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Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern
Saturday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.Rebroadcast Sunday, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.on Music Station
Antonio Pappano conducts the Orchestra of the National Academy of Saint Cecilia in Rome,
We usually think of an “Overture” as the music played before the opening scene of an opera or musical. And that makes sense--for in French, “overture” means “opening.”
But there’s another kind that has never seen the footlights—the stand-alone concert overture, including Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides and Tchaikovsky’s 1812.
In this hour, we’ll hear both those works, plus music by Schubert, Brahms, Copland and more.
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