- 03/17 where have classical music’s uppercase letters gone?
- 03/15 A New York Philharmonic Coup: Deborah Borda Is Named the New Leader
- 03/14 Stradivarius heard for first time since 1980 theft
- 03/08 Fanny Mendelssohn's getting her due
- 03/02 Orchestral librarians: In The Line Of Fire
- 02/18 Is Rossini’s Cinderella overrated?
- 02/10 Leontyne Price: The Voice We Still Love To Talk About
- 02/08 Remembering Nicolai Gedda, 91, Versatile Tenor Whose Career Spanned Fifty Years
- 02/02 An introduction to Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
- 01/26 Malala Yousafzai’s UN speech set to music
- 01/22 John Rutter: 'Money's like petrol. You only notice when the tank is empty'
- 01/19 Roberta Peters, Soprano With a Dramatic Entrance, Dies at 86
- 01/15 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Petrenko
- 01/12 10 impossible classical masterpieces
- 01/05 Georges Prêtre: Conductor who forged a special partnership with Maria Callas in his 70-year career
- 01/03 Karel Husa, a renown Czech-born composer, spent his last years in Apex
- 12/26 Pianist Martha Argerich on remarkable career
- 12/25 Singers in Russian Military Choir Among 92 Feared Dead After Plane Crashes Into Black Sea
- 12/20 Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gatti, Barbican
- 12/07 The Best Classical Music of 2016
- 12/05 BBC Radio 3 to record music by ‘lost’ female composers
- 11/29 Academic denies irresponsibility in Sotheby's Beethoven manuscript row
- 11/16 Music aficionados are reviewing this incorrect Beethoven t-shirt and it’s hilarious
- 11/06 Zoltán Kocsis, pianist and 'giant of music', dies aged 64
- 11/01 BBC Proms announces Dubai dates
- 10/16 10 Questions for Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner
- 10/09 RIP Peter Allen, a Voice on the Radio for the Met Opera
- 10/03 Sir Neville Marriner on studying violin during the Blitz
- 09/28 Simon Keenlyside in ‘Don Giovanni’ [ Video ]
Spring HighlightsBy William Woltz
- The Metropolitan Opera
Saturdays through May 13
Mary Jo Heath hosts weekly live broadcasts of the Met Opera. Hear Verdi’s La Traviata on March 11, Beethoven’s Fidelio on April 1, and Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde on April 8.
- March is Women’s History Month
We feature female composers and performers from the medieval era to the 21st century, with an added focus on contemporary composers during WCPE’s Wavelengths on Sundays at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
- In the Gardens of Spain Weekend
Hear the smoky guitar sounds of Tárrega, the bright orchestrations of Rodrigo, and the passionate dances of Manuel de Falla, Albéniz, Granados, and more—get ready for a weekend of great music from Spain!
- A Cinema Classics Weekend
Many of our favorite movies are linked to familiar works of Classical music. We’ll feature music from your favorite movies, including time-honored Classical selections and music written specifically for the silver screen.
- WCPE Spring Membership Drive
March 24–April 2
Your financial support helps WCPE share Great Classical Music with listeners everywhere. Make your tax-deductible gift at theclassicalstation.org, or mail your silent pledge to
WCPE Radio, P.O. Box 897, Wake Forest, NC 27588.
WCPE airs a special program of music at 6:00 p.m. to mark the beginning of Passover at sunset this day.
Celebrate with Rob Kennedy, host of WCPE’s Great Sacred Music, beginning at 8:00 a.m.
- Back to the Baroque Weekend
From sunny Venetian concertos by Vivaldi to searching devotional works by Bach, the Baroque era presents a rich and varied musical landscape. We’ll play Handel and Telemann, Albinoni and Domenico Scarlatti, Purcell and Buxtehude—Baroque favorites plus some pieces you may not have heard before.
- Primarily Piano Weekend
We’ll play master pianists of the twentieth century, such as Van Cliburn and Artur Rubinstein, and also some of today’s best young performers—Daniil Trifonov, Alexandre Tharaud, Elizabeth Joy Roe, and Yuja Wang, to name a few.
- Memorial Day Weekend
An extended weekend celebrating American composers and performers, with lots of patriotic music on Monday to honor the men and women who have given so much for our country.
- All-Request Fridays
April 28, May 26
You’re the music director, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Submit your advance requests at theclassicalstation.org, or call WCPE at 919.556.0123 on the morning of the request program. And don’t forget our weekly feature, the Saturday Evening Request Program, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
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