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October 10th marks the 200th birthday of Giuseppe Verdi. Host Bill McGlaughlin takes two weeks to delve into the massive repertoire of this prolific operatic composer. Learn more at http://www.iconsofeurope.com/verdi.htm
Week of October 7 - Verdi, Part I A towering figure in Italian art and perhaps the greatest composer of 19th century opera, Giuseppe Verdi is one of the most venerated figures in classical music. This week we begin a ten-part series investigating his life and music.
Week of October 14 - Verdi, Part II Our two-week series celebrating Giuseppe Verdi's 200th birthday continues with more of his operas and other works, both iconic and underappreciated.
Week of October 21 - The Wind Quintet This week, we’ll explore some of the glorious music written for flute, clarinet, oboe, horn and bassoon.
Week of October 28 - Demons, Spooks and Other Things That Go Bump In The Night Darkness descends on Exploring Music as we investigate composers' fascination with ghosts, goblins, Mephistopheles and other phantasmagoria.