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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 - September 2022

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

Sep 1 T Engelbert Humperdinck*: Music from Königskinder (The Royal Children)
Sep 2 F Georg Böhm*: Overture in D major

Sep 5 M Amy Beach*: Suite for Two Pianos on “Old Irish Melodies”
Sep 6 T Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Sep 7 W Madeleine Dring*: Three Piece Suite
Sep 8 T Antonin Dvorák*: The Wood Dove
Sep 9 F Michael Torke: Telephone Book

Sep 12 M Dmitri Shostakovich*: Piano Concerto No. 2
Sep 13 T Clara Schumann*: Piano Sonata
Sep 14 W Michael Haydn*: Sinfonia in C major
Sep 15 T Frank Martin*: Five Ariel Songs
Sep 16 F Paul Taffanel*: Wind Quintet

Sep 19 M Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No. 2
Sep 20 T Franz Ignaz Beck: Sinfonia in D major
Sep 21 W Gustav Holst*: A Moorside Suite
Sep 22 T Jennifer Higdon: Autumn Music
Sep 23 F Frédéric Chopin: Variations on “Là ci darem la mano”

Sep 26 M Daniel Asia: Symphony No. 2; “Celebration Symphony”
Sep 27 T Joseph Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante
Sep 28 W Joachín Turina: Piano Quartet
Sep 29 T Jacques-Martin Hotteterre*: Troisième Suite in D major
Sep 30 F Charles Villiers Stanford*: Violin Sonata No. 1

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

Sep 1 T Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet, K. 458; “The Hunt”
Sep 2 F Mihaly Mosonyi*: Piano Trio in B flat major

Sep 5 M Giacomo Meyerbeer*: Ballet from “Robert le Diable”
Sep 6 T Franz Liszt: Two Episodes from Lenau’s Faust
Sep 7 W Sergei Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Sep 8 T Luigi Cherubini*: String Quartet No. 3
Sep 9 F Carl Maria von Weber: Piano Concerto No. 1

Sep 12 M Julius Rietz: Fantasy for Cello & Orchestra
Sep 13 T Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio in A minor
Sep 14 W Francis Edward Bache*: Piano Concerto in E major
Sep 15 T Anton Webern: Im Sommerwind
Sep 16 F Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1

Sep 19 M Camille Saint-Saëns: Organ Symphony
Sep 20 T Johann Baptist Vanhal: String Quartet No. 3
Sep 21 W Richard Wagner: Orchestral Scenes from Götterdämmerung
Sep 22 T Michael Torke*: Tahiti
Sep 23 F Josef Suk: The Ripening

Sep 26 M Jan van Gilse: Symphony No. 4
Sep 27 T Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata in A major
Sep 28 W Georg Philipp Telemann: Flute Quartet No. 3
Sep 29 T Gustav Holst: The Planets
Sep 30 F Johann Svendsen*: Symphony No. 1

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.