Theme & Variations with Joe Law
Sundays @ 2pM


This week's program presents music that evokes particular times of day by Frederick Delius, Joseph Haydn, Ottorino Respighi, Jean Sibelius, and Franz von Suppe.


This week's program includes concertos composed and premiered in the 1920s by George Gershwin, Jacques Ibert, Carl Nielsen, Francis Poulenc, and Ralph Vaughan Williams.


This week's program presents music composed by aristocrats from the thirteenth to the twentieth century: Albert, Prince Consort of Queen Victoria; Alfonso X of Spain; Anna Amalia, Princess of Prussia; Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners; Frederick II of Prussia (aka Frederick the Great); Henry VIII of England; Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia; Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa; Archduke Rudolph of Austria; Wilhelmine, Margravine of Brandenburg.


Enjoy a little time travel this week, with music composed, premiered, or published in 1894. The composers are Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy, Antonin Dvorak, Victor Herbert, Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Edward MacDowell, Jules Massenet, Alexander Scriabin and John Philip Sousa. It was quite a year!


This week's theme is a key signature:  C major. The music is by J. S. Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Benjamin Britten, Johannes Brahms, Joseph Haydn, Igor Stravinsky and Antonio Vivaldi. C major is quite a versatile key, as you'll hear!


Time for a literary theme this week, with a wide variety of music inspired by fiction. The composers are Ernest Chausson, John Ireland, Leos Janacek, Nikita Koshkin, Edward MacDowell, Horatio Parker, Georgy Sviridov and Georg Philipp Telemann.


In preparation for All Saints; Day (November 1), this week's program includes music inspired by the lives of saints. The music is by Jean Coulthard, Claude Debussy, G. F. Handel, Roy Harris, Alan Hovhaness, Franz Liszt and Virgil Thomson.