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Classical Music with Cheryl Willoughby: Adieux
Friday, 09/09/11
A program of musical farewells for my final show on VPR Classical today.
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Classical Music with Cheryl Willoughby: Dvorak At 170
Thursday, 09/08/11
For being Czech through and through, it's interesting that some of Antonin Dvorak's music is known for its distinctly American voice. We'll hear his popular (and VERY Czech) "Slavonic Rhapsody #3" and "Symphonic Variations" today for the anniversary of his 170th birthday.
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Classical Music with Cheryl Willoughby: Nocturnes & Dances
Wednesday, 09/07/11
Summer Dances, nocturnal serenades, and lilting bagatelles grace this morning's music. Come dance with me.
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Classical Music with Cheryl Willoughby: The Trinity Requiem
Tuesday, 09/06/11
Trinity Wall Street commissioned Philadelphia composer Robert Moran to write a Requiem to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The Church miraculously survived the attacks that day despite its close proximity to ground zero. We'll hear it and talk with him about his new work.
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Classical Music with Cheryl Willoughby: Something Borrowed...
Friday, 08/26/11
The 15th annual used instrument sale is happening tomorrow in Montpelier, with all proceeds benefiting the CVCM  music scholarship fund. This morning I'll talk with one of the organizers and let you know where you can drop off instruments for the sale.
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Classical Music with Cheryl Willoughby: What A Blast!
Thursday, 08/25/11
The whole show today isn't about trumpets. (No, really!) But there are a couple of interesting pieces you may enjoy if your preferences run more toward the brassy back row of the orchestra.
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Classical Music with Cheryl Willoughby: Suites For The Sweet
Wednesday, 08/24/11
This morning features several suites of different origins, including Dvorak's "American" Suite, Gounod's "Romeo & Juliette" Suite, and the opening of the "The Elements" suite by Jean-Fery Rebel.  
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Classical Music with Cheryl Willoughby: Where Shall I Fly?
Monday, 08/22/11
Stephanie Blythe sings "Where Shall I Fly?" from Handel's opera Hercules this morning, and we'll enjoy recently written music from Randolph, VT native Nico Muhly.
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Classical Music with Cheryl Willoughby: VT Composer Jorge Martín
Friday, 08/19/11
Music and conversation this morning with Vermont-based composer Jorge Martín.  
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Classical Music with Cheryl Willoughby: Music Festival Of The Americas
Thursday, 08/18/11
The 10th annual Music Festival of the Americas gets underway tonight in Stowe at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. This morning we'll talk with conductor Alondra de la Parra about her work with the Festival, its young artists, and her own early training with conductor Kurt Masur.  
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Classical Music with Cheryl Willoughby: A Duo Of Schuberts
Wednesday, 08/17/11
This morning's music features two Schubert selections; a transcription of his song "Gretchen am Spinnrade", and his sadly beautiful "Notturno" Piano Trio in Eb.
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Classical Music with Cheryl Willoughby: The Mighty Brahms 4th
Tuesday, 08/16/11
Brahms knew he had something special with his fourth (and final) symphony. After its premiere in 1885 he took the work on a 14-city European tour! The mighty work makes a stop on VPR Classical this morning, in a performance with Carlos Kleiber and the Vienna Symphony.
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Classical Music with Cheryl Willoughby: Lively On A Monday Morning
Monday, 08/15/11
We'll get a little musical boost to start the week, from Rossini and Mozart and Percy Grainger.
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