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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 - January 2021

Classical Performances In The New Year
Classical Performances In The New Year

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

Jan 1 F New Year’s Day From Vienna

Jan 4 M Josef Suk*: Tale of a Winter’s Evening
Jan 5 T Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Jan 6 W Max Bruch*: Konzertstück in F sharp minor
Jan 7 T Ulysses Kay*: Suite from “The Quiet One”
Jan 8 F Alfredo Piatti*: Fantasia on Themes from “Gemma di Vergy” by Donizetti

Jan 11 M Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No. 1
Jan 12 T Jacques Duphly*: Allemande et Chaconne
Jan 13 W Béla Bartók: Kossuth
Jan 14 T Michele Mangani: Fantasia on Themes from Puccini’s “Tosca”
Jan 15 F Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Suite from “Sleeping Beauty”

Jan 18 M Frederick Delius: Brigg Fair
Jan 19 T Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1
Jan 20 W Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis
Jan 21 T Henri Duparc*: Lénore
Jan 22 F Vincenzo Righini*: Serenade

Jan 25 M Jan Blockx*: Flemish Dances
Jan 26 T Joan Tower: Duets for Orchestra
Jan 27 W Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart*: Symphony No. 29
Jan 28 T Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 1; “Jeremiah”
Jan 29 F Johannes Bernardus von Bree*: Concert Overture

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

Jan 1 F Henri Herz: Piano Concerto No. 3

Jan 4 M Paul Dukas: Symphony in C
Jan 5 T Nikolai Medtner*: Piano Concerto No. 3
Jan 6 W George Frederic Handel: Suite in F major from “Water Music”
Jan 7 T Francis Poulenc*: Les Animaux Modèles
Jan 8 F Joachim Nikolas Eggert: Symphony No. 4

Jan 11 M Joseph Haydn: Piano Concerto in G major
Jan 12 T Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari*: Suite for Bassoon & Orchestra
Jan 13 W Christoph Graupner*: Suite for Two Chalumeaux
Jan 14 T Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major
Jan 15 F Ignaz Pleyel: Sinfonia Concertante in F major

Jan 18 M Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor
Jan 19 T Juan Crisostomo Arriaga: Symphony in D major
Jan 20 W Ernest Chausson*: String Quartet in C minor
Jan 21 T Vincent D’Indy: Symphony No. 2
Jan 22 F Sergei Rachmaninov: Trio Élégiaque No. 2

Jan 25 M Witold Lutoslawski*: Cello Concerto
Jan 26 T Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 3
Jan 27 W Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart*: Piano Concerto No. 21, “Elvira Madigan”
Jan 28 T Franz Schubert: Piano Trio in B flat major
Jan 29 F Frederick Delius*: Appalachia