Friday, March 20, 2009

Musica della sera...Glenn Gould x 3

The latest Musica della sera show is now up on the Internet to listen to on demand; see below for locating the link. This program will be available on demand until Thursday, March 26, 2009

First of all, we at KUSP want to thank the many who pledged during the program. It was a remarkably robust show of support for Musica della sera, KUSP, and community radio. Frankly, with the economic situation what it is, we weren't expecting a big response, so it was very heartening. Thank you.

Along with the snappy husband-and-wife banter and rousing encouragement of supporting community radio, there was some pretty enjoyable music.


I lugged in my massive 80-disc Glenn Gould Columbia collection, a request last week by Patrick, our affable phone answerer. Drawing from 3 centuries of keyboard repertoire, I played selected Two- and Three-part inventions by Bach, a relatively brisk performance of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, and Hindemith's 2nd piano sonata. And yes, the recordings are replete with the late artist's controversial humming.

A string quartet by Shostakovich, a tone poem by Sibelius, and a rarely heard Italian baroque guitar sonata were also featured. And the show began with what has become for me the "Pledge Drive Concerto", Alessandro Marcello's very catchy concerto for oboe which I like to think puts people in the mood to respond to our appeals.

You can see exactly what was played and who performed it by referring to the playlist (originally broadcast 3/19/2009).


My wife, Meera Collier-Mitchell, and I take turns hosting the classical radio program Musica della sera on Thursday evenings, 7-9:30 (PT). This week Nicholas hosted. Listen on demand...

KUSP's brand new web feature: The KUSP Music Show Player, Classical, Jazz, Global, Eclectic, and Late Late, listen on demand, check it out, peruse the list and click the one for Musica della sera to hear our show.

Each broadcast is available for download until it is replaced by the subsequent week's program.

You can also stream KUSP live of course.

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