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Mozart's Attic Thursday Sept 22nd 10:00 PM

Dmitri Shostakovich
Dmitri Shostakovich

Francis Poulenc, Igor Stravinsky, and Ralph Vaughan Williams didn't start the break from 19th century Romanticism.

But they certainly helped push musical development along in the modern era -- even when they sometimes had to reach back into their historic national idioms to do it.

We'll look at some French, Russian, and English influences on 20th-century music this week.

The cycle of Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues continues. We'll toss in some others by the master, J.S. Bach, and conclude with a trio from contemporary American composer Jennifer Higdon