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Sunday (1-28) evening at 11 we'll hear the String Quartet No. 8 by Peter Sculthorpe and Henri Sauget's Symphony No. 4, "Of the Third Age."  Music from the past half century on Half Past. 

The Lost Chord: January 28 - Wrestling Jacob

Jan 28, 2018

Gordon Jacob is perhaps best known these days as an orchestrator, but he was also a prolific composer.  In fact, when weighing the size of his output against his reputation, it’s tempting to underestimate – as the Angel did his Biblical namesake – Jacob’s tenacity.  Join me for Jacob’s “William Byrd Suite,” and then music of a more serious nature:  his Symphony No. 1, dedicated to the memory of his brother, who died on the Somme.  We grapple with the legacy of Jacob, this Sunday at 10 pm. 

The Lyric Stage: Jan. 28 - Verdi's Rigoletto

Jan 28, 2018

Three singers in the early prime of their careers, Ettore Bastianini, Renata Scotto and Alfredo Krause sing highlights from Verdi's Rigoletto in this 1960 Studio Recording. 

Join host Amanda Quist, chair of the Department of Conducting, Organ and Sacred Music at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, for this week's Sounds Choral. She will share recordings of Handel's choral music, including Dixit Dominus and Chandos Anthem "Let God Arise." Tune in Sunday (1/28) at 2 pm.

The Folger Consort visits Distant Mirror this Friday night with a program of Renaissance instrumental music from their CD Playing with Fire, fiery improvisations on the popular tunes and dance music  of the 16th century. While most are anonymous pieces there are selections here by Jacques Moderne, Francesco de la Torre and collector Pierre Phalese.  Join Allan Kelly at 10pm. 

Errol Flynn writes a ballet? Charles Boyer composes a tone poem? Claude Rains writes a cello concerto?  We’ll have three examples of movies about fictional composers. These, of course, required music written by the characters, in actuality provided by two-time Academy Award-winner Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  Tune in for selections from “Escape Me Never” (1947), “The Constant Nymph” (1943), and “Deception” (1946), as well as Korngold’s arrangements of music by Richard Wagner for “Magic Fire” (1955).  EWK spins corn into gold, this Friday at 6pm.

Just for fun, this week’s Dress Circle (1/28  7:00 p.m.) will be celebrating “Backward’s Day” a few days early.  Every January 31st, Backwards Day gives people the chance to reverse their ways, to go back to a simpler way of life, just to have a wonderful time eating dinner for breakfast, wearing their clothes backwards, talking backwards, or even just saying goodbye when they meet someone. 

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