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Each weekday on JPR's Classics & News Service, we shine the spotlight on a pair of pieces we've chosen as "Featured Works." Tune in at 9am during First Concert and 2pm during Siskiyou Music to hear a bit of background on the pieces and composers, as well as commentary on important dates in classical music history.

Featured Works - September 2017

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Featured Works for September – First Concert
(*Indicates September birthday)

Sep 1 F Engelbert Humperdinck*: The Royal Children

Sep 4 M Darius Milhaud*: Saudades do Brasil
Sep 5 T Johann Christian Bach*: Symphonie Concertante in B flat major
Sep 6 W Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Sep 7 T François André Philidor Danican*: Flute Quartet in C major
Sep 8 F Luigi Cherubini*: String Quartet No. 3

Sep 11 M Arvo Pärt*: Te Deum
Sep 12 T Georg Philipp Telemann: Overture-Suite “Les Nations”
Sep 13 W Robert Ward*: Concertino for Strings
Sep 14 T Francis Edward Bache*: Piano Concerto
Sep 15 F Horatio Parker*: Six Lyrics for Piano

Sep 18 M Giuseppe Tartini: Violin Sonata in F major
Sep 19 T Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Suite from The Sea Hawk
Sep 20 W Julius Chajes: Israeli Melodies
Sep 21 T Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 6
Sep 22 F Mikolajus Ciurlionis*: The Sea

Sep 25 M Jean-Philippe Rameau*: Suite from Anacréon
Sep 26 T Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata in E flat major
Sep 27 W Ottorino Respighi: Three Botticelli Pictures
Sep 28 T Mikhail Glinka: Trio Pathétique
Sep 29 F Ernest Bloch: Visions and Prophecies

Featured Works for September – Siskiyou Music Hall
(*Indicates September birthday)

Sep 1 F Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3

Sep 4 M Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto
Sep 5 T Amy Beach*: Symphony in E minor, “Gaelic”
Sep 6 W Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben
Sep 7 T Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17
Sep 8 F Antonin Dvorák*: Symphony No. 7

Sep 11 M Friedrich Kuhlau*: Piano Quartet No. 1
Sep 12 T Alexander Glazunov: Symphony No. 5
Sep 13 W Clara Schumann*: Piano Concerto in A minor
Sep 14 T Luigi Cherubini*: Symphony in D major
Sep 15 F Ignaz Holtzbauer*: Quintet in B flat major

Sep 18 M Edvard Grieg: String Quartet in G minor
Sep 19 T Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 91
Sep 20 W Antonio Rosetti: Piano Concerto in B flat major
Sep 21 T Gustav Holst*: “The Cotswolds Symphony”
Sep 22 F Eduard Franck: Violin Concerto

Sep 25 M Dmitri Shostakovich*: Violin Sonata, Op. 134
Sep 26 T George Gershwin*: Piano Concerto in F
Sep 27 W Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Trio No. 1
Sep 28 T Frédéric d’Erlanger: Violin Concerto in D minor
Sep 29 F Johan Svendsen*: Octet in A major

Don Matthews received a B.A. in Music from Eastern Michigan University and a Masters in Vocal Performance from USC. He performed as a member of the San Francisco Opera chorus for three seasons.  He moved to Boston to study and became involved in radio, working at both WBUR and WGBH, where he was a producer for Robert J. Lurtsema.