Take Classical KUSC with you anywhere you go. Classical KUSC is one of the largest and most listened to classical public radio stations in the country, dedicated to making classical music and the arts a more important part of more people’s lives. Located in downtown Los Angeles, KUSC has been a broadcast service of the University of Southern California since 1947.
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Ratings and Reviews
LOVE the special classical music playlists!
I downloaded the KUSC app when they began to promote the Classical Holiday Music Playlist in 2019 and I just loved it! I enjoyed it again in 2020, I wish it was a perpetual playlist!
The Classical California Movie Music Playlist they created this year for Oscar season has been equally as great, though I do wish they would include more actual movie music scores than soundtracks of classical music used for the movies. Current movie music composers such as Danny Elfman, Thomas, David and Randy Newman and Hans Zimmer have as much music to draw from as the well known and beloved John Williams, and newer composer Michael Giacchino has more movie music to utilize than just the score from ‘Up’ which has been in heavy rotation. And how about the great Max Steiner?! I’d love to see the movie music playlist expanded next year to share actual scored movie music than to hear the same classical music played in the regular rotation. Don’t get me wrong, I love hearing Beethoven and Mozart but it’s time to include ORIGINAL movie scores as classical music.
If KUSC can play Gershwin (which was a marriage of Jazz with a classical music orchestra) then including more music by ALL the movie music composers would be a great step in a great direction, especially when movie music might be the first entry to classical music for young folks. Let’s foster classical music in the young!
Happy with newer music, in 2 senses
After 50 years of hearing mostly the standard Western canon and the standard practice, I am hearing some different classical composers (Boulogne, for example) and some more contemporary classical (Adams and Glass, for examples).
I’ve liked all the presenters. Thanks to Alan for being pretty much the lone voice for contemporary all those years. I miss Dennis and his version of the Friday quiz. I heard Rich read the weather backwards, word by word, one morning. And hello to Bonnie, wherever she is. I’m still waiting for Jim to play some contemporary even if he doesn’t like much of it (how about one scene from Akhenaten?), but until then I’ll gladly keep listening to his intro music, his choices of Messiah, and his pronunciation of names and titles. Many thanks to all of you!
Wonderfully selected Classical Music everywhere
I have loved and listened to KUSC since I was a child and as an adult I have had the joy of learning just how good their selection truly is. KUSC is on the radio in Los Angeles but I think it’s one of the best classical stations anywhere. I spend a lot of time traveling and no matter where I am, this is what I listen to. Highly recommended to any lover of classical music or anyone who wants to learn more about classical music. It’s not just oldies too! At night they often play the works of contemporary composers and always are sure to give context for composers you may not know especially well.
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