The Symphony, Part I

Monday's Exploring Music will be pre-empted because of the live broadcast from Carnegie Hall.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

In the beginning, there were Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, or so we thought. That is until we uncovered a whole world of instrumental music so varied, so wonderful and so woefully unknown, we decided to take out time in that glorious place. Starting with a Sinfonia by Biaggio Marini from 1618, we slowly make out way through the 17th century, the 18th century and finish at the brink of the Romantic era with the Second Symphony by Beethoven.

Comments [4]

Ed from purdys ny

what was the music that came on every morning at the start of the morning show on the old wqxr at 530 am just before the news. It was between the night broadcast and startedt he day programing. It was the same every day. I miss that. can anyone help me with this? Thanks

Oct. 24 2013 01:58 PM
Ed from purdys ny

what was the music that came on every morning at the start of the morning show on the old wqxr at 530 am just before the news. It was between the night broadcast and startedt he day programing. It was the same every day. I miss that. can anyone help me with this? Thanks

Oct. 24 2013 01:58 PM
Sarah E. from Bronx

I love your Exploning Music, but have a idea for a furture show. You tend to do shows by different moods, tastes, and writers of music, but I would like to see a look at the same type of picese (the Mass is one) done by different composers. Like, how Haydn sets a Mass to music, then one by Bach or Mozart. Or the two great setting of the Dixit by Handel and Viralal; and you could do an whole hour if not more on setting of Song 150 alone. Think about it. (sorry about the spelling.
Thank You.

Dec. 15 2012 03:31 PM
Mary Heller from Poughkeepsie

The theme playing right now at 10:35 was the closing theme for WQXR Morning Concert that aired from 10 AM until noon on weekdays. It signaled time for me to get lunch ready for the kids who would be running across the street from PS 36 on Staten Island. This movement from Symphone #1 brings back sweet memories.

Dec. 14 2012 10:37 PM

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