Classical 91.5

Classical Music with Brenda Tremblay

Monday through Friday, 6 to 10 am on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1 and online at classical915.org

Wake up to a Mozart sonata and a Beethoven romance.  Catch a few minutes of the news.  What to wear?  You’ll hear the forecast, too, perhaps followed by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Copland's Rodeo, a new release from the Ying Quartet, Satie on LP, or the voice of a woman composer speaking to you across centuries.  Brenda's mission is to infuse your morning routine with the beauty and light of classical music.

Get up early enough and catch the birds at 6:00 a.m.  The daily Mystery Piece airs at 6:40. The Composer’s Datebook, a two-minute music history lesson, is on at 7:20.  Hear news on the hour.

When the world is too much with us, there's always J.S. Bach. 

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Brenda Tremblay

Tune in for a morning of classical music, cultural news, and Rochester’s arts calendar. 

The Mystery Piece theme?  Classical artists who jazz!

Monday, June 24

Let’s wake with a squeeze, a magic spell, a Beethoven sextet, and Rochester soprano Allyn Van Dusen singing a love song.  Michael Lasser has a new book out (City Songs and American Life 1900-1950), and you’ll love his portrait of the great Fats Waller around 8: 30 a.m.

Tuesday, June 25

For more than 40 years WXXI Classical 91.5 has broadcast "the birds" each morning just before 6:00 a.m.  This practice began under the creative spirit of Simon Pontin, then host of Simon's Super Scintillating Sunshine Show, or the Sunshine Show for short.  When Simon retired, listeners were very vocal about hoping that "the birds" would continue, which they have with current morning host Brenda Tremblay.  These recordings are from a 1970s recording called "Environments."