PostClassical

select Friday Evenings 8 pm

PostClassical is a bi-monthly program that features performances by the Washington DC-based PostClassical Ensemble, Angel Gil Ordonez Music Director and Joseph Horowitz Executive Director/Artistic Director.  Each Program is thematic and reshapes the classical music experience through music and discussion. Bill McGlaughlin, host of "Exploring Music,"co-hosts with Joseph  Horowitz and Angel Gil-Ordonez. These programs are recorded at Digital Island Studios in New York City and produced at the studios of WWFM The Classical Network

DVORAK AND HIAWATHA

Is the New World Symphony about Hiawatha? Did Dvorak become an “American composer” during his momentous American sojourn of 1892-1895? Do his American piano works forecast Scott Joplin and George Gershwin? Did Dvorak represent a greater hope for American music than would Aaron Copland?

Tune into a no-holds-barred debate between Bill McGlaughlin and PostClassical Ensemble’s Joe Horowitz and Angel Gil-Ordonez, peppered with strong opinions and inside knowledge. 

Webcast contains more music than in the broadcast!!!

Listening Guide

PART I:

00:00: Gamelan influences Debussy and Poulenc

18:35: “Stampede” from Harrison Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Gamelan, recorded in live performance by Nati Draiblate and Ben Capps, with PCE percussionists Bill Richards and John Spirtas conducted by Angel Gil-Ordonez

33:54: Harrison’s Grand Duo for Violin and Piano, from PCE's Naxos CD with Tim Fain and Michael Boriskin

PART II:

7:38: Harrison Concerto for Violin and Percussion, from PCE's Naxos CD

It's a salute to the legacy of Lou Harrison on this week's PostClassical, a bi-monthly series featuring PostClassical Ensemble and hosted by author, music historian and co-founder of PostClassical Ensemble, Joseph Horowitz, and Exploring Music host Bill McGlaughlin. This month's episode is titled "Celebrating the Lou Harrison Centenary" and provides an in-depth look at the music of this great American composer with performances from a concert this past Monday at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Washington, DC.

In conversation with Bill McGlaughlin, Joe Horowitz takes issue with RIcardo Muti’s claim, sampling astounding recordings from the past.