Jan 272015

All day today Radio Bach will celebrate the birthday of WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)!! He was such an incomparable genius, we won’t be able to play everything he wrote, but you’ll outstanding examples of his chamber music, symphonies, sacred music, operas, piano concertos and concertos for other instruments. Please join us!!

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Jan 062015

Scriabin wrote some of the greatest piano music ever, and his orchestral pieces are sumptuous romanticism at its best. He was also a mystic, and toward the end of his life he was working on a massive symphony called MYSTERIUM which he wanted to be performed in a temple surrounded with bells in the Himalayan mountains. The performance would include dancing, colored lights and perfume. Scriabin thought that Mysterium would usher in the end of the world. Below is a sample of this amazing work. While it may not cause the end of the world, it’s still pretty mind-blowing.

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Dec 222014

We’ll be playing the best Christmas music performed by the world’s finest musicians, like the King’s College Choir, Cambridge conducted by David Willcocks, the Robert Shaw Chorale, Chanticleer, the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy, the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein, vocalists like Leontyne Price, Joan Sutherland, Barbara Hendricks, Renée Fleming, Placido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti. You’ll hear everything from medieval miracle plays to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It’s the greatest variety of Christmas music you’ll ever hear. Please join us and make Radio Bach your Classical Home for the Holidays!!
vintage christmas

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Dec 212014

NBC commissioned Menotti to write a Christmas opera and it was first aired on the network on Christmas Ever 1951. (Can you imagine a commercial television network commissioning an opera today?) This is the painting that inspired Menotti to write his opera, THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI by Hieronymous Bosch. Please join us tonight at 7 and make Radio Bach your Classical Home for the Holidays!

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Dec 202014

3 PM: THE NUTCRACKER (narrated by Kevin Kline)
7 PM: THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS PAST (a recreation of what it was like to listen to British radio during Christmastime in the 1940s.

And, of course, lots of other beautiful Christmas music throughout the day. Please join us and make Radio Bach your Classical Home for the Holidays.


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