WFIT Features

In the early 1800's a collection of ribald -- to the point of nearly obscene -- poems were found in a German monastery. In 1936, Carl Orff set 24 of them to music and his Carmina Burana has since then achieved near-cult status. Michael Tilson Thomas directs a superb performance of this week's featured work.

Also scheduled are a set of Chopin Mazurkas, a pair of Handel organ concerti with two quite different interpretations, and Poulenc's Suite Francaise.

My conversation with Graham Nash from yesterday, will air in the 12 noon hour (EST) . His show, at the King Center in Melbourne, FL., is this Tues, the 13th. Plus music from Jesse Colin Young, The Fleet Foxes & more!
10 -1 PM

Listen Live at www.fmodyssey.com, www.wfit org & 89.5 in Melb, FL
 

The King of Swing plays Mozart. Benny Goodman, better known as a jazz musician, maintained a lifelong interest in classical music. Here he plays the Clarinet Quintet in A major. Listeners who were watching television thirty-or-so years ago may recognize this as "The Last M*A*S*H Quintet."

Also scheduled are a triple violin concerto of Vivaldi, the Bach Magnificat, music from Rameau and Praetorius, and some songs from Elizabethan England.

Here’s the long awaited annual Sound Waves Top 30.  There were a lot of great albums released in 2014.  It was truly difficult to select only 30, but these albums got a lot of spins on Sound Waves throughout the year.
Here’s to a great year and a rockin’ 2015!
 
Tune in to Sound Waves on New Year’s Eve, Wednesday Dec. 31, 10am-2pm and we’ll run down this list and a few more honorable mentions.

# - ARTIST - ALBUM - LABEL

1 - Spoon - They Want My Soul - Loma Vista

The great Russian film director Sergei Eisenstein asked Sergei Prokofiev to write the score for his 1938 movie depicting Alexander Nevsky's defeat of the Teutonic knights at the Battle of Lake Peipus in 1242. The film got caught up in the politics of the day. You can hear the story as well as the film score on New Years night.

Also scheduled are Schubert's Impromptus, Opus 90 complete; Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1; and music of Palestrina, Monteverdi and Sweelinck.

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