Your usual Friday fun … on Thursday as well!

If you will honor us with your company on WTJU-91.1 FM, this week and next week, you’ll have to put up with me for two morning shows.

classicalcafe

On Thursday, I’ll be hosting Classical Cafe, and to celebrate the birthday of French composer, Adolphe Adam, the first hour will be filled with ballet music: two suites from Giselle.

A short sample of the music you’ll be hearing


After 7 am, we’ll hear a Boccherini Symphony and a Bassoon Concerto by Johann Christian Bach, and we’ll mark the birthday of the inventive 20th Century Canadian/British composer, Robert Farnon.

Our third birthday of the morning is that of Swiss composer, Ernest Bloch:  we’ll listen to his Jewish Poem No. 1, Dancing just after 8 am.  A Quartet by Devienne and a Quintet by Mozart will bring Classical Cafe to a satisfying conclusion.

Friday Morning

vivace

If you’d like to come back for more on Friday, Vivace will feature music by Franz Danz and a harp concerto by the rarely-heard English composer, Elias Parish Alvars, whom Hector Berlioz called “the Franz Liszt of the harp”.

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At 7 am, we have some delightful music for lute by Haydn, a waltz by Carl Ziehrer and an oboe concerto by Franz Krommer.  And after 8 am, we’ll hear a concerto by Albinoni and music from two of the Mozart family, a Serenade by Wolfgang and a piano concerto by his son, Franz Xaver Mozart.

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I hope you’ll join us as you start your day. I look forward to the pleasure of your company, Thursday and Friday mornings, here on WTJU-Charlottesville.

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