WFIT Features


It's mid-November, but if your AC is still running, can it really be fall?. The seasons of the year unfold differently in Florida than in most other places. In Europe, two composers took  a look at the calendar and came up with statements of their own. Vivaldi and Haydn complain about the weather this Thursday night up in the attic.

It was a hundred years ago next Sunday that the Armistice went into effect ending what was then called The Great War. This week we'll look at some of the American popular music from World War I, using the actual 78 RPM pressings from that time. When the doughboys went to war, Tin Pan Alley went right along with them - yet there were differences in the mood of the music as the war went on. The differences are subtle, you have to listen for them, and that's what we shall do.


This week we conclude our series of the six Bach Cello Suites as newly recorded by Yo-Yo Ma. We'll have more music by Johann Sebastian Bach, but we'll also hear some works by a couple of his sons -- who, for a time were more highly regarded than their illustrious father as music transitioned from the Baroque to the new Classical styles.