Classical Now – June 2, 2014

June 2, 2014 – Hour 1

June 2, 2014 – Hour 2

June is bustin’ out all over, and Summer is only a few weeks away. I start with that tribute from the soundtrack to “Carousel.”  Although no one really knows when Scott Joplin’s birthday is, some place it at the beginning of June, and that is good enough for me. We listen to some of the piano roll “recordings” by the great American stride pianist. Marvin Hamlisch comes up on the birthday calendar, and conveniently, too, with his settings of Joplin for the film, “The Sting.”  We’ll also hear music from Georges Bizet and Fred Hersch.

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