Tune in this afternoon for a special archival presentation of Bedrich Smetana’s “The Bartered Bride.” This special broadcast was recorded on December 2, 1978 and will air today at 1 pm CST on Classical 90.7, KVNO!
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Tune in this morning at 11:30 am (CST) for the first broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera season right here on Classical 90.7, KVNO! Opening this year’s season is Verdi’s Don Carlo. That’s this morning at 11:30 on listener-supported, Classical 90.7, KVNO!
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Tune in this morning for one of the greatest stories ever told. Inspired by the tale of One Thousand and One Nights, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade is an epic orchestral work that takes the listener to foreign lands, on great sea journeys, and to the edge of their seat with excitement. Tune in yet this morning to Classical 90.7, KVNO!
We might as travel to the city of brotherly love for our 10 am Theme Hour, which features music from younger brothers of famous composers. We’ll hear a trumpet concerto from the younger brother of the “Father of the Symphony,” dance until we’re delirious with a member ofr the Strauss Waltz Dynasty, and have music from not one but two of Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach’s younger brothers. Tune in at 10 am to Classical 90.7, KVNO!
Start off your week on the right note with music Tchaikovsky wrote based on an Italian bugler for your Symphonic Sunrise. Then we’ll check out Gaubert’s antique coin collection, row though a Venetian soap opera, and get a chuckle out of Jean Sibelius. The Morning Show with Otis XII kicks off bright and early at 6 am with the News on Classical 90.7, KVNO!
Stay up late this Friday night and join host Dana Buckingham for five of Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovitch’s 15 string quartets. All of these quartets were performed in front of a live audience at the Aspen Music Festival by the acclaimed Emerson String Quartet. Included among the five quartets on tonight’s program is the Eighth String Quartet…one of the most suspenseful and chilling musical works ever recorded. Its the musical sound of fear and repression in a repressive and totalitarian state. Listen carefully for the dreaded “three loud knocks” a covert sign that the KGB is listening!
So make plans now to stay up late tonight (Friday) and join us for the Midnight Special right after Modern Classics with Stephen Ingemansen, exclusively on listener-supported, KVNO!
Today (December 10) is the birthday of one of the most original composers of the 20th century – Olivier Messiaen. This French composer loved birdsong, often transcribing it and basing compositions on it. He was a prisoner of war during World War II, during which he wrote his Quartet for the End of Time – a work written for the only instruments available to him at the time: clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. You can hear Messiaen’s music throughout the day as well as his Quartet for the End of Time tonight during Modern Classics here on Classical 90.7, KVNO!
This celebrated American composer started off his career as a kid playing piano for movie theaters and vaudeville acts. He later began conducting, arranging, and eventually composing for radio, film, television, and the concert hall. Today we celebrate the life and music of Morton Gould, who was born on this day, December 10. A full hour of his music is featured at 10 am and more of his music can be heard throughout the day. Tune in on Classical 90.7, KVNO!
Tune in for Nocturnes after the UNO Maverick Hockey game on Classical 90.7, KVNO! Clifford Jones brings you highlights from the Nutcracker, a Bach Violin Concerto, and Beethoven’s Symphony No 5. Then during Starlight Classics Tchaikovsky returns with a complete recording of his Symphony No 1, Winter Dreams. All this and more on the way on listener-supported, KVNO!
This “forest devil” moved to Paris with his family, bringing a little bit of Vienna with them – even though they weren’t from Vienna. He was a violinist, and when he conducted, he carried a “big” stick. And when the King of England heard his music, he was “royally” impressed. Today is also the birthday of Emile Waldteufel. Tune in all day for some of his most popular music on listener-supported, KVNO!