Exploring Music is an adventure — an expedition through the world of classical music.
Each five-episode program is a musical journey that focuses on a particular, genre, music festival, or classical theme. It’s a sort of Outward Bound for music, with Bill McGlaughlin as our guide to make sure we all get home safe and sound.
We pick a theme each week and follow the music wherever it leads us.
Over the years we’ve explored Shakespeare and music, have followed the lives of many composers (a sort of five-part mini-series), and visited the music of various locales — Paris, Venice, Spain, Hungary, the Pacific Rim.
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Celebrate the music of American Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ned Rorem.
Meet six composers born over a five-year period (1809-1813)
The first week in our series exploring great but lesser-known American composers: Hanson, Still, Crawford, Fine, Piston, Creston and more.