June 27, 2014 - Classic Mornings

Name a Järvi

It’s a convenient and logical thing for listeners to do, particularly listeners who are new to classical music.  They associate the names of conductors with orchestras or ensembles, for example Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic or Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. It seems to bring a little order to the world of classical music that’s heavily populated with the names of composers and performers. 

There’s just a bit of a problem with that. 


June 12, 2014 - Classic Mornings

Greetings from Johann Sebastian Beach!

It’s not exactly the Stanley Cup or NBA playoffs, the French Open or the World Cup. That doesn’t mean it hasn’t had its own share of excitement and surprises.


May 29, 2014 - Classic Mornings

Send A Letter

From time to time, I catch myself listening to the Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle segment with puzzlemaster Will Shortz, the New York Times’ crossword puzzle editor.


May 15, 2014 - Classic Mornings

A Classic Morning Field Trip!

Those walking by Studio D during Classic Mornings probably think I’m the only one in there.


May 02, 2014 - Classic Mornings

Polly Want Academy!

Recently, I decided to pay a visit to a parrot I hadn’t seen in quite a while.


April 17, 2014 - Classic Mornings

That Number Again Is…!

Some of you may wonder if, after a fund drive, those of us who have repeated the pledge telephone number hundreds of times over the course of several days accidentally give that number instead of our own telephone numbers and follow it up by saying: “That number again is......!” 


April 04, 2014 - Classic Mornings

Four Years (No Foolin’!)

April 1 was the day we had our first Classic Morning, four years ago (no fooling!). We’ve had more than a thousand of them since! 


March 20, 2014 - Classic Mornings

Thinking Outside the Bachs

Spring officially arrives in March. So does Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday – on March 21st.  The 2 events nearly coincide, and sometimes it seems it was destined to be that way.


March 06, 2014 - Classic Mornings

It Must Be a Car Radio!

One of the traditional curiosities of radio listening is the appearance (and disappearance) of faraway stations.


February 19, 2014 - Classic Mornings

Vivaldi and the Good Bad Guys

You know how it is when you’re reading something and you begin to feel as though the author is playing mind games with you? You start to get confused and begin to re-examine all sorts of things you had thought to be true – or to consider some things you never had thought about before.


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