The Lost Chord: March 17 - Irish Ties Are Smiling
Edward Joseph Collins (1886-1951) was born to Irish-American parents in Joliet, Illinois. Though he studied abroad with Max Bruch and Engelbert Humperdinck, it was in Chicago that he made his career. Nearly a generation older than Copland and Gershwin, he too found inspiration in African-American spirituals, cowboy songs, and jazz. Collins’ relationship to the Irish was a complex one. Nonetheless, he couldn’t escape the pull of his heritage and its music. Tune in to hear three of his Irish meditations, this Sunday at 10 pm.