Composers Datebook

American Public Media

Composers Datebook™ is a daily two-minute program designed to inform, engage, and entertain listeners with timely information about composers of the past and present. Each program notes significant or intriguing musical events involving composers of the past and present, with appropriate and accessible music related to each.

  • 1 December 2022, 6:00 am

    "Four Weddings and a Funeral" by Clarke and Wagner?

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    2 minutes
  • 30 November 2022, 6:00 am

    Massenet (and Laurie Anderson)

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    2 minutes
  • 29 November 2022, 6:00 am

    New York City "firsts" of Rossini and Cole Porter

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    2 minutes
  • 28 November 2022, 6:00 am

    Rachmaninoff and Hanson get romantic

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    2 minutes
  • 27 November 2022, 6:00 am

    Spacey music by Strauss and Ligeti

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    2 minutes
  • 26 November 2022, 6:00 am

    A pre-premiere premiere by John Corigliano

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    2 minutes
  • 25 November 2022, 6:00 am

    Tailor-made music by Walter Piston

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    2 minutes
  • 24 November 2022, 6:00 am

    Two Tchaikovskys, one skull

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    2 minutes
  • 23 November 2022, 6:00 am

    Colorful music by Scriabin and Torke

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    2 minutes
  • 22 November 2022, 6:00 am

    Roger Sessions' "The Kennedy Sonata"

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    2 minutes
  • 21 November 2022, 6:00 am

    Rehearsing Monteverdi and Reich

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    2 minutes
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