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

This week: Giuseppe Verdi, Part 2 –Join Bill for the second part of his two-week series featuring Verdi, highlighting more of the composer’s operas and other works, both iconic and underappreciated. Verdi takes on musical expressions of Italian painters, Egyptian princesses, and creates perhaps the grandest requiem ever written. According to legend, at Verdi’s funeral a hundred thousand voices rose in song as Toscanini conducted the “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves” from his opera Nabucco.