Friday, November 13, 2009

That is Mr. Footnote to you!

In the arts cream rises to the top and this process is moved along by teachers, academics and Nielsen ratings. Soon we end up with a shorthand view of the world, "Mozart was a perfect musical machine" "Beethoven is the greatest musical architect" and "Bach is the greatest musician of all time"- certainly interesting opinions, but what about the thousands and thousands of serious musicians that don't fall into these tidy boxes? These folks are relegated into footnote status, and there live in a silent limbo until some curious musician digs into the music and gives voice to what was popular long ago.

On the Piano this Sunday we dig into the past and hear the dramatic and melodic music of a man who possessed a true musical gift, learned from the most interesting teachers of his time and passed on that knowledge to a few generations of musicians to follow. Is this a wasted life; hardly. This Sunday afternoon at 5 works of Anton Arensky elevated from footnote status on KPAC and KTXI.

host, Randy Anderson

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