September programs on Exploring Music

September programs on Exploring Music

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Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein, one of the great pairs celebrated during the week of September 24th.




Host Bill McGlaughlin takes us to the Czech republic, introduces us to the great teacher Nadia Boulanger and begins a two-part series of great partnerships in music, all this month on Exploring Music.

Week of 9/3   Czech out those Bohemians  Composers from the lands around the present-day Czech Republic have made an indelible mark on music – we’ll examine their history and influence, from medieval times to the present.

Week of 9/10   Nadia Boulanger Every town in the United States had a five-and-dime and a Boulanger student," Virgil Thomson once said, and he wasn't far off.  Nadia Boulanger taught and influenced an entire generation of musicians, from Aaron Copland and Ástor Piazzolla to Philip Glass and Quincy Jones, and this week we'll hear some of her compositions and performances alongside those of her prolific students.

Week of 9/17   Mozart Piano Concertos Mozart seizes an almost non-existent genre and elevates it to one of the most revered and popular musical forms.

Week of 9/24  The Game of Pairs, Part I  Haydn and Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms, Copland and Bernstein- these are just a few of the legendary artistic partnerships that have changed the course of musical history.   With a tip of the hat to Bartók, we'll listen to some of the music that resulted from these illustrious collaborations and connections.