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JPR Classics
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 - March 2020

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

Mar 2 M Bedrich Smetana*: Wallenstein’s Camp
Mar 3 T Federico Moreno Torroba*: Concierto en Flamenco
Mar 4 W Antonio Vivaldi*: Violin Concerto in D major
Mar 5 T Heitor Villa-Lobos*: String Quartet No. 1
Mar 6 F Clara Wieck Schumann: Soirées musicales

Mar 9 M Josef Myslivecek*: Cello Concerto in C major
Mar 10 T Agathe Backer Grøndahl: Suite for Piano
Mar 11 W Ottorino Respighi: The Fountains of Rome
Mar 12 T Thomas Arne*: Harpsichord Concerto in C major
Mar 13 F Clarice Assad: Sin Fronteras

Mar 16 M Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet
Mar 17 T Thomas C. Kelly: O’Carolan Suite in Baroque Style
Mar 18 W Caroline Shaw: Plan & Elevation
Mar 19 T Frank Bridge: Enter Spring
Mar 20 F Sergei Rachmaninoff*: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Mar 23 M Johann Matthias Sperger*: Symphony in F major
Mar 24 T Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concert No. 15
Mar 25 W Béla Bartók*: Dance Suite
Mar 26 T Cécile Chaminade: Piano Sonata
Mar 27 F Amy Beach: Theme and Variations

Mar 30 M Johann Wilhelm Wilms*: Concertino in G minor
Mar 31 T Francesco Durante*: Concerto No. 1

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

Mar 2 M Frederic Chopin*: Piano Concerto No. 2
Mar 3 T Alfred Hill: Symphony No. 3, “Australia”
Mar 4 W Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quintet in G minor
Mar 5 T Eduard Franck: Piano Trio in E flat major
Mar 6 F Florence Price: Symphony No. 1

Mar 9 M Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach*: Cello Concerto
Mar 10 T Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Suite No. 1
Mar 11 W Paul Juon: Symphonic Rhapsody
Mar 12 T Johannes Brahms: String Quartet No. 1 in C minor
Mar 13 F Georg Philipp Telemann: Violin Concerto in F major

Mar 16 M Giovanni Battista Viotti: Violin Concerto No. 17
Mar 17 T John Ireland: Piano Concerto in E flat major
Mar 18 W Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov*: Suite from “Le Coq d’Or”
Mar 19 T Max Reger*: Piano Concerto in F minor
Mar 20 F Emilie Mayer: Symphony No. 4

Mar 23 M Franz Schreker*: The Birthday of the Infanta
Mar 24 T Erno Dohnányi: Piano Quintet No. 1
Mar 25 W Haydn Wood*: Piano Concerto in D minor
Mar 26 T Stacy Garrop: Mythology Symphony
Mar 27 F Ferde Grofé*: Grand Canyon Suite

March 30 M Anton Rubinstein: Piano Sonata No. 2 in C minor
March 31 T Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 91