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Vaughan Williams – Symphony No. 6 Arthur Bliss – Colour Symphony Edward Elgar – Symphony No. 2 William Walton – Symphony No. 2 Charles Stanford – Symphony No. 6 On An English Pastorale this week, we’ll explore several symphonies by Englishman written in the 20th century. William Walton (PHOTO) wrote his second symphony in 1959-60. […]
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There are more similarities between baroque music and jazz than you might imagine. Jack Ashworth talks about these connections, the famous La Folia variations, and plays Scarlatti and Gismonti. Jack Ashworth joins Cléa Galhano and Brent Wissick for an Arts on the Corner concert at Highland Presbyterian Church on May 18, 2014 at 3pm.
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Although the cello received the attention of composers like Antonio Vivaldi and Joseph Haydn in the 1700′s, the instrument wasn’t popularly utilized as a solo instrument in Great Britain until the Victorian age and later. Cyril Scott was a master of musical miniatures, blending late Romanticism with hints of Impressionism. The extraordinary Pastoral and Reel […]
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The Metropolitan Opera wraps up its Saturday Matinee broadcasts for the season, this Saturday at 1pm, with Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella). Opera will continue on Saturday’s with Lyric Opera of Chicago and other productions from around the country. (Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)
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We can all agree that Felix Mendelssohn did us a huge favor by reviving an interest in Bach. Now it’s his turn, as scholars have uncovered a song after it being lost for 140 years.
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Last week I featured music about horses. This week Classical 90.5 will give their long-eared relatives a listen. And while researching this subject, I noticed a crucial difference in musical representations of the creatures. While horses are represented by the “clip-clop” percussive sound of their hooves, donkeys and mules are portrayed by their bray. The […]
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The composers of Great Britain have a long tradition of writing suites for string orchestras. We’ll hear a few of them on this week’s English Pastorale. Hubert Parry’s Lady Radnor Suite was written in 1894 for an all-woman orchestra lead by Lady Radnor of Salisbury. The six movements are marked by charm and invention and, […]
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It’s Derby Week in Louisville. So let’s look at some equine-related music. American Louis Moreau Gottschalk grew up in New Orleans where he was familiar with horse racing. His Tournament Galop reflects the excitement of the race. Josef Strauss – from the family of Viennese dance hall Strausses- wrote a fast polka about horse racing, […]
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Carnegie Hall Live returns tonight at 8pm for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra‘s performance of Britten’s powerful War Requiem. Join the broadcast and conversation!
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