Theme & Variations with Joe Law
Sundays @ 2pM


Brush up your Shakespeare this week and enjoy music inspired by his histories, comedies and tragedies.  The music is by Hector Berlioz, Henry Kimball Hadley, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Joseph Haydn, Henry Purcell, Bedrich Smetana, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and William Walton.


This week's program features historical reenactments of two very different concerts that took place in Vienna only a dozen years apart.  The music is by Alban Berg, Gustav Mahler, Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern, Alexander Zemlinsky and -- yes -- Johann Strauss II.


This week's program features the original versions of music better known in later versions or arrangements. The music is by J. S. Bach, Samuel Barber, Edvard Grieg, Gustav Mahler, Modest Mussorgsky, Maurice Ravel and Johann Strauss II, with special guest appearances by Simone Molinaro, Vincenzo Galilei and several anonymous composers.


The Power of Five: quintets by Ludwig van Beethoven, Georges Bizet, Johannes Brahms, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Victor Ewald.


This week's program presents opera without words (but not necessarily without singing) by Mikhail Glinka, Christoph Willibald von Gluck, Karl Goldmark, Howard Hanson, Ferdinand Herold, Gustav Holst, Giacomo Puccini, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner.


Composers pay tribute to their predecessors, with music ranging from 1460 to 1984: Luigi Cherubini, Manuel de Falla, Jean Françaix, Jacques Ibert, Franz Liszt, Johannes Ockeghem, C. H. H. Parry, Manuel Ponce and Jean Roger-Ducasse.