDowell, Horatio Parker, Georgy Sviridov and Georg Philipp Telemann.


In preparation for All Saints' Day (November 1), this week's program includes music inspired by the lives of saints. The music is by Jean Coulthard, Claude Debussy, G. F. Handel, Roy Harris, Alan Hovhaness, Franz Liszt and Virgil Thomson.


This week's program features concert music by composers more often associated with film: Elmer Bernstein, Jerry Goldsmith, Bernard Herrmann, Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Miklos Rozsa and John Williams.


This week we'll travel to Venice for music written to be performed in that city. The composers are Giovanni Gabrieli, Giovanni Legrenzi, Frank Martin, Darius Milhaud, Claudio Monteverdi, Gioachino Rossini, Igor Stravinsky, Virgil Thomson, Giuseppe Verdi and Antonio Vivaldi.


This week's program features compositions inspired by cautionary tales. The music is by Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Paul Dukas, AntonĂ­n Dvorak, Cesar Franck, Keith Gates, Gavin Gordon, Liza Lehmann, Roger Quilter and Camille Saint-Saens.


This week's program examines musical ciphers, with verbal messages embedded in music by J. S. Bach, Arnold Bax, Amy Beach, Benjamin Britten, Cristobal Halffter, Franz Liszt, Arvo Part, Maurice Ravel, Robert Schumann and Dmitri Shostakovich.