Today we'll enjoy a couple of pieces that capture autumn in music: Randall Thompson's setting of Robert Frost's beloved poem, "The Road Not Taken," and "Autumn in Our Town," from Dave Brubeck's "Four New England Pieces."
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco was one of a generation of composers who fled Europe in the late 1930s and settled in Hollywood, to define that classic film score sound. Tonight we'll enjoy his Guitar Concerto No. 1.
Growing up as child prodigies, Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn were very close. So close that Felix may have "borrowed" Fanny's idea of "Songs Without Words," and published them as his own. We'll hear some of them today.