#ClassicsaDay #SummerClassics Week 4

It was a busy summer for the Classics a Day team. In June, we marked African-American Music Appreciation Month. In July we celebrated national holidays in the U.S. and  Canada. So that just left August to have a summer theme.

For my part, I chose to choose anything except Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.” In the process, I discovered some interesting music (and composers) I’ll explore further.

Here ere are my picks for the fourth week of #ClassicalSummer.

8/19/19 Josef Suk: Summer Impressions, Op. 22b

Suk’s 1902 Op. 22 featured two seasons: 22a was Spring, and 22b was Summer. The three movements of 22b are “At Midday,” “Child’s Play” and “Evening Mood.”

 

8/20/19 Henry Purcell: The Fairy-Queen

Purcell’s 1692 musical work is considered a masque rather than an opera. The musical segments featured original text, not taken from Shakespeare’s play.

 

8/21/19 Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst: Polyphonic Study No. 6 – Concert Variations on “The Last Rose of Summer” in G major

Moravian violinist Heinrich Ernst was considered one of the greatest performers to follow Paganini. His specialty was playing polyphonically (two or more notes simultaneously).

 

8/22/19 Friedrich von Flotow: “Letzte Rose” from Martha

Flowtow’s 1847 opera “Martha” is set in Richmond, England during the reign of Queen Anne. Flowtow’s setting of “The Last Rose of Summer” became a hit.

 

8/23/19 Paul Hindemith: On hearing “The Last Rose of Summer.”

This song comes from a 1944 collection by Hindemith, “( English Songs.” As the title suggests, the work obliquely references the popular tune.

More Recent Posts

  • Wed, Oct 5: Podcast Makers meet-up and “Circle of Willis” relaunch

    For good reasons, it’s been a loooong time since we gathered in person. But now, Charlottesville Podcast Makers meetups are back! This week, let’s get together for some camaraderie and networking — Wednesday, October 5, 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Stage at WTJU, 2244 Ivy Road. This meetup doubles as a relaunch event for […]

  • WorldView Episode 32: Henryk Wieniawski

    Tags: , , , ,

           In addition to his prolific career as a composer, Henryk Wieniawski is considered to be one of the greatest violinists of all time. With over 50 works to his name, Wieniawski remains one of Poland’s most well-known classical artists, along with Krzysztof Penderecki (WorldView Ep. 4) and Ignacy Jan Paderewski (Ep. 13).  […]

  • #ClassicsaDay #FallConcert Week 4

    Tags: , , , , , ,

    What’s on the program for your local performing arts organization? The Classics a Day team wants to know! For the month of September, you’re invited to post a work that your local symphony, chamber music ensemble, or choral society will be performing this fall. There’s a lot of great music-making going on. Let’s share it […]

  • Bobby Thompson at Offbeat Roadhouse, Oct 7

    Tags: , , , , ,

    Blues man Bobby Thompson will pull into Offbeat Roadhouse Friday night, October 7, for a concert which will also be broadcast on WTJU. This is a free event, open to all. Masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees.  You can also listen to Offbeat Roadhouse on the radio (91.1 FM) or on-line, and even video stream it at WTJU’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.  But […]

  • WTJU is hiring! Office & Volunteer Coordinator

    WTJU Radio is looking for an Office & Volunteer Coordinator to maintain smooth operations, promote the station to the public, and recruit & train volunteers for this volunteer-powered media organization. In this role, the incumbent’s work will be in three primary areas: Office Coordination Volunteer & Outreach Coordiation Development Support Read the full job description […]

  • WorldView Episode 31: Dobrinka Tabakova

    Tags: , , , ,

           Works by British-Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova have been performed worldwide, including by the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields and in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II  at her Golden Jubilee. The grammy nominated artist, now 42, is an active voice in the redefinition of modern classical music and is featured in […]