Theme & Variations

SUNDAYS @ 2PM

Theme & Variations introduces a new topic each week, presenting a wide range of music associated with that theme. Drawn from a millennium of Western classical music, the selections are an eclectic mix of familiar favorites and rarities. Theme and Variations is produced locally in Discover Classical's studios by host Joe Law.

6/9

This week’s program features concert works by composers better known for their film scores: Alexandre Desplat, Jerry Goldsmith, Bernard Herrmann, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota and John Williams.

 

6/16

This week’s program features film music by composers not usually associated with that medium: Arthur Benjamin, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Hans Werner Henze, John Ireland, Camille Saint-Saëns and Virgil Thomson.

 

6/23

There are six serenades in store this week by Marc Blitzstein, Benjamin Britten, Reynaldo Hahn, Lou Harrison, Ethel Smyth and P. I. Tchaikovsky.