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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 - February 2021

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

Feb 1 M Sándor Veress*: Four Transylvanian Dances
Feb 2 T Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Symphony in G major
Feb 3 W Gioachino Rossini: Overture to Semiramide
Feb 4 T Alan Hovhaness: Lousadzak – Concerto for Piano and Strings
Feb 5 F Grazyna Bacewicz*: String Quartet No. 4

Feb 8 M John Williams*: American Journey
Feb 9 T Isaac Albéniz: Iberia, Book I
Feb 10 W Johann Peter Pixis*: Piano Concertino in E flat major
Feb 11 T Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Trio No. 1
Feb 12 F Harry T. Burleigh: From the Southland

Feb 15 M Georges Bizet: Patrie
Feb 16 T Charles Avison*: Concerto in G major
Feb 17 W Ernst von Dohnányi: Variations on a Nursery Song
Feb 18 T George Walker: Address for Orchestra
Feb 19 F Luigi Boccherini*: String Quintet in A major

Feb 22 M Johannes Wenzeslaus Kalliwoda*: Concertino for Oboe
Feb 23 T George Frideric Handel*: Music for the Royal Fireworks
Feb 24 W Roy Harris: Symphony No. 3
Feb 25 T Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini
Feb 26 F William Grant Still: Symphony No. 3; “The Sunday Symphony”

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

Feb 1 M Ludwig van Beethoven: “Triple Concerto
Feb 2 T Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 102
Feb 3 W Felix Mendelssohn*: Symphony No 1
Feb 4 T Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet Quintet
Feb 5 F Jean Sibelius: Incidental Music fromSwanwhite”

Feb 8 M Franz Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, “Trout”
Feb 9 T Henryk Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 1
Feb 10 W Antonin Dvorák: Symphony No. 7
Feb 11 T Georg Philipp Telemann: Hamburg Ebb & Flow
Feb 12 F Franz Xaver Dussek: Sinfonia in B flat major

Feb 15 M Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2
Feb 16 T Alexander Glazunov: Symphony No. 6
Feb 17 W Edward German*: The Seasons
Feb 18 T William Sterndale Bennett: Piano Concerto No. 4
Feb 19 F Ralph Vaughan Williams: Aristophanic Suite, “The Wasps”

Feb 22 M Frederic Chopin*: Piano Concerto No. 1
Feb 23 T Max Reger: Four Bocklin Tone-Pictures
Feb 24 W Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3, “Polish”
Feb 25 T Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin & Viola
Feb 26 F Anton Reicha*: Woodwind Quintet, Op. 100, No. 4