We look at some of the lighter music associated with Vienna in the 19th century this week: works of Johann Strauss, the Waltz KIng; Franz von Suppe, the operetta impressario; and others from the days of gemutlichkeit and schmaltz. Later in the program, we'll hear another side of Vienna with music of Arnold Schoenberg and Gustav Mahler.
You can get the recipe for Mama Stamberg's cranberry sauce every year from NPR, but only Mozart's Attic will tell you how to use up your turkey leftovers and honor soprano Luisa Tetrazzini at the same time. We'll tell you about it this Sunday, but here's what you need for Nathalie Irene's Turkey Tetrazzini:
In 1936, Carl Orff set two-dozen poems from a 13th-century manuscript to music evocative of the Middle Ages. We'll look at his Carmina Burana on this Sunday's program. Then we'll go back to the original manuscripts from the 1200s -- and even earlier -- with some realizations of what this music might actually have sounded like in its time.