Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern
Saturday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.Rebroadcast Sunday, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.on Music Station
Trumpet soloist Alison Balsom
It is an amazingly versatile instrument. It can be loud or soft, militaristic or peaceful, exuberant or contemplative—and always able to stand out from the crowd when called upon to do so.
The composer’s challenge is to bring out the right quality when paired with an instrumental ensemble.
In this hour, works for solo trumpet and orchestra by Purcell, Haydn, Copland, Hovhaness, and more.
February 4, 2023
February 11, 2023
January 7, 2023