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Classical 101

"Calling All Workers," to Relax on Labor Day

[video dead] This Monday afternoon between 3 and 4pm join me for a Labor Day theme with music of leisure and labor, including the king of British light music, Eric Coates and his "Calling all Workers" from 1940: [youtube 490 344] And for music of leisure, it's hard to beat the Pastoral symphony of Beethoven. We'll take a trip to the countryside outside of Vienna and stop to enjoy a "Scene by the Brook": [youtube 490 344 In addition to these pieces, we'll hear work-related music from American composers Aaron Copland, who made a big fanfare about the common man, and George Gershwin, who reminds us of nice work if we can get it. And also, there will be leisurely ballet music depicting the changing seasons from that great Italian opera composer, Giuseppe Verdi. I hope you can join us Monday at 3pm. --John Rittmeyer

Classical 101