January 2014 programs on Exploring Music

January 2014 programs on Exploring Music

Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.

Mount Parnassus


Bill McGlaughlin wraps up a two-week exploration of Johannes Brahms this month, explores Merrie England, and finishes the month with a two-week exploration of Beethoven at Parnassus.  Explore with us, weeknights at 7:00 p.m.

Week of January 6 - Brahms, Part II - This is the second of a two-week exploration of the music and life of the great German master, including his formative years as a pianist, meeting the Schumanns, the symphonies, his late works for clarinet and more.

Week of January 13 - Merrie England - This week, we’ll explore English music and its unique history, from folk music in the country pubs to the pageantry of Royal Albert Hall and Covent Garden.

Week of January 20 - Beethoven at Parnassus, Part I - In the years from 1818 to 1826, Beethoven soared to almost mythological heights with some of his greatest works- the Ninth Symphony, last four sonatas, Missa Solemnis, final string quartets, and more.  In the first of a two-week series, we'll take an in-depth look at this music of a master reaching the pinnacle of his abilities.

Week of January 27 - Beethoven at Parnassus, Part II - More music by Beethoven from 1818-1826.