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On your radio dial at WMHT-FM 89.1 in New York's Capital Region and 88.7 in the Poughkeepsie area, our station helps keep the arts thriving in our community by making wonderful classical music accessible to all through programs, live concert presentations and the talents of local and nationally-recognized hosts.

WMHT is grateful to our members, volunteers, and local businesses for their continued support before, during, and after this unprecedented crisis. It is critical backing by our community that makes our services to you possible. Thank you.



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Sundays at 5pm

Jose Daniel Flores-Caraballo and Rex Smith host this exploration of choral music through Albany Pro Musica concert performances.

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Fridays at 6pm

Conductor and Music Director David Alan Miller selects some favorite past performances to encore.

1.15 Mozart Symphony 36 “Linz,” and Barber’s Knoxville: Summer 1915 with Soprano Talise Trevigne, recorded 12/7/19 at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

1.22 Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor with pianist Harmony Zhu and the Tragic Overture of Johannes Brahms. Recorded on January 11, 2020, at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York. Plus Michael Daugherty’s Trail of Tears

1.29 Ravel’s Bolero and Gould’s Fall River Legend. Recorded 3/9/19 at Palace Theater in Albany. Plus Derek Bermel’s Migration Series.

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Mondays at 6pm

Derek Delaney, artistic director of Capital Region Classical will explore different composers, periods, and styles through favorite archival performances from the Capital Region Classical Concert Series.

January is all about “When Performers Compose,” and focuses on virtuosi who were also widely known as composers, and those who transcribed the works of other composers for their instrument, from Liszt to Rachmaninoff to Piazzolla.

1.11 | Program XXVII - Franz Liszt: The Interpretation of Others

Schubert/Liszt: Song Transcriptions




Auf dem Wasser zu singen

Ave Maria

Llŷr Williams {12/3/2017]

Chopin/Liszt: Chant Polonais No. 5

Marc-André Hamelin [3/18/2007]

Après une lecture du Dante, fantasia quasi Sonata

Paul Lewis [3/18/2016]

1.18 | Program XXVIII - Franz Liszt: The Inspiration of Literature

Legend No. 1: St. Francis of Assisi – Sermon to the Birds

Dubravka Tomsic [3/24/2000]

Vallée d'Obermann from Années de pèlerinage, Première année: Suisse

Emanuel Ax [1/25/2009]

Ballade No. 2

Emanuel Ax [12/2/2005]

Mephisto Waltz No. 1

Emanuel Ax [1/25/2009]

1.25 | Program XXIX – Franz Liszt: The Sigh and the Opera

Etude No. 3, ‘Un Sospiro’

Dubravka Tomsic [12/4/2003]

Wagner/Liszt: Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde

Marc-André Hamelin [3/18/2007]

Verdi/Liszt: Ernani-Paraphrase de concert

Marc-André Hamelin [3/18/2007]

Réminiscences de Norma (Bellini)

Llŷr Williams {12/3/2017]

Sundays at 6pm

1.3 TON—The Orchestra Now: Concert 3. Guest Conductor Hans Graf leads TON in this concert from November 2, 2019, featuring works by Franz Schubert and Egon Wellesz. Recorded at Bard College’s Fisher Center in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

1.10 Schenectady Symphony concert from January 22, 2017. Glen Cortese, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Symphony hosts this concert rebroadcast of music by Faure, Rachmaninoff, Rutter, and Beethoven. Recorded at Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady, New York.

1.17 ALIVEmusica live-streamed concert from November 15, 2020. Pianist Reiko Aizawa and violinist Jesse Mills play a theme and variations program with music by Messiaen, Beethoven, Ravel, and more. Recorded at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, New York.

1.24 Close Encounters with Music presentation from October 17, 2020. The Escher Quartet and cellist Yehuda Hanani perform the music of Beethoven, Debussy, and Brahms. Recorded at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

1.31 Siena College Music Series presentation from November 11, 2004. Ann Marie Barker-Schwartz provides commentary for this performance of Symphony 14 of Dmitri Shostakovich. Recorded at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York.

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Fridays at 2pm

1.1 No Program

1.8 Copland: Clarinet Concerto. Paul Green, clarinet; Broad Street Orchestra; David Smith, conductor. Recorded at the School: The Jack Shainman Gallery in Kinderhook, New York. (Concerts in the Village)

1.15 Hindemith: Mathis der Maler. TMC Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor. Recorded at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts. (Tanglewood Music Center Concerts)

1.22 Corelli: Sonata C, Op.5/3. Monica Hugget, violin; Richard Savino, lute. Recorded at the Siena College Chapel in Loudonville, New York. (Siena College Music Series)

1.29 Zelenka: Selections from Missa Votiva. Crescendo Chorus & Period Instrument Orchestra; Christine Gevert, conductor. Recorded at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Lime Rock, Connecticut. (Crescendo Concerts)

Fridays at 7:15am & Saturdays at 6pm

Meet the January Student Musician of the Month: Violist Katie Rumin is a junior from Berkshire Waldorf High School (nominated by the Berkshire Music School). She plays the Viola Sonata 1 in F Min, Op.120 (first movement), of Johannes Brahms, with pianist Dan Foster. Recorded at the WMHT Studios.

Tuesdays at 6pm

Michael Nock, Associate Director & Dean of Fellows at the Tanglewood Music Center hosts a weekly look at the famed Tanglewood Music Center, featuring concert recordings, interviews with up-and-coming performers and previews of special events.




Bach's Lunch features music from the Baroque era but also dabbles in Early Music.

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Conductor's Notes features stunning concert music and fascinating extra commentary from conductors.

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Tuesdays with Tanglewood is a weekly look at the famed Tanglewood Music Center.

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