Please support your favorite classical music

Donate

Support Composers Datebook

Take two minutes to support your daily two minutes of classical history
Donate

Support Performance Today

Performances you love, powered by you
Donate

Support Pipedreams today

Support your love of the King of Instruments
Donate

Support SymphonyCast today

Bring the symphony into your home
Donate

Composers Datebook®

with host John Birge

Monday, August 20

A famous — and not so famous — overture

Synopsis

Music Played in Today's Program

Sir Arthur Bliss (1891-1975) Edinburgh Overture City of Birmingham Symphony;Vernon Handley, cond. EMI Classics 69388

Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) 1812 Overture Kirov Orchestra/; Valery Gergiev, cond. Phililps 442 011

Additional Information

{"airdates":[{"id":20773,"date":"2007-08-20","listen":"apm-audio:/composers_datebook/2007/08/20/datebook_20070820_128.mp3","updated_at":"2014-10-07T19:39:14.000Z","episode":{"id":9065,"synopsis":"A famous — and not so famous — overture","additional":null,"body":null,"playdate":"1972-08-20","pieces":[{"composer":"Sir Arthur Bliss (1891-1975)","title":"Edinburgh Overture","performer":"City of Birmingham Symphony;Vernon Handley, cond.","catalog":"EMI Classics 69388"},{"composer":"Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)","title":"1812 Overture","performer":"Kirov Orchestra/; Valery Gergiev, cond.","catalog":"Phililps 442 011"}],"links":[{"title":"On Bliss","href":"http://www.musicweb.uk.net/bliss/"},{"title":"On Tchaikovsky","href":"http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/5648/Tchaikovsky.htm"}],"airdates":[{"id":20773,"date":"2007-08-20","listen":"apm-audio:/composers_datebook/2007/08/20/datebook_20070820_128.mp3"},{"id":21868,"date":"2004-08-20","listen":"apm-audio:/composers_datebook/2004/08/20/datebook_20040820_128.mp3"}]}}],"meta":{"start_date":"2007-08-20","end_date":"2007-08-20"}}