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WCPE FM Great Nicknames Weekend

TheClassicalStation.org: Fun With Aliases

Wake Forest, N.C. (November 5, 2013) —WCPE Music Director William Woltz announces a weekend-long extravaganza celebrating Great Classical Nicknames, November 9, 10, 2013. Throughout this two-day festival, WCPE will share music with alternate titles. On Saturday you may request your favorite nicknames here.

“Have you ever wondered why Beethoven’s piano masterpiece is known as the Moonlight Sonata, or how Haydn’s Drum Roll Symphony got its name?” asks Woltz. “Join WCPE for a weekend full of colorful music with interesting monikers.”

9 Saturday

8:00 a.m. Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat (Emperor)
10:00 a.m. Tartini: Sonata in G Minor (The Devil’s Trill)
12:00 p.m. Mozart: Symphony no. 41 in C (Jupiter)
2:00 p.m. Dvorák: String Quartet no. 12 in F (American)
3:00 p.m. Schumann: Symphony no. 1 in B-flat (Spring)
4:00 p.m. Nielsen: Symphony no. 4 (The Inextinguishable)
5:00 p.m. Chopin: Étude in A-flat (“The Shepherd Boy”)

10 Sunday

7:00 a.m. Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 25 in G (Sonatina)
11:00 a.m. Haydn: Symphony no. 94 in G (Surprise)
1:00 p.m. Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 5 (Reformation)
2:00 p.m. Hanson: Symphony no. 2 (Romantic)
3:00 p.m. Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 14 in C-sharp Minor (Moonlight)
4:00 p.m. Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Suite no. 4 in G (Mozartiana)

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About WCPE:

With a 35 plus year history, WCPE 89.7 FM is a non-commercial, 100 percent listener-supported, independent station dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music broadcasting. WCPE is heard worldwide on the Internet in multiple formats, including the next generation IPv6. Because WCPE receives no tax-derived support, the station conducts two on-air fundraising campaigns and two major mail-out campaigns per year to raise needed operating funds. For more information, visit www.TheClassicalStation.org or call 919-556-5178.

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