Charles Ives worked most of his life as an insurance company executive.
Alexander Borodin was a highly-respected chemist.
And Henry VIII—well, you know all about him—or do you?
Because, like the others, he was a part-time composer.
In this hour, you’ll hear how each of them (and several others) managed to turn out some pretty impressive music in their spare time.
|CD Title||Group/Artist||Catalog #||UPC|
|Symphony No. 2, etc. [for Polovstian Dances]||Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Gennady Rozhdestvensky||CHAN 9386||09115938621|
|All Goodly Sports [for Henry VIII: “Green Groweth the Holly” and “Helas, Madame” ]||Sirinu||Chandos CHAN 0621||095115062128|
|Calliope: Dances [for Henry VIII: “Tander Naken”]||Calliope||Nonesuch 79039||0075597903928|
|Wassenaer: Concerti Armonici||Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman||Helios CDH55155||034571151557|
|Russian Overtures & Orchestral Works [for Mussorgsky Khovanshchina Prelude]||Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev||Newton Classics 8802037||8718247710379|
|“From Greenland's Icy Mountains” [1909 archival recording]||Edison Mixed Quartet||-||Public Domain|
|Charles Ives: The String Quartets||Blair String Quartet||Naxos 8.559178||636943917824|
|Hanson Conducts Moore, Carpenter, Rogers and Phillips [for Carpenter: Adventures in a Perambulator]||Eastman-Rochester Orchestra Howard Hanson||Mercury Living Presence 434 319-2||028943431927|