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George Gershwin died tragically young on July 11, 1937, just weeks away from his 39th birthday, and to mark the 80th anniversary of his death, we'll be airing two programs dedicated to his work.

Join Jed Distler for a special July 4th episode of Between the  keys at 10 PM, celebrating the "OYAPS," the "Outstanding Young American Pianists" who came of age in the years following World War II, and the American pianists who inspired them. Artists featured include Olga Samaroff, Gary Graffman, Julius Katchen, Raymond Lewenthal, Leon Fleisher, Rosalyn Tureck, William Kapell and Eugene Istomin. We also pay tribute to the late American composer Daniel Brewbaker with the finale of his Piano Concerto No.

This Sunday (7/2) on Half Past we'll present the Sinfonietta by William Mathias, Jubilee by Magnus Lindberg & Aulis Sallinen's Chamber Music V.  Music from the past half-century Sunday evenings at 11.

Mozart's music can appear deceptively simple. But it is anything but simple, and never runs out of surprises and new challenges for its interpreters.  This week Cecila Bartoli and Fritz Wunderlich sing arias from Mozart operas, including The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute and Don Giovanni.

Distant Mirror: June 30 - 13th Century Cantigas

Jun 30, 2017

The Martin Best Ensemble visits Distant Mirror this week with several of the Cantigas of Santa Maria from the 13th century  court of Alfonso  X, the Wise, king of Castile and Leone, songs in honor of the Virgin in the tradition of the Provencal troubadours.  Also hear the Mass for 4 Voices of Elizabethan-Jacobean composer William Byrd with the Tallis Scholars.  Join Allan Kelly Friday night at 10.

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. 

Picture Perfect: June 30 - Independent Films

Jun 30, 2017

Fortify yourself with an hour of cinematic fifes and drums, as Ross Amico looks ahead to Independence Day with music from “The Patriot” (John Williams), “George Washington Slept Here” (Adolph Deutsch), “Revolution” (John Corigliano), and “Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot” (Bernard Herrmann).  The fight for freedom begins this Friday at 6 pm.

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