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Student Composers
Student Composer Showcase: Student Composer Showcase - Justin Gates
Monday, 04/01/13
By Joe Goetz
Justin Gates of Franklin, VT is our featured Student Composer for April.  You can hear his string quartet entitled "What I Knew Would Come," as well as an interview with Justin about his work. Listen online.
VPR Classical Specials
VPR Classical Specials: The Beethoven Project
Wednesday, 01/02/13
By Joe Goetz
Cellist Benjamin Capps and pianist David Kaplan take us on a journey through the life of Ludwig van Beethoven through his five sonatas for cello and piano.
In Concert @ 8
In Concert @ 8: The Manchester Music Festival Performance
Thursday, 10/06/11
By Joe Goetz
VPR Classical presents the Manchester Music Festival's Manchester @ 250 celebration from this past August. Conductor Ari Rudiakov leads the Manchester Festival Orchestra in works of Copland, Gershwin, and Dvorak.
VPR Classical Specials
VPR Classical Specials: A Fireworks Soundtrack
Monday, 07/04/11
By Joe Goetz
Join VPR host Joe Goetz Monday, July 4th at 9:00pm for a musical fireworks extravaganza featuring works from Victor Herbert, Georg Frideric Handel, Peter Illych Tchaikovsky and John Philip Sousa.
Afternoon Classics
Classical Music with Joe Goetz: Magnificent Magnificats
Thursday, 12/23/10
By Joe Goetz
Joe Goetz hosts a program featuring four centuries worth of settings of the Magnificat (The Song of Mary) and Nunc Dimittis (the plea of Simeon the Righteous) and explains their special place in the Christmas season.
Afternoon Classics
Classical Music with Joe Goetz: The Versatile Harp
Wednesday, 10/13/10
By Joe Goetz
Today we'll hear two very different works that feature the harp: The Harp Concerto by Alberto Ginastera, and the Quintet for Harp, Flute, and Strings by Jean Cras.
Afternoon Classics
Classical Music with Joe Goetz: Bowing the Piano
Wednesday, 04/21/10
By Joe Goetz
In advance of its Friday night performance at UVM, we'll hear a feature about composer Stephen Scott and his Bowed Piano Ensemble, as well as music from his biggest work, Vikings of the Sunrise.
VPR News
A Look At The Bowed Piano Ensemble
Wednesday, 04/21/10
VPR Classical host Joe Goetz is a former member of The Bowed Piano Ensemble, and profiles its director and the unusual approach to piano.
 MP3 Available 
Afternoon Classics
Classical Music with Joe Goetz: Chamber Music of Gabriel Pierne
Tuesday, 04/06/10
By Joe Goetz
Gabriel Pierne (1863-1937) may not be as well-known as other French composers of the same era, but his chamber music is inventive, melodious, and downright fun.  We'll hear some this afternoon.
Afternoon Classics
Classical Music with Joe Goetz: Hildegard of Bingen
Wednesday, 03/10/10
By Joe Goetz
Born over 900 years ago, Hildegard of Bingen was a Renaissance woman well before the Renaissance. We'll hear two of her sacred motets this afternoon.
Afternoon Classics
Classical Music with Joe Goetz: Barber at 100
Tuesday, 03/09/10
By Joe Goetz
Today is the 100th birthday of Samuel Barber, one of the United States' most celebrated composers in the 20th century.  We'll hear songs, chamber music, and orchestral works this afternoon.
Afternoon Classics
Classical Music with Joe Goetz: Alan Hovhaness
Monday, 03/08/10
By Joe Goetz
Today would have been the 99th birthday of Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000), one of America's most important composers.  We'll hear some of his choral gems and his "Mysterious Mountain" Symphony.  Also, the Symphony #2 of Jean Sibelius.
Afternoon Classics
Classical Music with Joe Goetz: Late German Romanticism
Thursday, 03/04/10
By Joe Goetz
We'll hear the Metamorphosen by Richard Strauss and Richard Goode playing the final solo piano works of Johannes Brahms this afternoon
Afternoon Classics
Classical Music with Joe Goetz: Over the Hump with Mahler
Wednesday, 03/03/10
By Joe Goetz
We'll get over the mid-week hump with a passionate performance of Mahler's Fifth Symphony, performed by the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and its former music director, Gustavo Dudamel.
Afternoon Classics
Classical Music with Joe Goetz: Chopin at 200
Monday, 03/01/10
By Joe Goetz
The classical music world rejoices today, as we celebrate the 200th birthday of Poland's Frederic Chopin (1810-1849).  This afternoon, we'll have four distinct hours of Chopin's music, each covering a different aspect of his magnificent output. 
VPR Classical Specials
VPR Classical Specials: The Morning News
Saturday, 03/14/09
By Joe Goetz
Join VPR Classical's Joe Goetz for "The Morning News", checking out new additions to the VPR Classical library including a new recording of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, the first-ever recording of select works by Mozart's father, and one of Leopold Gowodsky's virtuoso piano transcriptions performed by Montreal native Marc-Andre Hamelin.
VPR Classical Specials
VPR Classical Specials: The Morning News
Saturday, 03/08/08
By Joe Goetz
We'll be listening to some of the recent additions to our VPR Classical CD library. It grows more and more each week, and it is all possible thanks to your support. Hope you can tune in and enjoy this mixture of both new releases, and older releases that we've added to make sure our library is one of the best in public radio.
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