September 2014 programs on Exploring Music

September 2014 programs on Exploring Music

Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.

William Walton (1902-1983)

Bill McGlaughlin explores the life and works of William Walton, the string quartets of Franz Schubert, and whether we like it or not, we'll welcome Autumn, with works inspired by the sights and smells of the season. Tune in for these and more explorations with Bill McGlaughlin, weeknights at 7:00 p.m.

Week of September 1, 2014 - William Walton - Inspired by a composer that was in the vanguard of British music in the 20th century, Benjamin Britten once wrote that hearing William Walton's music was a "great turning point in his musical life".  We'll trace the arc of Walton's life and his associations with the greatest artists of his time, including Heifetz, Hindemith, Olivier, and Beecham.

Week of September 8, 2014 - Schubert String Quartets - Bill continues his in-depth look at the string quartet's history and development this week with a focus on Franz Schubert.

Week of September 15, 2014 - Autumn Leaves - Works inspired by sights, sounds and smells of the world at summer’s end, including selections by Vivaldi, Piazzola, Delius and Schubert.

Week of September 22, 2014 - TBA

Week of September 29, 2014 - Life Among the Dead - This week we’ll venture into hallowed territory with some of the most profound music in the literature, including requiems by Mozart, Verdi, Berlioz, Fauré, Dvorak and Duruflé.