This Continuum program is a recording of early music played by the modern early music ensemble from Paris, Capriccio Stravagante, directed by its founder, New Orleans-born Skip Sempe. Composers included are Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Diego Ortiz, Cipriano de Rore, and Josquin des Prez. Included also are compositions and arrangements composed in the antique style by Skip Sempe. Recording used is Antico Moderno (Capriccio Stravagante) - Paradizo PA0008.

Routes Rock & Cajun Stardom: Boz Scaggs & Jimmy C. Newman

Feb 12, 2019

We trace stardom back to its source, traversing the roots and routes that led small town musicians to national fame. Pop icon Boz Scaggs and the late Cajun honky-tonk man Jimmy C. Newman took very different paths to the stage but carried with them the sounds they grew up hearing. Boz Scaggs achieved mainstream success with his own platinum records as well as his work with Steve Miller and Duane Allman.

Continuum presents excerpts from the medieval Play of Robin and Marion (Jeu de Robin et Marion). It is the earliest secular play with music, written in around 1282 to 1283, and is the most famous work of Adam de la Halle (1220-1288). It was first performed at the Angevin Court in Naples around this time. The story is a dramatization of a traditional genre of medieval French song, the pastourelle. Recordings used are: Le Jeu de Robin et Marion (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis) - Focus 913, Le jeu de Robin et Marion (Ensemble Perceval) - Arion ARN 68162, Arras 1300 (N.O.

Classical New Orleans will head to Scotland on Wednesday morning with a full hour of Scottish reels, airs, folk tunes AND the Max Bruch "Scottish Fantasy".

You'll hear performances by Rachel Barton-Pine, the Cambridge Singers, the Quadriga Consort, Alan Feinberg, and James Ehnes.

Join us from 9am-10am, Wednesday, February 6thon: Classical 104.9 FM & WWNO HD-2.

This Continuum program presents early music performed on four different instruments from the medieval and Renaissance periods. They are two string instruments and two wind instruments; the viola da gamba, the Renaissance lute, the organetto (a small portative lap organ) and the recorder. Heard will be music specifically written for them played by expert musicians.

Visions of Genius: Remembering Ray Charles

Jan 29, 2019

Ray Charles’ unique vision blended the best of jazz and R&B, gospel and soul, country and pop into distinctive music that forever changed the American soundscape. This two hour American Routes special includes our exclusive interviews with Ray and those closest to him, tracing the radiant arc of his life and music.

Continuum this week presents a program called The Cries of London, referring to the short lyrical and musical calls of merchants hawking their products and services at the beginning of the 17th century. Many street cries were incorporated into larger musical works, preserving them from oblivion. You'll hear the cries and related music of this period. CDs used are: The Cries of London (Theatre of Voices & Fretwork) - Harmonia Mundi 907214, Mariners and Milkmaids (The Toronto Consort) - Dorian DOR-93247, and Watkins Ale (Baltimore Consort) - Dorian DORO-90142.

New Orleans Public Radio officially launched our 24-hour classical music station on January 27, 2017. We are thrilled to now be celebrating TWO YEARS of service to our community.

To all of our local underwriters, businesses, supporters, listeners and MEMBERS... thank you!

January 27 is also Mozart's birthday -- and, we don't want to leave him out of the party. Join our local host James Arey during Friday's "Classical New Orleans" for a Mozart-filled morning of music! 

Love is Strange

Jan 22, 2019

The dead of winter has us planning ahead for Valentine’s Day and life itself with songs of love—lost and found.