A program dedicated to music about spring from composers ranging from Vivaldi to Debussy.
This program explores the development of the Latin Mass through the prism of Beethoven's monumental Missa Solemnis, listening as well to Mass movements by Dufay, Palestrina, Monteverdi, Bach, Bruckner and Bernstein.
We begin a five part series on the evolution of the string quartet, with early classical favorites by Haydn and Mozart and even earlier proto-quartets by Sammartini, Richter and others.
The second of five programs celebrating the medium of the string quartet, with an exploration this week of works by the greatest quartet composer ever: Ludwig van Beethoven.
String quartets of towering Romantic era composers Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms are featured this week in the third of five programs exploring string quartets through the ages.
This week we explore nationalism in the string quartet literature with music by Dvorak, Borodin, Grieg and others.
A five part survey of string quartet music through the ages concludes with 20th century masterpieces by Ravel, Bartok, Carter and others.