Sundays, 9pm

Hosted by Alan Chapman, this is a special program devoted to the artistry of the USC Thornton School of Music. It features a mix of classic material from the school’s impressive archive of live recordings from the 1940s to the present. The USC Thornton School is the only university music school with a regularly broadcast radio program heard in a major media market. See what’s coming up below.

October 23

A Pair of Prodigies
Mozart: Quartet in in Eb, K. 493
Mendelssohn: Trio in c, Op. 66

October 30

The Golden Bridge II
Tallis: O Nata Lux
Adolphe: Whispers of Jasmine (World Premiere)
Byrd: Ave Verum Corpus
Strimple: Corpus Christi (World Premiere)
Taverner: Dum Transisset
Kirchner: Memorare
Lassus: Timor Et Tremor
Trumbore: Spiritus Mundi (World Premiere)
Byrd: Agnus Dei
Lauridsen: Ya Eres Mia (World Premiere)

November 6

Musica Antiqua Polonica
From the Jan of Lublin Tablature (c. 1530): Rex / Jeszcze Marcinie (instrumental arr. by Jacek Urbaniak)
Mikolaj Zielenski (c. 1550-1615): Vox in Rama
Waclaw of Szamotuly (c. 1520-1560): Już się zmierzcha
Mikolaj Zielenski: Laetentur coeli
Jakub Polak (c. 1545-1605): Preludium—Gagliarda
Wojciech Długoraj (1558-1619): Vilanella
Diomedes Cato (1555-1628): Chorea polonica
Anonymous: Suite of Polish Dances – Cypryjskie gasieta
Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki (c. 1666-1734): In virtute tua / Laetatus sum
Marcin Mielczewski (d. 1651) Triumphalis dies

November 13

Thornton Winds
Schuman: George Washington Bridge
Beethoven: Octet in Eb, Op. 103
Dohnanyi: Variations on a Nursery Tune

November 20

Mellow Cello II
Rachmaninoff: Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 (1st mvmt.)
Bach: Cello Suite in C minor, BWV 1011
Vivaldi: Sonata in E minor, RV 40
Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 4 in C, G.477

November 27

A Full Course Musical Dinner
Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
Purcell: Three Songs from Orpheus Britannicus
Rossini: Cenerentola Overture
Monteverdi: Exulta filia Sion
Jimeniz: La Boda de Luis Alonso
Lauridsen: Ubi caritas et amor
Ticheli: Country Dance

December 4

St. Clair Conducts Ravel (but not Haydn)
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G

December 11

A Thousand and One Notes
Couperin/Milhaud: La Sultane: Overture and Allegro
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

December 18

Rossini: Overture to La gazza ladra
Mozart: Symphony No. 35, “Haffner”
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite

December 25

No Program
Please enjoy a mix of holiday favorites all day on Classical KUSC

January 1

Sunrise Rider
Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat, Op. 64, No. 6
Haydn: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 74, No. 3 “Rider”
Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat, Op. 76, No 4 “Sunrise”

January 8

St. Clair Conducts Strauss
Strauss: Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

January 15

The Bassoon Show: Episode 4
Anon., arr. Ralph Sauer: Trio Sonata # 4
Mozart: Sonata for Bassoon and Violoncello, K. 292 (I/ Allegro)
Ravel: Piece en forme de Habanera
Prokofiev: Scherzo Humoristique for Basssoon Quartet
J. S. Bach: “Little” Fugue in G Minor
Gernot Wolfgang; Dance of the Polar Bears
Linn: Variations on a Familiar Tune
Desmond: Take Five
Piazzolla, arr. Fraser Jackson: Tango Suite
Stoelzel: Concerto Grosso (Allegro)


January 22

Student Soloist Spotlight XI
Ibert: Concertino for Cello & Wind Instruments
Bach: Concerto in D Minor (after Marcello)
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor


January 29

Dancing with the Russians
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite