Theme & Variations with Joe Law
Sundays @ 2pM


This week's program features music with one or more ties to Ohio (composers, performers, even subject matter). The composers are Aaron Copland, Donald Erb, Victor Herbert, David Lang, Michael Schelle, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Rick Sowash, Oley Speaks and Steven Winteregg.


This week's program includes four American symphonies by Aaron Copland, Libby Larsen, John Knowles Paine and William Grant Still.


Today's program includes music by composers famous for a single piece: Richard Addinsell, Hugo Alfven, Paul Dukas, George Enescu, Engelbert Humperdinck, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Johann Pachelbel and Amilcare Ponchielli.


August's programs pay tribute to the centennial of Leonard Bernstein, who was born August 25, 1918. To begin this celebration of Bernstein as pianist, conductor, educator and composer, you'll hear an excerpt from On the Town and his first symphony ("Jeremiah"). There's also music by Samuel Barber, Gustav Mahler, Camille Saint-Saens and Robert Schumann.


Leonard Bernstein's early Violin Sonata, his ballet Facsimile, and his second symphony ("The Age of Anxiety") all share thematic material. You'll hear all three this week, along with music by Gustav Mahler and Sergei Prokofiev, as this month-long centennial tribute to Bernstein continues.


August's programs pay tribute to Leonard Bernstein, who was born in August 1918. This week's lineup features Bernstein's Clarinet Sonata, a selection from Candide (not the overture), and his third symphony ("Kaddish"). There's music by Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Joseph Haydn, and P. I. Tchaikovsky as well.


To conclude August's centennial tribute to Leonard Bernstein, Bernstein conducts an all-Beethoven program, including the famous performance of the Ninth Symphony from Berlin.