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  • Continuum presents delightful catches and ballads of Merry Old England— 300 years ago. Featured will be Songs from the Tavern, Dancing in the Grass,…
  • This week Continuum presents A Flemish Feast, featuring music of the Netherlands — including songs and dances that were very popular during the…
  • The grand 'Emperor' concerto comes roaring back to vivd high-fidelity life via a thrilling performance from one of the century's great pianists. On this…
  • Continuum presents excerpts from the 12th century manuscript, Carmina Burana(The Songs from Beuern). This medieval manuscript was discovered in 1803 inthe…
  • 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…