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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 - March 2022

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

Mar 1 T Laura Netzel*: Suite for Violin and Piano
Mar 2 W Bedrich Smetana*: Hakon Jarl
Mar 3 T Margaret Bonds*: The Ballad of the Brown King
Mar 4 F Alexander Glazunov: Violin Concerto

Mar 7 M Maurice Ravel*: Gaspard de la nuit
Mar 8 T Florence Price: The Mississippi River
Mar 9 W Josef Myslivecek*: Concertino in E flat major
Mar 10 T Pablo de Sarasate*: Fantasy on “Carmen”
Mar 11 F Henry Cowell*: Variations for Two Violas and Strings

Mar 14 M Georg Philipp Telemann*: Overture in F major; “Alster Echo”
Mar 15 T Henriëtte Bosmans: Concertino for Piano and Orchestra
Mar 16 W Ruth Gipps: Quintet for Oboe, Clarinet and String Trio
Mar 17 T Augusta Holmès: Ireland
Mar 18 F Elisabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre: Violin Sonata in D minor

Mar 21 M Johann Sebastian Bach*: Cello Suite No. 2
Mar 22 T Susan Spain-Dunk: Suite for Strings
Mar 23 W Ralph Vaughan Williams: Phantasy Quintet
Mar 24 T Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 7
Mar 25 F Fanny Mendelssohn: Easter Sonata

Mar 28 M Amy Beach: Variations on Balkan Themes
Mar 29 T Ludwig van Beethoven: “Leonore” Overture No. 3
Mar 30 W Johann Wilhelm Wilms*: String Quartet in G minor
Mar 31 T Jennifer Higdon: Dance Card

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

Mar 1 T Josef Guretsky*: Violin Concerto in D major
Mar 2 W Kurt Weill*: Symphony No. 2
Mar 3 T Nicolo Porpora*: Cello Concerto in G major
Mar 4 F Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27  

Mar 7 M Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4
Mar 8 T Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach*: Double Concerto in F major
Mar 9 W Barbara Harbach: Symphony No. 1; “Retourner”
Mar 10 T Anton Arensky: Suite No. 3, “Variations in C major”
Mar 11 F Louise Farrenc: Violin Sonata No. 2

Mar 14 M Franz Schubert: String Quartet in A minor, “Rosamunde” 
Mar 15 T Carl Reinecke: Piano Concerto No. 1
Mar 16 W Vitezslava Kapralova: Military Sinfonietta
Mar 17 T Charles Villiers Stanford: Piano Concerto No. 1
Mar 18 F Fanny Mendelssohn: Sonata in G minor

Mar 21 M Johann Sebastian Bach*: Orchestral Suite No. 2
Mar 22 T Sergei Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances
Mar 23 W Teresa de Rogatis: Sonatina
Mar 24 T Francesca LeBrun*: Sonata No. 2
Mar 25 F Emilie Mayer: Symphony No. 4

Mar 28 M Antonin Dvorák: String Quartet No. 10
Mar 29 T Agathe Backer Grondahl: Suite for Piano
Mar 30 W Henri Dutilleux: L’Arbre des Songes
Mar 31 T Franz Joseph Haydn*: Cello Concerto in C major

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.