• Folk & Beyond Looks Back At 2014

    As a special treat on the final Thursday of 2014, aka Christmas Day, Peter Jones will look back at four of the many incredible acts who stopped by the WTJU studios over the year for a visit to Folk & Beyond. Taarka – February 27, 2014 Roosevelt Dime – May 8, 2014 Rhett Miller (Old […]

  • Miho Fukui performs Vivaldi bassoon concertos with energy

    Antonio Vivaldi wrote over 30 concertos for the bassoon, giving Miho Fukui a lot to choose from. Five of them, plus the Sinfonia from “Il Giustino”, RV 217 make up this new release. Included is the concerto in B-flat major, “La Notte,” RV 501, an oft-recorded work. Bassoonist Miho Fukui plays with a rich, full-bodied […]

  • Anguish and Triumph – a new Beethoven biography

    Why do we need a new biography of Beethoven, the facts of whose life are already well-known and whose works are among the most familiar in the entire repertoire?  Jan Swafford, composer, scholar, and distinguished biographer of Brahms and Charles Ives, answers that question handsomely in his new Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt […]

  • Dec 27 Gather ‘Round: Pogues Concert

    Gather ‘Round each Saturday night from 8-9 for WTJU Folk‘s concert series; both archived and live. There will be shows from The Prism Coffeehouse and VA Folklife archives mixed in with some from our announcers’ own libraries. And you never know when a live concert might pop up!  This week’s program comes from The Pogues.

  • Dec 20 Gather ‘Round: Bela Fleck & The Flecktones (2010)

    Gather ‘Round each Saturday night from 8-9 for WTJU Folk‘s concert series; both archived and live. There will be shows from The Prism Coffeehouse and VA Folklife archives mixed in with some from our announcers’ own libraries. And you never know when a live concert might pop up!  This week’s program comes from a 2010 […]

  • Archived “Radio Freedonia” with Bob Nastanovich available till Dec 26

    Indie rock legend Bob Nastanovich stopped by WTJU’s long-running rock show “Radio Freedonia” on Friday December 12th. The charter member of Pavement and Silver Jews is UVa Class of 1989 and was, unsurprisingly, a WTJU DJ. When Bob got to the station he immediately began rifling through the vinyl in the library, spinning some fave […]

  • Sculthorpe: Compete String Quartets with Didjeridu

    Peter Sculthorpe’s music captures the Australian character as completely as Aaron Copland’s does the American. In his compositions for string quartet and didjeridu, Sculthorpe highlights the tensions between the indigenous aborigines of Australia and the encroachment of Western settlers. The string quartet is a distinctively European invention, the didjeridu an Australian. And yet Sculthorpe skillfully […]

  • Deborah Murray’s finale on Classical Sunrise

    This Sunday, please remember to tune in to Classical Sunrise, 6-9 am, here on WTJU-Charlottesville. After 15 years, Deborah Murray is bowing out as host of the program, and this will be her last show. Deborah has been an outstanding station volunteer, not only hosting a program, but also serving as Classical Department Director. She […]

  • The Vivace Christmas Special

    This Friday, we’ll broadcast the Vivace Christmas Show, a mixture of classical and Christmas music. We start with the Czech Christmas Eve Mass by Jan Ryba, a perennial favorite, followed by some piano music by Beethoven. We’ll devote the first part of the 7 o’clock hour to Suites 3 and 4 of The Many Moods […]