WCPE FM Russian Romantics Weekend

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WCPE Music Director William Woltz announces a weekend-long musical extravaganza on The Classical Station celebrating great classical music of the Russian romantics, January 16-18, 2015.

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Enjoy a selection of piano miniatures by well - and less well - known composers of the 19th century Russia.

WCPE Music Director William Woltz announces a weekend-long musical extravaganza on The Classical Station celebrating great classical music of the Russian romantics, January 16-18, 2015. Listeners may contribute to this special programming by submitting a music request here.

On January 18, 2015, 3 p.m. ET WCPE presents a concert entitled Piano Music of the Russian Romantics with Dr. Anatoly Larkin, piano at The Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave, Cary, NC 27511. This event is free and open to the public. More information is found at https://www.facebook.com/events/1477263609207821/.

“Enjoy a selection of piano miniatures by well - and less well - known composers of the 19th century Russia,” offers Dr. Larkin. “The concert begins with Glinka and marches through the century, tracing the development of musical language in St. Petersburg and Moscow - the two epicenters of culture to the east of the Baltic Sea."

Here is a partial listing of the works scheduled to air on TheClassicalStation.org:

16 Friday
7:00 p.m. Rimsky-Korsakov: Suite from The Tale of Tsar Saltan
8:00 p.m. Borodin: Symphony no. 2 in B Minor
9:00 p.m. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

17 Saturday
8:00 a.m. Glinka: “Jota Aragonaise”
9:00 a.m. Arensky: Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky
10:00 a.m. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 5 in E Minor
11:00 a.m. Glazunov: The Seasons
12:00 p.m. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no. 2 in C Minor
4:00 p.m. Piano Music of the Russian Romantics
5:00 p.m. Borodin: Overture and “Polovtsian Dances” from Prince Igor

18 Sunday
7:00 a.m. Grechaninov: “Hail, Gladdening Light”
11:00 a.m. Glinka: Three Dances from A Life for the Czar
12:00 p.m. Mussorgsky: “Night on Bald Mountain”
1:00 p.m. Balakirev: Symphony no. 2 in D Minor
2:00 p.m. Cui: Suite “In the Popular Style”
3:00 p.m. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
4:00 p.m. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D

About WCPE:
With a 35 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 http://www.TheClassicalStation.org or call 919-556-5178.

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