WMHT-FM: Your 24-Hour Classical Music Source
WMHT-FM provides comprehensive classical music programming, combining original productions, distinctive specialty programs, live concert presentations and the talents of local and nationally-recognized hosts.
On your radio dial at WMHT-FM 89.1 in New York's Capital Region and on WRHV-FM 88.7 in the Poughkeepsie area (and also available via HD radio), our station helps keep the arts thriving in our community by making wonderful classical music accessible to all.
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To your right, you'll find some of the faces that deliver the classical music you won't find anywhere else in the area.
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Welcome to 'Composer’s Classroom,' an on-air/online/in-classroom partnership between WMHT-FM and the Mohonasen Central School District! You can hear Bill Winans on this month's composer just after the 7 a.m. news on Friday mornings on WMHT-FM.
WMHT's 'Composer of the Month' for May is Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.
In his early twenties, Bach was invited by Prince Leopold of Kothen to be his Kapellmeister (Director of Music). His works from this period include the Orchestral Suites, The Brandenburg Concertos and his six unaccompanied Cello Suites.
Bach’s wife passed away suddenly in 1720. The following year, he met and married his second wife Anna Magdalena, 17 years his junior. Together they had thirteen more children, six of whom survived into adulthood, including Johann Christoph Friedrich and Johann Christian who would go on to achieve their own musical fame.
For more on Bach, click on the links below. Check back May 24 for more on our Composer of the Month.
*Teachers: For related composer and classical music resources visit PBS Learning Media.*