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
Joe (“King”) Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band performing in Chicago, 1923.
The world’s love affair with American jazz lasted for decades, but the infatuation of classical composers would have a shorter life. However, it did produce works by Gershwin, Ravel, Milhaud, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Copland, and Bernstein, among others.
In this hour, we’ll explore why jazz was a fascinating journey for these composers—but for most, a dead-end street.
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