• Catch the Charlottesvile Chamber Music Festival on WTJU

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    The Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival is in its 15th season and this year it runs from September 7th through the 18th. WTJU listeners will have two opportunities to enjoy music from the festival if they are not able to attend themselves. Ralph Graves will air an hour of the opening concert (performed Sunday, September 7th at […]

  • Friedrich Gernsheim – Forgotten Genius

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    Beginning this Wednesday, “Gamut” (6-9am Wednesday mornings) will be featuring a cycle of symphonies by German composer Friedrich Gernsheim. Who? Although Gernsheim’s reputation has lapsed into relative obscurity, it wasn’t always the case. Friedrich Gernsheim (1838-1916) was a well-respected composer, conductor, and teacher in the latter half of the 19th century. Like Mendelssohn, Gernsheim was […]

  • Running the Gamut 5 – A Thousand and One Thanks

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    Since July 11, 1991, I’ve been hosting a classical music morning program on WTJU, 91.1fm in Charlottesville Virginia.. The three-hour program had a simple programming tenant — never repeat a work. (read more at Running the Gamut – A Thousand and One Wednesdays) Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 6-9am we marked the 1000th program with […]

  • Running the Gamut 4 – A Thousand and One Questions

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    Since July 11, 1991, I’ve been hosting a classical music morning program on WTJU, 91.1fm in Charlottesville Virginia.. The three-hour program had a simple programming tenant — never repeat a work. (read more at Running the Gamut – A Thousand and One Wednesdays) Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 6-9am we’ll mark the 1000th program with […]

  • Running the Gamut 3 – A Thousand and One Lessons

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    Since July 11, 1991, I’ve been hosting a classical music morning program on WTJU, 91.1fm in Charlottesville Virginia.. The three-hour program had a simple programming tenant — never repeat a work. Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 6-9am we’ll mark the 1000th program with a live webcast, mini-fundrive, and air messages from our listeners (call 434.207.2120 […]

  • Running the Gamut 2 – A Thousand and One Milestones

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    Since July 11, 1991, I’ve been hosting a classical music morning program on WTJU, 91.1fm in Charlottesville Virginia.. The three-hour program had a simple programming tenant — never repeat a work. (read more at Running the Gamut – A Thousand and One Wednesdays) Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 6-9am we’ll mark the 1000th program with […]

  • Running the Gamut – A Thousand and One Wednesdays

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    Since July 11, 1991, I’ve been hosting a classical music morning program on WTJU, 91.1fm in Charlottesville Virginia.. That statement in itself isn’t that remarkable. Despite the turmoil in commercial and NPR-affiliate non-commercial stations, it’s still possible to have some longevity as a volunteer announcer. But I chose to do something different with “Gamut,” my […]

  • C.E.F. Weyse – A Danish Treasure Rediscovered

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    The premise of “Gamut” is that the program is a continual survey of the rich repertoire of classical music. By never repeating a work, I’m forced to continually seek out both lesser-known works by famous composers, and lesser-known composers of merit. This lead me recently to Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse (1774-1842), a Danish composer I […]

  • Reclaiming the 4th Musically

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    In the last post I outlined my thoughts about programming music for the 4th of July. Unfortunately, we had serious problems with our on-air signal (still recovering from last week’s storm). The program aired in its entirety online, but only some of it was heard over the air.Not to worry. It’s saved in our online archive, […]