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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 - December 2020

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Celebrate The Holidays With Great Classical Music On JPR

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

Dec 1 T Felix Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Dec 2 W Robert Kajanus*: Aino Symphony
Dec 3 T Irving Fine*: Partita for Wind Quintet
Dec 4 F Hamilton Harty*: A Comedy Overture

Dec 7 M Ernst Toch*: String Quartet No. 7
Dec 8 T Manuel Ponce*: Estampas Nocturnas
Dec 9 W Émile Waldteufel*: “Au revoir” Waltz
Dec 10 T Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Sonata in E flat major
Dec 11 F Jonathan Leshnoff: Piano Concerto

Dec 14 M Ron Nelson*: Courtly Airs and Dances
Dec 15 T Jean Françaix: Concertino for Piano and Orchestra
Dec 16 W Ludwig van Beethoven*: Piano Quartet No. 1
Dec 17 T Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8
Dec 18 F Samuel Adler: To Celebrate a Miracle

Dec 21 M Ludwig Schunke*: Grande Sonata in G minor
Dec 22 T Carl Friedrich Abel*: Symphony in E flat major
Dec 23 W Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari: Jewels of the Madonna
Dec 24 T Patric Standford: A Christmas Carol Symphony
Dec 25 F Holiday Specials

Dec 28 M Johann Christian Cannabich*: Sinfonia in B flat major
Dec 29 T Ludwig van Beethoven: Wellington’s Victory
Dec 30 W Ignaz Pleyel: String Quartet in A major
Dec 31 T Ernest John Moeran*: Second Rhapsody

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

Dec 1 T Luigi Boccherini: Guitar Quintet, “La Riterata di Madrid”
Dec 2 W Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3
Dec 3 T David Popper: Cello Concerto No. 2
Dec 4 F Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Dec 7 M Hermann Goetz*: Piano Concerto No. 2
Dec 8 T Jean Sibelius*: Violin Concerto in D minor
Dec 9 W Joaquín Turina*: Sinfonia Sevillana
Dec 10 T César Franck*: Symphony in D minor
Dec 11 F Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Dec 14 M Ottorino Respighi: Pines of Rome
Dec 15 T Georg Philip Telemann: Suite in A minor
Dec 16 W Ludwig van Beethoven*: Symphony No. 9
Dec 17 T Enrique Granados: Trio No. 2 in B minor
Dec 18 F Giovanni Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Dec 21 M Zdenek Fibich*: Symphony No. 2
Dec 22 T Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Winter Daydreams
Dec 23 W Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Dec 24 T William Henry Fry: Santa Claus Symphony
Dec 25 F Holiday Specials

Dec 28 M Julius Rietz*: Cello Concerto, Op. 16
Dec 29 T Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Le Coq d’Or Suite
Dec 30 W Jules Massenet: Piano Concerto
Dec 31 T Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9