WFIT Features

Antonio Vivaldi got his first opportunity to publish his music in 1712 with his concerto collection, l'Estro Armonico. Johann Sebastian Bach got ahold of a copy and thought highly enough of it that he transcribed some of it for organ. We'll hear both versions of the concerto in D minor -- Vivaldi's and Bach's -- on this week's program.

J.S. Bach's Two-part Inventions demonstrate some of the simplest, most elegant counterpoint ever written.

These miniatures -- most take about a minute -- were intended to introduce his music students to two-voice playing, yet they have fascinated both students and listeners for  three hundred years. Are they music or are they mathematics. Listen to the fifteen of them this Thursday night and see what you think.

Sybil Gage
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Sybil Gage is by far one of the area's best singers. With a musical sophistication not exactly common, her expressions of her influences come through in her music, both obvious and wonderfully nuanced.

It doesn't happen often in the Classical world, but once in a while a piece of music gets re-arranged (or metamorphosed) into a version so successful that the original almost becomes forgotten.

This is what happened to Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Maurice Ravel orchestrated Mussorgsky's score and the work became so popular that many never even knew that it was written as a solo piano piece.

This week we'll take a look at what happened, and then we'll hear "Pictures" as Mussorgsky intended it.

Jennifer Glass Special Guest on A Taste of Jazz

Aug 23, 2015

Jennifer Glass will be the featured guest on A Taste of Jazz this Monday evening at 7:00. Jennifer became known nationwide in 2003 with her song Dreamin that hit the radio and club scene like a hurricane.

In 2008 she signed a record contract and began development on a new album. At the end of that year and before the album was complete the label owner died shutting down the label and ending her record deal.

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