#ClassicsaDay #ClassicalFam Week 3

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 third week of #ClassicalFam.

11/13/23 Alexander Tcherepnin (1899-1977): Piano Conceto No. 1, Op. 12

Alexander’s father Nicolai was an important Soviet composer. Alexander emigrated to the US. Both his sons Serge and Ivan were composers, as were two of Ivan’s sons, Serge and Stefan.

11/14/23 Ivan Tcherepnin (1943-1988): Five Songs

Ivan was the son of noted composer Alexander Tcherepnin and grandson of composer/pianist Alexander Tcherepnin. His older brother was also an important composer, as is Ivan’s son Sergei.

11/15/23 Sergei Tcherepnin: Subharmonic Thicket

Sergei is the latest in a long line of composers. His brother Stefan is also a composer. Their father (Ivan) and uncle Serge were both internationally known composers, as was their grandfather Alexander.

11/16/23 Stefan Tcherepnin: “Honky Tonk Calamity — Ms. Fortune”

Stefan comes from a family of composers. His brother Sergei is one, as was their father Alexander, uncle Sergei, and grandfather Alexander. 

11/17/23 Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706): Halleluja! Lobet Den Herrn

Today he’s pretty much a one-hit wonder. But Pachelbel was a respected composer in his day, writing over 530 works. His two sons, Wilhelm Hieronymus and Charles Theodore were also composers.

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