Connections

Hosted By Stephen Peithman

Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern

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Saturday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Rebroadcast Sunday, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
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Saturday, July 7, 2018 Permalink

The March Connection

Triumphal March from Verdi's "Aida" at the Verona Opera (2012)

 

If the words “march music” put you in mind of brass bands or military parades, you may have a surprise coming, for composers have turned out some remarkable marches for orchestra, piano, organ and brass—and voices.

In this hour, music in 4/4 time by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Verdi, and Grainger, among others—including one that you’ve probably marched to, yourself (possibly more than once).

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