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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 - August 2022

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

Aug 1 M Jerome Moross*: Suite from “The Proud Rebel”
Aug 2 T Hugo Alfvén: Midsummer Vigil
Aug 3 W Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 8; “Pathétique”
Aug 4 T William Schuman*: An American Hymn
Aug 5 F Friederich August Kummer*: Cello Duet, Op. 22, No. 2

Aug 8 M Cécile Chaminade*: Six Études de Concert
Aug 9 T Howard Hanson: Nymphs and Satyr Ballet Suite
Aug 10 W Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Aug 11 T Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 2
Aug 12 F Franz Schubert: String Trio in B flat major

Aug 15 M Samuel Coleridge-Taylor*: Petite Suite de Concert
Aug 16 T Gabriel Pierné*: Poëme symphonique
Aug 17 W Henri Tomasi*: Trumpet Concerto
Aug 18 T Benjamin Godard*: Des scenes Italiennes
Aug 19 F Alberto Ginastera: Suite from Estancia”

Aug 22 M Claude Debussy*: Sonata for flute, viola & harp
Aug 23 T Ralph Vaughan Williams: Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
Aug 24 W Joseph Haydn: Piano Trio in E flat major
Aug 25 T Leonard Bernstein*: Facsimile
Aug 26 F Karl Kohaut*: Concerto in F major

Aug 29 M Edvin Kallstenius*: A Summernight’s Serenade
Aug 30 T David Maslanka*: In Memoriam
Aug 31 W Amilcare Ponchielli*: Quartetto

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

Aug 1 M Luigi Boccherini: Symphony No. 2
Aug 2 T Arthur Bliss*: Piano Concerto in B flat major
Aug 3 W Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Posthorn Serenade
Aug 4 T Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia: Octet in F major
Aug 5 F Jacob Rosenhain: Piano Concerto in D minor

Aug 8 M Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata in C major
Aug 9 T Reynaldo Hahn*: Concerto Provençal
Aug 10 W William Henry Fry*: Niagara Symphony
Aug 11 T Heinrich Ignaz Biber*: Mensa Sonora
Aug 12 F Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2

Aug 15 M Marin Marais: Suite in D major
Aug 16 T Igor Stravinsky: “The Firebird” Suite
Aug 17 W Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Clarinet Quartet
Aug 18 T Henri Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 1
Aug 19 F Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 2, “Rhenish”

Aug 22 M Alexander Campbell Mackenzie*: Pibroch Suite
Aug 23 T Franz Schubert: String Quartet in A minor
Aug 24 W Edvard Napravnik*: Concerto Symphonique  
Aug 25 T Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet Quintet
Aug 26 F Wilhelm Peterson-Berger: Symphony No. 1, “The Banner”

Aug 29 M Johannes Brahms: Piano Trio No. 2
Aug 30 T Samuel Barber: “Medea” Ballet Suite
Aug 31 Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 68