Percy GraingerPercy Grainger was born in Australia in 1882.Until recently, he was pegged as a lightweight because of his folk song arrangements.Recent releases reveal a more serious side, one thatâ€™s funny and sad, reflective and violent.
Music fans love to meet performers, but I'm thrilled to make contact with composers. They're making music out of thin air using pure imagination. One of my fond memories of the late Richard Gladwell is seeing his face suffused with pleasure as he told of meeting composer Ralph Vaughan Williams decades ago at a concert in London. Williams' music is a cornerstone of twentie
Summer gives you the chance to enjoy music in unusual settings. Lakes. Woods. Corn fields. Festivals are popping up all over the region. Last week I had the privilege of seeing four operas at Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown and interviewing the incoming director, Francesca Zambello.
My thanks to every listener who's e-mailed rad...@wxxi.org about the morning mystery pieces on Classical 91.5. It's a delight to explore old and new repertoire, and I'm excited that so many music lovers are getting up a little early to guess the name of the mystery work at 6:40 a.m. (One man told me he
Peter DuBois continues our exploration of the With Heart and Voice Archives with a program from September 1990. Weâ€™ll hear excerpts from Anton Reichaâ€™s Te Deum Laudamus, Kyrie and Gloria from William Lloyd Webberâ€™s Mass for Peace, and anthems by Gottforied Homiliusand Melchior Franck.
Peter DuBois shares a program from the With Heart and Voice Archives, originally broadcast in October 1989. Todayâ€™s program features a setting of Psalm 100 by Johann Pachelbel, Pater Noster by Luigi Cherubini, and anthems by Edward Bairstow, Percy Whitlock and Kenneth Leighton.