Friday, September 10, 2010

I say, you are not French!

How can someone with the English name of Onslow become the head of the Beaux Arts Academy in Paris? A family scandal and a quick change of address and George becomes Georges. The young Onslow took to life in the country, hunting, fishing and attending dances, but when it came to settling down to a career it was music that won out. Onslow made good use of what little education he had, earning praise from Schumann, who compared Onslow's chamber music to that of Mozart and Haydn.

Also on the Piano this Sunday, Vladimir Horowitz plays his over the top edition of Modest Mussorgy's Pictures at an Exhibition. Recorded in Horowitz's ball park, Carnegie Hall, this is a performance for the ages.

The Piano, heard Sunday afternoon at 5 on KPAC & KTXI

host, Randy Anderson

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