Classical Music on The Third Floor

Series produced by WILLIAM CROMWELL

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Three hours of the greatest choral, vocal, and instrumental music with host Bill Cromwell.

The Third Floor is a weekly program that brings listeners three hours of the best choral, vocal, and instrumental classical music. The show will be free for the immediate future. Host Bill Cromwell presents a wide variety of music from the last 500 years . . . and beyond. Each hour-long segment contains a featured work and along the way, Bill explores every genre in classical music: arias, motets, anthems, sonatas, concertos, string quartets, symphonies, and more.


80 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Visit The Third Floor as we celebrate five broadcast years. Bill Cromwell will play his top ten favorite composers, with the usual mix of choral, v...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2020
  • Length: 02:58:29
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Music from Debussy, Brahms, Vivaldi, Bach, and Rachmaninoff during our time together, plus a quintet from Michael Haydn and Bruckner's 8th Symphony.

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2020
  • Length: 02:57:42
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A Rosetti Horn Concerto in the first hour, a Schubert piano trio in the second hour, before we get to Beethoven’s 9th to conclude this week’s journ...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2020
  • Length: 02:57:09
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Guiseppe Verdi’s magnificent Requiem on this week's program. Also music from Gretchaninov, Beethoven, Holst, Rachmaninov, Bach, and Schubert with t...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 02:57:49
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Featured works include a string quartet from Sibelius, a piano concerto from Mozart, and the Scottish Fantasy by Max Bruch. I’ll also be playing a...

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  • Added: Jun 14, 2020
  • Length: 02:58:20
  • Purchases: 8
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The London Symphony by Vaughan Williams book-ended by two choral works, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and an All-Night Vigil from Gretchaninov in the fi...

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  • Added: Jun 07, 2020
  • Length: 02:57:54
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A very full show this week with 14 selections ranging from the Renaissance through the 20th century and featuring songs, a symphony, a mass, a cant...

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  • Added: May 31, 2020
  • Length: 02:58:25
  • Purchases: 7
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A program heavy with choral music, including three masses from Palestrina, Taverner, and Byrd, plus compositions from Mozart, Vaughan Williams, Ges...

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  • Added: May 24, 2020
  • Length: 02:57:31
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Famous and stirring Wagner, along with one of the beautiful duets from Delibes, an overture from a Verdi opera, and a song from Beethoven -- not fr...

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  • Added: May 17, 2020
  • Length: 02:58:39
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Over three hours of music from Saint-Saens, Schubert, and Poulenc, plus Rachmaninov’s symphony #1, followed by a mass for four voices by William By...

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  • Added: May 10, 2020
  • Length: 02:59:15
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Rossini's Stabat Mater dominates the second hour. We’ll also enjoy Schumann’s 2nd symphony, a mandolin concerto by Johann Nepomuk Hummel, and musi...

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  • Added: May 03, 2020
  • Length: 02:59:12
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Featured works from Debussy (La Mer), Beethoven (the Eroica), and Schuman (his piano quintet). Along the way, a symphony from Gluck, and choral mu...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2020
  • Length: 02:59:05
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Music from Respighi, Hummel, Palestrina, and Bach, plus featured works -- two symphonies today from Beethoven and Schumann -- and a cello sonata fr...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2020
  • Length: 02:59:15
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A show alternating between baroque and romantic compositions and dominated by Georg Philip Telemann’s oratorio Heilig, heilig, heilig ist Gott (Hol...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2020
  • Length: 02:58:55
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Featured works include Elgar’s Enigma Variations, the last of the Brahms symphonies, a Requiem for six voices from the late Renaissance and Portugu...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2020
  • Length: 02:58:45
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Featured works on this week’s program include an orchestral suite from Tchaikovsky, Brahms Symphony #3 in the second hour, and a quintet for clarin...

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  • Added: Mar 29, 2020
  • Length: 02:58:08
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We’ll continue the yearly cycle of Brahms symphonies with his second; that’ll be the featured work on hour #2, and we’ll also hear Borodin’s Sympho...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2020
  • Length: 02:58:43
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Composers this week on The Third Floor include Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Grieg, Tallis, Lully, Alkan, Faure, Palestrina, and more!

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2020
  • Length: 02:55:09
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Today’s musical destinations include Chopin’s first piano concerto, Brahms first symphony, and a piano trio from Beethoven, the Archduke piano trio...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2020
  • Length: 02:58:54
  • Purchases: 7
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Masses by Johann Nepomuk Hummel and William Byrd. I’ve also got some leftover piano music and a piano concerto from last week’s program that I si...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2020
  • Length: 02:58:32
  • Purchases: 6