#ClassicsaDay #ClassicalA Week 2

 Big A, little a, what begins with A? The Classics a Day team noticed that August did. And so the challenge for August was set. During the month post music by composers whose last names begin with the letter “A.”

There are actually quite a few. And I even found some whose first and last names began with A! Here are my posts for the second week of #ClassicalA of the #ClassicsaDay challenge.

08/7/23 George Antheil: Ballet Mécanique

In the 1920s Antheil was considered the bad boy of American classical music. The Ballet Mécanique was written for an experimental film in 1923. Antheil later adapted this Futurist score for concert performances 

08/8/21 Filippo Azzaiolo (fl. 1557–1569)

Very little is known of Azzaiolo. He had three collections of music published between 1557 and 1569. Those publications suggest he was possibly from Bologna.

08/9/23 Eleanor Alberga (born 1949): Nightscape

Albrega was born in Jamaica and has made a career in the UK as a concert pianist and composer. In 2021 she was awarded an OBE for her services to British Music.

08/10/23 Svitlana Azarova (born 1976): Beyond context for orchestra

Azarova was born and studied music in Ukraine. She relocated to The Hague in 2005. Her music is frequently programmed by various European ensembles and artists.

08/11/23 John Adson (c.1587-1640): Two Masks

Adson is best known for his “Courtly Masquing Ayres” published in 1621. Adson played in the King’s theater company in 1634 and became a royal wind musician around the same time.

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