A radio station with a carefully selected mix of mostly classical and jazz
This commercial-free station is a place for you to discover and enjoy music that includes classical, jazz, and occasionally other types of music. I hope you find peace and joy in it wherever you are.
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Current running playlists
Music by Women Composers is partly from a program that Musica Vocale performed in November, 2016, the choral group I'm part of with many wonderful friends. The works are extraordinary, composed by Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Paula Foley Tillen, and Patricia Van Ness, among others. I hope you enjoy these pieces and will be adding a lot to this over time.
This collection of choral music is loosely based on a program that Musica Vocale performed in November, 2017. It includes Charles Villiers Stanford's The Blue Bird and Arvo Pärt's The Deer's Cry, along with selections by Ēriks Ešenvalds and Pēteris Vasks, among others, that I think you'll love.
Photograph by Konstanttin
I often enjoy transcriptions, where a work is rewritten for a different instrument or instruments, more than the original works. This set has some of my favorite transcriptions I've found over the years, along with some new discoveries. This features the San Francisco Saxophone Quartet performing Felix Mendelssohn's Octet in E-flat Major, and is one of my favorite recordings of all time. Since the San Franscisco Sax Quartet is only four players, they recorded it once with four parts and then recorded it again to complete it with the four other parts. It's something to be experienced!
This playlist has some great recordings from 2020, a tough year for all of us. Music can be so cathartic and comforting, though. I'll be adding to this mix as I discover new music and exceptional recordings from last year. Listen for The Arts and The Hours by Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, a transcription from Jean-Philippe Rameau’s last opera Les Boréades.
This is a set of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. I'll be writing about his music in a post later, but I hope you enjoy this varied blend of his music, which includes saxophonist Amy Dickson performing Spiegel im Spiegel (Mirror in the Mirror) with pianist Catherine Milledge, originally written for violin and piano. Watch a video of her performance here.
Winterscapes features classical music inspired by snow, barren trees, stars the way they appear brighter on those clear cold nights, and piercing winter winds. The music is warm, though. Everything from early consort music by Christopher Simpson to choral music by contemporary composers such as Rebecca Dale and Ēriks Ešenvalds, with composers such as Schubert, Prokofiev, Vivaldi, Poulenc, and Debussy falling in between.