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WCPE FM Great Nicknames Weekend
TheClassicalStation.org: Fun With Aliases
Wake Forest, N.C. (November 4, 2016) —WCPE Music Director William Woltz announces a weekend-long extravaganza celebrating Great Classical Nicknames, November 12,13, 2016. Throughout this two-day festival, WCPE will share music with alternate titles. On Saturday you may request your favorite nicknames here.
“Some of the greatest pieces of Classical music are known by their colorful nicknames,” says Woltz. “Hear the story behind Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony, Haydn’s Emperor String Quartet and more.”
9:00 a.m. Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 14 in C-sharp Minor (Moonlight)
11:00 a.m. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 3 in D (Polish)
1:00 p.m. Haydn: Symphony no. 45 in F-sharp Minor (Farewell)
3:00 p.m. Smetana: String Quartet no. 1 in E Minor (From My Life)
4:00 p.m. Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat (Emperor)
5:00 p.m. Mozart: Symphony no. 41 in C (Jupiter)
7:00 a.m. Boccherini: “Celebrated Minuet”
10:00 a.m. Rachmaninoff: Vespers, op. 37
11:00 a.m. Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 4 in A (Italian)
1:00 p.m. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 6 in B Minor (Pathétique)
3:00 p.m. Chopin: Prelude in D-flat (Raindrop)
4:00 p.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 3 in E-flat (Eroica)
5:00 p.m. Hanson: Symphony no. 2 (Romantic)
“Join WCPE for a weekend full of delightful musical works with intriguing names,” concludes Woltz.
WCPE’s 24/7 live broadcast of Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day can be accessed around the globe in several ways; on-line streaming in multiple formats, including IPv6, small dish home satellite reception, local cable television systems and traditional radio broadcasting. A complete list of the ways WCPE is available with instructions for cable and satellite reception can be found at: http://theclassicalstation.org/listen.shtml.
With a 38 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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