Classical 91.5

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin

Monday through Friday, 7 to 8pm on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1 and online at
  • Hosted by John DiLiberto

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin is a daily radio program that delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music. Each five-program series builds off a single theme ranging from composer biographies to explorations of various cultures, musical styles, and time periods.

Detailed playlists for each program are available at the full Exploring Music program site.

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Host Bill McGlaughlin takes us on a two-week musical tour of London.  Come along with us weeknights at 7pm, June 14-25.

The Caucasus is a land of legends; a landscape of imposing peaks and hidden medieval villages. The Caucasus have always been considered Russia's wild frontier, and a source of inspiration for writers, romantics and composers alike.  We'll explore composers of the region during the Weeknights April 19-23 @ 7pm.

Shh...Wanna know a secret? We'll let you in on all these musical secrets as Bill McGlaughlin uncovers musical cryptograms the week of March 15th.

At a time when choirs have been shuttered, and large choral performances are not safe, Bill McGlaughlin presents a week of great choral music. Feb 8-12, 2021.

In January 2021, we'll hear the first two episodes of a 10-part exploration of the music of Giuseppe Verdi.

Through the centuries, and still today, music has been the salve to heal the hurts of the world.  During the week of December 21st, Bill McGlaughlin will take us on an exploration of music to help us find peace.

For some classical music lovers, all you have to say is American music, and the next words are Aaron Copland.  Bill McGlaughlin explores the America represented in Copland's music, the week of November 9th.

Although best known for his virtuosity as a pianist, Franz Liszt was also a prolific composer, writer, and all-around music entrepreneur, who, according to once said, “Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day.”  –Franz Liszt. Don't miss your chance to learn more about Franz Liszt the week of October 19th.

Host Bill McGlaughlin explores two Nordic greats: Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius during the week of September 21st. Week nights at 7pm.

This month host Bill McGlaughlin takes us to the pinnacle of Beethoven's greatest works during the later years of his life Beethoven at Parnassus, Part I & II (2-weeks, 8/10-8/21).