Too Darn Big

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Monday, January 30, 2012

This week Exploring Music is ascending some of the most colossal musical mountains in existence: works such as Schoenberg's Gurrelieder and Havergal Brian's Gothic Symphony, which are (usually) too big to program on the show.

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Ed from Kissimmee, FL

Dear Bill, I've only recently started listening to WQXR (after living in New England most of my life, retired to FL). Ienjoy your shoves very much. I was an on air DJ (and librarian and Classical Music coordinator) at WOMR in Provincetown, MA, a very small Community Radio station. I didn't do my whole show like you do, giving commentary and almost doing it as a seminar; however, whenever I played some obscure and/or music that really needed some explanation I did it quite like you do. Not crazy about the Gurrelieder, but it does become a bit clearer with the commentary. Keep up the good work, and I'll continue to listen. ED

Jan. 31 2012 11:11 PM

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