Staff Picks: the Songs of Summer '17

Here at the WCRB office, sunshine has us dreaming of lazy days spent outside by the Charles or at the beach, surrounded by friends and, of course, our favorite tunes. What are those perfect summer melodies? We asked our staff to choose some classical "summer jams" - pieces that represent the sound of summer to each of us - and have we got a playlist for you!

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On the latest episode of The Answered Question, WCRB's Chris Voss talks with Odyssey Opera Artistic and General Manager Gil Rose about the company's 2016 performance of Dvorák's rarely heard opera "Dimitrij," and Boston Symphony Music Director Andris Nelsons describes the distinctive sound of the BSO string section in works by Mozart and Bruckner.

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Mozart: Les Violons du Roy
Atma Classique

In a new album of Mozart's horn concertos, Les Violons du Roy pay tribute to one of classical music's great friendships.

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Staff Picks: the Songs of Summer '17

May 23, 2017

Here at the WCRB office, sunshine has us dreaming of lazy days spent outside by the Charles or at the beach, surrounded by friends and, of course, our favorite tunes. What are those perfect summer melodies? We asked our staff to choose some classical "summer jams" - pieces that represent the sound of summer to each of us - and have we got a playlist for you!

A Classical Soundtrack for Earth Day

Apr 22, 2017
John McConnell's Earth Day Flag
Wikimedia Commons / John McConnell

For Earth Day 2017, celebrate one of Mother Nature's most beautiful expressions of the human experience.

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