Classical Tweets

March 03, 2017
Drawing of birds in Greece

A garden pond with nine large exotic birds, two potted plants and a statue of Mercury. Etching by J. G. Thelott, 18th century, after S. Kleiner. Iconographic Collections Keywords: Mercury; Jacob Gottlieb Thelott; Salomon Kleiner

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On this week's Prairie Performances, Friday night at 7 pm on WILL-FM 90.9: Hear Messiaen's "Oiseaux exotiques," in which the composer catalogs exotic bird songs, paired with equally exotic rhythms from India and ancient Greece. Frank Martin's colorful Concerto for Seven Winds features both neoclassical and modern elements and Maurice Ravel's "Mother Goose," originally a five-movement work for piano four-hands invokes fairy tale landscapes and displays the composer's mastery of orchestration.

 

"Classical Tweets" (3/12/16)

Sinfonia da Camera
Ian Hobson, conductor


Rochelle Sennett, piano
Jonathan Keeble, flute
John Dee, oboe
Jiyeon Choi, clarinet
Henry Skolnick, bassoon
Christopher Williams, horn
Ronald Romm, trumpet
Jim Pugh, trombone

 

Olivier Messiaen  | Oiseaux exotiques

Frank Martin | Concerto for Seven Winds

Maurice Ravel  | Mother Goose


Classical 24 Music Playlist

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Turning to farming as a place to heal and a means to cope, 9 pm May 29 on WILL-TV


American Epic

The first time America heard itself, Tuesdays at 8 pm May 16-30 on WILL-TV