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Larry Kensington - Nightmix 02-26-10 Part Two

58:31 minutes (53.57 MB)

He's usually called the "Father of the Symphony," but Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn didn't really invent the form. What he did do was give a new shape and depth to the symphony, turning it into a kind of repository for a composer's most important ideas. He began doing that in the very earliest of his 100-plus symphonies. Movements from three early Haydn symphonies figure prominently in this week's second hour. You'll also get to sample the jazz piano of Cincinnati native Fred Hersch, the sound of Native American flute, and a lullaby recorded outdoors in the Grand Canyon.