All during the month of August, we’ve been celebrating American symphonies on Symphony @ 7 on Classical 101. We’re winding down now for the final week. Yesterday, we had Aaron Copland’s Third Symphony, and for the rest of the week, it’s symphonies by Jerome Moross, Adolphus Hailstork, George Whitefield Chadwick, and Dan Locklair.
“Celebrating American Symphonies” continues this evening on Symphony @ 7 with music of the 19th and 20th centuries from John Knowles Paine and Lou Harrison.
This evening on Symphony @ 7, we continue celebrating American symphonies with a bona fide American masterpiece, the Third Symphony of Roy Harris.
As we celebrate American symphonies on Symphony @ 7 in August, we have one of the first prominent American women composers, Amy Beach, and her Gaelic Symphony this evening on Classical 101.
Coming up in this series, we’ll be hearing from John Corigliano, William Grant Still, Philip Glass, and Amy Beach, among others.
Heading toward the Fourth of July, we have an all-American program this evening on Symphony @ 7 that includes Ellis Island, the Dream of America by Peter Boyer.
Written during World War I, Carl Nielsen’s Fourth Symphony is a grand work of drama and struggle with life triumphant in the end. Listen to it tonight at 7 pm on Symphony @ 7.
Richard Wagner was born 200 years ago today. He is, of course, one of the greatest opera composers of all time. In the 19th Century, only Giuseppe Verdi, who was also born in 1813, could be considered his equal. The debate over the relative merits of German opera versus Italian opera, as exemplified by these [...]
This evening on Symphony @ 7, we’ll have a grand Romantic symphony from 1881 by Giovanni Sgambati.
This evening on Symphony @ 7, we’ll have something not heard all that often from French composer Claude Debussy — the Pelleas et Melisande Symphony. It’s an arrangement of music from the 1902 opera made into a half-hour orchestral suite by Marius Constant. Although Debussy had already written other works that we hear often today, [...]