Theme & Variations with Joe Law
Sundays @ 2pM


This week's program presents music by thirteen composers who have held the title Master of the Queen's -- or King's -- Music: Arnold Bax, Arthur Bliss, William Boyce, Henry Walford Davies, John Eccles, Edward Elgar, Nicholas Lanier, Peter Maxwell Davies, Walter Parratt, William Shield, John Stanley, Judith Weir and Malcolm Williamson.


Dust off your Norton Anthology and enjoy this week's program of poetry-inspired music by Malcolm Arnold, Granville Bantock, Henri Duparc, Mary Howe, Robin Milford, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ned Rorem and Florent Schmitt.


This week's episode features music by living composers, all but one of them being heard on Theme & Variations for the first time: Sally Beamish, Anna Clyne, Sofia Gubaidulina, Barbara Harbach, Missy Mazzoli, Cecilia McDowall, Thea Musgrave, Kaija Saariaho and Joan Tower.


This week's program is a tribute to local heroes, with Dayton-area musicians performing works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Sy Brandon, Gabriel Faure, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Robert Xavier Rodriguez, William Grant Still and Steven Winteregg.


Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some music by composers born in Ireland: Gerald Barry, Arthur Duff, John Field, Deirdre Gribbin, Hamilton Harty, George Alexander Osborne, Charles Villiers Stanford, Eric Sweeney and Joan Trimble.


Spring began on March 20 and to mark that welcome arrival, this week's program presents music by Lili Boulanger, Frank Bridge, Claude Debussy, Frederick Delius, Karl Goldmark, Mary Howe, Bright Sheng, Johann Strauss II and Josef Suk.


Spend an afternoon with the music of Joseph Haydn on his 287th birthday. The music ranges from his first symphony (written in 1759) to an oratorio premiered 40 years later.