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New Orleans Public Radio

Friday morning at 9:00, Classical New Orleans will present a full hour of music from the 1930s.

You'll hear the first orchestral composition by Samuel Barber (1931); an early piano trio by Leonard Bernstein (1937); a famous "sequel" by George Gershwin (1931); and, the Piano Concerto in G by Maurice Ravel (1931-32).

James Arey is your host for sounds from the 1930s • Friday, July 17 • 9am-10am • Classical 104.9 FM & WWNO HD-2

The acclaimed Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes turned 50 on April 7, 2020.

In addition to his lifelong dedication to the music of Norway's Edvard Grieg, Andsnes has also released recordings of Beethoven, Sibelius, Haydn and Shostakovich.

We've compiled a brief discography of Leif Ove Andsnes -- here at Classical 104.9 FM we wish him a fabulous 50th!

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Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor

2019 Holiday Programming Schedule

Dec 17, 2019
Dionne Grayson / WWNO

WWNO's 2019 Holiday Programming Schedule is here!

December 22

9-10 p.m. - Chanukah in Story and Song, with Leonard Nimoy

We've been previewing some terrific new recordings for our Classical 104.9 FM music library. Some of these new CDs feature familiar material; some explore brand-new musical landscapes.

Conductor Kent Nagano leads the Montreal Symphony in a survey of American composer John Adams' iconic music from the 1980s. The violinist Rachel Barton Pine explores concertos by Khachaturian and Dvorak. And, the American composer Michael Torke presents a CD of brand-new instrumental concertos.

These are just a few of the new recordings we've added to our library in November. You'll be hearing these performances on the air this month!

Thursday, July 4th marks America's 243rd birthday! And, to honor the Fourth of July, Classical 104.9 FM will be presenting American and patriotic favorites all day for you.

Our local host James Arey has stirring sounds by John Williams, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Aaron Copland, Jennifer Higdon, Michael Torke, John Philip Sousa and Leonard Bernstein on "Classical New Orleans" from 9am to 1pm.