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!
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.
Alex explains the background of the piece and the elements incorporated therein. Meghan describes the forms and techniques involved in this famed piece of virtuosity. Alex then cites the important popular culture references involving this rhapsody.
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.