Classical 101 Archives For: September 25, 2014

The Poem of Ecstasy by Scriabin on Symphony @ 7

Alexander Scriabin
Alexander Scriabin
6:55PM
March 13, 2013

This week on Symphony @ 7, we are featuring fourth symphonies by five composers.  We started with Brahms and Beethoven, but with this evening’s work we’re fudging the definition just a bit. The Poem of Ecstasy by Alexander Scriabin is a 20 minute symphonic tone poem, but the composer himself referred to it as his [...]

They Didn’t Call Him “Harpo” for Nothing: Harpo Marx and the Harp

10:00AM
March
13, 2013

The “silent” Marx Brother – Harpo – made some of his most compelling and hilarious statements with a harp in his hands.

Who’s listening to contemporary music?

8:06AM
March
13, 2013

Someone who composes with no consideration of their audience can’t reasonably be surprised or disappointed when they don’t have one.