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19th Century Listening Journal

Lowell Mason: Educator, Church Musician, and Composer Wolf, Stefan J.

Today on A Prairie Home Composition, Stefan Wolf takes a closer look at 19th century American composer Lowell Mason and his effect on American music. This segment features the hymn “Nearer My God to Thee” and discusses Mason’s influence on the public music education system as well as the supplanting of American hymns and fuging songs with European-modeled hymns. It’s an episode you won’t want to miss!

 

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19th Century Listening Journal

Jon Wood’s 1st Podcast: A Selection from the Great Viennese Classical Guitar Era

My brief podcast description: Jon Wood describes a solo sonata for written for classical guitar by one of the instruments greatest composers: Mauro Giuliani.
The recording excerpts are from my own recorded performance of the piece being performed.
I could not find a citation format for scores or pieces with editors, so I worked with the usual MLA citation for books and put the principle editor who copied the original edition on to modern manuscript.

 

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20th Century Composer Genealogy

Beethoven Was Wrong

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Jon Dostal and Matt Potter play radio broadcasters Billy Loney and Dan Druff. They look at Alex Ross’s chapter “Beethoven Was Wrong: Bop, Rock and the Minimalists”, and discover how composers like John Coltrane, Steve Reich and John Cage are related. Do not miss this great show, full of surprises, including a guest appearance by Alex Ross.

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The Rest is Noise

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In an extended conversation on the effects of pre- and post-World War I on the music and composers of the Austro-Germanic region, Mark Thomas and Megan Pleviak discuss their thoughts and understandings as provoked by segments of The Rest is Noise, by Alex Ross.

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