August 2016 programs on Exploring Music

August 2016 programs on Exploring Music

Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.

Claude Debussy

Hear music written for Wind Quintets, hidden details in five great symphonies, and an in-depth look at the life and music of Claude Debussy, this month on Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin.

Week of August 1, 2016 - TBA

Week of August 8, 2016 - The Wind Quintet We’ll explore some of the glorious music written for the popular chamber music combination of flute, clarinet, oboe, horn and bassoon. Bill will also focus on each instrument alone so we can identify the sound and character that makes it unique.

Week of August 15, 2016 - Under the Hood, Part 2 Back by popular request, Bill takes us through the inner-workings of five great symphonies by Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius. Thus, allowing us to understand some of the deeper meanings hidden in these symphonies.

Week of August 22, 2016 - Claude Debussy Claude Debussy, who once said he learned more from poets and painters than from the music conservatory, is considered the figurehead of Impressionist music (though he would vehemently argue against it). Influenced by Bach's arabesques and the romantic Chopin, the Frenchman made his mark in music with his otherworldly compositions, beginning with "Danse Bohemienne". While we listen to his compositions Bill reflects on Debussy's peculiar upbringing, studies in the Paris Conservatory, and his Prix de Rome win.