Today would have been the 99th birthday of Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000), one of America’s most important composers. We’ll hear some of his choral gems and his "Mysterious Mountain" Symphony. Also, the Symphony #2 of Jean Sibelius.
The classical music world rejoices today, as we celebrate the 200th birthday of Poland’s Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). This afternoon, we’ll have four distinct hours of Chopin’s music, each covering a different aspect of his magnificent output.
We’ll be listening to some of the recent additions to our VPR Classical CD library. It grows more and more each week, and it is all possible thanks to your support. Hope you can tune in and enjoy this mixture of both new releases, and older releases that we’ve added to make sure our library is one of the best in public radio.