• Alexandre Tansman – Music for Violin and Piano

    I have to admit I was not familiar with the music of Alexandre Tansman before receiving this disc to review. But after listening to it, and reading about him, I definitely want to hear more. Alexandre Tansman was born in Poland and always maintained he was a Polish composer, though he spent virtually all of his life in […]

  • May 30 Gather Round: Norman & Nancy Blake at The Prism (1995)

    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! Tonight’s concert comes out of The Prism […]

  • John Nash: mathematician, Nobel Laureate, healed from schizophrenia

    John Forbes Nash, Princeton professor, mathematical genius and Nobel Laureate, died along with his wife, Alicia, in a taxi crash last Saturday afternoon, near Princeton, as he was returning from receiving the Abel Mathematics Prize in Norway. His inspirational life story, including his journey to genius and into and out of schizophrenia, was portrayed in […]

  • jazz adds may 25, 2015

    snarky puppy.  sylva.  impulse.  Playful, refined suite (composition: michael league)  where our dozen puppies play with the metropole orkest of Holland.    all the familiars are present:  prominent horns, funky grooves, and street band exuberance.  Cues range from the abbreviated sintra to a 20 minute the clearing.  if you are new to the puppy, it is […]

  • Buxtehude – Membra Jesu intimately performed

    Buxtehude’s 1680 work “Membra Jesu Nostri Patientis Sanctissima ” is sometimes referred to as the “first Lutheran oratorio.” While the subject matter (like the Seven Last Words of Christ) tie the parts together, the composition (to my ears) sounds more like seven discreet cantatas. The text is a contemplation of seven members of Christ’s body […]

  • jazz adds may 20, 2015

     jesse cook.  one world.  eOne.    Spoiler alert:  i ♥nuevo flamenco;  ever since wtju jazz librarian david lee burned me my first jesse cook cd, and said  i bet you’ll like this.  yes, sir!   this  puppy is  gypsy kings with strings ( multiple violins, cello, viola)  plus musical playmates, mr. sitar and ms. djembe.  and […]

  • May 23 Gather Round: Jim Lauderdale at The Festy (2011)

    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! Tonight’s concert features a Jim Lauderdale set […]

  • The Flaming Fire: Mary Queen of Scots and Her World

    Tenor and countertenor Ryland Angel and virginal player Dongsok Shin join the viol quartet Parthenia for a introspective look at the musical world of Mary, Queen of Scots. The well-balanced program includes selections native to 16th Century Scotland (both sacred and secular), music from the English court Mary may have heard during her imprisonment, and […]

  • WTJU Returns to Charlottesville City Market, May 23

    WTJU is delighted to announce that Atlantic Weekly returns to the all new and improved Charlottesville City Market this Saturday morning, May 23, between 8 am and noon.  Stop by and say hello!