October 2013 programs on Exploring Music

October 2013 programs on Exploring Music

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"Italy’s greatest opera composer, Verdi’s operatic output is staggering, with 28 operas, many of which contain arias that have made their ways into popular culture and become mainstays."



October 10th marks the 200th birthday of Giuseppe Verdi.  Host Bill McGlaughlin takes two weeks to delve into the massive repertoire of this prolific operatic composer.  Learn more at http://www.iconsofeurope.com/verdi.htm

Week of October 7 - Verdi, Part I A towering figure in Italian art and perhaps the greatest composer of 19th century opera, Giuseppe Verdi is one of the most venerated figures in classical music.  This week we begin a ten-part series investigating his life and music.

Week of October 14 - Verdi, Part II Our two-week series celebrating Giuseppe Verdi's 200th birthday continues with more of his operas and other works, both iconic and underappreciated.

Week of October 21 - The Wind Quintet This week, we’ll explore some of the glorious music written for flute, clarinet, oboe, horn and bassoon.

Week of October 28 - Demons, Spooks and Other Things That Go Bump In The Night Darkness descends on Exploring Music as we investigate composers' fascination with ghosts, goblins, Mephistopheles and other phantasmagoria.