Just A Few Friends Honors National Autism Awareness Month, April 5
In 2007 the United Nations designated April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day, and April is National Autism Awareness Month. Classical host Federico Cilberto did some research and found that Bela Bartok, Glenn Gould, and Erik Satie were mentioned multiple times as having Asperger’s disorder, which falls under the umbrella diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.
While we want to be cautious on the reliability of their retrospective diagnoses, Federico still thinks that we can take the opportunity to enjoy the music of Bela Bartok, Glenn Gould, and Erik Satie to celebrate the National Autism Awareness Month. We will also be joined by Mahler, Rossini, Anna Bon, and Mozart with music that they composed when they were teenagers.