Friday, February 4, 2011

Land of Hope & Glory….and Pianos!

British composer Muzio Clementi may have been the Father of the Pianoforte, so says his gravestone in Westminster Abby, but not a lot of piano music was composed in Britain in the 19th century. However in the next century an explosion of creativity in music took place.

On the Piano this Sunday hear music of impressionists like Bax, Delius and Cyril Scott to composers we mostly identify with the orchestra like Britten and William Alwyn. Hear a proper slap up of 20th century British piano music this Sunday afternoon at 5 on KPAC & KTXI.

host, Randy Anderson

1 comment:

John Nasukaluk Clare said...

I love that Clementi is referred to as an English composer when he was born and raised in Rome. I guess it goes with Handel being an English composer as well!