WEDNESDAY, MAY 15TH
The WQED Morning Show with Jim Cunningham
Live from Oakland with local arts, NPR news, traffic, weather and morning favorites
Live from the Carolyn M. Byham Cultural District Studio, Downtown, with essential classics and NPR news
Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin
Richard Wagner, “the greatest genius that ever lived," according to W. H. Auden, although Rossini said that Wagner had "beautiful moments, but awful quarters of an hour." Love him or hate him, Wagner is an undeniable force who stretched tonality and orchestration to their limits. This week (and next), we celebrate Wagner's 200th birthday in grand style with programs filled to the brim with his music.
Elena See, Bob Christiansen, Scott Blankenship, Ward Jacobson