Pop music is (usually) in English and is easy to understand, but Classical works are often in another language, and even when they are in English the operatic vibrato clouds the message.
Absolute music like a symphony or sonata has no words, but sometimes the work has a helpful title.
We've been presenting Beethoven's piano sonatas in order weekday mornings and one sonata that is very important in understanding the composer is being broadcast April 10 in the 6 a.m. hour.
Each week on World Music (Saturday nights from 8-10 on KSTX 89.1 FM), I take a look at celebrations happening around the world. This week, you can run for miles in the sun, or then get doused with water for the Cambodian New Year!
MARATHON DES SABLES