Shades of Blues on Between the Keys September 14th and 15th
For this week’s edition of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Virgil Thomson Award winning program Between the Keys, The Classical Network’s Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler explores works by 20th and 21st century composers that are based upon or inspired by the rich, diverse and intensely expressive American blues tradition.
Featured composers include William Grant Still, Misha Mengelberg, Jacob TV, Samuel Barber, Conlon Nancarrow, W.C. Handy , Constant Lambert, Patrick Beckman and Aaron Copland.
Among pianists, composers Aaron Copland and Patrick Beckman play their own works, together with performances by Leo Smit, Marcel Worms, Jeni Slotchiver, Lara Downes, Jenny Lin, Richard Rodney Bennett, Michel Legrand, Peter Jablonski and Art Tatum.
Tune in Tuesday night September 14th at 10, with a rebroadcast Wednesday September 15th at noon to Between the Keys, an exclusive production of The Classical Network and WWFM.org.