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
Nadezhda von Meck supported Tchaikovsky financially for 13 years, with the stipulation that they never meet.
Tchaikovsky dedicated his Fourth Symphony to a wealthy woman who provided him with financial support—but who stipulated that they never meet.
Archduke Rudolf of Austria was a key figure in some of Beethoven’s best-known works, and Ravel dedicated his Pavane for a Dead Princess to the heir of an American sewing machine company.
In this hour, these and other extraordinary patrons of music—and the extraordinary works they inspired.
January 14, 2023
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