WFMT’s morning host Carl Grapentine returned to the airwaves on Monday after having been a casualty of winter weather (a spill on the ice). Carl couldn’t resist taking a poke at himself, playing a movement from Richard Strauss’s wind sonata From an Invalid’s Workshop, a work Strauss composed when his own health was in decline. Carl chuckled, “It was nice to be at home, but the fascination wore off.”
During Monday’s program Carl touched on a couple composer birthdays missed while he was away, as well as some of his favorite holiday music (that’s Carl!).