When Irishman John first started composing his piano nocturnes he could not have foreseen what these imaginative works would evolve into. From their symmetrical and tranquil beginnings the nocturne grew to incorporate wild and even surreal aspects.
I'm Randy Anderson and on the Piano this Sunday I trace the nocturne from its polite origins to other kinds of expression in the twentieth century. Hear musical evolution on the Piano this Sunday afternoon at 5 on KPAC and KTXI.
host Randy Anderson