Mozart's Attic - Thursday, July 5th at 10:00 pm
You don't have to be Hungarian.
Franz Liszt was; Johannes Brahms and Franz Haydn weren't, but all three contributed to an eastern European influence in classical music, and we'll hear a little bit of why that was so.
Then we head north to Finland. It was 1907 and Jean Sibelius got the scare of his life. He swore off his habits, his smoking and drinking, and set about to write his fourth symphony. Audiences and musicians both are still scratching their heads over this bleakest of all his works.