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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This Week's CD of the Week

The Montreal Guitar Trio: Danzas
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In their seventh album, the Montreal Guitar Trio plays vivacious Spanish and Latin American dances with the spirit of "reviving a great friendship."

Podcasts

On the latest episode of The Answered Question, Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart describes the importance of John Williams as a composer of film music, as well as highlights of the 2017 Pops season, and Charles Dutoit talks with WCRB's Brian McCreath about his October 2016 Boston Symphony Orchestra All-British program.

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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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Another day, another study undercutting the myth surrounding the 18th-century Italian violin maker Antonio Stradivari.

Since the early 20th century, musicians and instrument experts have been trying to figure out what, if anything, makes the violins he made sound better.

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