Jul 17, 2020
I'm pleased to welcome to the show Rebecca Smithorn, cover conductor and lecturer with the National Philharmonic. Rebecca is host of the NatPhil's YouTube series "Composers in Crisis" which takes a look at composers whose lives and art were transformed by times of global crisis. In our interview we talk about several composers in crisis: Beethoven, Ravel, Ruth Crawford-Seeger, John Corigliano, Undine Smith Moore, and a good ol' good one, Louis Armstrong, who Duke Ellington said was "Born poor, died rich, and never hurt anyone in between."
"Composers in Crisis"
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Works heard in this episode:
Ravel - "Le Tombeau de Couperin"
mvt. 1, Prelude, played by Janet Seitzer
mvt. 6, Toccata