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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 - July 2021

Enjoy Great Classical Music This Summer From JPR

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

July 1 T R. Nathaniel Dett: Cinnamon Grove
July 2 F Christoph Willibald von Gluck*: Trio Sonata in F major

July 5 M Paul Ben-Haim*: Pastorale Variée
July 6 T Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 26
July 7 W Gustav Mahler*: Songs of a Wayfarer
July 8 T Percy Grainger*: In a Nutshell
July 9 F Ottorino Respighi*: The Birds

July 12 M Paul Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik
July 13 T Michele Mascitti: Psyché
July 14 W François-Joseph Gossec: Symphonie à dix-sept parties
July 15 T Alexander Dreyschock: Piano Concerto
July 16 F George Gershwin: An American in Paris

July 19 M Peggy Stuart Coolidge*: Spirituals in Sunshine and Shadow
July 20 T Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 3
July 21 W Claude Debussy: Images oubliées
July 22 T Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4
July 23 F Franz Berwald*: Piano Trio No. 1

July 26 M John Field*: Piano Sonata No. 3
July 27 T André Georges Louis Onslow*: Wind Quintet
July 28 W Leonard Bernstein: Suite from “On the Waterfront”
July 29 T Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2
July 30 F Antonín Dvorák: Five Bagatelles

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

July 1 T Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 6
July 2 F Jacques Offenbach: Concerto Militaire

July 5 M Camille Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 5
July 6 T Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 6; “Sinfonia Semplice”
July 7 W Johann Sebastian Bach: A Musical Offering
July 8 T George Antheil*: Valentine Waltzes
July 9 F Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto

July 12 M Anton Arensky*: Suite No. 1
July 13 T Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto No. 1 in E major for two pianos
July 14 W Gerald Finzi*: Suite from “Love’s Labours Lost”
July 15 T Georg Philipp Telemann: Overture-Suite in D major
July 16 F Henryk Melcer: Piano Concerto No. 2

July 19 M Felix Draeseke: Piano Concerto in E flat major
July 20 T Sergei Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 3
July 21 W Joseph Marx: Piano Concerto in E major
July 22 T Manuel de Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat
July 23 F Frédéric Chopin: Cello Sonata

July 26 M Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 40
July 27 T Mauro Giuliani*: Guitar Concerto in A major
July 28 W Hector Berlioz: Grande Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale
July 29 T Luigi Boccherini: String Sextet No. 5
July 30 F Henri Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 6

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.