#ClassicsaDay #ClassicalFam Week 2

November means Thanksgiving when families gather together. The Classics a Day team decided to make families the theme. For the month of November, the challenge is to post video performances of musical family members. Post on any social media channel you like. 

What constitutes a musical family? Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn (brother and sister) both composed. As did many in the Bach family tree. 

For my part, I decided to follow the family connections from post to post. Here are my posts for the second week of #ClassicalFam.

11/06/23 Wilhelm Andriessen (1887-1964): Piano Concerto in D-flat major (1908)

This Dutch pianist and composer was brother to Hendrik Andriessen and Hendrik’s two sons, Jurriaan and Louis — all composers.

11/07/23 Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725): Cantata pastorale per la nascità di Nostro Signore

Alessandro founded the Neapolitan school of opera. His sons Domenico and Pietro Filippo were also composers.

11/08/23 Pietro Filippo Scarlatti (1679-1750): Toccata in G minor

Pietro was the eldest son of Alessandro Scarlatti, and his brother Domenico. Both have overshadowed him, as little of Pietro’s music survives.

11/09/23 Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757): Stabat mater

Domenico was the son of Alessandro Scarlatti and brother to Pietro Filippo, both composers. Domenico is famous for his 555 keyboard sonatas, although he did write in other genres.

11/10/23 Nikolai Tcherepnin (1883-1945): The Enchanted Kingdom

Nikolai’s son Alexander was also a renowned composer. Alexander’s two sons, Serge and Ivan were also composers. And Ivan’s two sons, Sergei and Stefan are composers as well. Quite a dynasty!

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