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This Week At The Classical Station

by Rob Kennedy

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

All Request Friday

Are you a fan of Anonymous' compositions? Then, be sure to request some of his music for this coming Friday. The last Friday of the month is All Request Friday. You get to be the Music Director for the day. Submit your request online now, as the day will fill up quickly.

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April 24 birthday

On April 24 we observe the birthday of Australian guitarist John Williams (1941-). Winner of a Grammy Award with another prominent guitarist, Julian Bream, John Williams is widely considered to be one of the finest guitar players of his generation.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Day Dedication

Celebrate the special classical music lover in your life with a daily, weekly, or monthly announcement on The Classical Station. Find out more about day dedications and patron announcements on The Classical Station or renew your announcement by contacting Dan McHugh.

April 23 Birthday

On April 23 we observe the birthday of Italian composer Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857-1919). Although he composed 10 operas and 9 operettas, Signor Leoncavallo is best known to modern audiences for his opera Pagliacci.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Cleveland Orchestra

This evening Monday Night at the Symphony features the Cleveland Orchestra. On the program is music of Richard Wagner, Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in performances led by George Szell, Christoph von Dohnanyi and music director Franz Welser-Möst.

You can enjoy the concert beginning at 8 p.m. on 89.7 FM in Central North Carolina and streaming everywhere online and on our apps.

Photo: Roger Mastroianni

April 22 Birthdays

On April 22 we observe the birthdays of Italian composer Giuseppe Torelli (1658-1709), English composer Ethel Smyth (1858-1944), English contralto Kathleen Ferrier (1912-1953), American-born violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999), Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste (1956-). Although an accomplished violist and violinist, Signor Torelli is probably best remembered for his virtuoso trumpet concerti. A member of the women's suffrage movement, Dame Ethel Smyth composed in a variety of genres. With an extensive repertoire from folk songs to opera, Kathleen Ferrier was one of the great singers of the 20th-century. Yehudi Menuhin was wide considered one of the greatest violinists of the 20th-century. Maestro Saraste has served as the conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Oslo Philharmonic, among others.

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