Thomas Tallis / Ralph Vaughan Williams

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin is a classical music radio program that plays on one of Madison’s public radio stations that I catch every once in a while when I’m in the car. The program centers around a theme each week, focusing on a composer, time period, style, location, etc. Bill McGlaughlin’s commentary is really interesting. He plays parts of the various pieces on the piano while breaking down or pointing out interesting aspects of a particular composition or style. He always puts the music into some type of context, which I think makes it a lot easier to get into. Just wanted to post about it because it’s renewed my interest in classical music this year. The song above came on while I was driving last night and it sounded really great.

 

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