From theater pit to concert hall

May 09, 2015
 

Before the movies took over, live plays frequently had orchestras in the pit to provide music before and after scenes of the drama. Sometimes this ad-hoc music was of great quality and became part of the orchestral repertory. The theaters of Scandinavia were rich with the music of Grieg, Sibelius and Nielsen. We'll hear some of this music.


Classical 24 Music Playlist

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These programs are partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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