From the Top came to Burlington in February to record this broadcast live from the Flynn in Burlington. Listen this Sunday at 5 on VPR Classical as some of Vermont’s best young musicians take the stage!
This week Joel Najman’s My Place program presents an hour of popular songs mainly from the early years of the rock & roll era that deal with marriage and weddings. Buddy Holly, Lloyd Price and The Dixie Cups are just a few of the artists whose hit songs are featured.
When Camille Saint-Saens wrote his Symphony #3, he said "I have given everything to it I was able to give." The mighty work had its premiere on this date in London, 1886. There are many other symphonies that feature organs, but this is THE Organ Symphony. We’ll hear it this morning.
We’re off to Italy for the morning’s music, including an "Italian" Overture by Franz Schubert, Rossini’s song I Gondolleri (The Gondoliers), and a typically ornamented Chiacona by Verona native Antonio Bertali.