Exploring Music With Bill McGlaughlin - February 2012

Find playlists for Exploring Music by clicking on a day of the week under the description of each week's theme.

January 30 - February 3, 2012: Too Darn Big
This week we're ascending some of the most colossal musical mountains in existence - works like Schoenberg's Gurrelieder and Havergal Brian's Gothic Symphony that are (usually) too big to program on Exploring Music.
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January 23 - 27, 2012: Mozart: Bright Lights, Big City
Mozart gets the boot from the Archbishop and moves to the city.
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January 16 - 20, 2012: The Curse of the Ninth
Why did so many of music's great symphonists die after completing their ninth symphony? We’ll sample five landmark compositions: the ninth symphonies of Beethoven, Schubert, Bruckner, Dvorák and Mahler.
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January 9 - 13, 2012: An Invitation to the Dance, Part I
Which came first, the composer or the dance? It's hard to say, but this week we’ll follow the dance through solo works, the opera and the symphony. Highlights include music by Bach, Beethoven and Shostakovich.
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January 2 - 6, 2012: Maurice Ravel
A five-part biography of Maurice Ravel.
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