A Stravinsky Soirée on Between the Keys April 6th and 7th
This week’s episode of the ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award winning program Between the Keys commemorates the 50th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky’’s death on April 6th 1971, with a program exploring the composer’s relationship with the pop and jazz worlds.
“It’s a rather playful episode,” explains Jed Distler, The Classical Network’s Artist-in-Residence and Between the Keys’ longtime producer and host. “We’ll compare no less than four different New York Philharmonic recordings of the Russian Dance from Petrouchka. We’ll hear the late, great pianist Paul Jacobs play Stravinsky’s music from a live 1979 concert. I’ve got a great recording of Stravinsky’s Ebony Concerto with the composer leading a group of New York’s best studio freelancers, with clarinet soloist Benny Goodman. And we'll also hear little gems by Franz Zappa and George Russell that take their respective cues from Stravinsky. In short, I hope you’ll have as much fun listening as I did researching and putting this episode together.”
Tune in for Between the Keys Episode No. 302 - “Stravinsky with Jedinsky,” this Tuesday April 6th at 10 PM with a rebroadcast Wednesday April 7th at noon, exclusively on The Classical Network and WWFM.org.