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Lucy's Sonic Garage, hosted by Lucy Lu premiers Sept. 13th on WFIT.  A cornucopia of eclectic tunes from garage rock to surf punk to new & unique.....everything and enough to get your booty shaking.

10:00 PM  Tuesdays on 89.5 FM and streaming worldwide at WFIT.org.

Comparatively little of the music Antonio Vivaldi wrote for the orphanage where he worked for thirty years was vocal. He was, after all, in charge of the orchestra, not the chorus. Once in a while, though, he filled in when the choral director's post was vacant, and when he did, he wrote music for the occasion.

We begin this week's program with the Vivaldi Magnificat, and continue with an hour of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Italian music.

The Shostakovich cycle of Preludes and Fugues continues, and we wrap up the program with music of Bach and Wagner.

Please Kill Me: Voices From The Archives
 
Please Kill Me is the story how the Andy Warhol scene during the 1960s morphed into the punk rock movement of the 1970s in New York City.

We're going to spend two hours with composers from central and eastern Europe this week.

We'll hear music from Renaissance Hungarian and Polish composers whose names are lost to us. Works of ethnomusicologists like Bartok and Kodaly, music of emigre composers like Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky, pieces by 19th century superstars like Liszt, and lots more.

The Russians are coming ---- and so are the Romanians, the Transylvanians, the Slovaks and others,  and we'll still barely scratch the surface of this rich olio of cultures.

Rachel Barton Pine
NPR

W.A. Mozart and American violinist Rachel Barton Pine both began their musical careers at about the same age -- three!

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