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Nov. 12 2020

30 in 30! Celebrate Great Composers In June With WBJC!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in 30 IN 30, Host Blogs | 18 Comments


Let’s be honest…There is nothing duller than the end of the fiscal year fundraising appeal!  Nevertheless, it comes to an end on June 30 and we would like to have our financial concerns taken care of.  First, if you have already pledged we cannot thank you enough!  If you haven’t you can always go to WBJC.com where it will take about 3 minutes of your time and as much of your hard earned cash as you please.  Second, I have devised something which I hope makes June a more interesting month than usual.  Every day for the 30 days in June we will have a biography of a different composer.  30 in 30 will be aired  Monday through Friday at 8 am, 12 pm, 5 pm and 9 pm.  Saturday at 8 am and 12 pm and 7 pm.  Sunday at 8 am, 12 pm, and 3 pm.  Here are links to the  programs we have done so far!  The whole beauty of the project is how random it is!  No one, including me, knows what’s coming next!  Just click and enjoy

Johann Sebastian Bach | Biography, Music, Death, & Facts | Britannica

George Gershwin's too-short life ended on a blue note | PBS NewsHour

Gustav Mahler - Wikipedia

The Complex Contradictions of William Grant Still | Music 345: Race, Identity, and Representation in American Music

Ludwig van Beethoven - Wikipedia

Elgar the Outsider | Gramophone

Franz Joseph Haydn: Paul Orgel explores the piano music of Mozart's friend and mentor | Vermont Arts | rutlandherald.com

Gay Influence: Composer Francis Poulenc

Piano Concerto No. 1 (Brahms) - Wikipedia

Key Igor Stravinsky work found after 100 years | Music | The Guardian

Who Is Florence Price? | Winchester Community Music School

Antonio Vivaldi - Wikipedia

Messiah | oratorio by Handel | Britannica

Johann Nepomuk Hummel - Wikipedia

Maurice Ravel - Wikipedia

Scott Joplin - Wikipedia

Mozart's Influence On Modern Music | Mozart, Classical music composers, Classical music

The Force Is Still Strong with the “Star Wars” Composer John Williams | The New Yorker

Antonin Dvorak | Biography, Music, & Facts | Britannica

takt1 - The Death of Gerald Finzi

Robert Schumann - Wikipedia

Camille Saint-Saëns - Wikipedia

Leonard Bernstein - Wikipedia

Fanny Mendelssohn - Seattle Chamber Music Society

Amy Beach, a Pioneering American Composer, Turns 150 - The New York Times

Dmitri Shostakovich - Wikipedia

R. NATHANIEL DETT COLLECTION – Sibley Music Library - Eastman School of Music

Symphony No. 4 (Prokofiev) - Wikipedia

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Freedom From Religion Foundation


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Jonathan is WBJC's Program Director and host of many WBJC programs. His full bio can be read here.

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