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
TOP: Marimba, Alp horn. BOTTOM: Glass (h)armonica, Neopolitan mandolin.
You’ve heard concertos for piano, violin, cello, or trumpet. But how about one for mandolin, or tuba, marimba, glass harmonica—or the 12-foot-long Alp horn?
In this hour, some wonderfully entertaining orchestral works that composers have fashioned for solo instruments that are—shall we say—just a bit out of the ordinary.
December 31, 2022
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