Dr. Paul's Classics

Selections from the classical repertoire with commentary about the pieces, their composers, and their historical context.

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As always, your play list offers a fine respite from life's noise and challenges.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 2:01pm

With lots of cello music! It's a wonderful thing to say, "I'd love to hear more cello" and than have you make it so the very next week. Thanks!

Submitted by Autumn Labbe-Renault on Mon, 09/26/2011 - 7:06pm

Was listening to your September birthdays show and heard you mention yours is coming up this month. Which day?? Whichever, enjoy!


Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 10:51pm

Wonderful Christmas show, brother. Craig

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/11/2009 - 8:54am

Hey Paul,
This Eric Sate (not sure of spelling)..."haunting"...I'm practically crying! Well, music should be emotive, I guess. Craig

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/07/2009 - 8:49am

Haunting is a good word to describe Satie's music.If you listened to my commentary, you'll remember that he was involved in mysticism and esoteric religious practices. And he was a recluse for the latter decades of his life. His music is haunting because he was probably haunted by devils of his own making.

Submitted by Dr. Paul on Sat, 08/08/2009 - 3:54am

Hi Paul,
Glad for Friday morning replay. The Hawaiian singer was awesome...nice spin on "classical" genre. I think you're show is great...though we tend toward chamber/concerto sounds...the symphonic and other sounds are great and good to learn about...thanks for sharing this gift. Craig

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/08/2009 - 10:13am

Thanks for the kind comment, Craig. Though my taste also tends more to the chamber/concerto side of things, I can't neglect one of the most widely recognized (and loved) aspects of classical music: the symphony. I appreciate the kind word about the Hawaiian song as well. As you can see, I interpret the word classical losely. The interpretation will become even looser, I'm sure, as time goes on.

Submitted by Dr. Paul on Sat, 05/09/2009 - 7:59pm

Thanks for the lovely Haydn guitar music today...I've long been fond of the London Symphonies and hearing another piece has reminded me how long it's been since I pulled out some Haydn. Thanks, Craig

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/17/2009 - 2:08pm

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