A string of my loved classical music is now playing on KING-FM: 1) Antonio Vivaldi’s Oboe Concerto in C; coming up, 2) Maurice Ravel’s Miroirs (almost anything by Ravel works for me); 3) Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony # 8;, & 4) George Frederick Handel’s Harp Concerto in F. It’s strange seeing a post on “old” classical music on an website dedicated to the newest engine & motor powered vehicles…..but not necessarily. Antonin Dvorak, as a boy before 1850 & later as his career sparked to life & flourished into Western Europe, loved the new-fangled trains that were helping to change life in his Czech homeland. He produced musical works, that sometimes emulated the rhythms of the locomotives & other train sounds. Again as his career powered up, he loved the ability to train-spot & train travel across Europe. Even when he came to the US, he loved to train spot. He WAS disappointed tho, that in the New York train station, he never saw trains simultaneously passing in both directions. Talking of compositions inspired by trains, George Gershwin claimed his Rhapsody in Blue had rhythms he heard while riding on a train. Later at 3PM, PST will be Clara Schumann’s Waltz Caprices. Women, long neglected as composers, are having their compositions played more & more on KING-FM. Clara Schumann was one of the most neglected (altho there are so many). Wife of classical music’s renowned Robert Schumann who died young, she advocated for his symphonies & other works, being one of the best if not THE best pianist of her time. Because of her advocacy, her own works languished, with help by societies that discounted the worthiness of women composers. Now, after 126 years past her death, she is starting to get her just desserts. PS…..One story was told at the end of her caprices…….a violent uprising against a King occurred. To recover 3 of her children who had been temporarily left with a caregiver, Clara Schumann walked miles & through combatant guarded territory. She was able to convince the combatants & was able to bring her children out of harm’s way. Stories like that occur on KING-FM often. ///// 3-8-22: PS…..International Women’s Day, today. KING-FM is playing music by Fanny Mendelssohn right now, she being the sister and very close to Felix Mendelssohn. She died of a stroke at an early 42 years of age, leaving her husband & child. Since she DID publish some of her music under her own name, a year before her death (which wasn’t approved by her family or society), stress may have brought on the stroke. Felix wrote musical pieces in her memory & died 6 months after Fanny died. Lots of other women composers scheduled for today. ///// 3-13-22: PS 1……Re-do of this PS. I had stated that women composers would be highlighted on Movie Scores on this day. However, I had inadvertently been reading the KING-FM schedule for last Sunday, 3-6-22. Sorry about my cross up. Anyhow, the Movie Scores (now playing at 4PM, PDT) is really good. ////// 3-14-22: PS II….This coming Saturday, 3-19-22, at 3PM, PDT, King-FM will feature women composers, all hour long. As I have stated, King-FM is on the internet.