Two men, Brahms and Tchaikovsky, both born on May 7, both write a violin concerto in D major in 1878. Now you decide whose concerto triumphs in the Thunderdome.
Come in out of the heat and enjoy some cool classical music chosen by WFIU's Music Director David Wood.
This week, we’ll look back, however briefly, at the featured CDs for July.
Chopin is well-known for his use of ethic music types in classical composition, including the folk dance from his native county, Poland, the mazurka.
This week's featured CD is the premiere recording on the Watjen Concert Organ. Organist Carole Terry tours the repertoire for this release on Loft Recordings.
The Noteworthy Duo perform music of Latin American on "Between Flute and Guitar."
Sol Gabetta's fourth CD, "Cantabile", was released simultaneously with her third in September of 2008. So for this week, we'll take a listen to both of them.