December 2015 programs on Exploring Music

December 2015 programs on Exploring Music

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Delve into the dramatic and colorful life of Hector Berlioz, this month on Exploring Music.

This month Bill McGlaughlin delves into the fantastical life of Hector Berlioz and questions why so many symphonic composers die after completing their ninth symphony.

Week of December 7, 2015 - Hector Berlioz   A five-part biography on the life of Hector Berlioz. As one of the developers of the symphonic form, Hector Berlioz lived a life full of drama and color. Born in France to parents with plans for him to become a doctor, he pursued everything but medicine. He wrote: “Beethoven opened before me a new world of music, as Shakespeare had revealed a new universe of poetry.” Join us in this amazing journey following the life of Hector Berlioz.

Week of December 14, 2015 - Ninth Symphonies  Why did so many of music’s great symphonists die after completing their Ninth Symphony? We’ll sample five landmark compositions: the Ninth symphonies of Beethoven, Schubert, Bruckner, Dvorak and Mahler.

Week of December 21, 2015 - TBA

Week of December 28, 2015 - TBA