Friday, November 20, 2009

He was born for it

As she lay dying St. Cecilia sang out to the Lord and that is the reason given that she is the patron saint of musicians. Her feast day is November 22nd and for this occasion a number of British composers wrote Ode's in honor of Cecilia and music in general.

Another reason to mark St. Cecilia's Day is it is the birthdate of Benjamin Britten. Considered the finest British composer since Purcell, he wrote a great deal of music for the stage, but he was also a great pianist and on the Piano this Sunday the program celebrates Britten's birthday by exploring his thorny Piano Concerto.

The Piano, this Sunday afternoon at 5 on KPAC and KTXI.

host, Randy Anderson

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