Every weekday at 10 a.m., the hosts at Classical MPR play a standout work based on the theme for the week. We call them Morning Glories.
July 20 is the date that both George Gershwin and Dmitri Shostakovich were featured on the cover of TIME magazine — albeit 17 years apart: Gershwin in 1925 and Shostakovich in 1942. We're featuring their music this week on Morning Glories.
MondayGeorge Gershwin: Catfish Row
TuesdayDmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
WednesdayGeorge Gershwin: Girl Crazy: Overture
ThursdayDmitri Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No. 2: Waltz No. 2
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue