With its exotic scales and rhythms, the music of Hungary has long has an outsize influence on the music of Europe. Composers, native and non- have brought the music of the peasantry, the Roma, and other influences as well to the concert stage. We take a look at some of the music of this relatively small nation with the music of Bartok, Kodaly, Liszt, Brahms, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky and others on this week's program.
The cycle of the nine Beethoven symphonies recorded by Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra for the then-new high fidelity vinyl phonograph records concludes this week with Number 9 in D minor. A good performance -- and this is a great one -- of this monumental work leaves no classical music lover unmoved.
And for something completely different, an overture to a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, a ballet by Gounod, and some heroic music for organ and brasses are also scheduled.
Of course Thanksgiving would not be complete with out it! New updated version of the song & Arlo will tell us what the Guthrie's "really do" on Thanksgiving and Dan Fogelberg shares a memory of this holiday as well.
Plus, THE MISSING SEGMENTS from my Dan Fogelberg interview CD.
Historic Thanksgiving concerts. Songs: to comfort those alone, about November, Black Friday & the upcoming holidays.
This Sunday 11/23 on FMO - New Pink Floyd. Songs from new McCartney Tribute album (10 years in the making) The newly released session of the Basement Tapes with Dylan and the Band. A feature on the music of Mary Travers (Peter, Paul & Mary) & more! Listen Live: 10-1 PM EST at www.fmodyssey.com, wfit.org & 89.5 in Melb, FL