The Part-Time Connection
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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.
|Symphony No. 2, etc. [for Polovstian Dances]
||Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Gennady Rozhdestvensky
|All Goodly Sports [for Henry VIII: “Green Groweth the Holly” and “Helas, Madame” ]
||Chandos CHAN 0621
|Calliope: Dances [for Henry VIII: “Tander Naken”]
|Wassenaer: Concerti Armonici
||Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman
|Russian Overtures & Orchestral Works [for Mussorgsky Khovanshchina Prelude]
||Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev
||Newton Classics 8802037
|“From Greenland's Icy Mountains” [1909 archival recording]
||Edison Mixed Quartet
|Charles Ives: The String Quartets
||Blair String Quartet
|Hanson Conducts Moore, Carpenter, Rogers and Phillips [for Carpenter: Adventures in a Perambulator]
||Eastman-Rochester Orchestra Howard Hanson
||Mercury Living Presence 434 319-2