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  • Think Beethoven wrote the only famous 5th symphony? Think again. On today's show, we hear the great fifth symphony of Tchaikovsky. A piece written after…
  • Music performed by one of America's leading early music ensembles, The Waverly Consort, is presented on this Continuum. Three of their CDs are featured,…
  • Arabia's One Thousand And One Nights Goes To Russia
    What happens when a Russian composer gets ahold of the classic Golden Age Islamic tales?On this program, we devote the entire show to Scheherezade, the…
  • An Epoch Crumbles And Ravel's Response
    Is the greatest waltz of all time written by the Frenchman Maurice Ravel? In the aftermath of World War I, Ravel writes one of the great orchestral…
  • Mendelssohn Meets The Protestant Reformation
    Mendelssohn reckons with his Jewish past and his Christian (or is it?) present.The centerpiece of this program is Mendelssohn's Reformation symphony.…
  • Shakespeare and Holberg as musical influences bookend the beloved Haffner symphony of Mozart.We explore the rich world of plays inspiring the musical…
  • Franz Joseph Haydn: Father of the Symphony, Father of the String Quartet. On this program we explore the riches of both genres via the energetic Symphony…
  • Continuum presents a program by the outstanding early music ensemble Sequentia, now in its forty-fourth year of performing medieval music, some of which…
  • The Baroque composer Antonio Caldara (1670-1736) is best known as a creator of operas, cantatas and oratorios. This program presents one of his most…
  • The early music English vocal ensemble Gothic Voices was founded in 1981 and has since recorded 25 CDs. This Continuum program presents excerpts from four…