Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin is a daily radio program that delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music.

This week: Caucasian Sketches: From the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea – On a clear day, when you stand on top of Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus Mountains, you can see from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea, and it’s this area that is the center of Bill’s musical exploration. This week’s journey starts in Armenia and Azerbaijan, continues through Georgia and Ukraine, and ends on the western banks of the Black Sea. Baroque composers to musicians of the present day, each telling a musical story of the people between Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Composers include Giya Kancheli, Aram Khachaturian, and Richard Yardumian.