Friday, May 7, 2010

You are from where again?

It is common practice to categorize composers by their country and there are National Schools, but on the Piano this Sunday afternoon music from two men that probably could not agree about many things. Mily Balakirev was the founder of the Russian Nationalist School also known as the Mighty Five. He and friends like Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Borodin wanted to remove German Symphonic influences from Russian music and by using native tunes return a national essence to their music. Alexander Scriabin started as a follower of the music of Frederic Chopin but he soon grew into a world, no that isn't quite fair, a universe of his own.

On the Piano this Sunday afternoon at 5 hear music of these diverse Russian composers on KPAC & KTXI.

host, Randy Anderson

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