#ClassicsaDay #Classical1924 Week 5

 It’s become an annual tradition. For the first month of the new year, the Classics a Day team looks back a century. So the challenge for January 2024 is to post performances of classical works that were either composed, premiered, or first recorded in 1924.

It turns out 1924 was a landmark year for classical music. Here are my posts for the fourth week of #Classical1924.

01/29/24 Edward Elgar: Arthur Suite

Elgar had composed incidental music for Laurence Binyon’s “Arthur.” Elgar created an orchestral suite from the score, which premiered in 1924.

01/30/24 Heitor Villa-Lobos: Choros No. 7

This was the third Choros Villa-Lobos composed. He completed it in Rio de Janeiro in 1924. The septet calls for flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, bassoon, violin, cello, and optional offstage tam-tam.

01/31/24 Bela Bartok: The Wooden Prince Suite, Op. 13

Bartok’s musical pantomime premiered in 1917. Bartok was unsatisfied with the score and felt it had a lot of padding to accommodate the scenario. In 1923 he began work on a trimmed-down orchestral suite. He finished it in 1924.

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