One of the least-known 19th Century British composers must be Sir Frederic Hymen Cowen (right), who was born Hyman Cohen in Kingston, Jamaica. We’ll hear a symphony by him during the first hour of Vivace this Friday.
At 7 am, we have a delightful trio for guitar by Francois de Fossa, whose music was heard recently on Melodiya. At 7:30, we have a Violin Sonata by Franz Xaver Mozart and then some tranquil music to keep you calm in a busy morning.
After 8 am, we have a harp sonata by Rosetti and then, we head over to France.
We will have a birthday celebration for Cecile Chaminade and then we stay in France for music of François-Adrien Boieldieu.
We’ll end by heading south to Spain for a delightful work by Joaquín Rodrigo, the 1st Marquis of the Gardens of Aranjuez. The focus is on melody and enchantment this week on Vivace. As ever, I hope you’ll join me, 6-9 am, here on WTJU-Charlottesville.