I’m listening to Classical South Florida, our local public radio station dedicated to classical music, and they are playing “Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks” by Richard Strauss for about the third time in the last month. Hey, I enjoy a good tone poem as much as the next guy, but come on.
The station gets its programming from Minnesota Public Radio with some carefully-crafted voice drop-ins that make it sound like the announcers are here in Miami, so the local folks don’t have any control over the content. Nevertheless, I would think that MPR would have a large enough record library to play a wider variety of music, and I would think that they would watch their programming so as not to get to the point that if it’s 11:45 on Thursday, it’s time for another visit from that merry prankster, Till.
On the other hand, it’s better than “Bolero.”