Wake to classical music, a little news, and a daily mystery at 6:40 a.m.
The Theme? Secret Combos!
Guess the composers unlocking musical possibilities with codes, cryptograms, and puzzles.
Brenda Tremblay hosts from 6:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Monday, August 26
Hit the ground running with a Baroque composer’s portrait of a thirsty deer by a brook, as well as a preview of autumn from The Four Seasons, and a student assignment which earned Gabriel Faure first place in a music school competition.
Tuesday, August 27
Wake up with Jeremy Denk’s newest release featuring a Bach fugue, Mozart’s A Little Night Music, and the Ying Quartet playing Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir of Florence.
Wednesday, August 28
Commute with the fleet-footed Mercury, the winged messenger from The Planets. Hear Pegasus Early Music recorded live in concert performing music by the Italian composer and singer Barbara Strozzi. Dawn Upshaw sings Knoxville: Summer of 1915, evoking “that time of evening when people sit on their porches, rocking gently and talking gently and watching the street and the standing up into their sphere of possession of the trees.”
Thursday, August 29
Start a fresh day with a new release from 20 year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason. You’ll also hear performances from dulcimer virtuoso Mitzie Collins, violinist Juliana Athayde, and Oliver Latry, Titular Organist of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris.
Friday, August 30
You’re invited to launch into the day with Renaissance dances, film music, a sunny Haydn, and a postcard from Times Square.