One of our societies ills is the Best Seller Syndrome, most people figure if it -whatever "it" may be is popular than it must be good to great. What isn't popular isn't worth reading, watching or hearing.
On the Piano this Sunday one of the best known Russian composers from their golden age; Anton Arensky. A pupil of Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky, Arensky's music is informed, lyrical and dramatic. What else do you want from an artist? He was director of the Imperial Choir, one of the plum positions in Russia at the time and spent his free time composing, conducting and concertizing. His music charmed audiences back then and it still works!
Find out about the Virtues of Arensky this Sunday afternoon at 5 on KPAC and KTXI when we hear his dramatic Piano concerto and sample some of his music from his Suites for two pianos.
host, Randy Anderson