January 2013 programs on Exploring Music

January 2013 programs on Exploring Music

Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.





Host Bill McGlaughlin takes us back to the music of Henry VIII as we begin 2013.  Plus he'll wrap up the month with Part VI of The Symphony.

Week of January 7 - Tudor Music  Music from Tallis, Byrd, Henry VIII and other 16th and 17th-century English composers.

Week of January 14 - Leoš Janáček One of the most influential (and underrated) Czech composers, Leoš Janáček created a deeply original style of composition that infused his operas, string quartets and symphonic music with Moravian and Slavic folk influences.

Week of January 21 - Mozart at his Zenith  A week devoted to Mozart’s final years.  We’ll explore a stream of masterpieces, including Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, the final symphonies and piano concertos, and his unfinished Requiem.   

Week of January 28 - The Symphony, Part VI   The symphony has been fertile ground for composers throughout history and around the world. This week, we'll follow its development in France in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.