Friday, December 3, 2010

The Right Man at the Right Time

Looking through history one can, with the distance of hindsight, see personalities that changed the world around them. After the death of Beethoven in 1827 there where many young musicians that pushed themselves to pick up his mantel and run with it, but the one composer that helped nail down the rules that would guide the young romantics wasn't all that young. Carl Maria von Weber was born in back in 1786 and died a year before Beethoven himself. Weber didn't have the meticulous training of Wolfgang Mozart or the other big names in music. His parents worked and toured with the theatre and their son Carl learned from a wide variety of sources and this coupled with an intuitive grasp of music and drama made von Weber the most exciting artist of his age.

Hear the Roots of Romanticism on the Piano this Sunday afternoon at 5 on KPAC & KTXI.

 host, Randy Anderson

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