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
Thomas Morley, in 1597, said of the fantasia, “More art may be shown than in
any other music because the composer may add, diminish, and alter at his pleasure.”
It was a sort of rebellion….by composers who wanted to move beyond standard musical forms and go wherever their imagination took them.
Only they didn’t use the word “imagination.”
In the next hour, the “fantasy,” or “fantasia,” from its origins in the Renaissance to Mozart, from Beethoven in the 19th century to Rodrigo and Vaughan Williams in the 20th.
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