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Archive for December 30, 2014

New Year’s Eve on WFMT

Fireworks

Tune in for a countdown of the major classical releases of 2014 chosen by Lisa Flynn, host of “The New Releases,” and by her colleagues; a live concert of Strauss waltzes, and Rich Warren’s “Midnight Special” New Year’s Eve celebration!

The Waltz King on “The Tuesday Night Opera”

Johann Strauss II

Peter presents a discussion and recording of Johann Strauss Jr’s Simplicius, an operetta that takes place at the end of the 30 Years’ War. It’s based on a novel called Adventurous Simplicissimus by HJC von Grimmelhausen. This production stars Michael Volle, Martin Zysset and Piotr Beczala. Franz Welser-Möst conducts the Zurich Opera Orchestra.