#ClassicsaDay #Classical1922 Week 2

For January 2022 the Classics a Day Team decided to go back a century. The challenge this month is to post classical works associated with the year 1922. It can be a composition that was completed,  published, or premiered that year. It can even be a work recorded for the first time in 1922.

It turns out that 1922 was quite an eventful year! Here are my posts for the second week of #ClassicsaDay #Classical1922.

01/10/22 Arnold Bax – Symphony No. 1

Most of Bax’s first symphony was recycled from a previous piano sonata. The work was completed in 1922, and dedicated to John Ireland.

 

01/11/22 Rebecca Clarke – The Seal Man

Clarke dedicated this art song to baritone John Goss. He premiered many of her songs in the 1920s and 1930s.

 

01/12/22 Gerald Finzi – By Footpath and Stile, Op. 2

Finzi composed this song cycle in 1922. The poems are by Thoams Hardy. This would be the first of over fifty Hardy poems set by Finzi.

 

01/13/22 Maurice Ravel – Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition

Ravel’s orchestration of “Pictures” was completed in 1922. It was a commission from Serge Koussevitzky. Koussevitzky first recorded it with the Boston Symphony in 1930 for RCA.

 

01/14/22 Jacques Ibert – Escales

This 1922 work represents a series of postcards from three picturesque Mediterranean ports. The movements depict Palermo, Tunis, and Valencia.

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