Sunday, July 21, 2013

An unusual Vivace this Friday: you'll know all the composers!

This coming Friday, July 26, Vivace! has an unusual twist:  we're featuring the music of three very popular composers.

The first hour will be devoted to music of Irish composer John Field, in celebration of his 231st birthday.

During the second hour, we'll feature music by the Mozart family: Mozart himself, including his first-ever composition written at the age of 6, maybe Mozart and Mozart Junior: Franz Xaver Wolfgang, in celebration of his 222nd birthday.

At eight o'clock, we'll pause to celebrate the birth of HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge with some special appropriate music.

And at around 8:15 am: Russian pianist and conductor Mikhail Pletnev has written a really superb transcription of Beethoven's Violin Concerto with a difference:  it's for clarinet, and it is a work you've probably never heard before.  We'll have this astonishing recording for you.

As ever, I look forward to the pleasure of your company. Vivace! Friday from 6 to 9 am.

You can also replay the program anytime from the WTJU archives. The program will be available for replay through 8/9/13  

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