It's our anniversary.  Thanks to you, Colorado Public Radio has been on the air for 40 years!  To celebrate we've created a new custom 4 CD Box Set called "Classical 40 at 40" - 40 pieces of the best in classical music one for every year of Colorado Public Radio being on the air! You can't buy this box set in stores! It's only available to members. Pledge now at the $240 level and we'll send the "Classical 40 at 40" custom box set.


Each CD revolves around a programming theme:

     * 9 to 5:  Every day you can start your day with a bit of Mozart's genius with Morning Mozart at 9am.  And you can end your day with the master Johann Sebastian Bach on Five o'clock Bach.  The CD brings together the best in both composers!  Pieces includes:

          ~ Bach's Keyboard Concerto #3 BWV 1053

          ~ Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus

          ~ Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

          ~ Mozart's Symphony #40 and #41 (selections)


     * AdagiosMidday Getaway at Noon is the perfect way to escape for a few minutes during the day.  And Night Music in the evenings offers music to help you unwind and relax.  This Adagios disc highlights the best of both of these programming features.

          ~ Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata"

          ~ Albinoni's Adagio

          ~ Ravel's Pavane for a Dead Princess

          ~ Chopin's First Piano Concerto (middle movement)


     * Sacred Classics.  Much of classical music is rooted in Sacred Music that composers wrote for Sunday Morning services.  We celebrate that musical tradition every Sunday morning with the program Sacred Classics and on this CD.

          ~ Brahms' "How Lovely is thy Dwelling Place" from the Requiem

          ~ "Hallelujah" chorus from Handel's Messiah

          ~ "O Magnum Mysterium" by Morten Lauridsen

          ~ "Sanctus" from Durufle's Requiem


     * Listeners' Choice.  Every year Colorado Public Radio chooses a weekend and you help us pick the music.  This CD represents the top requested pieces for our annual Listeners' Choice weekends!

          ~ "Nessun Dorma" from Turandot by Puccini

          ~ "Two Sunsets" by Ludovico Einaudi

          ~ "O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff

          ~ "Jupiter" from the Planets by Gustav Holst


You can't buy this CD in stores or online. It's only available to members of Colorado Public Radio who pledge at the $20/month level.  Be listening later this week as we introduce the custom-created can't-get-it-anywhere else "Classical 40 at 40" 4 CD Box Set or pledge now for it!