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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 2018

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

Sep 3 M Pietro Locatelli*: Violin Concerto in D major
Sep 4 T Darius Milhaud*: La Création du Monde
Sep 5 W Amy Beach*: Theme and Variations
Sep 6 T Franz Schubert: Fantasy in C major
Sep 7 F Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 94; “The Surprise”

Sep 10 M Mikolajus Konstantinas Ciurlionis*: Piano Sonata
Sep 11 T Friedrich Kuhlau*: Flute Quintet in A major
Sep 12 W Dmitri Shostakovich*: Excerpts from Hamlet
Sep 13 T Clara Schumann*: Piano Trio
Sep 14 F Michael Haydn*: Symphony in D major

Sep 17 M Ignaz Holzbauer*: Quintet in B flat major
Sep 18 T David Diamond: Kaddish
Sep 19 W Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No. 2
Sep 20 T Uuno Klami*: Festival Overture
Sep 21 F Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 2

Sep 24 M John Rutter*: Suite Antique
Sep 25 T Václav Pichl*: Quartet in E flat major
Sep 26 W Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suite No. 3
Sep 27 T François Devienne: Flute Concerto No. 4
Sep 28 F Florent Schmitt*: Suite no. 2 from “Antony and Cleopatra”

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

Sept 3 M Engelbert Humperdinck*: Piano Quintet in G major
Sept 4 T Anton Bruckner*: Symphony No. 1, “Study Symphony”
Sept 5 W Luigi Boccherini: La Riterata di Madrid
Sept 6 T Georg Philipp Telemann: Overture in C major, “Wassermusik”
Sept 7 F Antonin Dvorák: Symphony No. 9, “From The New World”

Sept 10 M Alexander Glazunov: Concerto Ballata for Cello in C major
Sept 11 T Arvo Pärt*: Symphony No. 3
Sept 12 W Robert Schumann: “Waldszenen”
Sept 13 T Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 5
Sept 14 F Henry Charles Litolff: Concerto Symphonique No. 4

Sept 17 M Giuseppe Verdi: Ballet Music from “I Vespri Siciliani”
Sept 18 T Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 39
Sept 19 W Mihaly Mosonyi: Grand Nocturne for Piano, Violin & Cello
Sept 20 T John Field: Piano Concerto No. 2
Sept 21 F Gustav Holst*: Symphony in F major, “The Cotswolds”

Sept 24 M Johannes Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1
Sept 25 T Dmitri Shostakovich*: Viola Sonata
Sept 26 W George Gershwin*: Piano Concerto in F
Sept 27 T Nikolai Myaskovsky: Symphony No. 25
Sept 28 F Emilie Mayer: Piano Trio in B minor

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.