Listen to This!

Series produced by KWIT

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Image by: Miri Nannestad 

Great Western art music contextualized with stories, humor, thematic links, and maybe a bit of history and analysis (but not too much!) from personable host Dr. J, a professor of music and longtime public radio geek.

Listen To This! With Dr. J is a program of great music in the classical tradition. We bring you great works of western art music, some ancient and some brand-spanking new, contextualized with stories about the creators, anecdotes from the performers, uncommon thematic links between pieces, and a small amount of history and theory (but not too much!), leavened with humor and a personable host. Host Josh Nannestad is a music education professor, a lover of all styles of music, and a longtime public radio enthusiast.

6 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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The Amy Beach Mass in E Flat, along with some Beach chamber music and the finale of the Beethoven Choral Fantasy.

  • Added: Nov 25, 2023
  • Length: 51:01
From: KWIT
Series: Listen to This!
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A brief taste of a few Requiems - unusual and non-traditional takes on the funeral mass.

  • Added: Nov 25, 2023
  • Length: 51:24
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The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra with a performance of Beethoven 7

  • Added: Nov 15, 2023
  • Length: 56:16
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The monumental Sonata in b minor, played by recently departed Andre Watts. As a bonus, a couple of obscure opera overtures conducted by Arturo Tos...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2023
  • Length: 53:46
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The very different styles of music embraced by American musicologist Joshua Rifkin

  • Added: Oct 05, 2023
  • Length: 53:49
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Some discerning listeners detest the idea of hearing movie scores... but are you missing something you might love?

  • Added: Oct 05, 2023
  • Length: 52:50