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Classical Notes: June 14, 2011 Archive

The Short Version: Charity

Posted at 9:15 AM on June 14, 2011 by Bill Morelock
Filed under: The Short Version

For Bela Bartok in America, illness and obscurity equaled poverty. A champion of new music gave him work and a paycheck, but expected nothing of particular value.

Petrouchka at 100

Posted at 9:38 AM on June 14, 2011 by Daniel Gilliam

June 13th marked the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's Petrouchka. You can view the full score here, thanks to the International Music Score LIbrary Project (a sort of Wiki for public domain music), download the Minnesota Orchestra performing Petrouchka, then spend some time in the Library of Congress' collection of color photographs of Russia, from around the same time period (1907-1915).russia.jpg
(Just found the first edition score through Harvard!)

On the Air This Week

Posted at 12:57 PM on June 14, 2011 by Rex Levang
Filed under: On the air

Highlights from June 15 to 21

Wednesday, noon: Music for Minnesotans: Lynn Martin
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: The Pacifica Quartet
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: In Memoriam Jean Langlais
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: The Cleveland Orchestra in Debussy, Hokosawa, and Richard Strauss
Monday, 8 pm: It's time for the movies, and their music, on Roll Credits.