“Connoisseur Classics” offers serious classical music lovers around the world music not readily available from other classical outlets. We explore music from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century; works rarely performed; full-length, obscure operas; out-of-print recordings; and works by little-known composers. In short, “Connoisseur Classics” will present “alternative” classical music, designed for the more sophisticated and adventurous listener. Our week in divided into themed days: Monday will be devoted to chamber and instrumental music; Tuesday to the best in light classics; Wednesday to symphonic music; Thursday will feature music for winds and brass; Friday will offer great historical performances; Saturday to opera; and Sunday will feature mostly choral and organ music. We invite you to join us on line for an exciting music adventure.

Main Entry: con·nois·seur
Pronunciation: \kä-nə-'sər also -'sur\
Function: noun
Etymology: obsolete French (now connaisseur), from Old French connoisseor, from connoistre to know, from Latin cognoscere — more at cognition
Date: 1714

1: expert; especially : one who understands the details, technique, or principles of an art and is competent to act as a critical judge
2: one who enjoys with discrimination and appreciation of subtleties