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Compact Discoveries 129: Arriaga

From: Fred Flaxman
Series: Compact Discoveries
Length: 57:00

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Beautiful string quartets by "the Spanish Mozart."

Cdslogo2inch_small Chances are, no matter how well you know classical music, that you are not familiar with the works of Juan Crisostomo Arriaga. He was a Spanish child prodigy who didn't live long enough to become an adult, but you would never guess that by listening to his string quartets, two of which producer/host Fred Flaxman presents in this hour. Also presented is an overture to an opera Arriaga wrote at the age of 13, before he even had formal lessons in harmony. Complete script with playlist is available here and at www.compactdiscoveries.com.

Piece Description

Chances are, no matter how well you know classical music, that you are not familiar with the works of Juan Crisostomo Arriaga. He was a Spanish child prodigy who didn't live long enough to become an adult, but you would never guess that by listening to his string quartets, two of which producer/host Fred Flaxman presents in this hour. Also presented is an overture to an opera Arriaga wrote at the age of 13, before he even had formal lessons in harmony. Complete script with playlist is available here and at www.compactdiscoveries.com.

Broadcast History

world premiere in December 2007

Transcript

see script at www.compactdiscoveries.com
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Timing and Cues

see script at www.compactdiscoveries.com

Related Website

http://www.compact discoveries.com