#ClassicsaDay #ClassicalA Week 3

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 name began with A! Here are my posts for the third week of #ClassicalA of the #ClassicsaDay challenge.

08/13/23 Aaron Avshalomov (1894–1965): Piano Concerto in G on Chinese Themes and Rhythms

Avshalmov fled Russia after the Revolution. He settled in Shanghai with other Russian Jewish academics. Much of his music was inspired by Chinese culture and traditions. 

08/14/23 Jacob Avshalomov (1919–2013): Violin Concerto

Avshalomov was the son of composer Aaron Avshalomov. He was born in China and spent much of his professional life in the country. Much of his music has Chinese influences. 

08/15/23 Richard Ayleward (1626–1669): Preces and Responses

Ayleward was choirmaster at Norwich Cathedral during the Restoration. He composed over 25 anthems, some for the coronation of Charles II. 

Florence Aylward (1862–1950): The Window

Ayleward wrote primarily ballads and songs. Over 150 of her works were published in the first part of the 20th Century. She was no relation to Renaissance composer Richard Ayleward. 

Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga (1806–1826): Symphony in D

Arriaga, known as the Spanish Mozart died at age 19. But during his short life he composed some extraordinary works, including three string quartets and this symphony. 

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